Listed below are some organisations which can provide further information and services related to scarring. (If dialling from overseas you will need to use the international dialling code before the country code)
Acne Support Group
P.O. Box 9, Newquay, Cornwall TR9 6WG
Tel: Country code 44 (0) 0870 870 2263
A registered charity, the Acne Support Group offers advice and support to people affected by acne and rosacea. A newsletter keeps members up to date on the latest developments and news.
American Academy of Dermatology
PO Box 4014930 North Meacham Road, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173, USA
Tel: Country code 1 (847) 330-0050
The American Academy of Dermatology founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With over 13,000 dermatologists world-wide, the academy is committed to: advancing science and art of medicine and surgery related to skin; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education and research in dermatology; supporting and enhancing patient care; and promoting a life time of healthier skin, hair and nails.
Anne Weeke's Skin Camouflage Clinic
75 Waterloo Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
Tel: Country code 353 Local number (0)1 668 9231
Specialising in teaching and training qualified beauty therapists and individuals in the application of camouflage creams, as well as producing the Anne Weeke's range of camouflage creams.
Bristol Crisis Service for Women
PO Box 654, Bristol, B599 1XM, UK
Tel: Country code 44 Local number (0) 117 925 1119
Bristol Crisis Service for Women offers support women in emotional distress, particularly to those who self-injure, and works to raise awareness of self-injury through training and the provision of information. We provide a telephone helpline, training and a range of publications on self-injury.
British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
Royal College of Surgeons of England
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC 2A 3PN, UK
Tel: Country code 44 Local number (0)20 7831 5161
One of the aims of the organisation is to advise those who wish to obtain information on Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. A list of members is available as well as literature on some of the therapies available.
British Association of Dermatologists
19 FitzroySquare, London, W1P 5HQ, UK
Tel: Country code 44 Local number (0)171 3830266
The British Association of Dermatologists is a registered charity which aims to promote the knowledge and teaching of dermatology and improvements in dermatological care. Information will be accessible on a website from mid 1999.
British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
The Royal College of Surgeons of England
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PN, UK
Tel: Country code 44 Local number (0) 2274 058074
The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is a registered charity and was formed in 1962 to promote the advancement and education, research and development of oral and maxillofacial surgery and surgical dentistry.
British Association of Plastic Surgeons
The Royal College of Surgeons of England
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PN, UK
Tel: Country code 44 Local number (0) 7831 5161/2
Established in 1994, the main principle behind the organisation is to safeguard the interests of surgeons practising in the speciality surgery and to direct its development.
British Association of Skin Camouflage
PO Box 202, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6FP, UK
Tel: Country code 44 Local number (0)1625 267880
Founded in 1986, the organisation provides a nationwide service in cosmetic camouflage. Many disfigurements can be helped in this way thus restoring self-esteem and confidence. BASC also hold training initiatives periodically for professionals interested in learning the techniques of remedial camouflage.
British Burn Association
PO Box74, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 8YT, UK
Tel: Country code 44 Local number (0)1670 788475
The BBA aims to promote, for the benefit of the public, the study of burn injury, therapy, prevention and rehabilitation. To achieve this purpose, the BBA is in close liaison with many other organisations shoring similar objectives.
The Squire Centre, 33-37 University Street, London, WC1E 6JN.
Tel: Country code 44 Local number (0)845 4500 275 or (0)207 391 9270
A national charity providing free help, support and information for children (and their parents) and adults who have any sort of disfigurement with the aim of building effective coping strategies and self- confidence. Also works with healthcare professionals, schools and others to promote awareness about disfigurement and its effects.
The Skin Camouflage Service that was run by the British Red Cross since 1974 was handed over to Changing Faces in 2011 and continues to run in over 140 clinics throughout the UK by trained volunteer Practitioners. Consultations are free at the point of delivery and Changing Faces are happy to see anyone who thinks they might benefit from the service. Health Professional Referrals are needed in most parts of the country.
SUPPORT SERVICE HELPLINE:
For emotional support and advice call 0300 012 0275
SKIN CAMOUFLAGE SERVICE:
Call 0300 0120 276
c/o Epiderm Ltd, 52 Main Street, Middleton, Maslock, Derbyshire, DB4 4LU, UK
Tel: Country code 44 Local number (0) 1629 826833
CCN, The Cosmetic Camouflage Network was formed in 1994 by NHS clinical practitioners to make therapy more easily available for sufferers and to raise and maintain nationally recognised standards of care by networking knowledge, ideas and experiences through study days, courses and case reporting.
Disfigurement Guidance Centre
PO Box 7, Cupar, Fife KY15 4PP, Scotland, UK
Tel: Country code 44 Local number (0)1337 870 281
Established in 1955, publications include the annual Skin Laser Directory and Cosmetic Aid: The Skin Camouflage Cosmetic Handbook, A registered charity, the DGC aims to improve the therapy, care and potential of people of all ages who are or have become disfigured. It also aims to support the medical profession in the interest of improved patient care.
Face the Future, at Skills for People
Key House, Tankerville Place, Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Tel: Country code 44 Local number (0)191 221 2180
Face the Future is a registered charity which offers support for people with a facial disfigurement (from birth, accident or illness), their parents, families, partners and friends who live in the North East of England. They also work with professionals to raise awareness of the psychological affect of disfigurement.
Face to Face
13 Briscoe Drive, Morton, Merseyside L46 0TN, UK
Tel: Country code 44 Local number (0)151 6771244
Based at Fazakerley Hospital, in Liverpool, Face to Face is a support group which aims to help people with facial, head or neck disfigurement or trauma (from birth, accident or illness) their families, partners and friends who five in Merseyside, Lancashire and North Wales.
Gold Skin Care Center
Century Plaza, 2000 Richard Jones Road, Suites 220 and 221, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Tel: Country code 1 Local number (615) 383-2400
Gold Skin Care Center is where you can find general and cosmetic dermatology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, clinical research on new medications and equipment and spa services and products. It is truly a full spectrum of skin care for your mind, body and soul.
Lets Face It
14 Fallowfield, Yateley, Hampshire, GU46 6LW, UK
Tel: Country code 44 Local number (0)1252 879630.Tel: 44 181 931 2829
Let's Face It is an international Self Help Support Network which is dedicated to helping those who are facially disfigured, their loved ones and the professionals who care for them. It offers a hand of friendship to all ages and all conditions from cancer and congenital birth defects to accidents and burns. Counselling, group therapy and advice are some of the services offered.
National Self Harm Network
PO Box 16190, London, NW1 3WW, UK
Campaigning for the rights and greater understanding of people who self-harm, the HSHN offers leaflets, a self help manual and a resource list. Membership is open to anyone with first hand experience of self-harm or who supports the aims and objectives of the organisation.
PO Box 3, Carmarthen, SA33 2YR, UK
Tel: Country code 44 Local number (0)1267 241983
Positive Image aims to help people in the United Kingdom to take a positive attitude, to come to terms with their disfigurement. It encourages them to develop a new positive Image about themselves so that they do not feel the need to hide themselves away.
PO Box 11431, London, SW9 6ZH, UK
Support line: Country code 44 Local number (0)845 30 30 900
Victim Support, the national charity, provides support and information for people affected emotionally and physically by crimes ranging from burglary to violent assault.
Inclusion in this website does not mean that any organisation endorses a particular therapy or product.