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Dr. Robert Backstein MD, FRCSC is a fully qualified plastic and cosmetic surgeon who holds a Fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. He graduated and completed his plastic surgery residency training at the University of Toronto Medical School, and has been recognized by multiple scientific publications in major medical journals. Dr. Backstein has been in the practice of plastic and cosmetic surgery for 17 years. His private practice is currently located at 5109 Steeles Avenue West. Dr. Backstein is also affiliated with Toronto Dermatology Centre, providing many OHIP and non-OHIP/private services; including removal of moles, cysts and lipomas, scar revision, and the removal of skin cancers (e.g. melanoma, basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer, keratoacanthoma) among many other treatments.



Dr. Maneesh Prabhakar MD, FRCPC obtained his M.D. from the University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Internal Medicine and diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He received the Diploma in Practical Dermatology from the United Kingdom. His practise is varied and includes a special interest in medical and cosmetic dermatology, & in particular acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, skin and nail infections, and conditions with systemic manifestations. He is skilled in cosmetic procedures including Botox and dermal filler (e.g. Juvederm, Restylane etc) injections. Interests outside of medicine include sports, politics and travel.




Dr. Jennifer Upitis HBSc, MD, CCFP completed her Honours Bachelor of Life Science’s at Queen’s University. She then went on to graduate with Distinction from University of Alberta Medical School in Edmonton, Alberta. After completing a Family Medicine Residency at the University of Alberta, Dr. Upitis obtained a Diplomate Degree in Dermatology from Harvard University.

During this time she received specialized training from internationally renowned scholars in the fields of medical dermatology, cosmetic and laser techniques and aesthetic medicine. She regularly attends numerous courses, seminars and conferences in order to keep abreast of the newest advances in dermatological surgery, laser treatments, medical and cosmetic technology. She is a certified injector for Botox and a variety of fillers (e.g. Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm).  As well, Dr Upitis has a Focused Practice Designation in Dermatology as recognized by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the Ontario Medical Association.

Dr. Upitis works exclusively as an associate at the Toronto Dermatology Centre. Societal memberships include the Canadian and Ontario Medical Associations (CMA/OMA), Toronto Western Hospital Dermatology Journal Club, the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) and American Association of Aesthetic Medicine. Dr. Upitis is the President Elect for the Primary Care Dermatology Society of Canada and the Past President of the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine Association.

Call 416-633-0001 or email us today for an acne consultation. Toronto Acne & Rosacea Centre is located at 4256 Bathurst St., Suite 400 (Bathurst & Sheppard) within Toronto Dermatology Centre in Toronto, Ontario, and serves patients in North York, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, York, Aurora, King City, Mississauga, Oakville, Etobicoke, Scarborough, Bramptom, Newmarket, Maple, Cambridge, Pickering, Ajax, downtown, uptown, midtown, and all of Greater Toronto (GTA)

Dr. Benjamin Barankin and Dr. Anatoli Freiman are dermatologists at Toronto Acne & Rosacea Centre, providing complete medical, cosmetic, surgical and laser skin care. Our acne centre provides a variety of physician-grade skin care products, prescription creams and gels, prescription pills for acne, as well as a variety of services that treat acne and prevent acne such as: facials, oxygen facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion (medical-grade, SilkPeel DermalInfusion), BBL / IPL (photorejuventation), photodynamic therapy, and acne scar removal such as by subcision, TCA CROSS, fillers, excisions, and laser resurfacing using the ProFractional laser. Our physician-grade skin products include: Alyria, Cosmelan, Clayton Shagal, SkinCeuticals, SkinMedica, ZO Skin Health, ZO Medical, Jane Iredale, Elta MD, Latisse & Neotensil.

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