I met Karen Bowen of Karen Bowen Dermal Therapy on a flight from Sydney to Perth in 2012.
As a stage performer I have to take care of my appearance. To that end I’ve tried numerous facial treatments on a regular basis over the past 11 years.
Because I planned to be in WA for a while after my chance meeting with Karen, I booked a consultation with her. During that consultation, she prescribed for me a range of treatments that didn’t include ‘injectables’ of any kind and I agreed to have them.
Now, having experienced Karen’s therapies, as well as the care and attention she bestows on all her clients, I consider her in a league of her own. Thanks to her expertise my skin feels alive again.
And it’s not just me who’s noticed the difference. Numerous colleagues at Channel 7, as well as my closest friends, have asked whether I’ve had ‘work’ (surgery) on my face. I’m thrilled to reply, “No.”
Perth is lucky to have a dermal therapist of Karen’s calibre. At home in Sydney I’m following up on her good work with the products she recommended for after-care, including a mini Dermaroller®.
My wish is that Karen would relocate to Sydney so I could visit her more often.
Before I found Karen, my skin was horrible due to many hormone imbalances I was going through.
I had many little hard bumps all over my cheeks despite trying to take care of my skin. I also had quite a lot of pigment as well as big grooves in my forehead that I was really self-conscious about.
But on top of that my skin was just lifeless and dull which is not what you want when you are the face of a company and use your face for marketing every day in photos as well as face to face with customers.
I started getting treatments with Karen and using her products. I couldn’t believe the difference in just one week of using her products my skin was glowing.
The treatments worked so quickly too I couldn’t believe it!
My skin lines reduced, my skin became clear and pore were significantly smaller.
I used to wear a lot of makeup and now I barely wear any on my skin.
I can’t thank Karen enough!
Karen, you’re amazing! After only three skin-needling treatments my skin already looks better then it did 10 to 15 years ago. Over the last few years I have spent thousands of dollars on products and procedures to treat deep lines at the sides of my mouth and vertical lines on my top lip (smoker’s lines, but I don’t smoke!), without getting any real results or signs of improvement. Today, after your treatments the lines are almost gone. What’s more, my skin feels so plump and looks so good that I no longer need wrinkle relaxers or fillers — I have no lines left to fill and no wrinkles to treat. Thank you so much for the wonderful results you’ve achieved so far. I’ll see you in few weeks for another treatment.
Finally, I’ve found value for money with dermal therapist Karen Bowen. Karen’s knowledge of skin on a cellular level shows in her results, which are powerful and true. The changes to my skin that have occurred through skin needling have been dramatic, especially to the fine lines and crêpeyness under and around my eyes. My skin is also tighter and brighter. Karen has proved to me that other companies’ products take too long to get the results we expect and that her clinic is incomparable in what it can achieve. Thanks to Karen and the team at Karen Bowen Dermal Therapist.
“I felt old, wrinkled, my skin felt dirty even when it was clean. After my treatment with Karen my skin felt refreshed, clean and revitalized. I felt confident and the wrinkles were reduced. Karen was always amazingly beautiful to me. Her expertise was perfect from start to finish” – Karyn
Karyn’s amazing younger you” treatment has given her her confidence back! Before her treatment (first two photos) and after (last three) – you can see the results!
“I felt my skin needed rejuvenating as gravity had taken its toll. I saw on Karen’s website some great testimonials and photos and the results that her clients had achieved. So I felt confident that she could help me.
I was delighted when I met Karen and I thought she was very professional and gorgeous lady, not only in nature but a fabulous representative of the industry she was in. All the staff were very accommodating, warm and friendly.
I trusted Karens advice and decided to go ahead with the ‘recommended treatment. I received many compliments from my friends as well as strangers on how healthy and great my skin looked.
I recommend Karen to anybody who is seeking to improve their skin like I was.” Rose
I was referred to Karen Bowen by a friend, who advised that Karen might be able to help me with my worsening rosacea [reddening of the facial skin].In my business I’m constantly in the public eye, whether at meetings, conducting interviews or in business dealings with clients, so having a red, blotchy face can be quite a distraction to others, no matter how hard they try to ignore it.
