13/06/2019 | Press releases

“Life-changing” service now available across ESNEFT

All ESNEFT patients can now receive potentially life-changing help to camouflage facial disfigurements, acne marks, scars, surgical wounds and other skin conditions following the expansion of our skin camouflage clinic.

The clinic sees Allison Weston, maxillofacial and plastic surgery nurse specialist, teach patients how to apply special make-up to cover their scar or condition.

It originally began as a six-month pilot in Ipswich, but has proved so successful that it has now been expanded to the whole of ESNEFT.

I am so pleased that we are now able to offer this potentially life-changing service to all ESNEFT patients,” said Allison. “Skin camouflage can make a huge difference to people and give them a real confidence boost, and is also something they can learn to do themselves.

“The products are very clever. Some are thicker than normal make-up and are more difficult to rub off, so people can continue to enjoy activities such as swimming with the camouflage in place. We can also recreate stubble on someone’s chin, for example, which men with facial scars can find really useful.

I really enjoy helping to boost people’s confidence and make a difference to their lives

The clinics run for half a day once a month. For more information or to refer a patient, please contact Allison by emailing allison.weston@ipswichhospital.nhs.uk or via Ipswich Hospital on bleep 728.

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