In basic laboratory dermatologic research, Dr Ava looks at the effect that different compounds have on gene expression For example, it was in the lab that we were able to show that Vitamin C increases collagen production. That work led to being able to research the expression of the genes that make up the major proteins in the skin, for instance, looking at the expression of the collagen gene to see what can do to stimulate the production of more collagen. At this point in her career, Dr Ava studies the effect that medications that have already been approved through the lab have on your skin. Every product that is included in The Box by Dr Ava has been reviewed with a lens based on the culmination of almost 30 years of industry knowledge and work.
TRANSCRIPT: “In basic laboratory dermatologic research, we can look at the effect that different compounds have on gene expression, for example, the work that has shown that Vitamin C increases collagen production. All of that work was initially done in the laboratory. We can also look at the expression of the genes that make up the major proteins in the skin, such as looking at the expression of the collagen gene to see what can up-regulate or stimulate the production of more collagen, since we lose so much college and as we age we want to know the secret to increasing college in production. The other change, or the other molecule that is so important is of course elastin, and we also look at some of the inflammatory molecules that express themselves in the skin. Those are the molecules and also most of the enzymes that chew up collagen and elastin, and can be injurious to the skin, so we look at ways to modify those enzyme activities. So this is some of the work that you would do in the laboratory, in tissue culture, not on a whole live people.”