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Aesthetics professional specialised in assisting people who suffer from illnesses that alter their physical appearance, as a result of the symptoms or treatments. In coordination with doctors and psychologists, they inform patients of the aesthetic consequences they will experience and the best ways to take care of themselves during the most critical stages. However, given the fact that we are talking about serious or very serious pathologies, it should be mentioned that the medical specialist treating the patient, the nursing professional or a member from the team of assistant psychologists, if applicable, must inform the patient of the consequences, side effects or temporary lesions they will experience. This specialty also includes aestheticians that treat and help repair scarred or burned tissue.


  • This professional is dedicated to repairing tissues affected by trauma or burns, minimising unsightly lesions, such as scars caused by occupational, domestic or traffic accidents, etc. With this objective, they carry out a diagnosis and prior assessment, taking into account the type of skin, the person's age, the scar's appearance, etc. They then prepare a work programme, which includes topically-applied products for regeneration, manual programmes for drainage and massage, aesthetics equipment, nutritional supplements, corrective make-up, etc.
  • For cancer patients, the aesthetician carries out monitoring before, during and after the treatments against the illness:
    Notify patients of any aesthetic consequences that they can suffer, preparing them for when the moment arrives and planning the best solutions for side effects.
    During chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment, notify as to what is recommended and what is not in terms of hair removal, skin treatments, etc.
    Once completed, participate in the recovery of the hair that has been lost, and act as guide in returning to usual aesthetic habits.
    Some of the services and solutions given to cancer patients are programmes related to the face, body, hair, wigs, manicures, pedicures, corrective make-up, massages and lymphatic drainage, etc. These treatments are offered to address problems of dryness, hyperpigmentation, skin irritation, total or partial loss of hair, nail alterations, etc.
  • They can give training workshops to inform and advise on these aesthetic matters at patient associations or health centres, such as hospitals, clinics, etc.
  • Sometimes, they work in R&D departments, which develop cosmetics for reconstructive aesthetics, seeking new materials for making prostheses, wigs, etc.

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Barcelona Treball (Porta22)
Llacuna, 156-162, 08018 Barcelona

Monday to Friday from 9 to 18 h

Generalitat de Catalunya
Unió Europea FEDER
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