Genomic testing is a game-changer for the aesthetics industry, benefitting everything from precision customization of whole body treatments plans to targeting the root cause of individual specific skin conditions such as acne. Here are just a few examples of these innovations and how they can significantly enhance the development of highly-customized treatment plans.
1. Whole Body Health & Aesthetics: As part of Dr. Russak and Jennifer Hanway's Anti-Aging Wellness Program covered in our April 2023 issue, Russak Dermatology Clinic works with integrative laboratories that specialize in epigenetic and functional testing, including biological age, food intolerance, gut health, micronutrient and hormone panels. “Aging well is the mission of the program, and that requires more than skin deep procedures. We have the ability to reprogram gene expression to increase our health span, while resetting our cells to a more youthful state," said Hanway. "Benefits of the program include slowing premature aging internally and externally, healthy skin and hair, hormone and metabolism optimization, weight loss, increased lean muscle mass, increased energy levels and mental clarity.”
2. Skin Health: Codex Labs has launched its SGBNET platform, which, among other features, allows consumers to register their Decode DNA kits and to schedule consultations with genetic counselors. The kits include the Decode.MySkin DNA Test, which uses qPCR sequencing to assess skin oxidative stress, sensitivity, irritation, oiliness, pimples, pigmentation, sun exposure and general aging, as well as the Decode.MyHealth Vitamin DNA Test, which also uses qPCR sequencing and which assesses the absorption, transport and metabolism of vitamins A through E and the implication for skin conditions. A consultation with a genetic counsellor walks patients through test results, provides a full report and counsellor notes, after which personalized regimens are generated based on their unique skin conditions.
3. Acne: Clearstem Skincare, a clean beauty-focused brand, has launched its Clearstem Acne Lab Test, which analyzes blood samples for 80+ acne markers, such as blood urea nitrogen, creatinine and mean corpuscular volume, which according to the brand, contribute to the body's root causes of acne. Customers receive personalized results detailing a path to healthier skin, such as product, dietary and lifestyle recommendations. Kayleigh Christina, chief growth officer and co-founder of Clearstem Skincare, said, "After years of research we are beyond excited for people to find their exact root cause of acne through our Acne Lab Test and relieve themselves of the constant frustration and mental toll that struggling with acne takes."
In our recent survey which asked, Do you want to learn how genomic testing helps develop individualized treatment plans? 87% of readers said yes and 13% said no.
Considering the benefits of genomic testing for creating highly-customized treatment plans tailored to the specific needs of individual patients, learning how genomic testing can help practitioners develop individualized treatment plans is essential. Here are five informative MedEsthetics articles to help you do just that.
- 2024's Beauty Trends Are Already Coming True
- Codex Labs Tackles Skin-Gut-Brain Axes
- Clearstem Acne Lab Test to Uncover Consumers' Unique Causes of Acne
- Menopause Makeovers Treat Physical Changes Caused by Hormonal Shifts
- Julie Russak, M.D., & Jennifer Hanway Combine Aesthetics & Wellness for the Ultimate Anti-Aging Wellness Program
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