Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon
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Toronto, Ontario M3H 5Y8 CA
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5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Great Doctor Juvederm - Toronto, ON

Treat for myself.

1 out of 5 stars Mole Removal

Arrogant, Disrespectful and in a Hurry! - Toronto, ON

I had not one, but TWO, terrible experiences with the Toronto Dermatology Centre. My family doctor sent me to Dr. Barankin to check my moles as I had many and some were potentially concerning. The doctor looked at me for a total of 30 seconds and left the room. He did not explain anything to me and sent me to the waiting room. I waited for another, at least, 30 minutes. I went to check in with...

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Great Results for Lips and Tear Trough.Toronto, ON

I saw Dr Barankin because I have always been bothered by my thin lips and deep dark under eyes. I've hesitated to do anything because of my fear of pain and looking like some Hollywood overdone celebrity. I went to see Dr Barankin because I had heard from a number of people that he's the man to see, especially if you want things done right, and naturally.

5 out of 5 stars Vollure

Excellent Experience with Great Dermatologist. Toronto, ON

I wanted to improve some fine lines and some deeper wrinkles after having had 2 kids, gaining and then losing some weight. I was feeling kinda crappy about myself, so I did some research and asked a few friends, and Dr. Barankins name kept coming up as someone you could trust and who was really good and would provide natural results and not Hollywood garish.

5 out of 5 stars Restylane

Restylane for Tear Troughs - Toronto, ON

This was my first time getting any sort of procedure. Dr Barankin was excellent. He explained everything to me and even though this is my first day of the procedure I am already very pleased with the results. My eyes have very deep tear troughs and Dr Barankin explained everything and what to expect.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Best Cosmetic Doctor in Toronto

Dr. Barankin came recommended by several people I respect including my family doc. I was not disappointed. I arrived at this beautiful clinic and was greeted warmly by the staff. I waited at most 8 minutes before Dr. Barankin came in. He was warm and friendly and answered all my questions and told me exactly what he could & couldn't do. I had Botox for my frown lines and crow feet, and the...

5 out of 5 stars Acne Treatment

Best Dermatologist for Acne and Scars - Toronto, ON

I saw Dr. Barankin for a longstanding acne problem and various scars and blemishes. My doctor referred me to his clinic and told me frankly that "if Dr. Barankin can't clear your acne, the no one can." Dr. B was very caring and listened carefully to my story and then asked lots of questions, many of which I'd never been asked before. He also ordered special blood tests and an ultrasound which...

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Best Dermatologist for Fillers and Botox and More - Toronto, ON

After visiting a few other doctors over the years for cosmetic Botox and juvederm, I finally came upon the best, Dr Barankin. His clinic is stunningly beautiful, easy parking, and super warm staff that are eager and more importantly able to help and make your experience special. Dr. Barankin will be my dermatologist till my final days, I trust his brilliant mind and artistic and honest eyes...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Best Cosmetic Doctor in Toronto

I've visited several dermatologists and plastic surgeons in Toronto to compare cosmetic approaches and styles as well as pricing. I was most impressed by dermatologist Dr. Benjamin Barankin; he not only listens to what you want, but he's truly honest as to what you can benefit from and what he can realistically do. Also, his clinic and his staff are really nice and professional and prompt in...

5 out of 5 stars Acne Treatment

Best Acne Doctor in Toronto - Toronto, ON

I saw Dr. Barankin after struggling with acne for over 20 years. He spent lots of time with me going over my history, and then answered all my questions. I have been dealing with him for about 6 months now, and the results are nothing short of miraculous. Not only is 99% of my acne gone, but so are most of the marks and scars that I had collected over the years. I did some peels and laser to...

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Dermatology


American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Canadian Society for Dermatologic Surgery (CSDS)

Consultation Fee

Free. None

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Queen's University
    Medical: MD, University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Dermatology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Treatments offered at Toronto Dermatology Centre

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Liver & Age Spots: Diagnosis and Treatment

Age spots or liver spots are flat, brown areas given the medical term "lentigo" or "lentigines." In fact, liver spots have nothing to do with the liver (though they are the same colour as the liver, hence the name) - they are caused by the sun as well as the aging process, and usually appear on the face, back of the hands, upper back and shoulders. Age spots or liver spots are generally harmless, especially if they are stable and are not changing in size or colour. They may look...

Acne: Diagnosis & Treatment

Acne is a common skin condition characterized by plugged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), inflamed pimples (pustules), and deeper lumps (nodules). Acne occurs on the face, as well as the chest, back, and upper arms. Although most teenagers get some form of acne, adults can also develop acne. Often, acne clears up after several years, even without treatment. Acne can be disfiguring and upsetting to the patient. Untreated acne can leave permanent scars. To avoid acne scarring, acne treatment...

