Dermatology (Skin conditions)

Camouflage System

Contact: (0191) 282 5599 - Sister A Pitkeathley

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Dermacolour Camouflage is a practical application system using special dermacolour creams to correct or conceal skin discolouration or disfigurement, caused by accidental, dermatological, surgical, or hereditary means.  The system is effective for men, women and children. 

When applied correctly, initially under supervision, and then by yourself, the cream can help to reduce the stress and psychological effects that your condition may be causing.

Where do I get the Dermacolour creams?Show [+]Hide [-]

Having been referred to see the specialist nurse in the Camouflage Clinic you will have the opportunity to discuss and agree the colours you need to cover your problem.  Under the nurse's guidance you will learn how to apply the creams. 

All products can be obtained on prescription, initially from the clinic and thereafter from your own GP.

How do I apply the creams?Show [+]Hide [-]

Get Ready
If you use a moisturiser, apply as usual. Then with the spatula, place a small amount of cover cream in the palm of your hand. Using a circular motion, soften the cream with your finger to make it easier to apply.

Using a dabbing or patting motion, apply the cream with the tip of your finger or brush until the imperfection is completely covered.  Remember, less is better for a natural look.

Get set
Dermacolour setting powder is essential to seal the cover cream, to ensure it does not rub off.  Shake the colourless setting powder onto the puff and dust onto the covered area.  Wait 10 minutes and brush off any excess powder.

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Although there are many creams available for camouflage, Dermacolour has shown to be the most suitable today. If in the future you need to change the colours or if you have any problem please don’t hesitate to contact Sister Anne Pitkeathley on direct line:

Telephone:  (0191) 282 5599

This is a 24 hour contact number.  Please leave a message if Sister Pitkeathley is not not available when you ring.

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