UPCOMING TRAINING EVENTS

  1. FUNDAçãO DE TREINAMENTO EM ESTéTICA ONCOLóGICA – SãO PAULO, BRASIL

    September 21 @ 8:00 am - September 27 @ 5:00 pm
  2. ONCOLOGY ESTHETICS FOUNDATION TRAINING (OEFT) – MILAN

    September 25 @ 8:00 am - September 27 @ 5:00 pm
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5 09, 2017

Oncology Esthetics Coaching for Spa Professionals

By | 2017-09-05T17:51:57+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Because cancer treatments can leave the skin hypersensitive and dry, many spas are now branching out to include esthetics services specific to helping client undergoing cancer treatment. Treating clients with cancer can be a unique challenge. With our Oncology Esthetics Coaching for Spa Professionals program we can help spa professionals overcome the challenges in understanding [...]

21 08, 2017

Remedial-Camouflage Makeup Course with Dr. Erin Madigan-Fleck

By | 2017-08-21T22:54:17+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Remedial-Camouflage Makeup Course with Dr. Erin Madigan-Fleck

This 2 day class offers training in remedial and medical camouflage makeup which plays an important role in the recovery for patients who have undergone plastic and reconstructive surgery, or they have facial disfigurements or skin discoloration. This on class prepares the esthetic professional to offer this valuable service either in the spa or clinical [...]

21 08, 2017

Tamoxifen – Hyperpigmentation

By | 2017-08-21T22:50:22+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Tamoxifen – Hyperpigmentation

Tamoxifen, sold under the brand name Nolvadex among others, is a medication that is used to prevent breast cancer in women and treat breast cancer in women and men. One of the side effects of Tamoxifen is hyperpigmention. In doing more research on this drug, research shows that human melanocytes exposed to estrogen levels generally [...]

21 08, 2017

Basal Cell Carcinoma – Who Gets It?

By | 2017-08-21T22:55:34+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Basal Cell Carcinoma – Who Gets It?

To date, men 52 years + are found to outnumber women with this type of skin cancer, but women are getting more BCC’s than before. Your clients that are working in occupations that require numerous hours of being in the sun, or for those just spending leisure time in the sun each day are particularly [...]

21 08, 2017

Axillary Web Syndrome (AWS) aka Cording

By | 2017-08-21T22:56:00+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Axillary Web Syndrome (AWS) aka Cording

We posted up on social media mid-end July about the Breast Cancer Rehab and Wellness Summit that was going live for free viewing. Not sure how many estheticians were able to view the videos. Some of the video’s that I viewed were extremely informative to what we do and this is another learning platform where [...]

17 07, 2017

5-FU for Keloid Scar Reduction

By | 2017-07-17T05:44:25+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on 5-FU for Keloid Scar Reduction

This multi-purpose drug known as Flourouracil (5-fluorouracil or 5-FU) aka Adrucil® is popping up again….we know this drug is commonly used as a chemotherapy drug for various cancers such as breast CA, colorectal CA, head and neck cancers and others, plus skin cancer known as superficial basal cell carcinoma.  We do know that this drug [...]

17 07, 2017

Phytoestrogens For Hormone-Positive Cancer

By | 2017-07-17T05:40:26+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Phytoestrogens For Hormone-Positive Cancer

Natural therapists (Naturopathic Medicine) have been using phytoestrogens for their patients with hormone-driven cancers for several decades.  Successfully.  They have had to rely on the anecdotal evidence of the patients that were successfully treated with them.  It appears that phytoestrogens have been shown to be beneficial and protective. The understanding is that phytoestrogens exert a [...]

17 07, 2017

Linolenic Acid VS Oleic Acid – Which Plant Oil is the Best for the Client with a Compromised Skin Barrier?

By | 2017-07-17T05:35:37+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Linolenic Acid VS Oleic Acid – Which Plant Oil is the Best for the Client with a Compromised Skin Barrier?

Natural oils have been used as topical skin and body care treatments for the skin for years – so what are the best oils than will benefit the skin?  Many oils contain oleic acid and/or linoleic acid.  Research indicates oils with a higher oleic acid content are NOT beneficial to an impaired skin barrier.  Oleic [...]

19 06, 2017

What Cancer Care Looks Like in the Future

By | 2017-06-19T20:42:25+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on What Cancer Care Looks Like in the Future

This article is written by Dr Steven Curley, Professor and Chief of Surgical Oncology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Texas, USA. In reading his article – he does address awareness about cancer; things that can be prevented and how we as humans are subject to so many influences. “We must also be willing [...]

19 06, 2017

Hyperpigmentation – Drug Causes During Chemotherapy

By | 2017-06-19T20:37:02+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hyperpigmentation – Drug Causes During Chemotherapy

Estheticians who believe they should be advising clients to use products with ingredients to fight off hyperpigmentation during chemotherapy as a norm are not really delving into specifics regarding the drugs what may cause hyperpigmentation during chemotherapy. If their standard approach is to do so, the intent may be a good one as a preventative [...]