Skin Camouflage

 

What is the skin camouflage service?

For someone living with scarring or a skin condition that affects their appearance and confidence, specialist camouflage products offer a way to cope. Our service helps individuals to regain self-confidence and independence.

How does the service work?

The trained Practitioner selects the best colour match for each person’s skin tone. They then teach clients how to apply the cover creams to improve the appearance of affected areas. These creams can provide effective waterproof cover for a wide number of skin conditions, including:

• Scarring (from burns, accidents, acne etc.)
• Vitiligo
• Rosacea
• Birthmarks
• Leg veins
• Pigmentation problems
• Other skin conditions

How do I get access to the camouflage service?

In Guernsey and Alderney

Changing Faces Channel Islands (CFCI) requires that you visit your GP and be referred to the skin camouflage service. Once your GP has approved that the camouflage service is suitable for you, please book your appointment at the Healthcare Group Surgery in St. Martin's, Guernsey (telephone 01481 723373) For further information please click this link: http://www.cosmedical.gg/2013/11/skin-camouflage.

In Jersey

You need to be referred by your GP to the Dermatology department at the hospital where, if it is considered that your condition would benefit from skin camouflage, you will then be referred to a skin camouflage practitioner.

Payment for the service

The service is free. Once you have been referred by your GP and in Jersey by the Dermatology department, Changing Faces Channel Islands will meet the cost of your appointment to see the camouflage practitioner. Further information can be found in our leaflet which you can view using the link at the bottom of this page. Changing Faces Channel Islands is however a charity and the skin camouflage service relies on donations from the public. Any donation you can make will help us to continue this service and benefit others.

Details of how to make a donation can be found on the Donate page of our website, or alternatively you can make your donation at the clinic.


Can I get additional help?

We work closely with Changing Faces in the UK who have a team of professionals who support people with the emotional and social effects of looking different. They help people and their families who are living with conditions, marks or scars that affect their appearance. The team aims to help individuals lead full, confident and satisfying lives. They give practical and emotional support to adults, children and their families. They also provide training support and advice to professionals in health and education.

Please visit the UK site, https://www.changingfaces.org.uk to find out more about the support they offer. If you feel that you may benefit from additional support, either personally or in a professional capacity please contact Changing Faces Channel Islands, with details of the assistance you need – we will then consider the funding for this and help where we can. You can view our Privacy Policy and details of how to contact us on the Contact page of this website.

Fact sheet (pdf format): Skin Camouflage leaflet

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