Karen treated my condition with a series of IPL sessions. These produced amazing results in that they not only massively reduced the reddening but also improved the condition of my skin overall.
I know a lot of people suffer from rosacea and I would strongly recommend that they make an appointment with Karen to discuss treatment.
I’ve been a farmer for 30 years, and out in all weathers day after day. Even though I’ve always used the appropriate protective creams and clothing, I noticed that the skin on my nose was becoming more and more tender and also redder by the day. Eventually, I consulted my GP and underwent two procedures that involved scraping the dead skin off my nose. This was meant to relieve the tenderness, but it didn’t work. My nose became ever more tender as time went by — even after slight knocks the skin would crack open and bleed. In desperation I consulted another GP, who told me the only other procedure he could suggest was skin grafting. I discussed this option with my friend and she suggested that I first try ‘dermal therapy’. That’s when I made an appointment with Karen Bowen, despite the fact that her clinic is a six-hour drive from where I live.
During my first appointment with Karen, she ‘scanned’ the skin on my nose and, because of the GP’s recommendation of skin-grafting, discussed the resulting images with her clinic doctor. Between them they decided that IPL would be the best option for me: it would not only strengthen the skin but also decrease the redness. Next, Karen explained in detail what exposure to the elements had done to my skin and how the IPL procedure would work. Following my first IPL treatment, and the application of Danné products afterwards, I noticed that the skin on my nose calmed down considerably. It was less shiny and felt less tender. I realised what a big difference there was when my daughter commented on how much better my nose looked. After a second IPL treatment and continued usage of the Danné products, the effect was very noticeable.
Since I began IPL treatments with Karen, the skin has not broken open and bled; nor is it sore to the touch and the redness is now dramatically reduced. I recently completed my third IPL treatment, with only one more to go, and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome! Thank you so much Karen, I now no longer need a skin graft.
I first came to see Karen about my worsening Rosacea, I also had other issues with my skin as I was getting older (pigmentation, pore size etc) but the Rosacea I experienced on my face and chest was causing me embarrassment on a daily basis. I hated having to wear more make up to try and cover up.
When I first met Karen I had to admit to her that I had not been one to take great care of my skin, so we discussed treatment options and a daily skin care routine.
The Danne products that were recommended were amazing, and I have stuck with my daily routine as I can see and feel the difference these products make to my skin.
Karen has treated my skin with a series of IPL treatments and I am thrilled with the results. Not only has the IPL massively reduced the redness in my skin, it has lightened pigmentation marks, reduced pore size and greatly improved the overall texture of my skin – so much so that I’m confident not wearing foundation/concealer.
Karen impressed me from our first consultation with her knowledge of skin on a cellular level and of the products and treatments she was recommending to me.
Karen does not treat you as just another client, she genuinely wants the same great results that you want for yourself. The whole team at Karen Bowen create such a warm welcoming environment, that you can’t help but feel comfortable. If you want a Dermal Therapist with results based experience, then Karen Bowen is the one for you.
Hair Removal Testimonials
“I always felt uncomfortable taking off my shirt due to thick dark hair on my chest and back which bothered me a great deal, so I never went shirtless!
After having 5 sessions with Karen I can now take off my shirt with absolute confidence as there was very little visible hair left. I have had 3 more follow up treatments to target some very fine hair that’s hardly noticeable. I wish I had come to see Karen sooner.
Karen was very professional and I felt really comfortable. I’m now a very happy hair-free Perth business man.”
Karen Bowen’s IPL is genuine and fast. Six weeks after Karen did a test patch on my chest[see photo at right], the results of the IPL she administered were even better than promised.
It gave me the confidence to go ahead and have much larger areas treated, with even better results.
I spent many years waxing unwanted hair but finally decided I needed something more permanent. A friend recommended that I try IPL by Karen Bowen, so I did. I only had four sessions and cannot believe I’m hairless at last (being Italian I thought I’d need a lot more treatments). The difference is amazing and IPL is almost painless.
