Many of us spend a lot of money each year on anti-ageing treatments, and depending on the medical professional you see and the advice that you are given, not every treatment necessarily works for you. This is because we are all destined to age differently, and therefore the treatment we choose should not be generic, but created for us as individuals. Kate Kerr has developed the revolutionary FutureSkin DNA Programme that is tailored specifically for you.
From the results of your personal DNA test, Kate will identify your skin’s genetic health and vulnerability within 5 key areas of skin ageing. Using the SkinDNA™ laboratory test, 16 genetic markers (SNPs) are examined to provide information about your skin’s strengths and weaknesses and how you are genetically destined to age.
After mapping the future of your skin, we design a comprehensive 5 step preventative programme to provide the ultimate, clinical, anti-ageing solution to help prevent and correct your skin health and ageing. Working both internally and externally, the FutureSkin DNA Programme outlines the correct skincare ingredients, advanced skin treatments, supplements, lifestyle advice and aesthetic procedures tailored to your individual genetic blueprint.
With the innovative level of personalisation involved in this treatment, we at Kate Kerr London can provide a programme that will have a positive impact on how your genes function, and compensate for areas in which they are not functioning at an optimum level. We will help you achieve a healthy and more youthful looking skin.
Your individual DNA results are used to scientifically create a personalised anti-ageing programme tailored to both help prevent and correct skin ageing and maintain skin health.
DNA, Deoxyribonucleic Acid, is the ‘instruction manual’ containing all the information needed to form a fully functioning body. DNA is located in the nucleus and mitochondria of every cell in our body, influencing most characteristics and enabling various cells to work together.DNA contains 2 strands of building blocks called ‘nucleotides’ arranged like a spiral staircase, known as the double helix.It is within this elegant design that scientists are able to decipher how nature stores the instructions to build all living things.
Human DNA has at least 3 billion nucleotide bases.The order in which these nucleotides are connected determines the blueprint for building a specific organism. Just like the way in which letters of the alphabet are used in different combinations to form words and sentences, DNA sequences form genes.
Humans have more than 20,000 genes and it is these genes that are the recipes for making specific proteins as well as telling a cell how to function and which traits to express.More specifically, gene regulators turn specific genes on and off in different cells to control cell functions. For example, one gene may be responsible for producing inflammatory proteins when the skin is irritated, whilst another could ‘turn on’ the production of melanin when the skin has been exposed to sunlight.
Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNP’s), pronounced ‘snips’, are what make us all unique.An SNP is a single difference or variation in a DNA sequence of a gene that can affect the normal structure and function of that particular gene.For a new cell to be made, an existing cell divides in two, copying the identical genetic material and DNA so the new cells each have their complete copy of instructions on how to function.During this copying process mistakes can be made – similar to a ‘typo’. These typos lead to a variation in the DNA sequence in particular locations in which nucleotides can be left out, added or changed. Most of these errors have no effect at all but some can cause a gene to function with a minimal, altered or diminished capability.SNPs influence a variety of traits such as appearance and disease susceptibility. For example, one SNP might cause your body to produce higher or lower levels of collagen, whilst another can cause the skin to become more susceptible to damage from sunlight or pollution.
SNP’s are one of the major reasons why some individuals age faster than others and are more susceptible to environmental factors.They also account for many genetic differences between you and everyone else on this planet.The DNA of any two individuals is more than 99.8% identical but the crucial difference lies in the remaining 0.2% – differences most typically represented as SNPs.
Your skin’s health is a result of interactions between your genes and lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, stress, skincare and the environment.Lifestyle factors naturally play a big role in maintaining long term skin health, however if you have genes that permit you to excel you have a head start. Unfortunately your skin’s genetic risk can not be altered but science has proven that you can dramatically change how your genes affect your skin.Knowing from a genetic test that you are at an increased risk to certain premature ageing conditions allows you to pay closer attention to its warning signs and tailor your preventative skin health strategies accordingly.
The complete FutureSkin DNA Programme costs from £495. This includes a comprehensive skin analysis and consultation, 30 minute bespoke facial, a full description of your skin’s genetic make up and your individual targeted FutureSkin DNA Programme.
Please note that the cost is for the above programme only and does not include any products, treatments or supplements recommended within your programme.