Our genes are what make each of us different. And, the timing of and the degree to which we each experience our first signs of aging is unique to each of us. Just consider how some people seem to age rapidly while others continue to look youthful as they age.
Dermagenetics, the latest skin care trend to take Miami by storm, and Hollywood actresses including Goldie Hawn, Meg Ryan and Teri Hatcher are all said to have handed over samples of their DNA in a bid to hold back the years.
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THE MIAMI INSTITUTE LAUNCHES FIRST DNA-SPECIFIC SKIN CARE LINE
HOW IT WORKS:
First, through a simple cheek swab, a DNA test is performed on six genes that impact YOUR skin's health. Your unique results are used to create four custom-formulated, genetically-guided Dermagenetics® DNA ULTRACUSTOM® skin care products based on your specific genetic variations: Enhanced Repair Serum, Corrective Eye Gelée, Optimized Day Crème and Nightly Repair Crème.
Each of these age-defying skin repair products combine our powerful base formulas and our proprietary Dermagenetics® blend with targeted ingredients based on the results of YOUR unique genetic assessment. This becomes YOUR custom formula and will always remain the same.
The second step in the customization process is performed by your physician or the practice's skin care professional. They will assess YOUR skin for current problems you may be experiencing today such as: post procedure healing, troublesome break-outs, redness and irritation or excessive dryness. Their assessment is used to further customize and optimize selected products to address these issues. This part of your Dermagenetics® formula can be adjusted for you every 3 - 4 months by returning to your physician for follow up visits.
The result is a DNA ULTRACUSTOM® skin care system that is made just for you!
If what the geneticists are saying is true, we may have wasted money on beauty products that might actually be doing us more harm than good. According to the new findings, if the creams we are using on our face are not suited to our genetic requirements, we are unable to metabolize the ingredients and they are left to build up as unwanted toxins in our skin. As this new approach to buying cosmetics, it's no wonder major multi-national cosmetics houses are getting nervous.
Clients of The Miami Institute may come in for a scheduled appointment with their provider, where they will be swabbed along the inner cheek ten to 12 times before sending it to Dermagenetics for testing. From these skin cells, experts measure the client's genetic propensity for collagen breakdown; photo-aging; wrinkling; skin aging; their skin's ability to tolerate environmental pollutants and their overall skin health. At least you don't have to wait long for your bespoke product. Within two weeks of taking the test, patients are sent a tailor-made selection of crèmes containing various minerals, enzymes, herbal extracts and acids specifically balanced to suit them. The packaging is personalized with the patient's name, and the DNA studies are kept on record so that follow-up courses of creams can be bought without the need for further tests.