I just want to say how good Karen Bowen’s IPL treatments have been for stopping hair growth and clearing up the ingrown hairs around my bikini line. I was waxing for many years and I think this caused me a big problem with ingrown hairs — I had lots of them.
Previously, I tried IPL treatments at three different places but afterwards there was very little difference in the amount of hair regrowth and I had more outbreaks of ingrown hairs. After one treatment with Karen I noticed a huge reduction in those outbreaks and less hair.
After two treatments I have no new ingrown hairs and the area is finally healing and starting to look good. Thank you so much, Karen.
“I first started to get acne in high school around the age of 14 and began using a range of over the counter creams and cleansers with little to no success. A friend suggested I book a consultation with Karen Bowen a and it has been the best decision for my skin.
“Focusing on cleansing the body both internally and externally, we begun with a new diet and regime of products that had immediate noticeable results. Supported by fortnightly treatments the results were unmatched and after each session, my skin became clearer and felt healthier. One particular technique Karen used cleared the skin in just days.
“Over the next few months, my skin was looking the best it had in years with much of the redness reduced and an vastly clearer surface.
“Overall, the experience has been testing, but the results completely out-weigh any doubt and fear I had going into this series of treatments. I strongly recommend to anyone suffering from acne to have a consultation with Karen Bowen and her highly trained team who were completely professional and extremely helpful throughout the course of my treatment.”
“I started seeing Karen 6 months before my wedding. After having an outburst of cystic acne which made me want to hide myself from friends and family I couldn’t see much hope in any treatments. Through several positive reviews I found Karen Bowen on the internet. Of course I was hesitant especially with having brown Indian skin. In just a short period of time I could see a drastic improvement with Karen’s treatment.
“Karen provided me with a diet plan and skin care program with appropriate products to suit my skin type. Her team checked up on me after every treatment to make sure I was responding well and whether I had any concerns. Her treatment is fast and effective and provides you with a long term solution. Today I have clear skin without pigment scarring and doesn’t need a cake of makeup to hide behind.
“I swear by Karen’s advice and would recommend her any day. She has been a miracle worker for me and no matter how many times I say thanks to Karen it is never enough”
“When my skin developed severe acne, I spent months and hundreds of dollars on a doctor and skin specialist to try and figure out why this was happening to me since I was no longer a teenager but a young woman. Luckily I came across Karen Bowen online. After reading her client reviews I decided to give her a call, praying that she would be able to tell me what was wrong with my skin and come up with a cure, a solution or something.
“I knew from our initial phone conversation that Karen was a well-educated person with a huge amount of experience, so I was really excited about my first consultation.
“Afterwards I walked out crying because I felt so overwhelmed by her kindness and empathy. I realized I wasn’t just ‘another job’ to Karen – she understood how bad my acne made me feel, that the appearance of my skin was affecting my life, and she cared.
“Karen called me a few days after my first session with her to see how I was feeling and check on my progress, and for the first time in a long time I could honestly say that I saw improvements. During the next six months I placed my full trust in Karen and have now seen her countless times, initially to help with my acne and scarring and now to remove unwanted hair.
“In my opinion, no-one compares to Karen when it comes to understanding and caring for her clients’ skin. She’s always found time to take my calls and answer my questions and has been nothing but supportive and accommodating. Karen has been amazing every step of the way, and I cannot recommend her highly enough. I consider her a friend. She’s changed my life by helping me feel confident and comfortable in my own skin again. Thank you so much, Karen.”
“Before meeting Karen Bowen I had really bad acne and lacked knowledge about this skin disorder. Initially I went to my doctor, who referred me to a dermatologist. The dermatologist told me my only option was to take a very strong acne medication. When he told me the side effects, they sounded very scary and that confirmed my decision not to take it. There had to be another way!
However, having already tried just about every product out there that ‘guaranteed results’ (not in my case) and also visiting a number of beauty therapists, doctors and skin specialists to no avail, I felt I’d come to a dead end. I was quite depressed, wondering whether I’d have a pimple-covered face forever.
