Visible Difference

UPDATED: 23.05.2024
In this section you will find support for:
- General Support Organisations
- Specialist Support Organisations
- Surgery Information

General Support Organisations

Alopecia UK 

Support, awareness and research to improve the lives of those affected by alopecia.

Changing Faces 

Changing Faces support anyone with disfigurements of the face, hands and body.
Helpline: 0300 0120 275 (lines open Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm)
Skin Camouflage: 0300 0120 276 (line open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm)

Cleft Lip and Palate Association - CLAPA 

Information and support on cleft lip and palate treatment.


Contact offer support for all childhood conditions, are also able to put families in touch. Featuring a directory of conditions and rare disorders online.
Helpline: 0808 808 3555 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.30am - 5pm)
Email: helpline@contact.org.uk

NHS Choices 

NHS information about non-surgical cosmetic procedures.   

Saving Faces 

Support for anyone undergoing the treatment of Orofacial Cancers, trauma as well as other facial deformities, plus support for their families.

The Katie Piper Foundation 

The Katie Piper Foundation helps individuals with burns and scars. 

Vitiligo Society 

Support from those who understand how vitiligo can affect your life.
Specialist Support.

Specialist Support Organisations

Birthmark Support Group  

Offering support to anyone with a birthmark including port wine stain, haemangioma and congenital melanocytic nevus.  

British Foot and Ankle Society 

Information about conditions of the feet and ankles.

Children’s Burns Trust 

Offering support and rehabilitation information for families of children following a burn or scald. 

Contact - Apert Syndrome 

Information on this rare genetic condition from Contact.

Contact a Family - Crouzon Syndrome 

Providing information about Crouzon Syndrome 

Dan’s Fund for Burns 

Providing support for burns survivors. 

Harlequin Ichthyosis 

The Ichthyosis Support Group provide information on this rare condition.


Headlines are a craniofacial support group.
Information: 07541 106816 (leave contact details for a return call within 24hours)
Email: info@headlines.org.uk  

Mouth Cancer Foundation 

Providing support to anyone with oral, head or neck cancer.
Helpline: 01924 950 950 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am - 5pm)
Email: info@mouthcancerfoundation.org 

Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome 

Providing information about Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome

Treacher Collins Syndrome 

Providing information about Treacher Collins Syndrome.

Surgery Information

British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons 

Information about BAAPS membership for trained plastic surgeons on the Specialist Register of Plastic Surgeons and maintained by the General Medical Council. 

British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons - BAOMS 

Information on surgery affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck.

British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons 

Information about reconstructive surgery.

Cosmetic Dentistry Guide 

Offering information on cosmetic dental procedures and how to find a local cosmetic dentist.

NHS – Breast Reduction Surgery 

Information on breast reduction surgery.