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Team building day at Toronto Dermatology Centre

Team building day at Toronto Dermatology Centre

On April 5, our staff spent the afternoon on a team-building and self-defense course at Toronto Dermatology Centre learning Krav Maga, a powerful form of practical self-defence developed in Israel. It is derived from a combination of techniques sourced from boxing, wrestling, Aikido, judo and karate, along with realistic fight training. Its known for its… Continue Reading

Dermatologists Recommend Regularly Checking Body For Screaming Demonic Face Bulging Out Of Skin

Dermatologists Recommend Regularly Checking Body For Screaming Demonic Face Bulging Out Of Skin

“NEW YORK—Saying it can be as easy as doing a quick once-over in the shower, the American Dermatological Association released a statement Friday recommending thorough, regular checks of the entire body for screaming demonic faces bulging out of your skin. “It’s important to catch these things early, so we suggest incorporating self-examinations into your daily… Continue Reading

5 things that can make chapped lips worse, according to dermatologists

Our very own Dr. Benjamin Barankin was quoted in The Huffington Post discussing the treatment and prevention of chapped lips. If you keep getting chapped lips this could one of the reasons: Excessively licking your already-dried out lips, as Dr. Benjamin Barankin, dermatologist and medical director of Toronto Dermatology Centre, put it, leads to “short-term… Continue Reading

5 things that can make chapped lips worse, according to dermatologists

5 things that can make chapped lips worse, according to dermatologists

Our very own Dr. Benjamin Barankin was quoted in The Huffington Post discussing the treatment and prevention of chapped lips. If you keep getting chapped lips this could one of the reasons: Excessively licking your already-dried out lips, as Dr. Benjamin Barankin, dermatologist and medical director of Toronto Dermatology Centre, put it, leads to “short-term… Continue Reading

The top 6 cosmetic procedures and anti-aging products for men – Observer

The top 6 cosmetic procedures and anti-aging products for men – Observer

There is a lot of misconception that only women go to see the dermatologist, this might be true 10 years ago but today more and more men seek out way on how to maintain healthy and younger-looking skin as well. Below is a this list of skin-solutions popular amongst men suggested on observer.com.  Botox Unsurprisingly, Botox is… Continue Reading

Anti-aging – skincare & services to optimize your skin health

The term anti-aging is often misrepresented or misunderstood. While hundreds or even thousands of products and services promise to make you look younger and reverse the signs of aging, the reality is a little different. It is true that certain solutions such as Botox, fillers (e.g. Juvederm, Restylane) and services such as BroadBand Light (BBL… Continue Reading

Cyndi Lauper reveals she is living with psoriasis

Cyndi Lauper reveals she is living with psoriasis

Psoriasis is a condition that affects as many as 7.5 million Americans. Like many with this condition, Lauper has struggled physically and emotionally, and she has gone to great lengths to cover up her skin before public appearances. Learn more about Lauper’s psoriasis story at click here.  Credit: National Psoriasis Foundation Continue Reading

Trusted physician for injectable treatments

Trusted physician for injectable treatments

Did you know that at Toronto Dermatology Centre, only our expert dermatology physicians inject Botox and fillers? Our physicians have years of formal training, ongoing cutting edge education, and clinical experience. For optimal results and safety (and your health!), only trust a physician with treating your face with Botox (for dynamic wrinkles, typically the forehead,… Continue Reading

5 ways to improve your skin through food – TIME Magazine

5 ways to improve your skin through food – TIME Magazine

As anyone who’s broken out after a late-night drinking and pizza binge can attest, diet is clearly linked to skin condition. But there’s so much conflicting information about how to manage your diet for the most beautiful skin possible, as well all kinds of wacky DIY recipes (we’ll pass on the mayonnaise face mask, thank… Continue Reading

Annual Holiday Party

Annual Holiday Party

  View this post on Instagram   Our physicians don’t just work super hard, we also make time to have fun and celebrate the holiday season. This past Friday, we celebrated with our ever growing physician and staff team @rinxtoronto with bowling and other fun team-bonding activities. . . . #companychristmasparty #annualchristmasparty #holidayparty #staffgettogether #bowling… Continue Reading

An Educational Meet-up

An Educational Meet-up

Our dermatologists recently hosted renowned local Rheumatologist Dr. Shikha Mittoo who educated us on the overlap of many rheumatologic conditions with dermatology, in particular psoriatic arthritis. We are constantly learning and bringing in experts, and traveling to conferences far and wide, to be able to provide the most expert medical and cosmetic care of the… Continue Reading

41’s Gracious Contribution to Skin Cancer Awareness

41’s Gracious Contribution to Skin Cancer Awareness

George Herbert Walker Bush, our 41st President, passed away last night. This commentary is a personal reflection on a “pen pal” experience in 1986 that still makes me smile. “When you see something, say something” has an alternative meaning to a dermatologist. Skin lesions are observed on photographs, television, and in the movies. Whether it… Continue Reading

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

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.… Continue Reading

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

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… Continue Reading

How to use a humidifier to boost your winter glow – HuffPost

How to use a humidifier to boost your winter glow – HuffPost

The cold, dry winter months can destroy your skin, leaving it irritated, cracked, itchy and thirsty for moisture. Sometimes, it seems like no amount of moisturizer or fancy oils can save it. That’s where humidifiers come in. “Humidifiers are a wonderful part of the winter skincare regimen,” Omar Ibrahimi, board-certified dermatologist and director of the Connecticut Skin Institute, told HuffPost via email.… Continue Reading

Here’s why people are obsessed with popping pimples – Times

Here’s why people are obsessed with popping pimples – Times

You know it’s a bad idea to pop your pimples. Dermatologists say so. “If the inflamed or infected material”—i.e., the pimple pus—“is not easily extruded with a little pressure, you could force it deep and spread the extent of the inflammation, and even cause permanent scarring and pitting of the skin,” says Dr. Michael Olding,… Continue Reading

Why some people get more acne in the winter – Global News

Why some people get more acne in the winter – Global News

  Our very own Dr. Benjamin Barankin was recently quoted about the impact of winter weather on acne.  Dr. Benjamin Barankin, dermatologist and medical director of Toronto Dermatology Centre, told Global News the sun has some anti-inflammatory and immunosuppression effects. “Some modest sun exposure in the spring, summer, [and] fall can be helpful for… Continue Reading

Global skin cancer deaths rising for men, but not women – CNN

Global skin cancer deaths rising for men, but not women – CNN

Men are dying at a higher rate than women from melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer, a new global analysis said. Over the last three decades, male deaths from melanoma were higher than female deaths in 33 countries, according to the analysis presented Sunday at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference in Glasgow. Rates among women… Continue Reading

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