Useful links

We want our website to be the best possible resource it can be. If you have found any interesting links that you would like to see here, please email Jo Webb and we can include them.

About Face International
About Face have three objectives: to empower, encourage and educate. They aim to facilitate support, resources and public awareness to improve the experiences of those living with facial differences
A useful website for information about vascular and pigmented birthmarks, supporting those whose lives are affected by birthmarks is offered through a free, private newsgroup with an international membership.

British Association of Dermatologists
This website provides information about the skin and skin diseases and contains an information sheet on strawberry marks and port wine stains.

British Association of Skin Camouflage
The BASC continues to promote, support and further the remedial techniques of camouflage, helping patients to face the world with confidence.

Contact a Family
Contact a Family (CaF) is the only UK charity that provides support and advice to parents whatever the medical condition of their child. CaF offers a free helpline for parents of children with a disability or medical condition: 0808 808 3555.

Changing Faces
Changing Faces is registered charity providing free help, support and information for children (and their parents) and adults who have any form of disfigurement. The aim is to build effective coping strategies and self-confidence. It also works with healthcare professionals, schools and others to promote awareness about disfigurement and its effects.

Cystic Hygroma and Lymphangioma Support Group
A non-profit organisation to support children, their parents and adults with lymphatic malformations (cystic hygromas or lymphangiomas).

Dermnet NZ
The New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. This website offers comprehensive information about dermatological conditions. The sitemap is particularly useful as it provides an extensive alphabetical list of skin conditions including many birthmark types.

Disfigurement Guidance Centre
The Disfigurement Guidance Centre is a charitable organisation which provides information and support for disfigured people.

Facing Forward
A US-based organisation helping individuals with congenital or acquired visible differences cope with staring and build their confidence.

Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street's mission is to improve the health of children by being the foremost centre of excellence in Europe for specialist paediatric services and for research, evaluation and education in child health.

Changing Faces also run a separate website focusing on young people aged 11-21 who are dealing with disfigurement of the face or body, from any cause.

James Cook University Hospital
James Cook University Hospital has a vascular birthmark clinic - a multi-disciplinary clinic supported by a group of specialists with specific expertise in the treatment of vascular birthmarks or monitoring of safety in patients undergoing bleomycin treatment.

Let's Face It Support Network
An international support network for people with facial disfigurement, their families, friends and professionals.

Outlook is a NHS Service offering support and help for people of all ages who are coming to terms with a different or unusual appearance or a disfigurement.

Patient UK
A directory of UK websites that provide information on health, disease and illness.

Proteus Family Network
The Proteus Family Network UK welcomes families affected by Proteus Syndrome and associated conditions.

Skin Camouflage Network
The Skin Camouflage Network has established a nationwide directory of professionally qualified members from medical, beauty therapy, Red Cross and academic backgrounds whose services are available both through the National Health Service and privately.

Sturge-Weber Foundation UK
The Sturge-Weber Foundation UK is a voluntary support group for families and adult sufferers affected by Sturge-Weber syndrome.

Vascular Birthmark Institute New York (VBINY)
Offers comprehensive care for the diagnosis, treatment, management, and research of all vascular malformations (birthmarks).