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Dermatology

Dermatology is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, recognition and treatment of more than 3,000 diseases of the skin, hair and nails. In Canada, medical specialists certified to practice this branch of medicine must have completed both a medical degree and 5 years’ advanced medical training in Dermatology to become a Dermatologist. Cosmetic Dermatology is a sub-specialty that requires additional medical training to provide effective treatments for appearance-related skin conditions.

The Skin
The skin is the largest organ of the body. It helps you to sense / touch the outside world, to regulate your temperature, and to protect you from bacteria and viruses that cause infections. It is generally comprised of multiple layers of tissue and guards the underlying muscles, bones, ligaments and internal organs.

The skin has 3 layers:
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  • Epidermis, the outermost layer of skin, provides a waterproof barrier and creates our skin tone.
  • Dermis, contains tough connective tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands.
  • Hypodermis, consists of fat and connective tissue.

Medical & Cosmetic Skin Issues
AgingSkin_SS125124725Common medical conditions treated at The Derm Centre include acne, eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, warts and skin cancer; and common cosmetic concerns include reducing the effects of aging and sun damage such as sagging skin and facial lines and wrinkles, the removal of unwanted hair, and reducing acne scarring.  For more information, please click on the links below: