Skin disease prevention
There are 2,500 common genes in the skin. Currently 35 genetic variations have been found.
Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) can predict what the skin will be like in the future. They evaluate the genes that are associated with the predisposition to develop wrinkles, age spots, cutaneous sensitivity, the inability of the skin to detoxify, and even some tumours.
We offer three types of genetic analyses with the aim of optimising the prevention and treatment of triggers:
▪ Sensitivity and inflammation (erythema):
The genes involved in inflammation play a key role in signalling the release of inflammatory proteins and aid in the detoxification of xenobiotics and environmental pollutants. Failure in these components leads to the inefficient elimination of xenobiotics and the appearance of premature aging.
▪ Exposure to the sun and pigmentation (café au lait spots):
The genes in this category can reveal whether your skin has a natural genetic sun protection factor (SPF). This will allow us to design a unique strategy and provide greater protection for skin care if there are variations in this gene that give less protection.
▪ The appearance of premature wrinkles:
The genes in this category play a key role in glycosylation. They are responsible for controlling glucose levels in serum, energy intake, and energy expenditure. Variations in these genes can alter the functioning of normal glucose levels and the metabolism of energy. When glucose is not fully metabolized, it can result in the formation of wrinkles and dryness and looseness in the skin.
▪ Skin firmness and elasticity:
Genes in this category are involved in slowing the decomposition and degradation of the collagen fibres found in the extracellular matrix of connective tissues. Variations in these genes can alter the balance between synthesis and degradation in collagen. If degradation dominates (increased levels of MMP), it causes the premature appearance of wrinkles, the loss of a youthful appearance, and other traits of aging in the skin.
▪ Risk of skin cancer:
The genetic variants in the genes responsible for the development of skin cancer and hereditary melanomas are analysed.