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Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston promotes self-confidence with reconstructive makeup clinic

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston promotes self-confidence with reconstructive makeup clinic

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston is dedicated to the care of children and recognizes that reducing scar visibility is an important part of the healing process for burn survivors. That’s why one of the many resources that Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston offers burn survivors is a makeup clinic.

Experienced makeup artist Robin Liebowitz, who is certified in reconstructive and corrective makeup, works with the therapeutic services team to host a weekly clinic. Each week, Liebowitz teaches both male and female patients how to apply makeup that softens the appearance of scars.

The clinic provides all participants with a waterproof foundation that is carefully matched to each child’s skin tone and is used to help patients achieve a natural appearance. The foundation stays on even when kids go swimming or sweat while playing sports. Fresh makeup is provided whenever a patient runs out, and Liebowitz offers different pigment options for patients whose skin changes colors with the seasons. The clinic is a wonderful support service that helps promote self-confidence and is often the final touch patients need to heal.

One patient, Liebowitz recalls, came to the makeup clinic wearing a baseball hat and a jacket he had buttoned all the way up. “He was so sad when he came into my room,” Liebowitz says, “But, by the time he left, his jacket was unbuttoned and his hat was off and he had a huge smile on his face.” The clinic is an important resource for kids with visible scars, and is a valuable non-surgical solution to scarring that helps patients become more self-assured and comfortable. “I love to see the kids feeling more confident after having a makeup visit with me, and I know it's just a little something that makes this world an easier place for them to face.”

For more information about the makeup clinic, scar treatment options and additional support services at the Boston Shriners Hospital, please call 617-722-3000.

A patient sees herself in the mirror following makeup application
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