SKIN CAMOUFLAGE & SCAR THERAPY
What is Skin Camouflage?
Skin camouflage is the skilled application of specialist pigments and creams to areas of skin discolouration or scaring to even out skin tones and improve the aesthetic appearance of a person’s skin.
Skin camouflage can be of help to men, women, and children of all ethnicity, enabling individuals to take control and manage their appearance.
Scar Therapy is the umbrella term Skin Camouflage Services uses to draw together the products and treatments which can be of benefit to those living with scarring, whether newly acquired or longer term.
With professional guidance, a combination of specialist silicone gels, emollients and possibly scar massage can maximise healing and minimize scarring, helping scars to become paler, smoother, and more comfortable.
Different scar therapies can be used alone or in combination, they can also be used in conjunction with skin camouflage and can in fact enhance the overall skin camouflage effect by improving the underlying skin condition.
Veil's Journey with Skin Camouflage and Scar Treatments
Veil has created specialist products for skin camouflage of scarring for over 70 years and has seen the recent addition of a range of camouflage creams for the legs and body. Veil is the leading skin camouflage product brand in the UK and growing in the International market. Over the years we have worked with experts and charities and moreover listened to the needs of our customers to achieve the quality of cover creams we have today. But it doesn’t stop there…
Veil is currently working with Vanessa Jane Davies, expert Skin Camouflage and Scar Therapy Consultant. We are working together to help you love the skin you’re in.
Vanessa Jane Davies is the UK’s most respected and experienced Skin Camouflage professional and has contributed to the development of para medical skin camouflage and training of Higher Education Students both in the UK and Internationally for over 20 years.
In 2010 Vanessa’s product development & entrepreneurial skill saw the launch of her unique skin camouflage brand VARAMA. Vanessa’s clinically innovative work with complex skin camouflage and non-invasive scar management has become a unique platform of care for rehabilitation, military patients and other clients.
In addition, Vanessa supports the amazing work of Melanoma UK and the Talk Health Community. Current projects see Vanessa working on an exciting and innovative project with UK academics which will transform the way those affected by visible skin differences can access effective skin camouflage.
Once your wounds have healed seek the advice of a Healthcare Professional or accredited Scar Therapist to understand the benefits of looking after your skin.
Scar massage and using oils can help to hydrate the skin and aid flexibility. Each scar is unique so its important to leant how to manage your scars with a tailored scar management plan.
Scar gels can be used on their own or underneath skin camouflage creams and liquids.
Skin Camouflage Services in Harley Street London have been using a range of silicone therapy gels since 2015 and have received an overwhelming response to their benefits from all age groups.
One of the most important things to consider when approaching the look of a Body Cover Cream is to create an ideal balance of colour with great coverage.
These 10 Veil shades with blackcurrant and chamomile extracts from the Varama International formula can be blended or used on their own and are ideal for coverage of large areas.
Tip: Once set buff with a body brush or add a touch of shimmer to create a summer pearlescent look.
What is a scar?
A scar is any mark left on your skin after a wound or injury has healed. Scar formation is a natural part of the healing process but the size and type of scar left behind depends on how the injury occurred (say from surgery or trauma), your age, underlying health, skin type and how long it took for the injury to heal.
What can I do to minimise scarring after my surgery / injury?
If your scar is as a result of an injury or emergency surgery you will not have had chance to prepare your body in advance but there is plenty you can do afterwards to give your body, including your skin the best chance to repair itself well. Here are a few important things to consider:
Stop smoking… at least six weeks before your surgery. Smoking reduces the amount of available oxygen to the tissues and can have a detrimental effect on the body’s immune system, all vitally important to healing. Smoking can also lead to poor collagen production. When the body’s tissues are injured, more of the protein collagen is produced to help the healing process and to strengthen the wound. Smoking interferes with this process and can result in risk of wound break down and impaired healing.
Ensure your body is nourished and hydrated… Eat a balanced diet with an emphasis on protein and vitamins D and C. Protein makes up the building blocks of healing skin, so it is essential to provide your body with adequate protein such as lean meat, fish, dairy and eggs to allow your skin to heal. If you prefer a vegetarian or vegan diet the choice of high quality delicious non-animal and plant-based proteins widely available now is excellent. Ensuring you are also drinking enough is so important to your body’s healing, but alcohol should be avoided as it dehydrates the body and the skin.
Rest and support for your wound… adequate rest after surgery or an injury is vital for the body to be able to heal. Take your doctor’s advice, you are not invincible! If you have been advised to wear a wound support or pressure garment to minimise scaring do…. Putting your wound under stress can lead to stretching of the wound and the possibility of the wound opening until it is properly healed.
Can all scars benefit from scar therapy?
Simple answer is yes, however depending on the age and nature of the scar, some therapies will be of greater benefit than others, so it is best to seek professional advice. There are a wide variety of options available to you depending on your individual circumstances. We specialise in proved therapies using non-invasive scar management techniques, if you have a query, we are happy to signpost you to the right sort of therapy for your needs. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or look at our website www.skincamouflageservices.co.ok