The importance of expert touch and being sensitive to your needs when providing skin camouflage and scar therapy goes without saying. What should not go unsaid is that you have the right to be treated by a healthcare professional who practices proper hand hygiene and that your treatment is provided in a clean, safe, and comfortable environment. We will not compromise our standards.
Depending on the life experiences that have brought you to seek our help, we understand that you may well feel apprehensive of hospital or similar environments. That said, we think it is vitally important that, while we do not wish to be over clinical in our approach we will always ensure that we look after you in a clean, safe environment whilst adhering to our professional bodies best practice.
All Skin Camouflage Services consultations and treatments are provided in professional, friendly clinical locations. We currently consult at three BMI Hospitals, all of which are regulated by the Care Quality Commission and were awarded a rating of ‘Good’ in their most recent assessments. All areas of the hospitals are part of the quality and standards programme which includes regular audits of environmental cleanliness and hand washing efficacy. You will see our hygiene protocols and local hand washing practices throughout your skin camouflage and scar therapy treatments. The Bare Below the Elbow Policy is always strictly adhered to.
When you make an appointment for any of our skin camouflage services at any of our BMI Hospitals locations, 10 Harley Street, or at The Broad Street Practice you can be assured of first-class standards and a warm welcome from the Reception teams. If you have any concerns about your comfort and ability to manage the duration of your appointment you will be pleased to see that all the medical couches are hydraulic with supporting aids: cushions, pillows, rolls and wedges if required and plenty of space to be able to walk around if you feel the need to have a break. It is very important to us that your skin camouflage treatment and scar management services can be provided in comfort and at a pace you feel comfortable with.
If there is anything, you’re unsure about - hand hygiene, facilities, or equipment to support you during your treatment just say… it’s okay to ask!
An exhibiter and delegate on the same day …so let’s set the scene.
We were so excited at the prospect of participating in the 2019 Medico Legal Conference we thought the flags were out just for us when we arrived at the station… alas no but we did get to travel up to London on a brand-new train called Azuma! With that and supper booked at the Ivy Café that evening what better start could we have…then the work began, with a team of 5, at Skin Camouflage Services Stand L2!
Exhibition: Teamwork with Kryolan UK
We invited Kryolan’s Pro Team Educator to join us on our exhibition stand to help with the practical demonstrations of skin camouflage products in relation to our report writing services. We wanted to be able to help both medical and legal professionals visualise the concepts of not only what skin camouflage can achieve to conceal scarring but also the number and amounts of camouflage cream required in relation to an area of scarring.
It can be difficult for instructing solicitors on both sides to relate to the skin camouflage process and the quantity of product /costs presented in a medico legal report in proportion to the size of the scar.
It has been known for product costs to be put forward in a skin camouflage report that are disproportionate to the area requiring camouflage. We hope our demonstrations at the conference have helped instructing solicitors and medical referees to translate the quantum costs to the actual reality of a skin camouflage application.
We were delighted by the buzz that our demonstrations generated! We seemed to capture the curiosity and interest of medics, lawyers and fellow exhibitors alike, so many people came up to the stand to watch and ask lots of questions! We are very grateful to our model who was kind enough to allow us to demonstrate how skin camouflage can help individuals following burn injuries.
As a delegate and an expert witness the conference was not just about CPD training (which is crucial in the current climate) but it was about the privilege of being in the company of such eminent speakers who were passionate about so many aspects of medico-legal developments: for me it was How to be a Better Medical Expert, The Lessons to be Learnt and how we see 'The Shape of Things to Come’.
Finally, the day concluded with a champagne reception and the most helpful member of staff at QEII Centre you could wish for …he helped two tired ladies and their luggage into a London taxi. Brilliant!
What is Melasma?
Melasma, also called Chloasma, occurs quite often in women who are pregnant or on the oral contraceptive, but also in perfectly healthy women who are neither pregnant nor on the pill. It may occur in men, but less often. It consists of brownish /grey patches almost always on sun-exposed areas, especially the forehead, cheeks, upper lip and/or chin. There is no rash or discomfort only the appearance of patches of variable severity which are always darker than the surrounding skin.
After decades of experience we would like share some of our skin camouflage tips for Melasma. These techniques can be adjusted to help with other examples of dark pigmentation due to birthmarks, injuries and skin conditions such as: Acne, Eczema Psoriasis, Melasma and Solar Lentigo (liver spots).
Tan to dark areas of flat pigmentation on the forehead, temples and cheeks. The irregular patches of pigmentation are on both sides of the face.
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Skin prepared using a specially formulated fragrance free cleanser, followed by Advanced Heliocare 360 Sunscreen SPF 50.
Orange Drop-in applied within the boundaries of the pigmentation. The highly concentrated matt Orange Drop-in blocks out the grey effect of Melasma.
Brushes are cleaned in compliance with our clinical standards and hygiene practices.
Concentrated base cover cream applied over the top of the Orange Drop-in. Coverage built up in thin layers within the boundaries to match the natural skin colour.
We work alongside Cedars Dermatology close to our Ten Harley Street Skin Camouflage clinic in London. We can direct you to their team for any dermatological advice that you may need.
"I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help and advice last Saturday. I am over the moon with the results and everyone at work just noticed that my skin/ makeup looked fab. Little did they know …Thanks again for working your magic !!!
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