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Monday & Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday 9:00am – 7:00pm

Thursday & Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday Closed

1170 Dolphin st White Rock, BC, Canada V4B 4G8

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Chances are you’ve dealt with some form of acne in the past or are currently struggling with your acne treatment. Approximately 85% of the population has shared the experience of looking in the mirror to find that their spots have multiplied overnight, or a new angry red bump is staring right back at them.

The truth is no matter the severity of the acne, most of us can relate. At Essence of L, we understand just how debilitating this chronic skin condition can be because we’ve lived it ourselves. We understand that acne is far beyond a cosmetic concern and know all too well the physical pain it can bring daily.

Acne is a common skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide, regardless of age or gender. It occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, leading to the formation of pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. Factors such as hormonal changes, genetics, stress, and diet can all contribute to the development of acne.

Our Approach to Acne Treatment

At Essence of L, we believe in taking a holistic approach to acne treatment, addressing the underlying causes and visible symptoms of this skin condition. Our team of skincare experts will work closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan designed to target your specific concerns and achieve clear, radiant skin.

Cutting-Edge Treatments

We offer a range of cutting-edge treatments that are clinically proven to treat acne and restore skin health effectively. From medical-grade facials and chemical peels to advanced laser therapies and microneedling, we utilize the latest technologies and techniques to address acne at its source and promote healing from within.

Acne-Safe Skincare Products

In addition to our professional treatments, we also offer a curated selection of acne-safe skincare products from Essence of L Medical Skincare. Formulated with gentle yet potent ingredients, our products are designed to cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate the skin without causing irritation or exacerbating acne.

Empowering You to Feel Confident

At Essence of L, our goal is not only to treat acne but also to empower you to feel confident and comfortable in your own skin. We understand the emotional toll that acne can take and are committed to providing compassionate support and guidance throughout your skincare journey.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Don’t let acne hold you back any longer. Take the first step towards clear, radiant skin by scheduling a consultation with the skincare experts at Essence of L Medi Spa. Together, we’ll develop a customized treatment plan to help you achieve the complexion you’ve always wanted. Contact us today to get started!


Acne is often perceived as a cosmetic concern, but its impact extends far beyond surface-level appearance. Here’s how acne can affect individuals beyond just cosmetic concerns:

  1. Physical Discomfort: Acne can cause physical discomfort in the form of pain, tenderness, and inflammation. Severe acne lesions, such as cysts and nodules, can be particularly painful and may even lead to scarring.
  2. Psychological Effects: Acne can significantly impact one’s self-esteem and mental well-being. Individuals with acne may experience feelings of embarrassment, shame, and self-consciousness, which can affect their social interactions, relationships, and overall quality of life. Acne-related psychological distress can contribute to anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.
  3. Social Withdrawal: Due to the visible nature of acne, individuals may avoid social situations, such as parties, gatherings, or even work meetings, to conceal their skin condition or avoid potential judgment from others. This social withdrawal can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness, further exacerbating the psychological toll of acne.
  4. Impact on Daily Activities: Acne can interfere with daily activities and routines. Individuals may spend significant time and energy trying to conceal or treat their acne, leading to disruptions in their daily lives, productivity, and self-care practices.
  5. Potential for Scarring: Severe or untreated acne can result in permanent scarring, which can have lasting effects on one’s physical appearance and self-esteem. Acne scars may be difficult to conceal and may require additional medical interventions, such as laser treatments or chemical peels, to improve their appearance.
  6. Quality of Life: Ultimately, acne can diminish one’s overall quality of life by affecting various aspects of physical, emotional, and social well-being. It’s essential to recognize acne as a multifaceted condition that requires comprehensive treatment and support to address not only its cosmetic effects but also its broader impact on individuals’ lives.


At Essence of L, we believe the first step to developing your treatment plan is getting to know you. That’s why we scheduled a 90-minute consultation with our Certified Acne Specialists before going any further. Successful acne treatment requires a personalized approach. Your consultation will allow us to determine your skin type, acne type, skin concerns or goals and uncover any contributing lifestyle and environmental factors.

We take great pride in our consultations and credit these meetings as one of the most important factors in determining a client’s success on their treatment plan. Our straightforward and honest approach allows us to obtain not only a thorough understanding of our clients’ acne conditions but also to pinpoint any psychological or emotional triggers that could be negatively impacting progress.



