Going through cancer treatment can be a tremendously difficult experience that tries even the strongest individuals.
Naturally, these treatments and cancer itself can cause pain, discomfort, nausea, tiredness, and many other symptoms. But what many people fail to note about cancer and its treatment is that it effects each patient’s self-image as well.
Oncology patients may find that their hair thins or falls out, their nails become weak and brittle, and their skin experiences dryness or discoloration. Patients may lose a lot of weight and/or become bloated from certain drugs. Often, this causes them to feel even more tired and worn down.
The mind-body connection has not been completely unraveled by science, but there is, without a doubt, a connection between health and wellness and how one feels about their appearance.
How Oncology Esthetics Can Help
Improving the self-image of cancer patients can complement medical treatments and surgeries as a way to improve well-being, self-confidence, and overall mental health. We have created unique services that particularly cater to those who are going through cancer treatments.
Not only will these treatments boost the confidence and self-image of these strong individuals, but they can also provide much-needed relaxation and nurturing during a difficult time. To give cancer fighters and survivors the compassionate care they need and deserve, we have an oncology certified aesthetician at Years Younger MD, Jessica Christensen.
Jessica Christensen, LE, BS
Certified Oncology Aesthetician
BS in Herbal Medicine
Jessica is a Tennessee licensed skincare therapist with over 16 years of experience as an aesthetician. She was certified in oncology aesthetics at the Skincare Institute in Atlanta, GA, and recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Herbal Medicine. After going through the journey of cancer with a loved one, Jessica knows first hand about the special care clients diagnosed with cancer require, and she is very passionate about providing treatments customized to each individual. Jessica offers free consultations, and would love to meet you to discuss your skin care needs!
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