Isn't a Facial a facial? How does oncology skincare differ from a Signature Facial Treatment?-
Cancer fighting drugs are already throwing your system into chaos, whether that be overdrive or dragging it down. It’s important that your facial experience be a window of time in which everything is even keeled and peaceful. Compromised skin health may be a painful reality of the chemotherapy and radiation process, but there are techniques and comfort measures available to help protect and nourish chemically ravaged skin. Oncology skincare addresses the fragile state skin is thrust into, restoring balance and calming the body inside and out with respect for skins compromised state. Just as important as how oncological skincare is defined is what it does not offer – heat, aggressive exfoliation, unsafe systemic manipulation and harsh chemicals.
While every La Belle Angele Day Spa treatment is delivered with care, knowledge of appropriate touch is critical in oncology skincare. Pressure requirements, pressure restrictions and awareness of treatment side effects are integral to how each client is cared for. The training Angele has committed to empowers her to recognize not only how to proceed differently in every treatment but just as importantly, how to tell when compromised skin demands dermatologist care. Every oncology skincare client welcomed into Angele’s extraordinary care experiences dramatic stress reduction, strengthened skin health and the utmost respect for a fatigued immune system.
Is a facial during my oncological care safe?
I’m a little nervous because my skin is so sensitive. What can I expect from my treatment?
Every client who steps into La Belle Angele Day Spa is treated with great mindfulness – individuals are welcome at any stage of cancer therapy. Angele begins every treatment by taking a medical history that she will use to design a custom treatment for your unique situation. A meticulously maintained space defined by attention to your welfare, La Belle Angele Day Spa is more than happy to provide you with the details of the internationally recognized training accreditation they have undergone, if you or your health provider have questions.
What sort of products are used in an oncology skincare treatment?
The professional treatment products used in your session have been chosen with sensitivity in mind. Frequently, clients find that their skin changes drastically during cancer treatment. Skin that previously required little to no special attention may now be dry, thin, fragile or even plagued with breakouts. Changes and challenges you are most concerned with will be discussed during your detailed pre treatment consultation.
As important as the products used in your treatment are the products, ingredients and modalities that will be avoided. During your treatment you will not be subject to:
– harsh exfoliation
– overpowering aromas
– inflammatory movements (no deep massage)
– chemical sunscreens
– overstimulating ingredients
The intent of your treatment is not to fix you, but to provide a significant measure of restoration. You can expect to leave your treatment not only refreshed, but with a new home care treatment plan to continuously nourish and protect your skin.