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October 23, 2018

As the incidence of adult acne rises to “epidemic proportions,” pimple products designed for grown-ups — acne patches, among them — are quickly catching on. Click here for the full article.

October 08, 2018

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.

September 26, 2018

It was on a family holiday that Kali Kushner discovered, abruptly, just how others viewed her skin. “At the end of the day I washed off my makeup,” she recalls. “My nephew said: ‘Why is your face so dirty?’ It took me a minute to realise he saw my foundation as a ‘clean face’ and acne as dirt.”

September 05, 2018

Did you know that our very own Dr. Benjamin Barankin was interviewed discussing acne in high-school students on September 4, 2018 by Barb Diguilio of the radio station Newstalk 1010?

Click here to listen.

August 15, 2018

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.

July 12, 2018

Scarring is a common complication of acne, even when the condition is only mild, and in some skin of color patients, the scarring can be complicated by hyperpigmentation. While there are several treatments offered for improving acne scarring, including lasers, dermabrasion, subcision, chemical peels, and microneedling, post acne hyperpigmentation is not often addressed.

July 09, 2018

Diet can affect skin conditions including acne, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and rosacea. In a review that focuses on these four conditions, plus aging, Rajani Katta, M.D., and Mary Jo Kramer, B.S., writing in Skin Therapy Letter, highlight trigger foods that should be avoided.

June 25, 2018

Body acne affects up to 50% of people with acne. Dr. Catherine Zip, a Calgary dermatologist and spokesperson for the Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada, helps us understand what body acne is, the causes and treatments.

June 19, 2018

Our dermatologists will be heading shortly to the annual Canadian Dermatology Association meeting in Montreal where they will be speaking & educating colleagues, as well as learning what’s new and exciting in the management of such conditions as: acnerosacea, psoriasis, hyperhidrosis(excessive sweating), skin cancers, cosmetic dermatology and much more.

June 15, 2018

Most of us assume that, if we ever dealt with skin-care problems, we'd leave them behind in our teen years (along with our questionable hairstyle choices). Unfortunately, that's not always the case. And sometimes the skin issues we develop when we're older can be a lot more confusing and challenging to deal with than the occasional zit.

For instance, at 28, I had what I thought was stubborn acne for a few years. I went all out in the drugstore aisle with harsh, drying products that ended up doing more harm than good. So when I was finally diagnosed with rosacea this past December, I was actually relieved. I assumed that having an answer would make it easier to treat.



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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