Meet Katey Simmons, Licensed EstheticianWith her passion for skincare, Katey Simmons specializes in medical spa services including a variety of Facials, Dermaplaning, Microdermabrasion, and Chemical Peels. She is also certified in the use of aesthetic laser for Facial Rejuvenation, hair removal, tattoo removal, and the treatment of scars and stretch marks. She is one of the few Estheticians in North Carolina who is certified in Oncology Skincare Therapy, with a focus on helping those affected by cancer to maintain their skin’s well-being during and after treatment. After 9 years in the medical field, Katey pursued her passion and career as a Licensed Esthetician. She is one of the few Estheticians in North Carolina, and the only one in Carteret County, who is certified in Oncology Skincare Therapy. This discipline focuses on helping those affected by cancer maintain the well-being of their skin during and after treatment. After witnessing several of her family members fight cancer, including both of her parents, Katey knew she wanted to do something more for those going through that battle. Skincare provided her an avenue to bring a sense of comfort to patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments. She is able to perform safe, professional skin care services, provide recommendations on beneficial cosmetic products for oncology patients, and address certain treatment related skin conditions and reactions associated with medications and therapies. For those going through oncology medical treatments, mild epidermal dehydration (dryness), mild inflammation, and compromised acid mantle are very common side effects of cancer therapies. In cooperation with your Oncologist, Katey can help ease some of the effects from your current and past therapies.