SKIN DNA TESTING
Skin DNA Testing – Introduction
Skin DNA™ is a revolutionary DNA laboratory test that examines 16 genentic markers (SNPs) in 5 categories associated with skin ageing.
Skin DNA™ Test Categories
1. Firmness + Elasticity
2. Glycation (A.G.E.)
3. Sun Damage + Pigmentation
4. Free Radical Damage
5. Sensitivity + Inflammation
Your DNA results are used to scientifically create a personalised guide providing you with a regime tailored specifically to you. This allows you to advance beyond the “one size fits all” suggestions using the right skin care ingredients targeted to your own genetic blueprint.
Skin DNA™ allows professionals to advance beyond the confusion of thousands of skincare options and ensures customers never again waste a single cent on products and treatments that don’t work for them.
Let Skin DNA™ take the guesswork out of skin care, instead using science to identify the most suitable skincare ingredients, oral supplements and treatment modalities based on your DNA.
Firmness + Elasticity – Test Category 1
The Skin DNA™ Genetic test can help identify if you are a carrier of key genentic variations associated with accelerated collegen loss even before the signs have become visible.
Keeping the skin firm, plump and wrinkle free, collagen is the principle structural protien of the skin. Like many components of the body, collagen undergoes continuious turnover being produced and recycled on an ongoing basis throughout your life.
When you are younger your body makes more collegen than it loses, after the age of about 40, collegen loss can accelerate leading to a decline in the health and appearance of your skin.
Our genentic pre dispositions play a big role in determining both the speed of collagen production and breakdown. Key variations in the genetic category can identify if the rise and fall of collagen is in balance or if the breakdown of collagen predominates, which can result in the appearance of premature wrinkling, ageing and sagging of the skin.
Glycation (A.G.E.) – Test Category 2
If you are like most people, then no one has ever told you about glycation. Glycation affects the ability of collagen and elastin fibers to function normally and is now well recognized to be leading cause of accelerated skin ageing.
Our genetic predispositions play a big role in determining serum glucose levels. Key variations in this genentic category play a role in preventing glycation of your skin. It is resonsible for controlling skin glucose levels, energy intake and energy release. Having variations in this gene can alter your body’s ability to maintain normal glucose levels and interfer with energy metabolism, both of which lead to glycation.
Glucose is the sugar your body uses as its main source of fuel. If not metabolized properly glucose can bind to your skin’s collagen and elastin fibers, forming abnormal chemical bridges that cause tissue damage.
This process called glycation, causes your skin to become rigid and lose elasticity.
Glycation also impairs your skins ability to regenerate, which leads to skin laxity, cracking, thinning, redness and the inability to self repair.
Sun Damage + Pigmentation – Test Category 3
The sun’s UV raysare one of the most significant causes of premature skin ageing. Your genes play an important role in determining how well your skin can naturally cope under the strains of the sun.
Exposure to ultra violet (UV) light from the sun accounts for 90% of the symptoms of early skin ageing, skin damage and skin cancer. Every time your skin is exposed to UV light skin damage occurs. The cumulative effect of repeated skin damage cause epidermal DNA damage, persistent inflamation and oxidative stress negatively effecting the health and appearnace of your skin.
Our genetic predispositions play an important role in dtermining how your skin can naturally cope under the strains of the sun.
The Skin DNA™ Test can reveal if your skin has a greater or lesser natural genetic solar protection factor (gSPF™)and based on your results can provide you with a unique, enhanced skin care protection strategy that is specially designed to provide the utmost protection for your skin based on your genes.
Free Radical Damage – Test Category 4
WScientists now believe that free radicals are casual factors in nearly every known disease, from heart disease to arthritis, cancer to cataracts. In fact free radicals are a major culprit in the ageing process of the skin itself.
Research at SkinDNA™ has shown that the amount of anti oxidents in your body is directly proportional to the healthy long term appearance of your skin.
Free radicals are highly reactive short lived molecules that can damage virtually any molecule in your body including the important cellular structures found in the body’s largest organ, the skin.
Not all people have the same amount of powerful radical scavengers. A number of skin related genentic variations have been found to alter the production of antioxident protecting molecules and your SkinDNA™ score is the single most powerful indication of your bodies genentic antioxodent abilities.
Sensitivity + Inflammation – Test Category 5
Genetic variations found in your vital genes can lead to excessive inflammation; one of the most common themem in the early onset of ageing.
Have you ever wondered why your skin becomes sensitive in the winteror why your skin breaks out in the heat?
How about why your skin develops skin rash or rosacea after applying perfumes or skin care?
Many of these redness and sensitivity issues are instigated by your bodies first primal defence, inflammation.
Your genentic predispositions play a big role in determining the supply or over supply of inflammation production.
Key variations tested in this category can identify numerous overractive inflammatory mechanisms that cause
With more than 15,000 DNA population wide samples from various ethnic groups stored entirely in house, SkinDNA™ International is leading the way in dermal DNA science.
Tha collaboration of geneticists, cosmetic physicians, skin scientists and voluteer study participants commenced their work in 2006 with 2 principle objectives: (1) to identify the genentic factors that contribute to age related changes in the skin , and : (2) to identify actionable pathways available for each of those genentic factors in order to help each and every individual world wide to preserve a more youthful looking skin.
The research profiled the action of more than 6800 genens and using genome wide assoction studies, they discovered more than 200 abnormal genen traits in the form of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP’s) implicated in the health and well being of our skin. Most significant was the prevalance of soem of the SNPs and the effect they had on the skin.
With over 8 years of research the company pioneered the world’s first and largest derma genetics database, their most significantacheivement to date.
SkinDNA™ Genentic Test – Cost $299
SkinDNA™ Genentic Test provides a scientific foundation for more accurately predicting the skin care needs of each individual. The company’s remarkable discovery of 15 genentic markers positioned in proprietary combinations matche to specific skin ageing categories that play a role in skin protection, premature ageing and determining future outcomes of our skin.
SkinDNA™ Genetic Test results can be used a s a persnal guide for building a complete custom taylored skincare regime that allows you to acheive optimum long tern skin health.
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