What is skin camouflage?
Skin camouflage can significantly reduce the appearance of marks on the skin, providing effective long lasting cover for the day or more. The most common conditions it is used for include covering birth marks, scars, tattoos, pigment loss (e.g. vitiligo), rosacea, hyperpigmentation and birthmarks.
Most areas of the body can be camouflaged with the exception of the genital area. Skin camouflage is an economical alternative to other cosmetic interventions.
Why this clinic?
The BASC trained practitioner has experience in camouflaging a wide range of skin colours.
The consultation process .
The client has a 30- 60 minute appointment with a practitioner trained with the British Association of Skin Camouflage. The consultation should take place during daylight hours to ensure the best colour match. A colour match is chosen from a range of around 180 camouflage creams and powders.
The consultation involves demonstrating how to use the products. The products are waterproof and will stay on the body for up to 2 days and on the face for up to 12 hours. Most camouflage products have a shelf life to 2-3 years.
At the end of the appointment the client will be provided with a list of the matched camouflage products, a small sample to practice with, and advice on where to purchase the products.
After the consultation.
Many of the camouflage products are available on prescription, but the provision of this will vary. The GP is not obliged to prescribe skin camouflage products, as it is discretionary. A letter to the GP from the clinic may help, but this is not guaranteed.
An additional consultation may be required if the skin colour changes significantly between the seasons.