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Psoriasis Series: INVISIBLE MAN

Psoriasis Series: INVISIBLE MAN

Psoriasis Series INVISIBLE MAN A film by NIMISHA MUKERJI INVISIBLE MAN tells the inspiring story of Newfoundland resident Andrew Gosse’s journey to treatment after suffering from severe psoriasis for 18 years. Continue Reading

Understanding and Avoiding Flares: Eczema Dos and Don’ts!

Understanding and Avoiding Flares: Eczema Dos and Don’ts!

Eczema is a chronic skin condition marked by flares – episodes of red, itchy and aggravated skin. Preventing flares is key to achieving control. A good skin care routine and using topical medications to manage inflammation will help to keep your eczema under control. Here is are some simple Dos and Don’ts to help identify… Continue Reading

Rosacea: not just your complexion

Rosacea: not just your complexion

“Rosacea, something that’s so common, many people may not understand what the skin condition is when they see it. It is estimated there are three-million adult Canadians with rosacea.” Click here to view the full article. Credit: www.meridianbooster.com Continue Reading

Vitamin D is a potential sunburn remedy – USA Today

Vitamin D is a potential sunburn remedy – USA Today

“Researchers find massive amounts of Vitamin D could be the answer to the summertime nemesis of every pale person: The blistering, crimson sunburn. People who took huge doses of the vitamin an hour after a sunburn saw long-term benefits — significant reductions in redness, swelling and inflammation.” Click here to view the full article. Continue Reading

Dealing with rosacea in the summer

Dealing with rosacea in the summer

“Dry, red, itchy skin? You’d think it’s a dry cold winter we’re dealing with. But nope. It’s the summer. Here’s how to get relief.” Click here to view the full article. Credit: www.besthealthmag.ca Continue Reading

Choosing Sunscreen for Eczema

Choosing Sunscreen for Eczema

Q: What type of sunscreen do you recommend for people with eczema? A: Eczema Society of Canada asked Toronto dermatologist and sun care expert Dr. Cheryl Rosen for her advice in selecting a sunscreen for the sensitive skin of eczema. “Sunscreen is an important part of a skin care regimen, protecting the skin from sun damage. Ultraviolet… Continue Reading

You’re Putting On Sunscreen the Wrong Way: Study

You’re Putting On Sunscreen the Wrong Way: Study

“The face is the most common place on the body for skin cancers to form—but people tend to miss spots on their face when they apply sunscreen, according to new research presented at the recent British Association of Dermatologists’ annual conference. People tend to miss about 10% of their face when they put on SPF.”… Continue Reading

Study confirms the emotional impact of rosacea

Study confirms the emotional impact of rosacea

People look at someone with rosacea and conclude the red face is from anger, embarrassment or boozing — it’s little wonder that sufferers of this common skin condition feel stigmatized. Click here to view the full article. Credit: windsorstar.com Continue Reading

Could That Old Mole Be Skin Cancer?

Could That Old Mole Be Skin Cancer?

Here’s an article by Consumer Reports that talks about a number of things related to moles, skin cancer and skin check. “If you take a good look at your skin, you’ll probably spot a number of moles—small clusters of pigment-producing skin cells. Most adults have between 10 and 40 moles, and some people, especially those… Continue Reading

Dr. Benjamin Barankin spoke at a dermatology conference

Dr. Benjamin Barankin spoke at a dermatology conference

 Our very own Dr. Benjamin Barankin was an invited speaker at the recent national dermatology conference of the Canadian Dermatology Association. Our expert physicians at Toronto Dermatology Centre are regularly invited to speak at major national and international meetings due to their recognized expertise in medical and cosmetic dermatology. Continue Reading

Acne And Adolescents: What To Know And When To Seek Help

Acne And Adolescents: What To Know And When To Seek Help

“Adolescent acne may be a common problem — one experienced to some degree by an estimated 85 per cent of people between the ages of 12 and 24 — but that doesn’t mean it’s not an upsetting one. For many teenagers, acne is embarrassing, frustrating, and even painful. And it can also be the source of serious… Continue Reading

7 Sun-Safety Strategies to Follow on Vacation – Consumer Reports

7 Sun-Safety Strategies to Follow on Vacation – Consumer Reports

“Whether you’re hitting the beach or the hiking trails, taking a cruise or touring a city, vacation often means spending a lot more time in the sun than usual. And yet it’s easy to let our sun-safety habits lapse when we travel.” Follow this link to find out all the tips on sun protection. Credit: www.consumerreports.org Continue Reading

Dr. Barankin recognized by Canadian Skin Patient Alliance (CSPA)

Dr. Barankin recognized by Canadian Skin Patient Alliance (CSPA)

The Canadian Skin Patient Alliance (CSPA), a national organization represented patients with skin conditions, recently recognized Dr. Benjamin Barankin among a handful of other Canadian dermatologists for being a “pro-patient dermatologist,” and for volunteering his time and energy to support their work and programs.      Continue Reading

Sunscreen for Dark Skin Is a Must – Consumer Reports

Sunscreen for Dark Skin Is a Must – Consumer Reports

“For those who think their skin color exempts them from having to worry about sun protection, dermatologists have a message: Damaging UV rays can penetrate all types of skin, regardless of your ethnicity, so even people with dark skin need sunscreen.” Follow this link to view the full article. Credit: www.consumerreports.org Continue Reading

Weight loss diets for psoriasis

Weight loss diets for psoriasis

“If you have psoriasis and are overweight, losing weight may help reduce symp­toms of this skin disease, a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has confirmed.” Click here to view the full article. Credit: www.berkeleywellness.com Continue Reading

Did you know?

Did you know?

That in 2016, the Canadian national dermatology journal “Journal of Cutaneous Medicine & Surgery” published numerous medical and scientific articles, and the top 2 most downloaded articles (“Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines for Rosacea” and “2016 Addendum to the Canadian Guidelines for the Management of Plaque Psoriasis”) had our very own Dr. Benjamin Barankin as a… Continue Reading

Drug that creates a ‘real sun-tan’ could prevent cancer

Drug that creates a ‘real sun-tan’ could prevent cancer

“Scientists have developed a drug that mimics sunlight to make the skin tan, with no damaging UV radiation involved.The drug tricks the skin into producing the brown form of the pigment melanin in tests on skin samples and mice. Evidence suggests it will work even on redheads, who normally just burn in the sun. The… Continue Reading

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