18 Apr

Sugar & Aging: Can Sugar Really Cause Wrinkles?

A recent article in Elle magazine explores the science behind the effect that sugar has on our body, particularly our skin. Here’s an excerpt from the article that paints a picture of what happens when sugar molecules enter your system.

“. . . They bombard the body’s cells like a meteor ¬shower—glomming onto fats and proteins in a process known as glycation . . . The proteins in skin most prone to glycation are the same ones that make a youthful complexion so plump and springy—collagen and elastin.”

Unfortunately, it is in fact true that sugar can contribute to the signs of aging in our complexion. This is because when sugars attach to proteins, they become weaker and discolored, and the visible effects of this process come in the form of wrinkles, dullness and loss of elasticity.

But there is good news! While glycation cannot be avoided or stopped, it can be slowed with the right skin care products and treatments.

Let Midwest Medical Aesthetics help you reverse the damage of sugar villains with our industry leading skin care products and anti-aging treatments. Learn more by calling our med-spa in Leawood, Kansas at 913.327.7175.