End of Year Increased Demand for Cosmetic Treatments


End of the year sees increased demand for cosmetic treatments, including new alternative to Botox® , now available in Canada

As the holiday season ramps up, party goers dream of looking their best, while others add a dramatic makeover to their list of New Year's resolutions. Appointments for Botox®, facial fillers and similar procedures tend to increase over the holidays, and the Toronto Dermatology Centre has a solution for everyone.

WireService.ca Press Release - Toronto, Canada (Dec 17, 2012) - Dr. Benjamin Barankin and Dr. Anatoli Freiman, Medical Directors of Toronto Dermatology Centre, explain that there are different treatments and solutions available today to address almost every concern, and most of them are fast, painless, non-invasive and require no downtime - perfect for the busy person on a budget.

"If you're looking to improve the lines and wrinkles on the forehead or around the eyes," says Dr. Barankin, "then Botox® or the newest form of botulinum toxin called Xeomin® are terrific treatments. If you're looking to plump up your lips, or to fill out the laugh lines or marionette lines around the mouth, then fillers such as Juvederm®, Restylane®, or Radiesse® are great options. These fillers can also naturally enhance your cheek bones and define your jawline without the need for surgery."

To improve skin texture and tone, Dr. Barankin recommends SilkPeel dermalinfusion microdermabrasion. The Toronto Dermatology Centre also offer medical-grade chemical peels and lasers designed to safely treat redness, brown spots, burst blood vessels and reduce the signs of rosacea or sun damage.

"For a quick and easy glow and plumping of the skin," adds Dr. Barankin, "try the celebrity favourite: oxygen facials that infuse hyperbaric oxygen into the skin. Finally, medical grade skin products containing retinol or stem cells or collagen and elastin should be part of your home regimen."

Dr. Freiman also points out that winter season is best for various laser procedures. Facial photorejuvenation (IPL/BBL) for brown pigmentation spots and rosacea, profractional laser resurfacing for fine wrinkles and scarring, as well as laser hair removal are the most popular lasers.

Dr. Freiman suggests that anyone interested in improving their appearance should speak to a dermatologist at the Centre, to determine the best treatment options for their skin type.

The founders of the Toronto Dermatology Centre, Dr. Benjamin Barankin and Dr. Anatoli Freiman, are board-certified dermatologists, Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and of the American Academy of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery. Respected authorities in the field, they are lecturers at medical conferences, media spokespersons, and authors of seven dermatology books & over 500 publications in dermatology. Both Dr. Barankin and Dr. Freiman also regularly educate other doctors, residents, and medical students in the art & science of dermatology.


Dr. Benjamin Barankin and Dr. Anatoli Freiman
Toronto Dermatology Centre
Phone: 416-633-0001 #2

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