Dr. Capizzi's Blog: Palliative Skincare Treatments for Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy and Radiation


This is the second of a two-part blog from Stillwater R.N. and L.E. Tammy Ryan (published in 2013) In her first blog, Tammy shared the preventative-aging benefits of this exciting beauty regimen. A second blog posting is most definitely in order to share more information on Image Skincare benefits to patients undergoing cancer treatment. We want to hear more directly from resident expert Tammy Ryan.

There’s a lot of buzz in the media about natural and organic products. So much so, that it can become difficult to separate fact from fiction. What’s real and what’s an advertising gimmick? Also, modern science has provided us with many “unnatural” products that make life better. Chemistry saves lives. Organic may not always be the best choice. It’s a complicated subject.

Dr. Capizzi is one of the leading breast reconstruction surgeons in the United States. As you know, breast reconstruction follows mastectomy and, in most instances, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. These therapies save lives. But they also create unique skin care needs for patients undergoing treatment. We serve these patients every day.

This is where Image Skincare products enter the picture. I am so grateful and happy to be able to offer skincare relief for chemotherapy and radiation treatment patients with this new product line. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments stress the skin. Most medical-grade skin care products are simply too strong, too abrasive for patients undergoing aggressive cancer treatments. Image Skincare offers solutions. Patients can relax and enjoy a facial that does not exacerbate and irritate. With Image Skincare products I can offer a day of pampering and a respite. That’s huge for many patients.

Image Skincare’s Ormedic line gets my highest recommendation for cancer treatment patients. It’s made of the purest organic ingredients, offering the greatest medical efficacy. All Ormedic ingredients are certified organic with highly potent anti-oxidants and essential botanicals. What you won’t find in Image products, and especially in Ormedics, is chemicals, acids or parabens. Even the wonderful fragrances are natural: 100% derived from essential oils. Image Skincare is environmentally friendly: no petrochemicals, no chemical preservatives and no silicones. Image never uses animal testing. Virtually all cancer treatment patients are candidates for the Image Ormedic lineup: it’s formulated for all skin types to balance, restore and support healthy skin in the most natural way.

I am one of those lucky people who does what she loves for a living. As a registered nurse and a licensed aesthetician, I help my patients discover healthy, restorative and beautifying solutions for better living. When those patients are beating a disease, my work is all the more meaningful. I know I speak for the entire Stillwater team when I say that we’re very pleased to have Image Skincare products in our arsenal of weapons to facilitate healthy living.
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