Skin camouflage offers a simple solution
 to help overcome complex psychological problems
for people with scars and skin conditions.


We continue to be involved with improving education facilities and contribute at key committees, including,

  • Working closely with Health and Beauty Industry Authority (Habia) since 2002 to develop industry standards
  • British Standard’s Institute Technical Committee SVS/019 EU Standardisation of Beauty Care
  • British Standard’s Institute CW/217 Cosmetic Ingredients (global committee)
  • Health Education England, review for non-surgical aesthetic treatments

We are expert advisers to the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) and the Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (CIBTAC).

BASC is internationally acknowledged as the leading training authority for professionals in this specialism.  We teach the principles and skills professionals need to carry out skin camouflage consultations in their place of work, and for those who teach or promote this specialist service.

Our methodology is considered unique in its holistic approach and workshop provision. All courses are led by highly qualified BASC tutors and  incorporate specialist speakers.  We believe it is essential to uphold Sir Archibald McIndoe’s philosophy that,

“Treatment should always be 50% medical and 50% psychological”

Sir Archibald McIndoe CBE FRCS (1900-1960)  : source,  Blond McIndoe Archives, East Grinstead


Our education programmes are monitored every year and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited by,

✓ Royal College of Nursing
✓ Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technologists
✓ Institute of Trichologists
✓ Hair and Beauty Industry Authority
✓ Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology

Attendance does not mean automatic pass; CPD accreditation does not indicate a person’s competence as a practitioner.

Training members of your staff to provide an in-house service is not expensive and will create continuity of patient care and wellbeing.  Your department may also wish to accept cross-referrals to your BASC trained service provider.



2023  FEBRUARY 12-15



BASC respond to requests to provide training at alternative locations;
this may be due to staff requesting training within a specialist environment,
such as a high security hospital,
or to those from a single discipline, such as plastic surgery or dermatology professionals


We also respond to requests for specialist training,
such as skin camouflage over decorative and medical tattoos,
and can provide taster days for interested groups,
for example college beauty students and at a support groups’ annual conference
to discuss your needs, please contact   training@skin-camouflage.net