Luckily, about this time I caught up with a friend I hadn’t seen in a while. The last time I’d seen her she had pitted scarring on her face from picking at her skin all her life. Now, though, her face was flawless and she wasn’t even wearing make-up. I asked her how it happened and she said, “You have to see Karen Bowen; she’s a miracle-worker.” I booked a session with Karen the same day.
When I went in to see Karen it was like putting myself in an angel’s hands. She told me exactly what to do to achieve flawless skin. “Follow this plan,” Karen said, “and you will get results.” I loved her confidence and the way she treated me; it made me feel so at home. Every time I visit Karen’s clinic I’m greeted by the same warming presence of her and her team.
The routine Karen devised for me worked. Now I never have to wear make-up and am no longer ashamed of my skin; it’s gleaming. Since I’ve been on Karen’s skin programme and treatments I haven’t had a single pimple. Wow! Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be able to say that.
Thanks a million, Karen; you and your team are awesome. Keep up the great work. You gave me back my confidence and no words can describe how that feels. Please, anyone who is suffering from acne, take action now and book an appointment with Karen and her team: they’re there to help you every step of the way”
“Since I met Karen about 2yrs ago, I have always had a positive experience. She has an eye to diagnose. I have nothing but praise for the service I have received from her.
She is not only a professional and profound knowledge in her work but a pleasure to be with.
She has treated my skin for pigment scarring and clearing me completely of acne and restored my beautiful skin and confidence. My skin glows, thanks to her treatments.”
“My name is Karen. I’m 38 and never had any problems with my skin until seven years ago, when I developed cystic acne. It started me on a long and expensive journey to get help. I went to doctors and a nutritionist, then several beauty clinics. Some of them really tried but most had no idea…they took my money anyway.
“Although I got to a place in my mind and my body where I was happy; still my skin did not improve. I stopped going out socially, and if I had to drop the kids at school I would cover my face and neck with my hair to hide my skin; I never wore my hair up anymore. As my skin got worse, my doctor said the cysts had to be cut out. So now I had scarring as well as acne! Finally, when I felt I had really had enough, a friend who had told me about Karen Bowen more than once persuaded me to make an appointment with her.
“On my first visit to Karen, she told me exactly what was going on with my skin and what it would take to fix it. I had my first treatment with her a week later and all was well. However, after the second treatment I panicked, my skin went haywire and I began thinking, ‘More money with no result.’ Luckily, Karen called me to remind me that it would take time for things to improve and to be patient.
“By the next visit my skin was starting to look great, and after the third treatment my life really changed for the better. I know not everyone is the same, but after that treatment my skin improved to the point where I no longer needed to hide behind my hair. I cut it instead, and now wear it back and love it.
“I’m the girl who met the right person to help with my skin problems. I just wish I’d found Karen Bowen at the beginning of my journey…there would have been a lot less tears. This is to say thank you to Karen for giving me back my smile as well as my face.”
Before I went for IPL with Karen Bowen, I was spending a fortune on dark foundation to cover not only my freckles but also the severe pigmentation that appeared on my skin after the birth of my children.
After just one IPL treatment with Karen I realised it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made — no more dark foundation for me! In fact, I can now go without foundation altogether.
I’m absolutely delighted with the results of my IPL procedure and can’t stop recommending the treatment to others. I even tell my clients about it.
Prior to meeting Karen Bowen I had IPL treatment at another clinic for skin pigmentation, but with little or nothing to show for it. When I asked how many more IPL sessions I would need (I’d had five or six already) to get the results I wanted, the young girl administering the treatment cranked up the intensity and burnt my face.
It looked like I had a zebra-crossing on each cheek – embarrassing to say the least! I had to wear a hat and cover my cheeks with my hair for about six weeks afterwards. The clinic responsible did the bare minimum to fix the problem they had created, giving me two ‘free’ IPL sessions to reduce the stripes, but I felt like a problem they wanted to be rid of quickly rather than someone they wanted to help. I probably should have taken things further and sought compensation but I decided I didn’t want anything more to do with them.
That’s when I found Karen – and what a great experience that’s been! Karen’s knowledge and competence were obvious to me right from the start, and she has gone above and beyond to fix my ‘problematic’ skin. She took so much care to ensure she thoroughly understood my skin before rushing me into treatment, which convinced me that I wouldn’t have another bad experience.
