Acne & Acne Scarring

The Townshend Skin Clinic is now closed.

Dr Askari Townshend has opened a new clinic in the City of London - ASKINOLOGY - offering the same range of treatments including laser hair removal, Botox®, dermal fillers and Dr Zein Obagi's new range, ZO Skin Health.

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We all get outbreaks of spots at some time in our lives but for some, these can be serious and persistent. 80% of people aged 11-30 will suffer with acne at some time.

What causes it?
Sebaceous glands in the skin produce sebum (the skin’s natural oil) keeping it soft. Small channels called pores allow sebum to get from the glands to the skin’s surface. These are the same pores through which your hairs grow. Too much or very thick sebum can lead to blocked pores which can then become infected resulting in black and whiteheads. Unfortunately, some people have a severe form called ‘inflammatory acne’ where cysts form and then burst enabling the infection to spread. All of this can result in unsightly scars that that may be visible for ever more.

What is the treatment?
Treatment for acne aims to do 2 things – cure the infection and prevent it occurring in the first place. Antibiotics by mouth or in products target infection whilst specialist products and treatments can help with scarring. Bear in mind that acne scarring, if extensive, can be difficult to treat and is unlikely to be removed completely. However, whatever the severity of your problem, we can certainly improve matters.

We offer the following treatments which can help.

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Obagi Nu-Derm Skin Care
Obagi Blue Peel