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April 30, 2020

April is Rosacea Awareness Month (designated by the National Rosacea Society) and our doctors have been posting information on social media sites this month to help patients understand what rosacea is and how to deal with it. Along with what they can do for you, we, as medical estheticians provide the key to removing the visual effects rosacea has left behind.


March 16, 2020

Dear Patient,

Due to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and as per the Canadian government's advice to practice social distancing, Toronto Dermatology Centre will be implementing changes at the clinic. These changes are being put in place to help reduce the spread of this virus and ultimately to protect patients and staff at the clinic.

As of Wednesday, March 18, 2020, our clinic will be closed for a few weeks but will reassess this fluid situation daily. For patients with upcoming appointments, we will be in touch with rescheduling options. We will be offering e-consult during this time. For inquiry please email us at

We appreciate your patience and stay healthy.

January 03, 2020

If you’re diagnosed with rosacea, there’s a lot you can do to relieve your discomfort and prevent flare-ups. Were you recently diagnosed with rosacea? If so, you may be wondering what to do next. Here are 8 tips that dermatologist give their patients with rosacea to help them control the condition and feel more comfortable.

December 27, 2019

Beliefs about the association between diet and acne has changed several times. More recently, there has been a shift toward thinking that an association does exist, according to Linda Stein Gold, M.D., director, Dermatology Clinical Research, Henry Ford Health System.

December 04, 2019

When considering various plagues and epidemics in recorded history, adult acne does not exactly spring to mind. The Black Death was widespread and devastating; measles is airborne and highly contagious. (Conveniently, it is also easily avoided with vaccine.) Acne, by comparison, seems like a walk in the pus-filled park.

December 01, 2019

Topical application of an adapalene 0.3%/benzoyl peroxide 2.5% (A0.3/BPO2.5) gel for 48 weeks was associated with significant reductions in atrophic acne scars and lesions in a study of young adult patients with acne, according to findings from a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology.

November 26, 2019

My older sister started breaking out at the end of elementary school. I didn’t understand why the red bumps began showing up on her face. She wasn’t doing anything different than before, but the adults around her told her to avoid “oily” foods and to stop eating chocolate. She started buying everything she could from the skin-care department at the pharmacy: OXY pads that were supposed to sting, astringents that dried out her skin, acne scrubs with bright blue microbeads in them, and four-step lotion kits. Nothing worked. About a year or so after she started breaking out, it was my turn. My breakouts were normal; they came and went. In some of my teenage photos my face looks fine, in others you see obvious breakouts. I looked like a lot of my friends.

November 15, 2019

Acne is complicated, to say the least. There's seemingly no limit to the different ways it can manifest, or the various hard-to-diagnose causes. There's also the aftermath of a breakout, which can result in hyperpigmentation and acne scars. The two are often confused, but dermatologists say that's nowhere near the truth. "Many of my patients come in and refer to their dark spots as acne scars when it's post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation," says dermatologist Corey L. Hartman, M.D. "The difference is in texture."

September 06, 2019

Just when our appearance becomes so important and we want to look our best, acne can begin. Some teens seem unfazed by acne. For most teenagers, however, this especially visible skin problem can be upsetting.

If your teenager seems upset by acne, here’s how you can help.

September 05, 2019

The teen years can be a stressful time, which is extra frustrating because acne can be both a symptom of, and contributor to, stress. “Stress can result in increased cortisol production which is a known aggravator for acne,” says Dr. Benjamin Barankin, dermatologist and medical director and founder of the Toronto Dermatology Centre and a spokesperson for the Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada, which marks Acne Awareness Month in September. Continue to read.

Call 416-633-0001 or email us today for an acne consultation. Toronto Acne & Rosacea Centre is located at 4256 Bathurst St., Suite 400 (Bathurst & Sheppard) within Toronto Dermatology Centre in Toronto, Ontario, and serves patients in North York, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, York, Aurora, King City, Mississauga, Oakville, Etobicoke, Scarborough, Bramptom, Newmarket, Maple, Cambridge, Pickering, Ajax, downtown, uptown, midtown, and all of Greater Toronto (GTA)

Dr. Benjamin Barankin and Dr. Anatoli Freiman are dermatologists at Toronto Acne & Rosacea Centre, providing complete medical, cosmetic, surgical and laser skin care. Our acne centre provides a variety of physician-grade skin care products, prescription creams and gels, prescription pills for acne, as well as a variety of services that treat acne and prevent acne such as: facials, oxygen facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion (medical-grade, SilkPeel DermalInfusion), BBL / IPL (photorejuventation), photodynamic therapy, and acne scar removal such as by subcision, TCA CROSS, fillers, excisions, and laser resurfacing using the ProFractional laser. Our physician-grade skin products include: Dermamelan, SkinCeuticals, SkinMedica, ZO Skin Health, ZO Medical, Jane Iredale, Elta MD & Latisse.

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