WHAT IS DNA?
Every cell in the human body contains genes. These determine all our physical, emotional and intellectual traits, our physical health, our predisposition to disease and response to medication. These genes are made up of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and are the template to make proteins in our body. We inherit our genes from our parents and pass them onto our children.
The interesting thing about Human DNA is that 99% of its constituents are identical between individuals and only the remaining 1% are unique. This unique one percent contains small variations known as SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) and these little variations make each one of us the distinct person we are.
Genetic testing and Nutrigenomics are the future of individualised healthcare. Although reliable genetic testing is readily available for clinical use, genetics is still a relatively new clinical tool.
WHY SNPS ARE IMPORTANT
We know that a SNP is a variation in a single nucleotide that occurs at a specific position in the genome. Although SNPs alone will not cause disease, they can predict which conditions an individual is prone to.
With DNA Life's Skin Test, you can gain more insight into your skin's condition and propensity for age-related change. b.e.a Skin Clinic's practitioners can help you analyse your scientific report and make recommendations based on the test results.
GENETIC TESTING: WHY IT’S SO IMPORTANT
Genetic testing is a type of medical test that involves the detection of specific alleles, mutations, genotypes or karyotypes that are associated with heritable traits, diseases or predispositions to certain conditions in an individual. It identifies changes in chromosomes, genes or proteins by getting to the basis of an individual’s biochemistry. The results of a genetic test can confirm or rule out a suspected genetic condition.
SAVE MONEY AND TIME WITH NUTRIGENOMIC TESTING
Nutrigenomics testing helps in identifying and evaluating certain genetic markers. With DNA Life's DNA Skin Test at b.e.a Skin Clinic, a comprehensive report, along with recommendations that help a person in achieving the results from treatments and/or products that they desire, is produced.
The popularity of supplements is a good example to use. We usually take these in the hope of improving our nutritional intake, but as we lack the specific knowledge or a scientific basis for our nutritional needs, we end up wasting money on supplements with little to no benefit. It is often the same case with skincare products and treatments. Personalised genetic testing solves these problems and others like it by providing patients with a targeted, concrete, evidence-based account of their specific needs.
INTRODUCING THE DNA SKIN TEST
Price: £350 | Duration: 1 hour (including consultation)
There are lots of skincare products available, but a cream or treatment that works well for someone else might not be the right one for you. It is important to understand exactly how your skin responds to environmental factors such as sun exposure and which specific skin care ingredients are best suited to your skin's unique profile. A Skin Care DNA test at b.e.a Skin Clinic can shed new light on your skin’s exact needs.
This is a totally safe and completely non-invasive test, requiring only a cheek swab or saliva sample. Results will be available at the clinic, and an in-depth analysis and discussion are included in the overall cost.
CLINICAL VALUE OF THE DNA SKIN TEST
The DNA Skin test identifies your skin’s genetic potential in seven key areas:
- Collagen quality
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin sensitivity
- Skin elasticity
- Sun protection
- Skin antioxidants
TIME PERIOD BETWEEN TEST AND RESULTS
The usual time required to get the to get the results of a DNA Skin test is 4-6 weeks.
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