Seborrheic keratoses: Diagnosis and Treatment

Seborrheic Keratoses are brown or black raised, often crusted spots or wart-like growths. They appear almost as if they are stuck on the skin surface. There may be just one seborrheic keratosis or many of these "Granny warts" which occur in clusters. Seborrheic Keratoses are not cancerous (they are benign) and are not contagious. They may be unsightly, and many patients request their removal. A proper diagnosis is important, as melanoma skin cancer or pigmented basal cell cancer can...

Cherry Angiomas: Diagnosis and Treatment

Cherry Angiomas (also called "Campbell de Morgan spots") are harmless, small, red (cherry red) raised bumps created by dilated blood vessels. Occasionally the vessels inside can clot and turn a dark purple or almost black which can look quite worrisome (like a melanoma). Cherry angiomas occur in more than 85 percent of middle-aged and elderly people, especially those people who are fair skin, and most commonly appear on the trunk. Electrocautery, laser surgery, or other surgical...

Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating): Diagnosis and Treatment

Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating. Sweating is necessary to keep the body cool; however, it should not interfere with a person's ability to interact and function. Hyperhidrosis affects quality of life. It may cause embarrassment and frustration. It can impact one's ability to carry out routine chores and may be an occupational hazard. There are three types of hyperhidrosis: primary focal, generalized idiopathic, and secondary generalized. Primary focal hyperhidrosis is a true...

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How much Voluma, on average is used in each cheek for volume?

The amount of Voluma needed per cheek depends on your age, if you lost weight, your genetics etc. Your dermatologist or plastic surgeon can determine... READ MORE

Hyaluronidase Risks

Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that is very useful in breaking down hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm if and when too much... READ MORE

How to Get Rid of "Angry Look" on my Face?

The optimal treatment for frown lines is BOTOX as it deals with the root problem, the overuse of the muscles causing a frown (whether it be from... READ MORE

How Long Until Results from Spironolactone (Aldactone) Can Be Seen and when will the Skin Start to Clear Up?

I will typically combine spironolactone with an oral contraceptive to reduce breakthrough bleeding, and I'll add topical therapy for a faster response... READ MORE

What is the Best Treatment for Snake Skin or Just Like Fish Skin?

Fish skin or snake skin is given the medical term of ichthyosis, and there is often a genetic basis for it. I like to use urea-based products (ideally... READ MORE

Will Latisse Darken Eyebrows?

Latisse use for eyebrows is an off-label use, but a logical extension of using it for eyelashes. It will work here as well to thicken and lengthen... READ MORE

Fibrous Papule on Nose

A fibrous papule of the nose is also often called an angiofibroma. It can be nicely reduced in size and appearance with a hyfrecator/electrosurgery.... READ MORE

What to Do About Loss of Volume in Cheeks?

There are many options for treating lost cheek volume, but probably the safest and that which has the highest satisfaction rate would be the use of... READ MORE

Can Retin A or Renova Be Used on the Chest and Neck?

Retin-A creams are beneficial in any sun damaged area or area where you are trying to improve appearance such as the back of the hands, forearms, neck... READ MORE

Is Retin-a the Most Effective Wrinkle Cream?

Retinoids like retin-a, tretinoin, adapalene, tazarotene, etc., have been used for decades and have the most scientific data for their effectiveness... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Barankin

Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC has shared 37 before and after pictures with 82 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Acne 101: Causes and Available Treatments

Dr. Benjamin Barankin discusses acne in all its glory, including the causes, aggravators, and treatment options. WATCH VIDEO

Chemical Peels: What Can They Treat & What Are the Benefits?

Dr. Benjamin Barankin discusses in this video the many benefits of chemical peels and what to expect with this very popular treatment. WATCH VIDEO

Botox Treatments: What Kind of Cosmetic and Non-Cosmetic Benefits to Expect

Dr. Benjamin Barankin discusses the many benefits of Botox, for both cosmetic and non-cosmetic uses. WATCH VIDEO

The Aging Process: How to Protect & Rejuvenate Your Skin

Dr. Benjamin Barankin reviews the different aspects of aging on the skin, as well as the most current treatment options depending on the specific problem. WATCH VIDEO

Rosacea: Learn About Treatment Options and What to Avoid

Dr. Benjamin Barankin discusses a few different available options to treat Rosacea, as well as what things to avoid to make it worse. Some of these things include stress, coffee, and alcohol. Learn more on how to improve Rosacea in the video. WATCH VIDEO

Ask a Skin Expert: What Are My Treatment Options for Acne?

Dr. Benjamin Barankin discusses a variety of different treatments to help clear up acne. Some include topical creams or gels, medications like antibiotics or hormone regulators, and cosmetic remedies like peels or laser treatments. WATCH VIDEO

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