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.
The clinic has an arrangement with www.extrememakeup.co.uk to speed up the time that you can receive the camouflage. The clinic can place the order on your behalf so that it can be delivered to your home address (£4.99 postage and package charge for orders under £50).
The Clinic is also part of the Veil skin camouflage network. If Veil products are ordered through this clinic through this network a 10% discount will be applied for all future products for customers of Crewe Hair and Skin Clinic.
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.
Skin camouflage prices
Consultation (all prescribable product ranges:Covermark, Dermacolour, Keromask and Veil) £80
Shortened 20-30 minute consultation for Veil Products only £40
Prescription request letter to GP £20
Patient must be over 18 and bring some form of photographic ID.
Photographs of their condition will be taken for their records and written consent will be sought before the consultation.
If you are happy for before and after images to be used to help demonstrate camouflage, please let the clinic know at any time after the consultation so that written consent can be sought. You have the right to withdraw your consent for this at any time if it does not relate to your client record.