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Sugar isn’t just bad for your waistline warns London skin expert

As if it wasn’t looking bad enough for sugar, our London skin expert Sue Ibrahim from Elan Medical Skin Clinics is warning clients about the effects it can have on our skin.

From acne to ageing, wrinkles to blemishes, sugar has a lot to answer for. Sugar and high GI (glycemic index) foods lead to a spike in insulin levels and this causes inflammation throughout our bodies. Sugar also binds to collagen making the skin stiff. The technical term for this is a process called glycation. It’s simple really: less sugar equals better skin – and the results can very often be seen in just a week.

Insulin spikes are linked to acne breakouts and can cause the skin to appear red and inflamed. This is because inflammation produces enzymes that break down collagen and elastin, resulting in sagging skin and wrinkles.

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Dare to bare this summer

Veinwave at Elan Medical will help you feel proud enough to show off your legs this summer

Veinwave at Elan Medical will help you feel proud enough to show off your legs this summer

Summer is on the horizon and with the warmer weather comes the potential shedding of clothes. For some, the thought of baring their skin comes with its own anxieties – especially for those with thread veins.

Thread veins are tiny blood vessels that are close to the surface of the skin and look like fine red, or sometimes purple, wiggly lines. Because of their appearance, they’re also called spider veins or broken veins, although they are not in fact broken, only enlarged.

Thread veins can appear anywhere on the body but most frequently occur on the legs and face, specifically the nose, cheeks and chin. They can cause considerable embarrassment and can prevent people from wearing certain clothes or swimwear that might reveal them.

At Elan Medical Skin Clinic we are proud to have invested in one of the very best technologies on the market, Veinwave.

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