DermaCheck

The DermaCheck is a preventive biology blood test that can highlight deficiencies in vitamins, minerals and trace elements

Dermatology

What is DermaCheck?

The skin is a reflection of our mood, our lifestyle and of course our health.

As the largest organ of our body, it is in fact very exposed to external factors, but it is also sensitive to stress or internal deficits.

DermaCheck is a preventive health blood test that can highlight deficiencies in vitamins, minerals and trace elements that play a role in the defence systems against skin ageing processes, through their structural or antioxidant properties.

What can we expect from DermaCheck?

The DermaCheck assessment will allow you to take stock of your resources and deficiencies, in order to know if you need to reinforce your vitamin or trace element reserves.

With this information, your practitioner will be able to help and advise you to restore the balance your skin needs.

Who is DermaCheck for?

DermaCheck is for everyone, men or women, concerned about cellular ageing and the effects of oxidative stress on the skin, or looking for the origin of a chronic problem such as inflammatory acne, hair loss or chronic skin dryness.

Parameters

Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, loduria, IGF-1, Ferritin

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Why does DermaCheck include these parameters specifically?

DermaCheck allows a biological inventory of the skin, by assessing relevant markers such as:

  • vitamin A, which protects the epidermis and accelerates healing, and vitamin E, which prevents cellular ageing through its antioxidant action,
  • zinc, copper and selenium, trace elements with antioxidant properties, which neutralise free radicals and thus slow down the phenomenon of cellular ageing and which also intervene on the elasticity of the skin and its healing,
  • ferritin, a marker of the body’s iron reserves, essential for skin and dander health,
  • ioduria, a sign of the body’s iodine status; iodine promotes skin hydration, energy exchanges and stimulates its secretive activity,
  • IGF-1, or somatomedin C, a preventive marker for the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.

For further reading…

Shapiro SS, Role of vitamins in skin care. Nutrition. 2001;17(10):839-844.

Pinnell SR. Cutaneous photodamage, oxidative stress, and topical antioxidant protection. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2003;48(1):1-22.

Tasaki M, Analyses of serum copper and zinc levels and copper/zinc ratios in skin diseases. J Dermatol. 1993;20(1):21-24.

Ben-Yehuda Greenwald M. A novel role of topical iodine in skin: Activation of the Nrf2 pathway. Free Radic Biol Med. 2017;104:238-248.

Noordam R, et al. Serum insulin-like growth factor 1 and facial ageing: high levels associate with reduced skin wrinkling in a cross-sectional study. Br J Dermatol. 2013;168(3):533-538.