Improving skin health in ageing populations
The Ageing Programme brings together biologists, engineers and clinicians to understand the mechanisms driving skin aging, enabling us to better develop treatments to slow the aging process, treat age related skin disorders and improve patient care.
One of the goals of the Aging Programme is to understand the differences between Asian and Caucasian skin in detail so that more customised treatments can be developed. As Asian skin differs significantly from Caucasian skin, it ages differently and can be more prone to some skin conditions (e.g. hyper-pigmentation).
Another goal of the aging programme is to understand how genetics, lifestyle and environmental factors impact aging with the goal to develop more effective treatments to delay the aging process and improve skin homeostasis.