People with scars, birthmarks, rosacea and a wide variety of other conditions can get help to improve their skin’s appearance through a special camouflage service at West Suffolk Hospital.
The service, which takes place monthly, is designed to help boost confidence levels and independence in people with scarring or a skin condition.
It is provided by the Changing Faces charity by volunteer Carol MacDonald, who teaches people how to apply special waterproof colour creams to their skin to improve the appearance of the affected area.
All the creams which Carol uses are long-lasting and available on prescription.
Karen McKinnon, service manager for specialist medicine at West Suffolk Hospital, said: “Skin conditions can have a huge effect on people’s lives, reducing their self confidence and independence.
“The service which Carol provides makes a real difference by teaching people how they can disguise the affected area with special creams, in turn helping to improve its appearance.
“We would encourage anyone who is interested in the service to talk to their GP, consultant or another health professional about getting a referral.”
The service is available on the third Tuesday of every month, with five slots available during each session.
Anyone who is interested in a referral should talk to their GP, consultant or another healthcare professional.
For more information, visit www.changingfaces.org.uk.