- Humans are 99% identical to one another genetically. That 1% makes us unique. It is these unique genes that are targeted in skin gene testing.
- With ageing, the outer skin layer (epidermis) thins out,even though the number of cell layers remains unchanged.
- The number of pigment containing cells (melanocytes) decrease, but the remaining melanocytes increase in size. Ageing skin thus appears thinner and more translucent.
- Age spots or liver spots may appear in sun exposed areas. Changes in connective tissue also reduces the skin’s strength and elasticity.
- The Skin Gene Test analyses the expression levels (mRNA or messenger RNA) of genes related to ageing skin.
- Genes that play a role in skin rejuvenation, moisture, pigmentation and inflammation are assessed.
- If these genes are abnormally up or down-regulated they may indicate skin ageing.
- Any abnormalities found in the levels of these genes are detected and individualised therapy can be designed for more optimal skin function and health.
- By adjusting your lifestyle and utilizing a custom targeted skincare regimen, science has proven you can have a positive impact on how your genes work, and compensate for areas in which your genes are not functioning at optimum levels.
- This could potentially prevent the ageing of your skin.
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