THE AESTHETIC AT THE SERVICE OF THE SICK: IT IS SPREADING IN THE HOSPITALS THE ONCOLOGICAL AESTHETICS
Being satisfied with your physical appearance is important not only to strengthen the self-esteem necessary to face the small challenges of everyday life: often, in fact, it is essential when experiencing moments of difficulty that put a strain on not only our body, but also our psychological well-being. This is why in recent years the oncological aesthetic has spread more and more, an evolution of traditional aesthetics born with the aim of improving the conditions of cancer patients through aesthetic treatments aimed at recovering the side effects of invasive drug therapies. prescribed to fight tumors.
THE SERVICE OF ONCOLOGICAL AESTHETICS IN HOSPITALS
The news that even the Fatebenefratelli Hospital in Benevento has inaugurated the oncological aesthetics service in just a few days, but in recent years also other health and hospital facilities have worked to make available to their patients (in particular women ) this new service. The initiative was born in 2013 from the collaboration between the European Institute of Oncology of Prof. Umberto Veronesi and Dermophisiologique, which then led to the birth of the APEO, the Professional Association of Aesthetic Oncology. The aesthetic treatments dedicated to patients are carefully studied by oncologists and dermatologists to ensure the best result and above all the use of products that do not interfere with the prescribed therapies.
THE COURSE TO BECOME ONCOLOGICAL ESTETISTA
To be able to practice the profession of oncological beautician it is necessary to have specific bases and a specific ad hoc preparation. The APEO provides graduate beauticians with a 120-hour training course aimed at explaining not only the chemical and toxicological aspects of the treatments, but also the psychological aspect of the relationship with the client and his condition as a cancer patient. The beauticians, therefore, will acquire specific knowledge on pathologies and oncological therapies (and their consequences at the cutaneous level) and will learn which are the aesthetic treatments to be performed, while learning to interface with the patient in the correct way. At the moment there is not an official register for oncological beauticians, but upon passing the course you can enroll in the APEO Privative Register, which guarantees professionalism and transparency for both members and consumers.