Health & Beauty

We Tried It: IPL @ Toronto Centre for Advanced Skin Repair

February 26, 2017

Now nearly two months into 2017, I’m looking to put my best face forward this year with help from Dr. Kevin Sliwowicz of the Toronto Centre for Advanced Skin Repair.


Though I entered the uptown clinic with a clay masque in mind, after a consultation with the doctor, who has more than 20 years of experience in the dermatology and cosmetic biz under his belt, we agreed that an an intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment, which would help decrease some of the sun damage to my pigmentation-prone skin, would be best. Ten minutes later, after two sweeps of my face with the IPL device and some semi-painful zaps (I toughed it out and skipped the numbing cream), I trekked home.

Several days later: fewer freckles and more even skin tone. Skin win! —Karen Kwan

Toronto Centre for Advanced Skin Repair, 215-2401 Yonge St., Toronto, 416-932-3100,


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