Dr. Sonya Abdulla

Dermatologist, Toronto, ON

Dr. Sonya Abdulla is a double board-certified dermatologist in Canada and the US. She completed additional Fellowship training in Dermatologic Laser Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Abdulla has an active medical and cosmetic dermatology practice where she is involved in clinical research and teaching. Her clinical interests include acne, rosacea and psoriasis as well as minimally invasive aesthetic procedures including injectables, energy-based devices and laser surgery. Dr. Abdulla is a strong proponent of evidence-based skin care – her opinion and expertise serve as an invaluable resource for patients, peers and media.

3:45 PM - 4:35 PM

NOV 2 (Thu)

Navigating the Skincare Maze: A Scientific Guide to Choosing the Right Products for the right patients

Navigating the ever-evolving skincare landscape to recommend the most effective products to patients can often feel like maneuvering through a maze. This open session aims to serve as a guide to help physicians make informed choices rooted in scientific evidence.
This dynamic session will delve deep into the latest advances in dermatological science, examining the published studies and clinical evidence surrounding antioxidants and retinoids in skincare. The goal is to shed light on the pivotal role these ingredients play in promoting skin health and addressing various skin concerns. Dr. Sam Hanna and Dr. Sonya Abdulla will bring their clinical expertise to explore the art and science of selecting the right products that best cater to individual patient needs.
Join this session to enhance your understanding of the latest developments in the skincare field and learn practical tips for making informed, scientifically-backed choices in product recommendations for patients.

3:55 PM - 4:25 PM

NOV 3 (Fri)

The Dynamic Skin Barrier: Cleanse, Moisturize, Treat & Protect

When you think of the skin what comes to mind? What active ingredients do you recommend to support your patients skin health? The skin barrier proactively works to protect the skin's moisture balance and integrity through several integrated functions. This evolves the skin barrier conversation beyond a brick-and-mortar structure to the sophisticated and complex Dynamic Skin Barrier while reviewing evidence-based ingredient science that matters to you and your patients.