Skin Camouflage Techniques
Skin camouflage is a safe and non-invasive way to conceal a visible difference on your skin. This can be used effectively in all age groups over the age of 5, and is a particularly useful technique when other cosmetic treatments or surgery would not be appropriate.
Kate Morris is a Healthcare Group practice nurse. She has a VTCT Level 3 Certificate of Excellence in Cosmetic Camouflage. During a one hour consultation, Kate undertakes a precise colour match with your skin and teaches you how to apply the products. Usually after a single consultation patients or parents should be able to correctly use skin camouflage and will be given information on how to source the specific products they require. For most conditions, they can be prescribed by your GP. For a referral to the Skin Camouflage service, please see your GP first who will refer you to Kate.
Conditions suitable for skin camouflage
- Tattoo cover
- Abnormal pigmentation
- Moles – when confirmed by your doctor to be safe
- Port wine stain
- Severe blushing
There are a number of excellent products available that can offer a sheer and waterproof covering and these links provide further information. In some instances these products can be prescribed by your GP.
in association with Changing Faces Channel Islands
Local charity Changing Faces Channel Islands work closely with the UK charity Changing Faces who support and provide services for people with disfigurements. Changing Faces Channel Islands have kindly agreed that in most cases they will cover the cost of the skin camouflage appointment with nurse Kate, and may also cover the cost of the GP referral for those covering these costs themselves. Nurse Kate will provide further information concerning funding at the appointment.