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Modern Science and Hollywood Special Effects Empower Cancer Patients

Maybe I'm the panic button mom. Years of experience in education tend to cause our home life to resemble hybrid classroom-famly time crossovers. Either way, spending time outside requires skin protection, plenty of water and insect repellent as a starting point. Taking the necessary precautions against Lyme Disease, and skin cancer are very real concerns that I consider daily. 

Skin biopsies are very often simple procedures. Sensitive scars that remain following the treatment of a biopsy or skin cancer treatment are often a visual reminder of the importance of taking proper preventative precautions.

Recently, I came across information about Dermaflage, the first at-home cosmetic product that functions as a second skin to fully cover skin cancer scars on the face and body.

Following a surgical procedure, the recessed area of the treatment cannot be effectively concealed with everyday makeup, and concealers. Dermaflage both fills and conceals the recessed area for a smooth appearing coverage. Dermaflage is a translucent product allowing your natural skin pigment to be seen, comfortably flexible, and waterproof.

The simple, non-irritating, non-allergenic, 3-step application process is easily performed as necessary at home, in a non-invasive manner. Developed by Silicone Arts Labs, a product innovation company in the cosmetics and medical industries, Dermaflage, is "a scar and wrinkle concealer that uses silicone to replicate the unique tone and texture of user’s skin". Implementing the science principles of facial prosthetics combined with the art techniques of Hollywood special effects. It is their goal to "empower and inspire their customers to feel more confident".

Visit Dermaflage for additional product information.