Article featured in Ottawa Cosmetic Service and Day Spa Magazine (Spring 2017)
Anjalia Vaid, owner of Advanced Laser Clinic, worked in the IT field as a successful Computer Engineer before leaving her profession in 2001 to open her own business in medical aesthetics. Her passion and desire to help women look and feel better through permanent hair removal led Anjalia to follow her dream of opening her own business. She started her journey by taking several specialized laser aesthetics and business courses offered in Calgary and the US.
Anjalia completed her training and gained her formal certification in laser medicine; she is a member in good standing with the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery. In late 2003, Anjalia finally fulfilled her dream when she opened Advanced Laser Clinic.
Initially, Advanced Laser Clinic was a modest, two treatment room facility located on Montreal Road. Even during the first years, Anjalia has always prided herself on providing the best, and most up-to-date treatments to her clients. Being of East Indian descent, Anjalia knows how problematic unwanted hair can be and how much it can affect a woman both physically and emotionally. She wanted to give her customers the most superior service and treatments available to eliminate the unwanted body and facial hair. Permanent hair removal is not only convenient and emotionally empowering, but it’s also cost and time effective.
From the beginning, Anjalia has worked to create a warm, welcoming haven for her clientele. Every client that comes to her clinic is treated with the utmost respect, care, and compassion. Exceptional customer service has been her top priority and is one of the primary reasons for the rapid growth that her clinic experienced in the early years. Word of mouth continues to be one of the clinic’s greatest promotional assets.
As the business flourished, Advanced Laser Clinic quickly outgrew its original location. In 2012, Anjalia relocated her business to St Laurent Boulevard. Knowing what worked and what did not, Anjalia planned every detail of her newer, ultra modern facility. She wanted her new clinic to be as functional and comfortable as possible for her clientele and staff.
With vibrant colours and contemporary furnishings, clients have described the high-end clinic as having a “California spa” atmosphere. Anjalia’s own artwork adorns the walls, blending perfectly with the other furnishings in the center. The clinic is a welcoming and luxurious place that now provides many services and treatments to its clients. A staff member greets customers when they first enter the inviting atmosphere. Clients are given in-house footwear before going into a consultation room.
Advanced Laser Clinic started as a laser hair removal clinic. The Syneron-Candela Alexandrite & YAG Pro laser systems are used by highly-trained technicians to remove unwanted hair anywhere on the face or body. Using the proper lasers for various skin types, paired with the years of experience the technicians have, lead to the high-quality results that ALC has been providing. This procedure is just as popular with men as it is with women.
While laser hair removal remains one of the clinics primary treatments, Advanced Laser Clinic also provides other laser treatments to its clients including:
Laser Tattoo Removal
The highly trained technicians at Advanced Laser Clinic use the PicoWay Laser, the most advanced laser technology to shatter the ink particles to safely remove tattoos without damaging the skin. Advanced Laser Clinic was the first Clinic is Eastern Canada to use the PicoWay Laser. The clinic first started using this state-of-the-art laser to remove tattoos in 2015. It is the safest and least painless procedure that shows instant results. Clients considering removing their new tattoos should wait 4-6 weeks after getting a fresh tattoo before proceeding to remove it.
HydraFacial MD is a painless, non-invasive skin care treatment that is used to eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, skin discolouration caused by hyperpigmentation, rosacea, and sun damage. The highly sophisticated, vortex-fusion system delivers serum to the skin in a multi-step procedure that includes: Vortex exfoliation, Vortex peel, Vortex extraction, Vortex fusion, and extend and protect phases. Dead skin cells and other impurities are removed before the skin is replenished with vital nutrients and antioxidants. The procedure also reduces the look of large pores, while giving the skin a toned and tightened appearance. The results can be seen immediately and there is no down time after the procedure. The HydraFacial MD is one of the most popular treatments in Hollywood and has been performed on some of the most famous celebrity faces.
Laser Fat Loss
This non surgical procedure uses the most technologically advanced laser system, the Z-6 Zerona, to contour the body by removing fat and inches. It works by removing the fat tissue under the skin so the body can safely flush the fat out. Advanced Laser Clinic is the one of the only facilities in Canada to have this technology and it was the first clinic in Canada to own the Z-6 Zerona laser with six heads. The Z-6 Zerona is the most researched and safest laser in the world. The treatment is designed to meet the unique needs of each patient, helping each person lose inches without the need for drastic dieting, surgery, or extreme workout routines.
