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Refer a patient for skin camouflage

On this page health and social care professionals can complete a short, secure form to refer a patient to our Skin Camouflage Service.

Skin camouflage is an easy-to-apply, long-lasting, waterproof, and highly pigmented cream and powder that can be applied over scars and non-infectious skin conditions to help them blend into the normal skin colour.

You can find the patient referral webform further down this page.

Have a visible difference and want to access the service?

This page is for professionals – if you have a visible difference and are interested in the Skin Camouflage Service, please click the button below to register your interest.

Register your interest

What is our Skin Camouflage Service?

People in England and Scotland with a mark, scar or skin condition can seek advice to help minimise or reduce the appearance of their visible difference from our specialist Skin Camouflage Service. Appointments are free and the service is delivered by practitioners who complete a Royal College of Nursing-accredited training programme. It enables your patients to try skin camouflage, which can be an effective tool for managing their visible difference.

For further information about our Skin Camouflage Service, including where it is available and how it is funded, visit our dedicated page for health and social care professionals.

I really appreciate the kindness and warmth of care that I received here. I didn’t feel at all rushed and left feeling happy with the results and like all my questions had been answered. Thank you!

Skin Camouflage Service client

Our Skin Camouflage Service has reopened following an extended closure due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As such, we are dealing with a significant waiting list in some parts of England. Waiting times are shorter in Scotland. However, we still encourage you to refer any patients whom you feel could benefit from a Skin Camouflage Service appointment. We will contact them to arrange an appointment as soon as we have availability.

We’ve also developed a series of video tutorials to help people apply skin camouflage cream or makeup at home and have a page explaining other options for skin camouflage. Please feel free to share these resources with your patients whilst they wait for an appointment.

If you have any questions about the service or want to discuss your referral in more detail, please get in touch with the skin camouflage team by emailing [email protected] or calling 0300 012 0276.

Refer a patient

You can refer a patient to our Skin Camouflage Service by completing the secure webform below.

We know that in Scotland, electronic referrals aren’t always possible. In this case, please download a referral form (Word 226KB) and send it to us at: Suite 5a, Citibase, 1 St. Colme Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6AA.

Unfortunately Changing Faces cannot offer skin camouflage appointments to those based in Wales and Northern Ireland at this time.
We know that in Scotland, electronic referrals aren’t always possible. In this case, please download a referral form (Word 226KB) and send it to us at: Suite 5a, Citibase, 1 St. Colme Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6AA.
Patient/Client Details

Must be age 5+

Must be completed if client is under 16

Enter landline here if no mobile

Please enter if known

Referrer Details

Write N/A if not relevant

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We will treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations. By providing us with your data, you give us permission to record your details on our secure database. We will use your details to correspond with you and to enable us to provide you with our service. We will ask the CCG where your GP is registered to contribute to the cost of your treatment and in some cases this may mean that we share some of your data securely with NHS bodies. After your treatment is complete, your data will be used anonymously for statistical purposes only. We will never use your data for any other purpose or share your data without your permission. 

Please ensure you've read our privacy policy before submitting your referral.

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