• Telomere Testing

    The length of your telomeres is a guide to your true genetic age and can provide you with the information required to make crucial lifestyle changes.


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Telomere Testing Overview


    We take a blood sample and then it is sent off for testing






    You can expect the results of your Telomere Test within a few weeks.


    You’ll be provided with a report on the results of the telomere test.

What Are Telomeres

Telomeres are protective structures at the ends of chromosomes, preserving genetic information during cell division. They shorten naturally with age and impact cellular aging and health.

Telomere testing measures length to assess aging and disease risks, aiding proactive health decisions. Though their precise role is still being studied, telomere testing offers insights for personalised medicine alongside other health indicators.

Biological Age Test with Telomere Testing

The trend for genetic testing is fast growing as the notion that you can readily access critical information that can help treat or prevent serious illness becomes more widely recognised.

At Wimpole Aesthetics we believe strongly in the principles of functional medicine; the practice of promoting good, long-term health and addressing the underlying causes of disease, rather than just managing the symptoms. Functional medicine can be proactive and address susceptibility to certain health concerns, which is where genetic testing plays an important role. Telomere testing is the latest genetic test we offer our patients at our central London clinic.

Our chromosomes are basically the building blocks of life; inside every cell in our body is a chromosome, a long chain of unique DNA code that instructs how that cell will develop, reproduce and eventually die.

If you’d like to do your own Telomere testing at home then you can buy a kit from IV Boost UK and send it off to the lab yourself. These at-home tests are quick and easy, plus the postage is free of charge.

The Wimpole Medical Team

Telomere Testing offered by Wimpole Aesthetics in London is carried out by our team of Medical Professionals. Our Founder and Medical Director Dr Berkowitz along with Aesthetic Medicine Practitioner, Dr Hammer have over half a century of collective experience which is what makes the Wimpole Aesthetics’ no-risk policy successful.

What Does Getting Started With Us Look Like?

If you’ve been considering an aesthetic treatment to rejuvenate your skin or reshape your body, then the first step is to get in touch with the clinic to arrange a consultation with our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz or one of his team, depending on your requirements.

Call us on 0207 224 2247 or email us on info@wimpoleaesthetics.co.uk to arrange your consultation.

The consultation is an essential part of the patient journey as it gives us the opportunity to discuss your objectives and the outcome you’re hoping to achieve. We will talk you through the procedure or treatment plan, clearly explain any possible risks and the results you can expect, as well as answer all of your questions.

Procedures at Wimpole Aesthetics are carried out under the direction of our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz and his team. We aim to deliver practical, safe and effective medical aesthetic alternatives to cosmetic surgery whilst always respecting a patient’s privacy, dignity and confidentiality.

Our care and support continues after you leave the clinic. You are provided with comprehensive aftercare advice appropriate to the treatment you have received and we welcome patients getting in touch if they have any questions regarding their experience and results.

At Wimpole Aesthetics, we provide a wide variety of medical treatments and non-surgical rejuvenating procedures in the field of anti-ageing and aesthetic medicine. Our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz stays abreast of the latest developments in this field, but always ensures that any treatment we offer can deliver safe and effective results.

We love to hear our patients tell us that we have the feel of a local clinic right in the heart of London’s medical district.

Dr Joshua Berkowitz, Expert Contributor to Beauty Salon News

Dr. Josh, a respected figure in cosmetic health, oversees various treatments and personally trains his staff. Known for honest assessments and a risk-minimising approach, he believes in tailoring treatments to individual needs, not cost. He strongly opposes cosmetic tourism, advocating for responsible patient care.

Dr Natalie Hammer

Dr. Natalie Hammer, a GMC-registered doctor and Aesthetic specialist from the USA, boasts 14 years of medical experience, with eight years dedicated to aesthetic medicine. Armed with a medical degree and a bachelor’s in Biology, she moved to Europe in 2011. Completing her medical residency at Mater Dei Hospital in Malta through an NHS-sponsored programme, she transitioned into Emergency medicine and later served as a general practitioner at a private hospital.

Telomeres are DNA buffers at the end of our chromosomes that protect them from deteriorating; they have been likened to the plastic caps at the end of shoelaces to stop them unravelling. It is the length of the telomeres which is so crucial to determine; each time your cell replicates, the telomere becomes shorter and when it reaches a certain length, the cell can no longer divide and will eventually die.
Your telomeres can therefore be used as a marker in determining your genetic age and it is proven that negative lifestyle choices, such as smoking, excessive alcoholic consumption, stress and exercise or the lack of it, all have a profound impact on the length of your telomeres.

