Let’s talk about cancer

Cancer not only produces changes in our body, but it does so emotionally with the patient’s image, as this is affected throughout the disease process. The Tiagonce Clinic has opted for the creation of a Unit to work on this problem.

At Clinica Granado Tiagonce we are aware of this problem, and we have created the Oncological Aesthetic Medicine Unit directed by Dr. Pilar Lacosta and various specialists to help the oncology patient as much as possible.

In fact, there are many questions that cancer patients do not get answers to, so this unit is important. There are few clinics with doctors who are specialized in the care of the image of the oncology patient, who is offered treatments that improve the skin and the general appearance of the patient while undergoing various treatments such as chemo and radiotherapy.

Thus, a multidisciplinary team of professionals formed by psychologists, physiotherapists, plastic surgeons and oncological aesthetic surgeons will help the patient in everything necessary. But how does aesthetic or plastic surgery help an oncology patient?

The first step is to work with appropriate products that respect the skin and its mucosa. At the same time, diet is important, as it can help to restore the normal appearance of the skin, sometimes swollen due to the effect of corticosteroids.

How does the patient’s image adapt during cancer treatment?

There are several aspects to be treated during the process. There are facial and body treatments.

First of all, it is important to work on the recovery of luminosity in the face. To do this, cosmetics are used that can brighten and revitalize the patient’s skin, even camouflaging dark circles under the eyes while preventing skin dryness.

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Using blusher can bring a very healthy touch to our skin.

At the same time, hyaluronic acid and vitamin infiltrations can help a lot.

Another objective is to highlight the eyes. For this, it is not necessary to use an intense makeup, but you can outline the eye with a brown or black tone to create an eyelash effect, giving a lot of expression to the look.

In turn, this treatment can be accompanied by lymphatic drainage to deflate the face. Eyebrow make-up is also a good trick in case there is no hair.

Finally, another tip is to moisturize and enhance the lips, as they tend to dry out a lot during the chemotherapy process, since it is a very sensitive skin. When dehydrated, the lips can become irritated, chapped or even suffer painful wounds.

For more information, consult a specialist.