How does Oncology Esthetics differ from regular esthetics?
Cancer treatments can present side effects on the body, particularly with the skin and hair. As well as the physical impact, there is often a deep emotional and psychological impact on the survivor when their outer look changes. Understanding the changes, and which treatments work best under these unique circumstances can lead to dramatically improved outcomes, both physical and psychological for the survivor.
Is Oncology Esthetics for me?
If you are a manicurist, massage therapist, skin care specialist, a spa director, or other wellness practitioner, you can more fully understand the skin care and esthetic needs of clients. This also helps to address the challenges in treating them, and set yourself and the survivor up for the best end results. As a treatment specialist, working with cancer survivors can be more emotionally challenging, but also more rewarding. Many of those who have taken our courses appreciate the sense of empowerment it gives them in treating these survivors.
Why Do Oncology Esthetics?
Unfortunately, about half of one percent of the population in industrialized countries will be diagnosed with cancer every year (about 1.6 million in the USA and almost 200,000 people in Canada). Undergoing cancer treatments that will impact their skin, hair and nails. The impacts of their treatment can impact their skin and hair for years.
However, the main goal of being trained in Oncology Esthetics is to ensure your practice can be inclusive of cancer survivors, and better understand their unique psychological and physical needs. It will enable you to impact the lives of cancer survivors with compassion and healing.
What qualifications are needed to be prepared for your courses?
You need to be working in an area of specialty in the esthetic/spa world.
Can I take one of your foundation training courses based in a country other than my own?
Yes, just be aware some countries speak in their native tongue, and statistics, risk factors and content is pertinent to that specific country.
What do the courses cost?
Our Foundation online training courses cost $699, and our Foundation in person training courses cost $899 each.
How do I keep up to date on new information in the field of Oncology Esthetics?
We recommend you become a member of the International Society for Oncology Esthetics (ISFOE). You will then have access to education opportunities from a variety of industry experts. As an OTI graduate, you qualify for membership.