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Acne treatment by Dr. Robert Bowen Martinsburg WV
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Forever Clear BBL

Lighting Your Way to Clearer Skin

For many of us growing up, we were told acne was just a phase, that we would outgrow it. For many people, this simply didn’t end up being true. As an adult, acne can be embarrassing, making us feel self-conscious. No matter what age you are, though, it’s never too late to address concerns over acne.


You may have tried medications and various over-the-counter products with limited success. Some treatment options carry side effects as well.  All of this can be a thing of the past, though, thanks to Sciton’s Forever Clear BBL!

At Dr. Robert Bowen in Martinsburg, we have seen many patients who have dealt with acne most of their life and want to put an end to it. We specialize in Sciton’s treatment options and have seen brilliant success with the Forever Clear BBL treatment. What makes it special is the unique way this treatment uses light energy to penetrate down to the source of acne, bacteria down in the skin.

The Procedure


How it Works

The treatment uses pulsed light of specific wavelengths (420 nm, 560 nm, 590 nm) to treat acne.  


The 420 nm filter (blue light) leads to the selective destruction of the P. acnes bacteria.

The 560 nm filter (yellow light) is effective in treating mild to moderate inflammatory acne lesions.


Finally, the addition of the 590 nm filter (red light) is effective in heating the sebaceous oil glands to aid in minimizing oil production.


You must be off Accutane for at least 6 months before having this treatment.

Procedure Time

30 to 60 minutes

Recovery & Downtime
With Forever Clear BBL treatment, a mild sunburn-like sensation is to be expected after treatment, and lasts from 2 to 24 hours.  It is not unusual to get an initial flare-up of acne after the first and second treatments. You can apply makeup after treatment if you wish, as the surface of the skin is not disrupted by this treatment.  You should protect your skin from the sun to avoid complications. 

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    PureLipo is an advanced tumescent liposculpture procedure performed without general anesthesia, using very small instruments in order to permanently remove excess fat from most areas of the body. It is called “tumescent” because the physician fills and swells the fatty areas to be removed with a special solution containing local anesthetic. The fat is then removed with straw-like tubes called cannulas, which are much smaller than those used in traditional liposuction. Because the tumescent solution anesthetizes the area, no general anesthesia or heavy sedation is required. Dr. Bowen artistically sculpts the body into a new shape using these delicate instruments. The finer instruments allow him to target specific areas with increased accuracy and control.
    Dr. Bowen went through the rigorous PureLipo physician training program developed by the physicians and surgical assistants that perfected the PureLipo technique. This training involved extensive didactic and hands-on, supervised instruction and training in all aspects of the PureLipo technique. Dr. Bowen started offering this service in 2010.
    The tumescent technique involves the injection of a diluted anesthetic fluid directly into the fat, causing the area to become swollen and firm. This technique eliminates the need for general anesthesia and reduces the bleeding associated with traditional surgery. The tumescent technique results in a procedure that is safe and less painful, with minimal recovery time and typically better results.
    A simple answer is that with the use of small instruments and less intense suction, this procedure often takes about twice as long to perform as traditional liposuction while costing much less. Also, this new form of body sculpture also requires specific training different from that required for traditional lipo.
    The best way is to have a consultation with Dr. Bowen. You can fill out our "Contact Us" form to get started in your journey.
    Dr. Bowen uses a variety of techniques depending on the needs of the individual patient, including aspiration with a syringe for fine sculpting, nutational infrasonic liposculpture (NIL) to more gently loosen fat prior to aspiration, and laser or radiofrequency after liposculpting to achieve increased skin tightening, if necessary. Often, several or all of those techniques will be used at different times during the same procedure. It all depends on what is needed in your specific case to address your specific concerns.
    Almost any area on the body where there is pinch-able fat can be treated, removing the fat in a single session. Dr. Bowen limits the number of areas he treats in a single PureLipo surgery session to TWO. This is for you maximum safety and comfort.
    There is minimal discomfort during the initial administration of the tumescent solution. Patients report varying levels of discomfort thereafter, and, Dr. Bowen has a number of options at his disposal to address any pain the patient does experience. Post-procedure bruising and discomfort is minimized due to the nature of the PureLipo™ procedure. Lymphatic massage treatments are also provided to facilitate your recovery and to maximize results – at no extra cost!
    The body’s shape and its contour following PureLipo™ are permanent for the most part. Fat cells that are removed by PureLipo™ do not grow back. As long as you do not gain excessive weight, the shape and contour is permanent.
    With PureLipo there is no need for expensive surgical rooms or general anesthesia. Therefore, it often costs thousands of dollars less than other forms of liposuction. Although it depends upon what areas are going to be treated, a typical procedure costs less than $5,000, which could be less than half the cost of traditional liposuction.
    If you have considered liposuction, but are concerned about the cost and potential side effects that traditional liposuction brings, then you should consider PureLipo BodySculpting with Dr. Bowen. This tumescent liposuction procedure offers fat reduction with fewer side effects and a lower cost than traditional liposuction. With PureLipo there is no general anesthesia, reducing both cost and risk. Instead, Dr. Bowen uses what’s called TUMESCENT FLUID to swell the fatty tissue (to make it easier to remove) and to provide pain relief to area being worked on. Using tumescent fluid rather than general anesthesia also allows the procedure to be safely performed in the office, saving the costs of a surgery center and the additional fees of an anesthesiologist. There is less downtime, no sutures, greater skin tightening, and usually a cost that is thousands of dollars less than other liposuction procedures. PureLipo permanently removes fat … at a price you can afford and with the outstanding results you are looking for. Get rid of fat on your abdomen, hips, buttock, thighs, arms, love handles, under your chin, or just about anywhere on your body. PureLipo™ BodySculpting removes fat that can sometimes be hard to lose, even on people who are not considered overweight.
    Great Results: The use of a very small cannula (tube-like instrument) to perform the procedure, coupled with smaller incisions, the doctor’s extensive liposculpture-specific training, and the use of tumescent fluid, often allows for better bodysculpting results than found with other forms of liposuction. Quick Recovery: With PureLipo, the lack of general anesthesia in this in-office procedure allows for much less downtime. Typically, a patient will have the procedure done and be back to work and normal activities within a few days. There is typically less bruising and discomfort due to the use of the tumescent fluid and the small instruments used in the procedure. Lower Costs: PureLipo is performed in-office under local anesthesia and minimal sedation, resulting in a significantly lower cost than traditional liposuction. There is no need to pay for the anesthesiologist and surgical center. Less Risk: Requiring only a local tumescent anesthetic, PureLipo is not associated with the risks of general anesthesia. PureLipo does not use a heated laser to remove the fat, therefore there is no risk of burn.
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