Now, finally, there are no zebra stripes on my face and the condition of my skin is way better than before all of this started. So, thank you, Karen – I only wish I had gone to you in the first place!
It’s important to be able to trust those who treat your skin. I trust Karen fully.
After 1 Treatment
“I was feeling and looking very old, so I decided to go back to see Karen Bowen. It had been 32 years since my last treatment with Karen.
I have always found Karen to be very professional and couldn’t do enough for you. After the IPL, I was thrilled with the results. This made me realize I hadn’t been looking after my skin.
I am so happy with the results and my skin now feels good and very refreshed.
Karen, I will now take better care of my skin. Thank you.”
After 5 Treatments
“My name is Wendy and I had pigmentation on my face which I had to use thick make up to cover when I went to the gym and when I went out.
I came to see Karen and she suggested I have IPL treatment for the pigmentation which I went ahead and had the treatment Karen recommended.
Now I only use a very light coverage or sometimes no make up at all, I now feel confident and people have commented how good I look.
Karen made me feel like a new woman!
Skin Needling Testimonials
I am a 46-year-old woman who, from the age of 12 to 22, suffered from really bad keloid acne. The resulting scarring left me feeling quite disfigured and led me to research and trial many different products to improve the look of my skin. I even considered (but discounted) invasive medical procedures. Alas, none of the products I tried helped much, as the scarring was simply too deep. In May 2010 I read about skin needling inThe Sunday Times Magazine [STM]. It was described as a medical procedure, using a device called a Dermaroller®, that was designed to increase collagen production in the skin and so reduce scarring, deep lines, etc. I immediately rang Karen Bowen’s clinic to see if they could do anything about my problem.
I’ve now had six needling sessions and I’m amazed at the results. My skin looks and feels youthful and beautiful. Even after the first and second sessions I noticed a huge difference in my complexion, and after the third and fourth sessions my friends began commenting on how wonderful my skin looked and asking what I was using on it. Today, when I walk past a window or mirror and see my reflection I have to look twice to believe that it’s really me.
I would definitely recommend that anyone suffering from acne scarring try skin needling and experience the difference it makes. My skin hasn’t looked this good since I was a child.
I wanted to take this opportunity, Karen, to thank you for the marvellous results so far from the skin needling treatment I underwent at your clinic; also to commend you on the personalised service I received from both you and your friendly staff.
As you are aware, I recently had a couple of moles removed from my nose by another practitioner using the radio-surgery laser method. Although the moles proved benign, the process left me with both hyper-pigmentation and indented scars on my nose. Desperate to rectify these problems, I searched the Internet for possible solutions. That’s how I came across your website and made further enquiries.
From my first phone call on, I received very attentive service. Skin needling was recommended and the process thoroughly explained by you during our first consultation.
Following my initial treatment the results were just amazing. Very little evidence of the previous surgery remained and my skin felt fantastic. I have just undergone my second needling session and already I can see further improvement.
Being male, I was both anxious and hesitant about receiving this type of treatment, which many might consider more suited to female clients. Now, however, I would highly recommend the treatment to anyone, male or female, who has issues with their skin (particularly scarring), as the results are a huge confidence booster.
Karen, you really delivered on your promise to help, and your after-care service and product suggestions indicate your level of interest in your clients and their maintenance of good skin-care routines. Thanks once again; I really appreciate your fine work.
Having dark skin, I already knew that the options for correcting the hyper-pigmentation on my face were limited. During my first consultation with Karen Bowen – Dermal Therapist regarding this problem, skin needling was recommended and the process explained to me thoroughly. I’ve now had three skin needling treatments on my face and the improvement is very visible. Not only has the hyper-pigmentation gone but my skin seems to glow. So, if you have dark skin and want value for money when seeking help for your skin problems, I highly recommend Karen as she does deliver on her promises. I’m looking forward to having more skin needling in the future. Thanks again to Karen and her team at Karen Bowen – Dermal Therapist.