Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon
4256 Bathurst Street, Suite 400
Toronto, Ontario M3H 5Y8 CA
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"I had no bruising, a bit of swelling for about 36hrs, and my frown lines and laugh lines are way reduced and looking both good and natural." "Dr. Barankin was very honest and took his time explaining what Botox could and couldn't do for me." "Great results!"

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5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Great Doctor Juvederm - Toronto, ON

Smart, funny, and very helpful. Has a keen esthetic eye.

1 out of 5 stars Mole Removal

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

He seems like he's just in a rush to make money -- apparently removing moles doesn't make much money, so you don't get much attention. There was nothing pleasant about him and I'm really upset about what my midriff looks like now.

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Great Results for Lips and Tear Trough.Toronto, ON

Dr. Barankin came in about 15min late for which he apologized, and I understood. He is clearly very knowledgeable and knows how to share that in a nice & gentle way. He's friendly and takes his time to teach you and let you know what's realistically possible based on a variety of factors. I didn't feel rushed, nor like I was being sold something, he was merely there to chat and discuss like two friends might. I was pleasantly shocked that there was almost no pain. I had mild bruising for 3 days, and mild swelling for 2 days. I am really happy with the natural results and have received many nice comments since. I look forward to seeing him in the future and doubt that I would trust anyone else to do such a good and natural looking result.

5 out of 5 stars Vollure

Excellent Experience with Great Dermatologist. Toronto, ON

I came to this beautiful clinic about a month ago and was quite impressed from the get go. The clinic is quite pretty and the staff are sweet. Dr. Barankin came in just a few minutes late, and was really friendly, yet professional, and really listened to my concerns followed by answering a number of my questions and closely examining my face. I had Juvederm volift and voluma for my cheek bones area and my laugh lines. The pain was surprisingly minimal as he was very gentle as I had been told. I had no bruising or swelling which was also a pleasant surprise. He was very conservative because this was my first time, and even still I'm quite thrilled with the results which I hope will last a long time. I'd definitely go back to him and this impressive clinic. I might try some Botox soon as well which I hear he's also quite good at.

5 out of 5 stars Restylane

Restylane for Tear Troughs - Toronto, ON

Dr Barankin was pleasant polite and very informative. He was on time and took all of my questions. I was very happy with my procedure and the office in general.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Best Cosmetic Doctor in Toronto

Dr. Barankin is a very pleasant and nice doctor and quite humble for someone who is so accomplished. He is very knowledgeable and shares his knowledge freely without making you feel dumb. He examines your skin carefully and really hears you out. It's obvious he loves what he does. I like that he doesn't push or try to sell you on things you don't need; he seems quite genuine which is refreshing when dealing with cosmetic doctors. He's a dermatologist and does all his own injections which is the main reason I chose this clinic.

5 out of 5 stars Acne Treatment

Best Dermatologist for Acne and Scars - Toronto, ON

Dr. Barankin is a very nice and smart and caring physician. He really cares about his patients and will do everything humanly possible to get you the best results. After clearing up my acne, he did a variety of scar treatments including subcision and chemical peels, and 1 profractional laser, as well as some dermaroller which cleared up many of my blemishes and scars which has given me a newfound confidence. I know from my research and my GP that Dr. Barankin is a highly regarded dermatologist in canada and abroad.

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

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

Dr. Barankin is a meticulous dermatologist and very honest and caring. Along with Botox and Juvederm , he has removed many moles and skin tags for me, and totally cleared my Rosacea. He's always learning and attends and speaks at countless conferences. I told my GP about him, and she said that she only refers patients to him because of the great feedback she always gets.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Best Cosmetic Doctor in Toronto

Dr. Barankin is a very knowledgeable dermatologist who came highly recommended based on my internet research along with asking my doctor (who incidentally had heard great things about him too), as well as my girlfriend who I just found out sees him and swears by him. Dr. Barankin does all his own Botox and filler injections which was critical for me ; as I've heard and learned, unfortunately many clinics or medispas delegate injections to poorly or undertrained nurses or other staff. Dr. Barankin is also incredibly gentle which was huge for me since I'm quite a wimp. I had no bruising, a bit of swelling for about 36hrs, and my frown lines and laugh lines are way reduced and looking both good and natural. I'll definitely be going back to him and this great clinic.

5 out of 5 stars Acne Treatment

Best Acne Doctor in Toronto - Toronto, ON

Dr. Barankin is both kind and caring, and the "go to" dermatologist according to my GP who always recommends him. He takes his time, explains things quite clearly, and you always leave feeling that he's got your back. I like everything about him as well as the incredible office he works in.

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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

Blog Posts and Articles

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

How to Remove Milia Under Eye Problem?

Most milia, tiny white balls under the skin, appear under the eyes. The can be simply and safely extracted by your dermatologist, and occasionally a... 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

Does It Matter What Strength Retin-a to Use Under Eyes for Wrinkles?

The stronger the tretinoin or retin-A, the better the results. That said, some areas like the skin around the eyes, are quite sensitive and easily... 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

Before and After Photos by Dr. Barankin

Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC has shared 37 before and after pictures with 84 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Videos by Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC

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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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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.