A skin camouflage practitioner applying skin camouflage to a service-user

Refer a patient in Scotland for free skin camouflage

Complete a secure form to refer a patient to our Skin Camouflage Service.

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On this page, you can find out more about our accredited Skin Camouflage Service and make a referral to Changing Faces.

What is skin camouflage?

Skin camouflage is where specialist creams and powders are applied over scars, marks or non-infectious skin conditions, to reduce their appearance.

The products are long-lasting, waterproof and suitable for the face or body. Skin camouflage is suitable for women, men and children over the age of five and we have an array of shades and colours, ensuring it is suitable for all skin tones.

Living with a visible difference can be very distressing, but skin camouflage can give your patient a choice over their appearance and help to build their confidence and self-esteem.

Note that skin camouflage can’t be applied to infected, inflamed or broken skin. It also cannot level out raised scars, fill in indented scars or alter the skin’s texture.

About our service

Our Skin Camouflage Service is delivered by practitioners who have completed a Royal College of Nursing accreditation.

In a face-to-face appointment, the practitioner will listen to the patients’ needs, carry out a colour match, and explain how to apply and set the products. The session is interactive and we encourage patients to try application techniques. At the end of the appointment, they will be given a prescription for the skin camouflage products recommended for them.

We also offer online or phone appointments. While it isn’t possible to perform a colour match during virtual appointments, your patient can discuss their needs and concerns and find out more about how skin camouflage can help. After the session, the practitioner will email the patient a summary of what was discussed plus additional advice and support.

Refer a patient

You can refer online or send us a paper referral. Once we receive it, we will ask your patient to complete a more detailed form and then arrange 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 0207 3919262.

Download a form

Download our Word form and send it to us at: Suite 5a, Citibase, 1 St. Colme Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6AA.

Download a referral form

Complete our secure online form

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

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Referrer Details

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.