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Oncology Facial Contraindications  

Contraindications for an oncology facial may vary depending on the specific treatment plan and medical condition of the patient. However, here are some general bullet points highlighting potential contraindications:

  • Active cancer or tumors in the facial area: If the patient has active cancer or tumors in the facial region, it is generally contraindicated to perform an oncology facial. The focus should be on cancer treatment and managing the underlying condition.

  • Recent facial surgery or radiation therapy: Patients who have undergone recent facial surgery or radiation therapy may have compromised skin healing and increased sensitivity. It is important to allow adequate time for the skin to heal before considering an oncology facial.

  • Open wounds or lesions: Any open wounds, ulcers, or lesions on the face can increase the risk of infection or further complications. These areas should be avoided during an oncology facial until they have healed.

  • Severe skin sensitivity or reactions: Some cancer treatments can cause severe skin sensitivity or reactions, such as dermatitis or radiation-induced skin toxicity. In such cases, performing a facial treatment may exacerbate the symptoms and discomfort.

  • Low blood cell counts or compromised immune system: Cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, can affect blood cell counts and weaken the immune system. In these situations, it is important to avoid procedures that could potentially introduce pathogens or compromise the already compromised immune system.

  • Allergies or sensitivities to skincare products: Patients with known allergies or sensitivities to specific skincare products or ingredients should be cautious and consult with their healthcare provider before undergoing an oncology facial. The products used should be carefully selected to avoid any potential adverse reactions.

It is crucial for individuals considering an oncology facial to consult with their oncologist or healthcare provider to determine the suitability of the treatment based on their specific medical condition and treatment plan.

These guidelines are in place for your protection and ours, as I strive to serve you to the best of my ability. Please contact me directly if you have any questions or need additional information. Your answers to the questions on our forms are essential for a safe, effective session. Please take some time to answer in detail, and have this paperwork completed prior to the start of your appointment.  

PS Oncology Intake Form .pdf.docx - Microsoft Word Online (

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