Instructions on the use of coverage make-up can aid in improving the quality of life (QoL) of pediatric patients with visible vascular and pigmentary anomalies, Dr. Danielle Marcoux reported during a presentation at the Skin Spectrum Summit in Montreal on May 14, 2016.
Cosmetic camouflage is well-tolerated and can benefit these patients with visible anomalies. It may also help these patients to adapt to their condition, said Dr. Marcoux, clinical associate professor at Université de Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine, department of pediatrics, dermatology division.
Some potential drawbacks of cosmetic camouflage, however, could be poor makeup coverage, and the potential for these patients to feel shame about the use of cosmetic camouflage, said Dr. Marcoux.
In addition to instructing patients about cosmetic camouflage, Dr. Marcoux recommended that these patients be encouraged and educated about the importance of photoprotection and sunscreen.