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Acne’s Stigma Can Take a Big Mental Toll

Acne’s Stigma Can Take a Big Mental Toll

The impact of acne is more than skin-deep, and often disrupts sleep and well-being, scientists have found. Researchers in Ireland report that perceived social stigma diminishes quality of life for many who have acne — especially girls and women. “We know from previous research that many acne sufferers experience negative feelings about their condition, but… Continue Reading

Andy Cohen’s skin cancer: a lesson in speaking up – Sun & Skin News

Andy Cohen’s skin cancer: a lesson in speaking up – Sun & Skin News

  Andy Cohen was diagnosed with skin cancer. He shared in his story about how a tiny black spot turned out to be melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. Due to early detection he’s safe now and it was all thanks to his close friend, celebrity, Kelly Ripa. Check out the full story here.… Continue Reading

“Pimples are in” – the rise of the acne positivity movement – The Guardian

“Pimples are in” – the rise of the acne positivity movement – The Guardian

From Justin Bieber to Lorde, celebrities and bloggers are going bare-faced on social media and opening up about skin problems. And with 25% of women over 30 experiencing acne, it’s not just a teenage affliction It was on a family holiday that Kali Kushner discovered, abruptly, just how others viewed her skin. “At the end… Continue Reading

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

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: healthline.com Continue Reading

Psoriasis/Psoriatic Arthritis Tied to Increased Diabetes Risk – Medscape

Psoriasis/Psoriatic Arthritis Tied to Increased Diabetes Risk – Medscape

Patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and psoriasis may have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to a study published online September 12 in Rheumatology. “This population-based study identified a 50% increase and 40% increased risk of T2D among an incident cohort of PsA patients compared with patients with psoriasis and those in the general population,… Continue Reading

People with psoriasis often face stigma & discrimination – Reauters

People with psoriasis often face stigma & discrimination – Reauters

People with the scaly skin condition psoriasis are often faced with people who don’t want to shake hands with them and who see them – incorrectly – as contagious, according to a new study. “Patients with psoriasis often express frustration to me that they experience discrimination in public places and the work environment,” study coauthor… Continue Reading

Always be cautious

Always be cautious

  View this post on Instagram   Remember with 💉Botox and Fillers, or any cosmetic treatments: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Credentials matter, know your Doctor. Don’t let anyone but a doctor inject you with Botox and Fillers. Don’t get ripped off, injured or worse. #dermatologyfact #cosmetic #botox #fillers… Continue Reading

Sweaty underarms? Palms dripping wet? Soggy sole all the time?

Sweaty underarms? Palms dripping wet? Soggy sole all the time?

Are you embarrassed by excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)? Do you have clothes you can’t wear or are tired of stains or odour? Toronto Dermatology Centre specializes in hyperhydrosis treatment for the underarms, hands, feet, scalp and just about anywhere else. Most insurance companies cover the cost of this treatment. Depending on the area treated, results last… Continue Reading

The Psoriatic Arthritis Awareness Project

The Psoriatic Arthritis Awareness Project

Jennifer Pellegrin’s story (film by McCoy | Meyer) “My father has always been my hero. My dad was a volunteer fireman until he eventually developed PsA. He went from being a volunteer fireman, running in to rescue others, to not being able to walk or enjoy the simple things, yet he is on the road… Continue Reading

Mediterranean diet might help ease psoriasis

Mediterranean diet might help ease psoriasis

The Mediterranean diet might do more than help ward off heart disease, it may also help improve psoriasis, a new study suggests. “Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease triggered by environmental factors,” said lead author Dr. Celine Phan, a dermatologist at Hopital Mondor, in Creteil, France. “The Mediterranean diet, which is characterized by a high… Continue Reading

How to make heat rash, razor burn and bacne disappear

How to make heat rash, razor burn and bacne disappear

Summertime and the living is easy, right? Well, not so much for your skin. Between the harsh summer heat, pesky sweat and frequent shaving, your skin actually takes quite the beating this time of year. Summer skin problems like heat rash, bacne and razor burn can drive you up a wall and make your skin crawl… Continue Reading

Dermatologist discusses whether sunscreen causes cancer, and provides sun safety tips

Dermatologist discusses whether sunscreen causes cancer, and provides sun safety tips

There’s a reasonable approach to sunscreen use—even for those who are skeptical about its safety, says a University of Alberta dermatologist. “From a philosophical perspective, some people may not use sunscreen because they believe it’s not a natural way to live, or they are worried it may cause cancer, or they are concerned about sunscreen… Continue Reading

Are you ready for wedding season?

We all want to look our best. Especially if it’s going to be a night to be remembered for the rest of your life. Check out all our treatments and book an appointment today! #weddingskin #brideskin #groomskin #cosmetic #beauty #skincare A post shared by Toronto Dermatology Centre (@torontodermatologycentre) on Aug 10, 2018 at 7:04am PDT Continue Reading

Unauthorized Botox seized from salon and spa

Unauthorized Botox seized from salon and spa

Be careful where you get your Botox treatments – make sure you receive your cosmetic treatments from physicians at a proper medical clinic, not in hair salons, spas, etc. “Health Canada is advising Canadians that it has seized an unauthorized “Botox” product and other unauthorized health products from Arshia Hair Salon and Spa (6062A Yonge… Continue Reading

Warning over suntan lotion application

Warning over suntan lotion application

People are getting less than half the sun protection they expect from suntan lotions, according to research. But the problem isn’t the lotion, it’s our slapdash application of it, King’s College London scientists say. In theory, using sun protection factor (SPF) 15 sunscreen should be enough to stop sun damage. But in reality, people need… Continue Reading

Model Louisa Northcote starts new acne positivity hashtag on Instagram

People who struggle with acne know firsthand that breakouts are much more than just a visible blemish; they can be the difference between spending time with friends and not wanting to leave your room, or exuding confidence and feeling insecure. Throw in the pressure to curate social media feeds with HD-perfect, filtered selfies, and it’s a recipe for… Continue Reading

UV sensor as nail art

UV sensor as nail art

La Roche-Posay has developed a nail art version of “My UV Patch,” a wearable skin sensor that monitor’s UV exposure. The nail art version, called UV Sense, is an electronic sensor that collects real-time data on UV exposure. It is less than two millimeters thick, nine millimeters in diameter and is designed to be worn… Continue Reading

20-somethings are getting preventative Botox

20-somethings are getting preventative Botox

When it comes to smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines, there is no questioning the effectiveness of Botox and similar treatments like Dysport and Xeomin. Now, there’s also a growing trend to stop wrinkles before they start with preventative, also known as “baby,” Botox. Traditionally, Botox patients have been in their 40s or over and looking to treat existing wrinkles… Continue Reading

Barbershops are now offering ‘brotox’ injections

Barbershops are now offering ‘brotox’ injections

This is crazy…trusting anyone but a highly trained & experienced physician with injecting your face is ludicrous and dangerous. A recent article in the New York Post, reports men are receiving Botox treatments in their local barbershop. Click here to read the full article. Continue Reading

All New SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense Serum

All New SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense Serum

Introducing a #new skin discolouration serum from #SkinCeuticals; daily dark spot corrector targets visible skin discoloration for brighter, more even-looking skin. This high-potency serum improves the look of skin discoloration by 60% for a more even complexion. #NowAvailable @torontodermatologycentre ・・・ #Repost @skinceuticals A post shared by Toronto Dermatology Centre (@torontodermatologycentre) on Jun 25, 2018 at… Continue Reading

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