Skin changes, one of the most visible signs of ageing, are influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. Genetic testing is being increasingly used in medicine to predict one’s risk of genetically influenced diseases, such as breast and ovarian cancer as seen in the case of actress Angelina Jolie.
With the continuing technology advancements and the accompanying rise of affordable DNA-testing kits, the skin care industry is utilising DNA science to create personalised skin care services. Just as genes play an important role in determining your eye and hair colour they also play a deciding role in determining your skin characteristics.
Recent studies on twins have shown that up to 60% of the skin ageing variation between individuals can be attributed to genetic factors. DNASkin, a comprehensive genetic skin test, allows you to go beyond one-size-fits-all suggestions by providing you with the information to make health-promoting lifestyle and skin care changes, and helping skin professionals make more informed treatment choices.
How does it work?
The testing is simple and straightforward: simply collect a saliva sample from the inside of your cheek using an easy-to-use DNA collector. The swab is sent to the lab where DNA is analysed for genetic variations known to influence skin ageing.
Once your genetic make-up has been mapped out, it is turned into a 10-page personalised report providing you with the roadmap for a lifetime of personalized skin care specifically tailored to your own skin needs based on your unique DNA profile.
A more efficient skin care regime helps you fight off the signs of ageing and saves you time and money when choosing your skin care treatments. Instead of focusing on what you can see manifesting on your face, DNASkin allows you to tackle the root of the problem and prevent future issues.
DNASkin is a revolutionary DNA laboratory test that examines 16 genetic markers (SNPs) in 5 categories associated with skin ageing.
Firmness & Elasticity: Are you genetically predisposed to premature wrinkling? (1 in 3 people have a genetic variation that predisposes their skin to accelerated collagen breakdown.)
Wrinkling / Age: Supporting skin damage through a process called glycation (1 in 2 people are genetically predisposed to reduced genetic protection against glycation.)
Sun Damage & Pigmentation: How well are you intrinsically protected from the sun? (2 in 5 people have a genetic variation that affects their skin’s UV defences.)
Free Radical Damage: Are you genetically protected against free radical vulnerability? (1 in 2 people are genetically predisposed to reduced skin antioxidant protection.)
Sensitivity & Inflammation: How well are you genes protecting you against irritation? (4 in 5 people have a genetic variation that can cause an over reactive inflammation response.)
Get in touch with DNASkin South Africa
DNASKin is a part of the DNATest Paternity company started in 2007. We have acquired a license for a new genetic skin test empowering women and men to make scientifically sound choices about their skincare based on their own unique genetic profile. Recent studies have shown that up to 60% of your skin’s characteristics are controlled by your genetic makeup. DNASkin test allows us to use the latest scientific developments in the field of genetics to provide you with a roadmap for a lifetime of personalized anti-aging treatments. This technology has been available all over the world including USA, Europe and Australia and is now available to our clients in South Africa. Our ultimate goal is to provide our clients with the cutting edge genetic technology in order to improve the quality of their lives. Our commitment to our clients is to provide the level of service that makes us the logical choice for your genetic testing needs and to provide expert, superior and individual assistance in all the services we provide.
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Phone: 031 566 4355