18 November 2013When we're feeling low in energy or stressed, many of us automatically reach for the sweets – but it's a bad move, according to one Indian Cosmetic Surgeon. Dr Rashmi Shetty has described in an article for the Timesofindia.com website how excess sugar damages the skin's "good proteins", and, in time, this can accelerate the ageing process of skin and make hair more brittle. Further detailing the causes of this, Dr Shetty adds: "It's led by excess glucose in your blood and because of sugar and other high-glyemic carbohydrates present in popular foods like breads, pasta, desserts and soda."An overload can cause a reaction called glycation, in which the excess sugar molecules attach themselves to collagen fibres. "This causes the skin to lose its strength and flexibility, and it becomes less elastic and more vulnerable to sun damage," she concludes. When this occurs, skin can benefit from non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments and Dermal Fillers. By using FDA-approved Isolaz Intense Pulsed Light treatment it can help reduce the appearance of pigmented areas over the course of time, and restore a more youthful look to the skin. Dermal Fillers can smooth out the fine lines and wrinkles that come with the ageing process by adding volume.