The Biology of Ageing

Ageing is not, in and of itself, a disease. However, ageing is the major risk factor for developing many major chronic diseases. Furthermore, many diseases appear to accelerate the ageing process that is manifested as declines in functionality and reduced quality of life, as well as compromising your ability to improve the appearance of the skin and achieve the level of treatment outcome you are aiming when servicing your clients. This lecture will provide you with valuable insight on the biological, and biochemical factors that contribute to the ageing process.  Armed with this information will allow you to understand deficiencies that can impact your treatment outcome and provide your clients with a more realistic expectation of what can be achieved, or ways that they can optimise their health internally in order to accelerate their skin treatment results. In this lecture you will learn:

  • A clearer understanding of basic biology underlying changes that contribute to ageing
  • The biochemical and hormonal changes that accelerate the ageing process
  • The impact on cellular senescence level, loss of function and the ability to divide, renew and regenerate
  • An introduction to pathophysiology
About Mary Katsas

Mary Katsas holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with majors in Microbiology and Biochemistry, a Graduate Diploma in Education and a Diploma in Counselling. She began her career in medical science, where she worked in research and as a Microbiologist before she began teaching at Elly Lukas College and heading the Science Faculty in Victoria. In 2019 Elly Lukas College established its higher education pathway ADSI, where Mary is currently Head of School and lecturer in the Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (Dermal Therapy) and Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics).