Issue 39 October 2021 - Journal - Page 62
There are two aspects which make the area stand out
and cause the client distress. The first is the outer edge
of the scar which is red in colour. The second is the
skin from the thigh area has a yellow undertone, differing from the client’s redder undertones in the surrounding facial skin. The client had been applying a
commercial cosmetic over the whole area which didn’t blend in the skin graft and in fact drew more attention to it than the graft itself. After a consultation
with the client I was able to find a suitable yellow toned
skin camouflage cream to cover the red scar area. This
was applied as randomly as possible so as to avoid a
block of colour and to break up the appearance of the
red scar ‘ring’. Secondly a pink toned skin camouflage
cream was gently stippled over the yellow graft area.
This helped to better match the graft to the client’s
surrounding skin. Once applied and blended the
whole area was set with translucent fixing powder setting it in place for the day.
As you can see, some texture of the scar remains as
skin camouflage creams do not alter texture but the
overall effect greatly reduces the appearance of the
graft and its scar and improved the everyday confidence of the client. This example shows it is not always a case of finding just one colour which matches
the client’s skin, but a combination of colours and techniques to achieve the best results possible.
Left, Skin graft without skin camouflage
Right, Skin graft with skin camouflage
Phil Briggs - Skin Camouflage Practitioner.
Camouflage Consultations .
M: 07970 175514
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