It is apparent that some of our Oncology Esthetics® graduates are inappropriately promoting their services using terminology on their spa menu’s; websites and other marketing collateral that is upsetting oncology medical professionals, and health department officials. Please note if you are a licensed or certified esthetician or beauty therapist, you are NOT offering oncology consultations, nor are you offering oncology treatments in your spa/clinic.
What you are offering is an oncology SKINCARE consultation, and you are offering a SKINCARE treatment for a person living with cancer. Please also be aware the word ‘treatment’ can also be contentious.
When creating or updating your spa menu it is recommended that you indicate you offer modified skincare services to people living with cancer. If you offer an ‘Oncology Facial’ a person with cancer may be happy or not happy to select this option. However, if you indicate you offer a ‘Soothing, Hydrating Facial’ which can be modified for those living with cancer, that would appeal to a larger selection of clients.
Disclaimer: OTI is NOT responsible for any terminology used on graduates spa menu’s or marketing collateral. This is the responsibility of the individual esthetician/beauty therapist.