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August 29, 2015

Recently, the Canadian Dermatology Association recognized Stiefel, a GSK company, with an industry award in recognition of their efforts on the Spectro Acne Academy website. This site is a wonderful patient resource for those dealing with acne - be sure to check it out: http://www.spectroacneacademy.ca

August 26, 2015
Our very own Dr. Benjamin Barankin was recently interviewed by Vana Magazine discussing such things as the best ingredients people should look for in their skin care products and which ingredients to avoid, how to get rid of acne scars, benefits of getting a facial or microdermabrasion, makeup recommendations for acne prone skin, and how to achieve flawless skin such as celebrities. Check it out here!
August 24, 2015

Our very own Dr. Benjamin Barankin has written his 7th book in Dermatology. His latest book, Pocket Guide Dermatology, is intended for all physicians who deal with skin issues (e.g. family doctors, pediatricians etc), dermatology nurses, medical students and residents. The book deals with common and important cases, such as: acne, rosacea, psoriasis, skin cancers, various skin infections, and more!

August 21, 2015
“My Skin” magazine, a magazine put out by the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA), in its recent issue highlighted:
  • 50% of Canadians over 65 have had some form of skin cancer
  • Up to 90% of skin aging is due to the effects of UV radiation from the sun and other UV-emitting devices such as tanning beds.
  • more...
August 20, 2015

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August 19, 2015

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 and their finished look.

August 18, 2015

Our dermatologist Dr. Anatoli Freiman discusses skin cancer and dangers of tanning in Elle Canada magazine. Dr. Freiman recommends giving yourself regular exams – inspecting the body for changes in moles or the sudden growth of sores or skin discolorations. See your doctor for regular checkups if you are high risk (people with fair skin that burns or freckles instead of tans; blondes and red heads; those with many moles and people with a history of sun exposure or family history of melanoma). Dr. Freiman also suggests minimizing sun exposure between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., wearing a hat and sunglasses, and sporting a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30.

August 13, 2015

The recent August 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology had 2 interesting findings of note to our patients:

1. 15.5% of patients with psoriasis have undiagnosed psoriatic arthritis

2. Patients with rosacea are more likely to have dyslipidemia (e.g. high cholesterol) and hypertension, as well as coronary artery disease. Some data even suggests that oral tetracycline type antibiotics may lower the incidence of vascular events.

August 06, 2015
Q. Can you see my daughter or son (not a current patient) without a referral?
A. For all medical dermatology issues, all new patients must obtain a referral.
Q. How do I get a referral to see you if I don’t have a family doctor?
A. Any medical doctor can refer you, such as a cardiologist or rheumatologist. Also, any walk-in clinic doctor can refer you as well.
Q. Will I have to wait to see the doctor?
A. Usually not. Our doctors are generally very good at running on time, although emergencies come up, as well as fluctuations in patient flow due to traffic, weather, and other factors which influence when your doctor will see you. Just in case, bring something to read or do. If for some reason you were made to wait and you have someplace else to be, then let the front desk know to reschedule you - in general, try not to book errands/appointments too close to your doctor’s appointment due to the unpredictable nature of medical practice.
Q. Are the doctors at Toronto Dermatology Centre any good?
A. They are. Our physicians are all board certified and have received numerous awards, presented and published scientific papers all over the world, published numerous books, and are respected by the medical and patient community at large. More importantly, they truly care about providing excellent patient care through timeliness, courtesy, kindness, professionalism, and expertise in medical diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Is there parking at Toronto Dermatology Centre?
A. Thankfully there is ample parking, in fact 2 main lots at ground level, and 1 underground lot, more than almost any other medical building in the city. Parking fees are also very reasonable. For free parking, there are options on local side streets, across the street at Earl Bales Park, or the local plaza at Bathurst & Sheppard.
July 09, 2015

So did you know that peanut butter causes cancer? Well it must be true because I read it on the Internet. In fact you wouldn't believe the things I read on the Internet. Oh, wait you probably would, because aren't we all connected? I know I check out everything online, every question I have, every doubt I have. And for some reason, we believe if it says so there, then it must be true....



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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