Skin Collagen Breakdown

Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Collagen Breakdown is

High
Low
Normal
High

What does this mean?

Likely to have increased collagen breakdown. Your genotype is associated with fast collagen breakdown.

How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?

This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Collagen Breakdown.

Genes
Your Genotype
What it means?
Genes: MMP-1
Your Genotype: 1G/2G
What it means? Fast collagen breakdown
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Limitations

This report does not diagnose any health conditions or provide medical advice. This should not be used as a diagnostic tool.
This result is limited to existing scientific research.
Please consult with a healthcare professional before making any major lifestyle changes or if you have any other concerns about your results.

What is Collagen Breakdown?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body that accounts for majority of the dry weight of skin. It forms connective tissues and provides mechanical stability, strength and toughness throughout the body from bone to skin. The matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are essential to the remodelling of the extracellular matrix. The degradation of collagen is catalysed by MMP1. The alteration of collagen in extracellular matrix is responsible for the clinical manifestations of skin ageing such as wrinkles and sagging.

Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Skincare Recommendations:

  1. Apply sunscreen daily before sun exposure to protect your skin from UVA radiation as UVA induces the release of MMP1, a type of collagen degrading enzyme.
  2. Topical application of retinol (vitamin A) and its derivatives will reduce the rate of collagen breakdown.
  3. Avoid tobacco smoking as studies show that tobacco smoking can induce collagenase which could degrade collagen and cause destruction of skin connective tissues.
  4. Consume more vitamin C or apply topical vitamin C as vitamin C promotes collagen synthesis and regulates the stabilisation of collagen structure.

Result Explanation Recommendations:

    Result Explanation Recommendations:

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