Skin camouflage has become a very popular procedure to tone down or hide any skin imperfections you might have. Here at the medical camouflage center in Bromley east London, we can perform private and NHS consultations and help you boost your confidence. Cosmetic camouflage is the application of creams, liquids and/or powders to cover color or contour imperfections or abnormalities of the face or body. Cosmetic camouflage creams were used by plastic surgeons during World War II to hide any burns or scarring. Nowadays, men, women, and children can use cosmetic camouflage to cover abnormalities such as Birthmarks, Rosacea, Vascular skin problems, Vitiligo, Chloasma, Cutaneous lupus erythematosus, Jessner lymphocytic infiltrate, Veins, Thermal burns, Scarring from surgery, trauma, acne, and Tattoos. Medical camouflage has been shown to improve the quality of life significantly. It increases patient self-esteem and personal well-being. Some skin conditions can make the affected area seem pale, red, or darker than the unaffected skin. Whilst camouflage products can alter visual skin color, the skin’s condition will not be fixed. Non-contagious skin conditions such as vitiligo and scars are suitable for skin camouflage. Medical camouflage in London is suitable for men, women, and children of all ages, but is not usually recommended for babies or very young children unless suggested by their doctor. For a consultation at the medical camouflage center in Bromley, it is best to check your skin for the following: Healed and no longer pink or changing color: Your scar should be at least 9 to 12 months old with stable color. If it is too red or too pink or even still changing color, the tissue may still be healing. Smooth and relatively flat: Skin Camouflage cannot disguise or improve extreme changes in skin texture. If your scar or skin condition is bumpy or raised, the procedure may not be effective. Without dark edges: Dark edges or borders indicate Post Inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation (PIHP) from an initial trauma or surgery. The camouflage process may increase the hyperpigmentation and create a wider, darker border. The risk of this happening is usually greater with darker skin tones. What will happen at your first appointment? At your first appointment, our skin camouflage practitioner will tell you about the medical camouflage creams and how they work. They will then talk you through a color matching process and try out different colors with you until you find one you are happy with. They will then apply the cream to a larger area and set the cream with a specific powder to make it waterproof. We will also talk you through the application method and you will be able to watch them apply the cream. Our practitioner will then give you a prescription for an assortment of creams and setting powders so you can begin using them at home.
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