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Pucker up! Top tips on taking care of your lips from a leading dermatologist

The skin that covers your lips is unique. It doesn’t have sweat or oil glands and it’s the thinnest skin on your body. That makes it especially vulnerable to day-to-day aggressors, like sun, wind, heat, salty foods and dryness. Add aging into the mix and you’ve got a recipe for extra dry and uncomfortable lips….

How to treat those dry, chapped winter lips – Global News

Our very own Dr. Benjamin Barankin was once again interviewed by Global News about skin issues, this time, chapped lips.  Cold weather and more specifically cold air, actually changes the surface of the lips. “On top of that, we heat [our skin] which dries out the air further, so ultimately there is less ambient…

Kim Kardashian has made it famous…what exactly is a “vampire facial?” – HealthLine

Dr. Benjamin Barankin’s was recently quoted in HealthLine about the process of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment or some may know it as “vampire facial” which is available at Toronto Dermatology Centre. Click here for the full article. Credit:

Should You Botox Your Armpits? A Sweaty Investigation

Can a simple injection stop you from sweating through your shirt? Yes, it is hot in here, and no it’s not just you. But each person’s sweat quotient is as unique as their thumbprint, and some people are definitely sweatier under the arms than others. Approximately 3 percent of Canadians suffer from a condition known…

FDA approves dermal fillers for hands so you can have ageless mitts

Youth is evermore in our grasp — almost literally. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Restylane Lyft, a hyaluronic acid filler traditionally used in the face for use in hands. Another filler, Radiesse, which is made from calcium hydroxylapatite, has also been approved for both hands and face. For the uninitiated, hyaluronic acid…

If you want healthier skin, stick to showers: experts

Baths may seem like a relaxing escape, but skin experts say when it comes to the benefit of your skin, you’re better off taking showers. Dr. Anatoli Freiman of the Toronto Dermatology Centre tells Global News, when you take long baths or even long showers, it starts to affect your skin.  “The skin can dry out,” he…

Here’s why you need to add a hyaluronic acid moisturizer to your skin care routine.

“Hya-what, you ask? While the words “hyaluronic acid” may not roll off the tongue, it’s an ingredient you should get to know if you’re looking for that ever-elusive glowy skin. Hyaluronic acid (or HA, as the beauty pros like to call it) is a substance that occurs naturally in the skin, and it’s a not-so-secret…

The top 5 myths about moisturizer you need to stop believing

Women have been preaching the importance of moisturizer for generations. While there is zero doubt these days that it’s a must-have step in any skincare routine, there are a few old wives’ tales about face cream still going around that may be affecting your beauty game. From trusting your lotion’s sun protection to putting product…

Therapeutic year in review 2017

Our very own expert dermatologists Drs. Benjamin Barankin and Dr. Anatoli Freiman were recently quoted in The Chronicle of Skin & Allergy discussing new treatments in psoriasis and rosacea, among other skin conditions. Click here to read the full article.

You’re not the only one breaking out this winter – Canadian Living

One dermatologist explains why you get acne in the winter and shares the best ways to treat it. The cold weather takes a huge toll on our complexion. The dry air, harsh temps and sharp winds turn our skin red, splotchy, dry and uneven—and it doesn’t end there for some of us. Winter acne is a thing, and for…