International Face Equality Week Starts

16th May 2019

International Face Equality Week starts tomorrow and is being marked in Guernsey by the launch of a new service. The Skin Camoflage service helps people with visibile differences retain their confidence.

The week aims to highlight the issues and ostracism faced by those with facial disfigurements.

The service is delivered by nurse Kate Morris who works for the Healthcare Group.

“When I see a patient, I work with them to select the best colour match for their skin tone. I then teach them how to apply the cover creams to improve the appearance of affected areas. These creams can provide effective waterproof cover for a wide number of skin conditions, including scarring from surgery accidents or self harm, vitiligo, birthmarks and lots of other skin conditions”

Jill Clark is the Chairman of CFCI:

“We are very pleased to cover the costs of an appointment to see nurse Kate for skin camouflage advice. If anyone is concerned about a disfigurement we may be able to help. Patients need to visit their GP and be referred to the skin camouflage service – once your GP has approved that the camouflage service is suitable for you, patients can book an appointment at the Healthcare Group Surgery in St. Martin’s (telephone 723373)”

For further information please visit www.changingfacesci.org.gg/skin-camouflage/ or
www.faceequalityinternational.org

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