On Sunday, April 2, Ana Vilamanyà, technical consultant in oncological aesthetics at the Ricardo Fisas Natura Bissé Foundation, participated in the round table entitled ‘Cosmetic Treatments Oncological ‘, in the trade show Cosmobeauty, in Barcelona. Esther Cañadas, editor of the magazines Vida Estética y Tocado, was the moderator and began emphasizing that it was a “luxury” round table.

Ana Vilamanyà said that the oncological aesthetics program of the Ricardo Fisas Natura Bissé Foundation began its activity in 2011, to offer professional, individual and free treatments in nowadays ten public and concerted hospitals and patient associations, thanks to a network of voluntary estheticians. They have estudied previously the course of oncological aesthetics that the foundation organizes every year: “Cosmetic treatments are aimed at minimizing the side effects that can cause medical treatment on the skin and, for this reason, we do both facial and body treatments”. Our esthetician told that nowadays the foundation has performed 5,000 treatments and has served 1,500 people.

In addition to our esthetician (above in the photo, in the middle) participated (in the image, both left and right respectively) Esther de Vega, expert in personal image applied to oncology with more than 20 years of experience; Dr. Anna Rodríguez, Director of Strategy and Projects of the ICO, Institut Oncològic de Catalunya; Eugenia Arrieta, director of a micropigmentation center in San Sebastián, with more than 20 years of experience, and Eva Morales, technical educator in cosmetics, president of the Catalan Oncology Aesthetics Association and voluntary coordinator of the Stanpa Foundation Program “Ponte guapa, te sentirás mejor”.

The five experts agreed that the treatments and services they offer help women to feel better and that the emotional aspect is also very important in continuing their medical treatment and improving their health. In addition, they explained that aestheticians should do only their specialty (hair, makeup, skin…) and must be formed to know what to do and what not with these pacients.