In honor of breast cancer awareness month, we thought we’d focus on some of the amazing, non-invasive treatments that we can do to help women (and men!) feel and look their best through the battle of cancer treatments.
Cancer robs us of precious time, our looks and money and our physical strength – and it takes a huge toll on one’s mental strength as well. While cancer treatments save lives, the strong will and ‘fight’ of a patient is a huge factor in winning the fight.
We are constantly inspired by ladies (and men too!) who don’t give up; those who put on a smile and hit the public world day after day and get on with their lives as much as their physical strength will allow. It would be really easy, when you are losing your hair, and experiencing pain, rashes, weight loss and gain and debilitating fatigue and stress – to just stay home. And sometimes, that rest is part of the prescription to get better.
But what can we do, to help men and women feel and look their best, when they are ready – to face the public, or even just give them a revitalizing service or treatment to look forward to – or something to treat themselves and stay in the game?
We’ve outlined our two favorite non-invasive cancer treatment safe cosmetic treatments and laser therapies for cancer patients.
HydraFacial® is a patient favorite at Eleven Wellness. It’s a medical grade exfoliation process that performs several amazing things all at once – it cleanses, exfoliates, detoxifies, extracts and hydrates – all in one treatment. The technology allows us to extract imbedded oils and impurities from the skin while customizing the treatment to really target trouble spots and fine-tune the patient’s results. It’s a non-ablative rejuvenation treatment that is safe enough to do often – as a maintenance or routine part of your skin care regimen. There is no downtime, and it can be done in an hour or less. There are add-on treatments like LED light therapies and chemical peel additions – but the cool thing about this treatment is we can customize it to what our patient prefers, or – in the case of a cancer patient – can handle.
Our IntraCeuticals Rejuvenate Oxygen Facial is a favorite as well – and not just for patients, but for celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Cher, Chelsea Handler, Paris Hilton, Jessical Biel and more. Don’t just take our word for it – check out the IntraCeuticals blog post we did a few months ago for the complete low-down. The short story is this – your skin is hydrated with blasts of oxygen, vitamins and a lightweight hyaluronic acid – that delivers increased firmness, reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and an overall radiance leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. These treatments too, can be tailored to meet the needs of our patient.
So for our patients and friends battling breast, or other cancers – know that at Eleven Wellness, your health and wellness is our primary concern. We understand the toll that cancer treatment takes on your skin – and we’re careful to make sure that your treatments are carried out safely and in a professionally managed medical environment. Our Medical Director, Vinita Shroeder, M.D. is also very versed in working with other doctors. We’re happy to discuss treatments with your physician to ensure your safety.
We’re rooting for you, with love. #BreastCancer #Pinktober