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My ‘Pimple’ Turned Out To Be Skin Cancer

My ‘Pimple’ Turned Out To Be Skin Cancer

Check out this recent article in Chatelaine magazine describing how our very own dermatologist Dr. Max Sauder diagnosed a skin cancer in someone who had come to our clinic looking for cosmetic treatment of a lesion. This actually happens almost weekly at our clinic! Note that our expert dermatologists not only diagnose and treat medical conditions in our medical… Continue Reading

Food you might want to avoid suggested by dermatologist

Food you might want to avoid suggested by dermatologist

As dermatologists, we are the only true experts in all conditions affecting the skin. We offer various over the counter recommendations, as well as prescription creams, pills, injections, and treatments both medical & cosmetic (e.g. Botox, fillers, lasers, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, fat reduction etc). At the same time, our patients often ask us which natural… Continue Reading

Why does my skin peel when I get sunburned? – The Skin Cancer Foundation

Sunburns, and all the symptoms that come with them, are not only unappealing, but also dangerous. While most of us know that getting sunburned increases our risk of developing skin cancer, and that it should be avoided, accidents do happen. And sometimes the resulting damage comes with side effects we don’t know how to handle.… Continue Reading

The right way to wear sunscreen – Consumer Reports

The right way to wear sunscreen – Consumer Reports

Get the facts straight about shielding your skin from damaging UV rays Like brushing, flossing, and eating vegetables, it’s important to wear sunscreen—whether we like it or not. When you let your sun safety habits slide, you leave your skin vulnerable, not only to sun damage that will cause wrinkles and brown spots but also possibly  life-threatening… Continue Reading

If You’ve Ever Wondered What a Dermatologist’s Day Is Like, Read This

If You’ve Ever Wondered What a Dermatologist’s Day Is Like, Read This

When you think of dermatologists, images of pimple popping, skin scraping, and a stern “Don’t forget to wear sunscreen!” may come to mind. Sure, dermatologists do all the above, but there’s so much more to the job than that. For an inside peek at what the years of schooling entail (including how coveted getting into… Continue Reading

Increased weight (BMI) along with moderate drinking is associated with psoriatic arthritis risk – DermatologyAdvisor

Increased weight (BMI) along with moderate drinking is associated with psoriatic arthritis risk – DermatologyAdvisor

Body mass index (BMI) and moderate drinking are modifiable risk factors associated with the development of psoriatic arthritis in people who have severe psoriasis, according to a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology. Click here to read more. Credit: dermatologyadvisor.com Continue Reading

Officials in Dominican Republic shutter plastic surgery center after 3 American women die

Officials in Dominican Republic shutter plastic surgery center after 3 American women die

  Plastic surgery in general has potentially serious risks associated, despite it seeming quick and easy on television. To consider doing plastic surgery in a foreign country, typically to save some money, increases those risks significantly. It is shocking to see that people will risk their health and beauty to seemingly save a few dollars.… Continue Reading

This treatment could eliminate the tension headache you get from starting at the computer all day – Reader’s Digest Best Health

This treatment could eliminate the tension headache you get from starting at the computer all day – Reader’s Digest Best Health

If you don’t like relying on medication to alleviate headaches and migraines, this could be a better alternative for you—and it has anti-aging benefits. There are a few things I blame for the tension headache I get between my eyebrows. The first: staring at my work computer. The second: squinting under the fluorescent lights at… Continue Reading

5 most effective ways to regrow thinning hair – Men’s Journal

5 most effective ways to regrow thinning hair – Men’s Journal

At the first sign of hair loss—or even before that, if you’re proactive—you should visit your board-certified dermatologist to discuss the latest and most effective retention and prevention tactics. (Assuming you want to keep your hair, that is.) There are numerous options available to men now, and they each have extremely high success rates. We… Continue Reading

The American Journal of Clinical Dermatology

The American Journal of Clinical Dermatology

Did you know that our very own Dr. Benjamin Barankin was recently published in The American Journal of Clinical Dermatology discussing Acne and Acne Scarring. Long-Term Effectiveness and Safety of Up to 48 Weeks’ Treatment with Topical Adapalene 0.3%/Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% Gel in the Prevention and Reduction of Atrophic Acne Scars in Moderate and Severe… Continue Reading

10 Things I wish people knew about acne – Teen Vogue

10 Things I wish people knew about acne – Teen Vogue

Em Ford is a globally recognized acne activist, YouTuber, and powerhouse behind the #SkinPositivity movement. The 29-year-old British vlogger and activist uses her YouTube channel, My Pale Skin, as a platform to empower women with the confidence to live their lives without the fear of being judged for their appearance. For “Teen Vogue,” Em shares… Continue Reading

Laser: Benefits & Protocols

Laser: Benefits & Protocols

Lasers are an important component of a cosmetic medical practice. They treat many skin conditions, such as hyperpigmentation, acne, telangiectasia (blood vessels), aging skin and many other conditions that are not easily treated by typical facial treatments. Patient education on pre- and post-laser care will optimize results and increase the patient’s satisfaction with their provider… Continue Reading

4 Surprising ways to get a sunburn & 6 ways to treat it – Folio

4 Surprising ways to get a sunburn & 6 ways to treat it – Folio

U of A dermatologist says most people know the risks, but still get caught out. When University of Alberta dermatologist Robert Gniadecki was growing up in Denmark, getting a sunburn was part of every family holiday. “The first day at the seaside you would go out in the sunshine, and the next day you would… Continue Reading

A life-saving step you need to add to your skincare regime – Washingtonian

A life-saving step you need to add to your skincare regime – Washingtonian

Are you sure that that mole isn’t melanoma? According to the American Academy of Dermatology, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and one in 50 Americans will develop the life-threatening type of skin cancer, melanoma. While you can take steps to reduce the risk of skin cancer by avoiding excessive ultraviolet light… Continue Reading

Anxiety’s favorite canvas for expressing itself: your face – Vice.com

Anxiety’s favorite canvas for expressing itself: your face – Vice.com

Negative emotions can trigger or worsen a wide range of conditions like acne​, hair-thinning, and psoriasis. Anxiety may originally arise in your brain, but the consequences can play out all over your face. And we don’t just mean a clenched jaw or a furrowed brow. Stress, anxiety, and similar emotional states can trigger or worsen a… Continue Reading

When Travelers Bring Skin Infections Back as Souvenirs – New York Times

When Travelers Bring Skin Infections Back as Souvenirs – New York Times

A 5-year-old girl was brought to the emergency room at Evelina London Children’s Hospital with itchy, rather unsightly sores on both legs. She had recently returned from a weekslong trip to Sierra Leone, and the lesions, which first appeared three weeks into her stay there, had become larger and ulcerated. Diagnosis: cutaneous diphtheria, a disease… Continue Reading

Toronto offering free sunscreen at select city parks this summer

Toronto offering free sunscreen at select city parks this summer

With summer finally within reach, you’ll soon be able to find free sunscreen at select City of Toronto park locations starting this July. The success of the #BeSunSafe program in waterfront parks last year has prompted the city to expand its public health program providing free sunscreen in select city parks this summer. The Health… Continue Reading

Male interest in non-surgical procedures increases 6% on RealSelf – RealSelf

Male interest in non-surgical procedures increases 6% on RealSelf – RealSelf

The latest RealSelf data reveals more men are researching nonsurgical cosmetic treatments in 2019, with interest up six percent compared to 2018. Male interest in surgical cosmetic procedures increased slightly less during the same time period, up four percent compared to a year ago. The most researched treatments among men in 2019 are dental treatments like Invisalign… Continue Reading

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