We take a blood sample and then it is sent off for testing
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.
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1. Get In Touch
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.
2. At The Clinic
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.
3. Your Treatment
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.
4. Post Treatment
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.
What are telomeres?
What is Telomere Testing?
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.
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