Laser Skin Treatments
The PicoWay is the most state-of-the art laser for removing tattoos, but it is also used for other skin concerns. Advanced Laser Clinic will be the first in Canada to offer the PicoWay® Resolve Treatment, which is a hallographic pico-second, fraxel laser, which is highly effective in treating fine lines & wrinkles, birthmarks, stretch marks, acne scars, loose skin, skin irregularities, sun damage and pigmented leisions.
Botox and Dermal Fillers
Botox and dermal fillers are injectable treatments used to reduce the look of wrinkles, fine lines, crows feet and other lines on the face that come with age. The treatments are provided at Advanced Laser Clinic by a medical doctor.
Ideal Protein Weight Loss
The Ideal Protein Weight loss program used weight loss and education on healthy lifestyle choices to help clients successfully loose weight. Advanced Laser Clinic is an approved center for the program. The Ideal weight loss program has a starting point, middle and end. The program was developed over twenty years ago, by Dr. Tran Tien Chanh.
Skin Care Products
Advanced Laser Clinic offers Dermalogica skin care. Dermalogica has been on the market for over 25 years. It does not contain any chemicals that are commonly used in other products and irritate the skin. Dermalogica prides itself on never taking part in animal testing of their products.
Aside from her own advanced training, the technicians working at Advanced Laser Clinic are also highly trained professionals. Everyone at the clinic is trained and up-to-date with the latest techniques and equipment used for laser therapy treatments.
Dr Fersada B. Bajramovic administers all Botox and Dermal fillers. She has received extensive training in the medical field in Canada, the United States and Europe. She has studied vein sclerosing techniques in Paris, France and has received extensive training of non surgical treatments for aging and scarring related skin conditions. Dr. Bajramovic worked in family medicine at the Ottawa Civic Hospital and is an active member of the Canadian and North American Society of Phlebology.
Roxanne Simon, a renown Laser Hair Specialist, has been an integral member of Advanced Laser Clinic since 2004. Aside from her expertise in hair removal, Roxanne oversees the laser fat loss treatments and Ideal Protein weight loss programs. She possesses vast knowledge of the skin, extensive experience in Laser Hair Removal for all skin types. She goes the extra mile to ensure clients have the knowledge and tools to maintain their results, to live a healthier life mentally and physically. Roxanne makes every client feel welcome and respected when they come to the clinic.
Katelynne Saunders has been with Advanced Laser Clinic since 2015. She is a Medical Esthetician, HydraFacial MD Specialist. She has been an outstanding member of the team; providing superior facial treatments to the Clinic’s clientelle. Aside from providing exceptional treatments, Katelynne has also designs a unique and effective home skin care regiment for each client.
Anjalia continually attends training sessions and seminars to stay up-to-date on the latest skin care and laser therapy techniques. She continually travels to places like Los Angeles and San Francisco to learn the newest treatments. In 2015, Anjalia travelled to India where she attended several Ayurveda seminars. She hopes to eventually merge her eastern culture with her western culture by bringing the training she received in India to her Ottawa clinic. Although she is owner and director, Anjalia also works directly with clients. She specializes in laser tattoo removal, laser hair removal, pigmentation removal, and skin rejuvenation treatments.
Advanced Laser Clinic has won several awards since it opened 14 years ago, including the Consumers Choice Award and the Whatclinic Award.
While her clinic continually receives praise for its products and services, Anjalia finds the most gratifying part of her business to be the impact her services has on her clients. Women who were once so self conscious of their facial hair that they would hide their face or never make eye contact with other people are now walking proudly in public with their heads held high. For other clients, their vacation goals can now be fulfilled because they do not have to hide unwanted hair. These testimonials and more are her greatest rewards.
Within the next five years, this business owner, wife, and mother of two will continue to strive towards bringing the latest, most sophisticated treatments and services to the Ottawa area. Currently, she is working with a top Endocrinologist to bring an exciting and specialized service to the Ottawa area.
Invest in yourself because it’s going to pay off for a very long time . After using the services at Advanced Laser Clinic I just love the skin I’m in…. Always professional service, amazing staff – providing impeccable results!
Joudel Stacey Janoska
Ottawa Model & Lifestyle Blogger