Professional Cosmetic Surgery and Healthy Ageing Clinic
Chronological age is the age counting upwards from your year of birth. Biological age is the age exhibited by your functional systems. In the process of the age management consultation, we assess your biological age and work towards bridging the gap and with time improving performance. For the purpose of evaluation we conduct a series of tests (biomarkers). After the first set, these test results will be points of reference, for monitoring your improvement on the programme. These tests fall into the following categories.
The first series of measurements are evaluations of clinical parameters. These include measurement of height, weight, visual acuity, BP, Body frame size, waist to hip ratio, BMI, body fat, static balance, flexibility, strength, heart rate, forced expiratory volume etc.
Nutritional assessment is an analysis of your current diet plan, estimation of daily calorie intake, normal eating habits (eating out Vs cooking healthy meals etc), daily water intake and any vitamins or supplements routine.
Hormone Symptom Assessment
Symptoms (including menopausal and andropausal) that indicate possible hormonal imbalance are recorded and in-depth investigations targeted towards those hormones are carried out.
Reproductive and Prostate Symptom Assessment
Symptoms related to infertility, period abnormalities in women and any prostate symptoms in men are recorded and detailed investigations carried out accordingly.
Stress Level and Memory Assessment
Stress Level is evaluated by means of a stress events score questionnaire. Memory and cognition are evaluated by self survey and mental state examination.
Cardiac and Hip Fracture Possibility Assessment
Cardiac risk assessment is done by means of a combination of coronary heart disease risk projection and clinical investigations. Hip fracture risk assessment is done by means of medical history and bone density scan.
Disease Risk Assessment
Functional age worksheet assessment
Bio-chemical investigations are done to estimate the levels of neutraceuticals (such as minerals, enzymes, vitamins),hormones and other biomarkers to maintain it at optimal percentile levels (preferably the individuals’ levels in their 20s to 30s).
It is a key element of evaluation, especially in the elderly age group. Assessment is done using CT, MRI, Ultra sound, bone density scan, mammogram etc as necessary. In younger age groups ultrasound is the preferred means of investigation as it is non invasive and has no radiation concerns.
The H-SCAN measures 12 most important, of the age declining functions, including memory, reactions, hearing, vision, agility, decision speed, movement speed, tactile sense, and lung function. This measurement determines the biological aging of the individual.
Photo – Imaging
Grid digital photography to assess physical silhouette ,is the first point of photo imaging. 3D facial and body imaging to access skin texture, wrinkle depth and volume of the soft tissue is carried out.
UV Camera is used to assess sun damage.
The results may take up to 5 days to be collated. Following the results you will be required to attend another appointment for an hour. At this appointment, the results will be discussed along with your strengths and weaknesses. If necessary specialist referrals are recommended. A treatment program will be charted out to suit your individual needs.