FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Why is it important for estheticians to have advanced education training in Oncology Esthetics (OE)?
• Most estheticians need training that provides skill building for interviewing the person living with cancer and to learn how to apply clinical thinking. All practicums are performed under medical supervision. Training also provides the opportunity to ask questions and to cover all necessary questions on intake forms. • Estheticians learn to handle each client/patient according to their specific conditions and issues. Some clients/patients are active and handle their cancer therapies with little down time, while other clients/patients can be frail and inactive. Well trained estheticians can recognize the difference and can adapt the treatments accordingly. • While Oncology Esthetics is a very new modality, we have found that some of our students have the advantage in being hired on when providing a copy of their Oncology Esthetics certification in hospital or cancer center settings. It is one of our goals to make it mandatory for estheticians to have advanced education in this area. W