Bespoke skincare tailored to your genes.
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. Orchard Skin Clinic Cambridge has developed the revolutionary Orchard Skin DNA Programme that is tailored specifically for you.
Skincare tailored to your genes is the latest in hi-tech beauty. How many times have you tried the face cream your best friend swore by, only to discover it did nothing for you? The reason for this is that we are all unique and individual and that’s down to differences in our genetic make up, we all differ by 0.1%. We all share the same genes, but it’s the specific version, or mutation, of those genes that makes us individual and unique.
There are 16 genetic markers positioned in proprietary combinations matched to specific skin ageing categories that play a role in skin protection, premature ageing and determining future outcomes of our skin. Orchard Skin Clinic use SkinDNA™ Genetic Test results as a personal guide for building a complete, custom tailored skincare regimen that allows you to achieve optimal long term skin health.
SkinDNA ™ is a revolutionary DNA laboratory test that examines 16 genetic markers (SNPs) in 5 categories associated with skin aging:
From the results of your personal DNA test, Orchard Skin Clinic will identify your skin’s genetic health and vulnerability within 5 key areas of skin ageing and provide information about your skin’s strengths and weaknesses and how you are genetically destined to age.
Your DNA results are used to scientifically create a personalised guide and provide you with a unique regime tailored specifically to you. This allows you to advance beyond the ‘one-size-fits-all’ suggestions – using the right skincare ingredients targeted to your own genetic blueprint.
We know that not every skincare product is going to suit everyone no matter how much the cosmetic industry tells you. And this is why there are SO many brands out there and literally thousands of different products.
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.
Skin care – Targeted products individually chosen utilising ingredients specific to your skin’s predetermined characteristics
Advanced Skin Treatments – Carefully selected advanced facials and skin treatments focusing on optimal skin health and ageing prevention
Supplements – Hand picked market leading and pharmaceutical grade; nutritional supplements targeting the skin from within
Lifestyle advice – General and specific advice for diet, exercise, stress relief and everything in-between
Aesthetic procedures – Safe, yet effective techniques to provide natural and subtle results. Wrinkle treatments, volumisers and skin tightening techniques could possibly be recommended now or in the future to help prevent and treat skin ageing.
With the innovative level of personalisation involved in this treatment, we at OSC Cambridge 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.
The 5 Areas we identify and target include:
At Orchard Ski Clinic our DNA test looks at a number of factors that can affect your current and future skin health and ultimately how your skin will age, we look at collagen and antioxidants, vulnerability to inflammation, wrinkling and sun damage.
Once you have the knowledge of what your skin needs you can ensure that you address this with nutrients, skin care products and aesthetic treatments that are tailored specifically to your personal needs and requirements.
Having this sort of information will enable you to make the changes you need by identifying the areas that you personally are more genetically prone to such as glycation which is a process by which excess sugar can cause the collagen and elastin in the skin to stiffen, contributing to wrinkles and sagging.
By being in receipt of this information you know that eating more sugar is going to make your skin sag more than most people’s and it can motivate you to change your skin care regime and eating habits to ensure that you safe guard your skin.
At OSC we take a swab from the inside of your cheek, send it off to a lab to analyse your DNA and then created a bespoke prescription and facial based on your genetic code and a lifestyle questionnaire.
Initial Consultation, Analysis and Test
During your consultation, a full medical and skin care history is taken followed by the DNA test which is a simple cheek swab. This is followed by an exploratory facial, a full skin analysis, which takes into account both skin ageing symptoms and your skin’s health.
Follow up Consultation to receive results and OSC Skin DNA Anti-Ageing Programme
At your follow up consultation, you will receive your skin DNA report and personal Orchard Skin Clinic Skin DNA Programme. This will uncover what your DNA reveals about your skin’s future, and how best to treat it. OSC will take you through your individual report and explain any areas of concern that you may have. Once you understand your skin’s strengths and weaknesses, we will introduce your individually formulated OSC Skin DNA Programme. The programme will outline OSC’s recommendations, based on your specific DNA.
All advice and recommendations given will be based on how best to help prevent the ageing process and provide you with a clear choice of which skincare products, advanced skin treatments, supplements, lifestyle and aesthetic procedures are best for you and the future of your skin.
The complete OSC 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 OSC Skin DNA Programme.
PLEASE NOTE: The cost is for the above programme only and does not include any products, treatments or supplements recommended within your programme.
Please do not expose the area to be treated to the sun, sun-beds or artificial tanning products 4 weeks prior to your treatment.
Please shave the area to be treated 24 hours prior to your treatment.
Avoid strongly chlorinated water for 24 hours prior to your treatment.
Please inform your clinician about any changes in medication, as some medication can affect the treatment. (e.g photosensitising drugs or anti-coagulants)
Please inform your clinician if there is a chance you may be pregnant.
Please do not apply moisturisers, perfumed products, or antiperspirant to the area to be treated for 24 hours prior to your treatment.
If the chosen treated area is regularly exposed to sunlight, please apply an SPF 50 to the area daily – regardless of the weather.
Avoid perfumed products and moisturisers for 24 hours post treatment.
Avoid saunas, baths, hot tubs and heavy exercise for 24 hours.
Avoid abrasive or chemical peels in the chosen treatment area for at least 7 days.
Please apply an SPF 50, regardless of the weather.
The treatment lasts around 60mins.
Our two locations, Orchard Skin Clinic in Cambridgeshire and The Chelmsford Private Day Surgery Hospital, both benefit from being located within quiet, calm and tranquil environments.
At Orchard Skin Clinic we offer a variety of skin rejuvenation and corrective treatments to address many different skin conditions.
Our technologically advanced Laser equipment enables us to successfully treat men and women of all age groups and skin types who would like to improve or enhance their skin health, with very little or no downtime.
85-89 New London Road,
T: 01245 253760
47 Aldreth Road,
T: 01353 741730