Telomere Testing is a simple blood test that is used to measure your telomeres. We use the UK’s leading genetic testing laboratory, and the tests are 95% accurate.

You are then provided with a comprehensive report which shows whether your telomeres are very long, long, normal, short or very short. What sets this test apart is that the percentage of short telomeres is also recorded, and you can see whether that percentage is either very low through to very high.

These results are analysed specific to your age and gender and an estimation of your biological age is included. This is why it is also often referred to as a biological age test.

If you have received your Telomere Testing report and either because you are satisfied with your determined genetic age and want to continue the good work or, alternatively, you are unhappy with the results, then at Wimpole Aesthetics we can help.
Trial experiments have been carried out to see whether it is possible to lengthen telomeres by adopting healthier lifestyle choices and results indicate that this can have an impact.
Our Functional Medical Serviceis led by nutritional therapist Melissa Cohen. She can help extend the lifespan of your cells, by recommending a nutritional and supplemental plan that works to promote and protect your telomeres.
Your Telomere Test will cost POA. This includes a session with Melissa to discuss your results.
For more information on Telomere Testing and our Functional Medicine service, call 020 7224 2247 to speak to one of the team or book a consultation with Melissa.

What our patients say

Natalie and Dr Josh have been incredible in boosting my confidence and my skin! They truly listen and deliver 100% natural results every time. Natalie is completely honest, professional, has integrity and that’s why I trust her fully. Wimpole clinic have a much greater range of cutting edge treatments beyond anti wrinkle treatment that have resulted in my skin improving with age. It’s mad but true. They always assess what is right for my face and my skin on the day and advise according to what my skin needs. I’ve been going to Wimpole Aesthetics for years now, initially drawn to their incredible IV boosts but am now unable to ever turn back. Class, quality and aesthetic results that are truly worth it!!!

5 star

Dr Josh is a caring and knowledgeable doctor, his consultation is very detailed, he answered all the questions that I am concerned. Dr Natalie did the filler and skin booster, she takes care of me a lot, even after the treatment she still cares about me, I booked the review after two weeks, highly recommended! Btw, they have a Chinese speaking staff so don’t worry if you are not familiar with medical terminology!

5 star

An unpretentious practice. Approachable team with honest, friendly advice. Dr Joshua is amazing and I would recommend him to anyone. He doesn’t prioritise making money like other practices- he will tell you honestly whether you need treatment or not. Acting on clients best interests and well being.

5 star

Wonderful experience. Dr Natalie is very experienced and honest. Loved my treatments with her. Fantastic results. Highly recommend her and this clinic.

5 star

I have suffered adult acne for many years and after trying many options I was recommend I visit Dr Natalie and I’m so grateful I did! I’m currently on roaccutane and have had two facials with her. Such amazing changes in my skin. She has a wonderful bedside manner and has made this whole process wonderful. I sincerely cannot recommend Dr Natalie enough. Also very central clinic so makes before/after work apts very easy! 10/10

5 star

Very professional and very friendly environment, with knowledge doctors and Nurses. I would definitely recommend them, went there with my family it was a great experience.

I would highly recommend !!

5 star

I have been living with scarring above my upper lip, as a result of electrolysis treatment 25 years ago, in the form of a deep vertical line and small indentations in the skin. I sought help from Wimpole Aesthetics, and from the moment that I entered the small, personal clinic I was totally put at ease and welcomed by the extremely professional and friendly team. I received a course of Mesotherapy and Dermapen treatment and am absolutely delighted with the results. I had almost given up on ever having smooth line-free skin above my upper lip again. I highly recommend letting Wimpole Aesthetics take care of you.

5 star

Having lived in Australia for over 10 years, my skin had suffered mild sun-damage and had developed a lot of discolouration on my face in particular. Also, as I approached the age of 40, I noticed a lot of wrinkles appearing! I decided to have Microdermabrasion treatment and the improvements after just 3 treatments were extremely encouraging. I have booked a further 2 treatments in coming months and I am so excited about seeing further benefits to the look and texture of my skin.

5 star

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