Skin Camouflage Services Secures Healthy Collaboration Down Under

Skin Camouflage Services Secures Healthy Collaboration Down Under

United Kingdom

A leading skin camouflage entrepreneur based in Rutland has secured success in Western Australia with her clinical services and skin camouflage creams by collaborating with top Australian plastic surgeon Fiona Wood, with help from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) East Midlands.


A leading skin camouflage entrepreneur based in Rutland has secured success in Western Australia with her clinical services and skin camouflage creams by collaborating with top Australian plastic surgeon Fiona Wood, with help from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) East Midlands.
Vanessa Jane Davies who runs Skin Camouflage Services and Varama is now supplying her products and services to two hospitals in Perth, Australia; The Royal Perth Hospital and the Princess Margaret Children’s Hospital.
Vanessa has been a skin camouflage practitioner for 19 years, helping men, women and children to manage the appearance of visible skin differences, from severe scarring and pigmentation to minor skin conditions. Through her company, Skin Camouflage Services, Vanessa offers consultation clinics and also trains other Healthcare organisations on how to set up and run their own clinics.
Vanessa moved her business HQ to Rutland in 2009 and has been working with International Trade Advisor Suzy Bolton from UKTI East Midlands ever since.
She said:
“Suzy Bolton has been a great help to me, encouraging me to focus on a specific market and a specific product. Before I met Suzy I was aware of the international market potential thanks to the high volume of overseas orders Varama was receiving, however I was unsure how to extend this offer to include my clinical services.”

Through UKTI’s research service, the British Consulate in Australia put Vanessa in touch with highly renowned and influential Australian plastic surgeon Fiona Wood:
Fiona was named Australian of the Year in 2005 for her work to save patients following the 2002 Bali bombings and was voted the most trusted Australian in Reader’s Digest for six years. She has become well known for her patented invention of spray on skin for burn victims.
Vanessa added:
“The response has been extremely positive. UKTI secured a series of meetings with Fiona and her team who immediately responded to the idea. I was also asked to treat some patients while I was there
“Thanks to UKTI, a lot has happened so very quickly. Skin camouflage will be used by patients who have encountered a range of accidents, in the home and at work including car accidents, assaults, fire crackers and burns.”
Skin camouflage was developed during the Second World War, when a plastic surgeon observed the effect of burns on injured servicemen and realised that by enabling his patients to manage their appearance, with cover creams, many found it easier to go about their everyday lives. Since this time, skin camouflage has been available privately and on the NHS.
Vanessa works extensively with burns patients in the UK and also works with the Katie Piper Foundation and acts as an Expert Witness. Vanessa is planning to build a platform of communication on her website, by offering face to face online consultations for Skin Camouflage patients in the UK and Australia.
Suzy Bolton, International Trade Advisor for UKTI East Midlands, said:
“Vanessa is making good progress in Australia as a direct result of the market research we did for her. It’s fantastic news that she is now working with Fiona Wood and that there are other positive opportunities for her to develop her business in Australia”.

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Editor Notes:

For more information on UKTI, visit www.ukti.gov.uk
2. For more information about Varama visit www.varama.co.uk
3. For more information about Clinics visit www.skincamouflageservices.co.uk
Issued on behalf of UK Trade & Investment by Regional News Network