A key component of our consultations is client education. We believe that when clients understand not only how their acne is caused but how the specific treatments, products, and lifestyle habits work together to improve their skin, they are better equipped to achieve success from their treatment plan and maintain healthier skin for life.

After a consultation, Leah and Suzie will design your customized treatment plan. Since we want this plan to work for you and not against you, we will ask you what your budget is as well as your commitment level. We want to help you achieve results, but we also want this plan to be realistic and align with your life. With these questions answered we will be able to develop a combination of products, dietary recommendations, and/or treatments that will work best for you. If your budget is tight, or you want to start out slow, Leah can find the perfect balance to make you feel comfortable. Our goal is for you to leave feeling confident that you’re on the right plan for you.



At Essence of L we take pride in results you can feel. There is no greater satisfaction for us than seeing our clients walk through our doors with brighter, clearer skin, but also bigger smiles and boosted confidence. That is the true beauty of the work we do. Our clients continually inspire us to keep learning and evolving, allowing us to offer you the absolute best in acne treatment and skin care in Lower Mainland, B.C.



Essence of L

Clinic hours

Monday & Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday Closed

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100% recommend to everyone! Leah is a kind person who genuinely cares so much about her clients, and she has so much knowledge about skin care. I have dark, oily acne-prone skin with hyper-pigmentation. Before I started going to Leah for treatments, I had breakouts everywhere on my face, with a large portion of them being on my jawline/chin and forehead. I also had DARK hyperpigmentation and it lowered my self-esteem. I wanted a change for my skin because it was not like this a year ago. After speaking to Leah during my consultation, I decided to choose her medi-spa for treatments, and I do not regret this decision at all! After my first hydra-facial, my skin improved; my breakouts dramatically reduced super fast and my skin was becoming brighter than before. I thought I would see results in the next few months, but I noticed these results right away, and my friends and family did as well. I’ve been going to Leah for almost 3-4 months now; my confidence has increased as I am able to walk out into the public with my natural skin because it looks a lot better than it did before I received my treatments. Thank you, Leah! You will be super satisfied with the services here!


What an amazing boutique spa in the heart of White Rock. Leah is a fountain of wonderful information, and loves to see her clients happy! I learned so much in under 20 minutes, and highly recommend her for all skincare related treatments!


Thank you Leah for the great facial today. I look forward to coming back to your beautiful and relaxing spa and I’m so excited to get started with my new skincare regime.


Thank you Leah for the outstanding facial I received 2 weeks ago! I have since followed the skin care regime Leah prescribed and my skin has never felt or looked so good. I have had many facials and skin care treatments at a variety of spas over the years, Leah’s knowledge about skin care and professionalism is the best I have experienced. I would recommend Leah and Essence of L to anyone!


I have been a client of Essence of L Medi Spa for over 10 years. I first started going to see Leah for anti-aging treatments and skincare. Most recently, she has introduced me to Sciton BBL Laser which I am a huge fan of!! Leah’s advice, recommendations, treatments and overall spa environment is nothing short of professional, welcoming, top-notch service, accommodating and exceptionally clean. I would highly recommend Essence of L to anyone who is looking for clinical aesthetic treatments… I have really noticed an improvement with my ‘ageing skin”. - in fact, I often receive compliments that I look 10 years younger than I am. Thank you Essence of L Medi Spa for taking such great care of my skin.


I started going to Leah in July of 2015 for Laser Hair removal on my legs. I have very coarse, black hair on my legs, some hair follicles have three or four growing out of them!! Every time I shaved my legs, I would end up with razor burn, and a lot of the time, each follicle would bleed. I was a nightmare. I was very sceptical of this laser when I heard of it, I thought it was too good to be true, but I went for my first treatment and I left happy. After a couple of weeks, I noticed a huge change in my hair growth and only after one visit! I am not post third treatment, I haven’t shaved my legs in over 2 weeks, and I have little to no hair left. The hair that *is* there is soft and very fine - A huge difference from where I started with thick, sharp, black hairs. I have sent many of my friends to see Leah, (some of which are aestheticians who work at other spas) and they are so happy with their results as well. If you want to be summer ready, and throw away your razors, give Essence of L a call… you will be so happy you did, I know that I am. Thank you Leah!!


I started seeing Leah at Essence of L Medi Spa for Laser Hair removal, and I can’t get over hot it is virtually pain free!! I almost fell asleep in my first session! I have had laser hair removal previously at other locations, and I am amazed at how different Essence of L is. Leah is extremely knowledgable, and gives you detailed information in the consultation. Great experience!

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