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The facial that cured cancer

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Cyndy Healey may be an operating room nurse, but even she – with her clinical background – did not realize that a small pre-cancerous spot was developing on her face.

The person who discovered it was an aesthetician at vir tu´ spa in the Virtua Health and Wellness Center – Washington Township.

Cyndy explains: “I love getting facials, so a friend suggested I try one at vir tu´. Tara, my aesthetician, carefully examined my face before starting the treatment. She noticed a tiny area on my face that looked a bit unusual and asked about it. I explained that the area often became rough and scaly.

Tara suggested that I have it checked by a dermatologist.”

It was really smart advice. Cyndy’s dermatologist biopsied the area which turned out to be a small pre-cancerous lesion.

It was caught just in time. The treatment was relatively easy. Cyndy used a topical medication for several weeks followed by a steroid cream. The pre-cancerous spot is now gone, and she is back to facials with Tara.

Tara explains: “At vir tu´, the emphasis is on both a luxurious facial or spa treatment, as well as protecting our clients, making sure that everything we do is in their best interest.”

Vir tu´ aestheticians, like Tara, analyze every client before getting started with a facial. They examine the skin, ask about allergies, medical history and at-home skin care – anything that might affect the facial or the skin overall.

Cyndy says: “Vir tu´ is more than just a beautiful spa experience. It’s a place where the staff educates you about the services they are providing. In my case, it’s education that saved me from a very serious problem.”