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!
Skin Camouflage Services have been assessing and supporting international patients at 10 Harley Street London since 2007. Approximately a third of our patient list is made up of international patients from Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Following a trauma burn injury this young lady contacted Skin Camouflage Services to request and plan her skin camouflage appointment during her next trip to London. Our ‘Wrap Around Service’ of skin camouflage treatment and products which is available to our UK patients is also offered to our International patients giving peace of mind from the outset that they receive a first-class skin camouflage service. We are fortunate that we always remain the single point of contact no matter how complex the travel arrangements may be with sponsors and embassies which in turn means we can accommodate deadlines and short visits into our Harley Street schedules.
The skin camouflage assessment identified complex and extensive hypo-pigmentation with mottling to the feet and ankles. In addition, large areas of hyper-pigmentation extended towards the knees with a defining border.
The aim of the skin camouflage appointment was for the patient to gain confidence in the application of the skin camouflage creams and to feel happier with the appearance of her legs.
Patient application: Right Leg
Following tuition with Vanessa Jane Davies the patient achieved significant results in reducing the colour difference commencing with her right leg using a variety of camouflage creams, brushes, sponges and setting agents.
At Skin Camouflage Services our appointments take up to 2-hours because we understand that each patient learns differently. It is essential that everyone is given the opportunity to receive the best possible skin colour match, tuition and support and have the time and space needed to practice self application. For this reason we do not offer appointments less than 2 hours per patient.
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