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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

Need Your Botox Working Faster? Make a Face

Need Your Botox Working Faster? Make a Face

Have a big social event tomorrow night and need “emergency Botox”? A new study finds that if you get the wrinkle-relaxing shots today, you can speed up the effect by making faces. Simple facial exercises can speed the wrinkle-smoothing effects of botulinum toxin (Botox), according to researchers from Northwestern University in Chicago. Check out the… Continue Reading

Red, itchy, scaly skin: Why Canadians with psoriasis continue to suffer in silence – Global News

Red, itchy, scaly skin: Why Canadians with psoriasis continue to suffer in silence – Global News

Rosamond Turner, 25, from Toronto dealt with psoriasis for most of her adult life. Her outbreaks got so bad that her face turned itchy, red and scaly. It caused her so much anxiety that she couldn’t finish her application to a master’s degree program in social work.  She even avoided leaving the house for months at… Continue Reading

Eczema Society of Canada first patient webinar

Eczema Society of Canada first patient webinar

Topic: Managing flares & new therapies We’re entering a new era in eczema care as research breakthroughs lead to new therapies and better understanding of the disease. Please join us and our guest speaker, expert dermatologist Dr. Melinda Gooderham, as she gives her guidance on managing flares and updates us on new therapies. Dr. Gooderham… Continue Reading

Women disproportionately affected by they psychological impact of skin diseases – Dermatology Times

Women disproportionately affected by they psychological impact of skin diseases – Dermatology Times

Women in treatment for skin diseases, including psoriasis, experience higher levels of non-psychotic psychiatric disorders, including anxiety and depression, than men. Identifying these conditions earlier can not only improve their quality of life, but it can also reduce the dermatological impact, according to recently published research. Existing research shows anxiety and depression occur frequently in… Continue Reading

Skin bacteria may be beneficial in protecting against skin cancer – ALLURE

Skin bacteria may be beneficial in protecting against skin cancer – ALLURE

For years in the skin-care world, dirty skin equaled bad skin — even to the point of overcleansing. But recent science has turned the squeaky-clean axiom on its head as new research about the power of your skin’s microbiome makes a case for getting dirty. Now, a new study shows that skin bacteria might even help protect against… Continue Reading

Weight reduction, gluten-free diet recommended in PsO

Weight reduction, gluten-free diet recommended in PsO

A recent review by the National Psoriasis Foundation’s medical board suggests that adults with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis (PsA) may use dietary interventions to supplement standard medical therapies to reduce disease severity. Authors strongly recommend the hypocaloric diet for overweight and obese patients with psoriasis, and the gluten-free diet for patients with confirmed celiac disease.… Continue Reading

Pimples could be good for your grades – The Atlantic

Pimples could be good for your grades – The Atlantic

High-school students with acne tend to have higher GPAs and are more likely to finish college, according to a new study. One of the few good things about acne is that it hardly discriminates: With some variation, it afflicts people of all races and income levels, from all regions and countries. Acne is the eighth-most-common disease globally,… Continue Reading

Why you have adult acne, and how to get rid of it – The New York Times

Why you have adult acne, and how to get rid of it – The New York Times

As the incidence of adult acne rises to “epidemic proportions,” pimple products designed for grown-ups — acne patches, among them — are quickly catching on. …In Dr. Bowe’s own practice, she said that the fraction of adult female patients with acne jumped from “significant” five years ago to “half of them” three years ago. Today,… Continue Reading

It Took This Woman 9 Months To Be Diagnosed With Melanoma – Women’s Health

It Took This Woman 9 Months To Be Diagnosed With Melanoma – Women’s Health

Catherine Lewis discovered a mole on her foot and her gut told her it was skin cancer, but her doctor thought it was something else. 9 months later and after mutiple visits she was finally diagnosised with stage 4 melanoma, and today Catherine is still battling with cancer. Click here for the full story. Credit: Women’s… Continue Reading

Robot seeks out skin cancer with suction – BBC

Robot seeks out skin cancer with suction – BBC

A semi-autonomous robot that can take different types of measurements from the skin has been developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Fitted with suction cups to help it move, the prototype can be fitted with a dermatoscope to help look for signs of abnormalities, including skin cancer, something normally done manually… Continue Reading

FDA approves first spray-on skin treatment for burns – NBC News

FDA approves first spray-on skin treatment for burns – NBC News

“Dylan Melancon estimates that he was going 70 miles an hour when he crashed his motorcycle on a hot New Orleans highway this past June. He wasn’t wearing leathers or other protective clothing. Melancon’s virtually unprotected body slid along the concrete at high speed for yards. “I was wearing dress pants and a T-shirt. Afterwards,… Continue Reading

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