Frequently Asked Questions - Oncology Esthetics

What is Oncology?

A branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. It includes medical oncology (the use of chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and other drugs to treat cancer), radiation oncology (the use of radiation therapy to treat cancer), and surgical oncology (the use of surgery and other procedures to treat cancer).

What is Oncology Esthetics?

Oncology esthetics involves advanced education that is designed to provide estheticians with the knowledge of how to modify spa treatments to ensure a safe outcome for cancer clients. Most people will look for comfort and relief from the unpleasant side effects associated with cancer treatments and therapies, such as dryness, loss of elasticity, and rashes, among other issues.

What is Oncology Facial?

Our facial treatment addresses the specific needs and concerns of people undergoing all phases of cancer therapy, as well as recovery and survival, and is customized every step of the way. A safe and soothing treatment to help recover your appearance and manage and improve the changes skin undergoes during and after cancer therapy, with the added healing benefits of touch and modified lymphatic drainage, provide a feeling of peace and relaxation. The use of safe, non-toxic, gentle and healing products help your skin regain a healthy feel and appearance, leaving your skin smooth and hydrated.

What’s so special about Oncology Esthetics?

With cancer diagnoses on the rise, there is a chance you are or know someone living with cancer. On a personal level, I know people affected by cancer and I have seen some of the physical and emotional challenges of cancer patients and survivors. Recognizing that people living with, recovering from, or survivors of cancer require special treatment is what led me to become Certified in Oncology Esthetics. Cancer treatments can be very hard on the skin, which is one of the challenges I want to help alleviate. Additionally, studies show that the power of touch, such as through a facial, massage, or even Reiki can help reduce pain, improve mood, and reduce fatigue in cancer patients.

What is Laomiz Beauty Spa Oncology Facial?

Skin can be severely altered during cancer treatments, and lack proper nutrients, blood flow, and hydration, leaving the skin dry and sensitive. Our skin healing facial is designed to restore and maintain healthy, glowing skin, as well as bestow a lasting feeling of well-being. Our Oncology-trained Esthetician will assess your skin and provide the appropriate treatment for your specific skin care needs using only the safest and most pure products. A customized soothing hand or foot treatment with appropriate modification for each client.

COVID-19 and Cancer Patients. Are all cancer patients at risk, or only those in active treatment?

Patients diagnosed with blood cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myelomas, may be at higher risk than those with other cancers. Blood cancers often start in the bone marrow and disrupt the normal production of immune cells. These cancers may also affect the lymph system, including the spleen, thymus and lymph nodes, which help store immune cells and filter out impurities. And because COVID-19 attacks the lungs, patients with underlying chronic lung disease who develop lung cancer are at an increased risk of severe symptoms from the virus.
Cancer patients who are in active treatment for their disease may also have a higher risk, especially those on chemotherapy drugs. These drugs may cause side effects that decrease the body’s ability to produce infection-fighting white blood cells.