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May 12, 2020

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing measures patients MUST BOOK an appointment for their phototherapy treatment. Walk-in is NOT available.

Please contact us to schedule your phototherapy treatment as of June 1, 2020.

Patient MUST BRING with them to the appointment:

  • Cotton mask – some face mask may contain metal wiring which is prohibited for use during phototherapy
  • Goggles – patients must bring or purchase new goggles (we cannot provide a loaner)

Patients will be screened at the door please click here to learn more about our NEW patient policy & FAQs related to screening process.

April 28, 2020

Patients with psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and hidradenitis suppurativa can remain on their treatment protocol despite the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, suggests a study review published in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. The biologic agents and nonbiologic immunosuppressive and immunomodulatory therapies that manage cutaneous disease may actually control the “cytokine storm” linked to poorer response in this patient population.

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 info@torontodermatologycentre.com.

We appreciate your patience and stay healthy.

October 18, 2019

Everyone can benefit from healthy habits like exercising and not smoking. If you have psoriasis, healthy habits have some extra benefits.

Quitting smoking

Researchers have found that smokers who have psoriasis and quit smoking can:

  • Reduce their risk of developing diseases of the heart, blood vessels, liver, and gums
  • Lessen their chance of developing an autoimmune disease like Crohn’s disease
  • Have fewer psoriasis flares
  • Have less palmoplantar psoriasis
  • Increase remissions (periods with little or no psoriasis)
October 04, 2019

Obesity has frequently been dubbed an epidemic in the United States and is credited with causing or contributing to a wide variety of other chronic ailments, including cardiovascular disease and osteoarthritis. However, it’s also a frequent comorbidity for another common set of connected conditions — psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

August 23, 2019

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 a dermatology program is), and what a dermatologist’s daily workload is like, we asked a couple well-respected doctors to chime in.

August 22, 2019

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.

August 13, 2019

Dr. Benjamin Barankin’s dermatologic expertise was recently quoted in The Chronicle of Skin & Allergy discussing the latest developments in psoriasis.

Click here to read the full article.

July 22, 2019

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 wide range of skin conditions, from acne to hair-thinning alopecia, to scaly psoriasis, research shows.

June 17, 2019

Most patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who received treatment with brodalumab experienced long-term rates of skin clearance at 120 weeks, according to extension results of AMAGINE-2.