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Post-cancer hydrotherapy

Avene center has extended its dermatological expertise to the skin and oral side effects of cancer treatments. It is in a warm and caring atmosphere that our medical-thermal team welcomes you for a unique experience.

Why is Avene thermal spring water good for me ?

When your skin has been severely tested and you experience the essential need to reclaim your body and regain healthy skin.
Avène Hydrotherapy Center is internationally renowned for its dermatological treatments.

Expected Benefits

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Physical and mental reconstruction

  • The wide range of available treatments are remarkably effective: patients are comforted by the supportive attitude and the high degree of attention they are given. They find great relief through the hydrotherapy and hydrating treatments and through the assistance they receive during therapy.

Avene Hydrotherapy treatment : scientifically proven efficacy

  • A clinical study conducted at the Center made it possible to demonstrate a significant improvement in Quality of Life, but also in the principal signs of skin discomfort related to breast cancer treatments (chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy). (1)

(1) Dalenc F, Ribet V, Rossi AB, et al. Efficacy of a global supportive skin care programme with hydrotherapy after non-metastatic breast cancer treatment : a randomised, controlled study. Eur J Cancer Care. 2017; e12735.

Treatment results
Before / After


Book your post-cancer treatment

Select one of the treatments below; your choice will be customised for you.


Conventional cure

Dermatological treatment

A treatment adapted to your condition. Our hydrotherapy doctors evaluate and choose the care that is best for you.

Health insurance coverage

Duration :18 days
Advance payment : €60
Second orientation : yes


Unlimited treatment access

Upon arrival, to make your days run smoothly, we offer you a personalised care programme designed by a hydrotherapy doctor.

Duration : 6, 12 or 18 days
Advance payment : €100


Specific moisturising care

Our specific treatment packages complement the traditional hydrotherapy programme. When prescribed by a doctor, this emollient-based treatment provides comfort and hydration.

Moisturising dermatological care

Face care with emollient cream


Tailor-made hydrotherapy treatment program

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Dermatological Hydrotherapy treatments

  • Hydromassage Bath
  • Showers and general sprays
  • Filiform shower
  • Scalp Spraying
  • Localized Spraying
  • Thermal water compresses
  • Underwater massage
  • Oral hydrotherapy treatments
  • Mouthwashing bath
  • Oral spray
  • Gingival shower

Dermatological hydrating treatments

  • Body wrap with emollient cream
  • Moisturizing modeling massage of the body
  • Facial treatment with emollient cream
  • Complete scalp treatment

and Socio-Aesthetic workshops

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Well-being and Relaxation

Methods to learn to "let go", evacuate stress and find serenity and appeasement.

Expression and exchange workshops

Led by a psychologist, these workshops are spaces for listening and sharing where you can express your life and experiences with other people living in similar situations.

Maquillage médical et correcteur

Cet atelier permet, avec l'aide d'une spécialiste, d'apprendre les techniques spécifiques de "camouflage" pour neutraliser harmonieusement les imperfections ou cicatrices sur le visage ou le corps.

Rejuvenating makeup

Because the disease can cause signs of aging to appear early, during this workshop you will learn makeup techniques to eliminate traces of fatigue and restore the youthfulness of your complexion. Healthy glow guaranteed !

Hygiene and hydration

you will find many practical tips on the steps to take to take care of your skin, bad habits to ban, how to apply a treatment...

Exercise and Health

  • Sport and Health Conference : this conference is presented by a general practitioner and looks at the benefits associated with sport, as well as the main mechanisms involved.
  • Modified gymnastics
  • Lymphoedema workshop : these sessions are led by a physiotherapist and will help you rediscover the desire to exercise and improve your mobility.
  • Sporting activities : exercise is important for your health and quality of life, so our trainers offer sessions of: Nordic walking, Gentle workouts, Energetic workouts, Outdoor workouts, Fitness, Yoga, Pilates, Qi Gong, Zumba.
  • Onco Nutrition Conference : Led by a dietitian.
  • Hydrotherapy Conference : presented by the Director of the Hydrotherapy Centre. An opportunity to learn all about Avène Thermal Spring Water, its properties, its history, the therapy programme and the treatments. And to ask any questions you may have...

Practical Advice

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Do I need to change my daily hygiene routine ?

Under cancer treatments, your skin becomes particularly sensitive. Gentle and appropriate hygiene is essential to avoid accentuating skin side effects.

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My skin keeps getting dryer because of my treatment. What should I do?

Skin dryness is one of the side effects related cancer treatment. The best way to maintain skin comfort is to moisturize your skin as much as possible.

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How can I relieve irritations from radiotherapy ?

Radiation from radiotherapy can cause skin lesions called "radiodermatitis". Symptoms can range from simple redness to severe burns with ulcerations.

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How to beautify my face or look less tired?

Under cancer treatments, the complexion changes, the skin loses its radiance. Medical makeup can be used for a "healthy glow" effect but also to hide redness, scars, dark circles or even redraw the eyebrows.

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My hands and feet are damaged, how can I improve this?

Treatments can cause side effects on the feet and hands. We sometimes talk about “hand-foot” syndrome.