Sumner M. Redstone Burn Center
Reconstructive Makeup Program
The Massachusetts General Hospital Sumner M. Redstone Burn Center Reconstructive Makeup Program helps patients minimize the appearance of burn-related scars.
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Near Public Transit
To speak directly with a physician for a referral or consultation, call 1-800-678-BURN (1-800-678-2876).
To schedule an outpatient appointment with our burn team, call 617-726-3712 or refer a patient online.
The Massachusetts General Hospital Sumner M. Redstone Burn Center’s Reconstructive Makeup Program provides patients with options for minimizing the appearance of burn-related scars.
We consult with patients who have received treatment at Mass General or another facility. Appointments are generally available the first Wednesday and third Friday of every month.
At your private, one-on-one consultation, you will meet with one of our experienced reconstructive makeup consultants. You will discuss your current skin-care regimen and what you hope to accomplish through makeup. Your consultant will perform a skin analysis to determine the colors and shades that will best create a natural appearance.
After your colors have been selected, your consultant will apply the makeup and provide step-by-step instructions on application. Consultations generally last about 30 minutes.
Thanks to a grant from the Mass General "Making a Difference" program and to a generous private donation, the initial consultation is free for burn patients. In addition, your first set of makeup (moisturizer, foundation, finishing powder and makeup remover) is included free of charge. Additional products are available for purchase at a nominal charge.
Many burn patients who use makeup find it helps to soften the impact of facial and body scarring and makes them feel more comfortable around others. The makeup we use is specially chosen to provide excellent coverage for burn scars, as well as provide a natural appearance for both males and females.
The makeup is quick and easy to apply. It is waterproof, sweat-resistant, friction-resistant and long-lasting. The makeup line is formulated for all skin types.
Our team is composed of plastic surgeons, reconstructive makeup consultants, physical and occupational therapists, as well as a psychiatrist specialized in the treatment of traumatic injury and pain.