The team here at Skin Camouflage Services are all staying at home but are preparing for when our clinics reopen with our very own Make-up Brush Challenge!
We have been trying out the new Kryolan Blue Master range and think they are fabulous! Not only are they of outstanding professional quality, equal to the intricate detailing and blending we expect but for those who choose not to use animal derived products in their life… they are vegan-friendly.
Anyone who knows our work knows the brushes we use and recommend must be of the highest quality to ensure a seamless finish which minimises product waste and helps your camouflage creams, liquids and powders last longer.
Looking after your brushes is so important not only to help their lifespan but ensures they stay fresh and hygienic. We love the Kryolan Brush Soap and think you will too. Smelling of citrus, the soap combines the excellent cleaning properties of natural orange oil, which also helps keep the brushes soft with extract of thyme which provides natural antibacterial properties and yes, it too is totally vegan!
We have the full range of Blue Master Brushes in stock - simply use our product order page and remember to quote your patient reference number.
Melanoma UK, Britain’s largest melanoma patient support and advocacy charity and Skin Camouflage Services, the UK’s highly respected independent provider of skin camouflage practice are delighted to announce their professional collaboration.
Melanoma UK CEO Gillian Nuttall was so moved by the plight of family friend Jon Herron after he was diagnosed with melanoma, she rallied support to create the organisation which was to become today’s Melanoma UK. Sadly, Jon died in 2008 but his legacy lives on in the mission of the charity: to raise awareness of sun safety and the risks of melanoma; 86% of melanoma skin cancer cases in the UK are preventable 1 and to provide patients diagnosed with melanoma and their families much needed information and support during difficult times. Patients, families, carers, and clinicians are at the heart of their work.
Skin Camouflage Services has been providing world class expertise in clinical skin camouflage since 2007. Led by founder Vanessa Jane Davies with 25 years in the profession, Vanessa is arguably the UK’s most experienced Skin Camouflage Consultant and Expert Witness in her field. Skin Camouflage Services provides practical skin camouflage assessment, tuition, support and where required ongoing rehabilitation to individuals affected by a huge variety of visible skin differences, including many who are living with or are recovering from melanoma.
Skin camouflage is the skilled application of highly pigmented creams and liquids to areas of skin discolouration or scaring to even out skin tones and improve the aesthetic appearance of a person’s skin. Treatment for melanoma inevitably means surgery and depending on the depth or ‘Breslow thickness’ and staging of the melanoma, surgery can be minor to very major, including wide excisions requiring skin grafts which can leave significant skin discolouration and scaring. Effective treatment is of course the most important thing, but how you feel about the way you look is also an important part of one’s recovery. By skillfully concealing skin colour differences that surgery and treatment leave, skin camouflage can help, men or women of any ethnicity, even children when they are old enough to understand.
Once the best colour match and technique has been agreed, learning how to apply skin camouflage at home enables individuals to take control and manage their own appearance. To be able to go swimming, play sport, wear short sleeve tops and shorts with confidence is an important part of recovery or just living for the moment.
Vanessa is delighted to support the work of Melanoma UK; in her practice she is acutely aware of the risks of sun exposure to already damaged skin and advocates the use of high factor sun protection to every patient she sees.
If you would like to know more about Melanoma UK you can go to their website at www.melanomauk.org.uk email email@example.com or call the help line on 0808 171 2455
If you would like to know more about Skin Camouflage Services or would like to make an appointment please go to www.skincamouflageservices.co.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call us 0844 504 5533
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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