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Does Sugar Cause Wrinkles?

As if there are not already enough environmental and lifestyle factors causing the skin to age such as too much sun exposure, smoking, and too much alcohol consumption, now researchers at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York advise that eating too many sugars also cause wrinkles and fine lines. Naturally, the human body requires glucose to survive and power the cells, but our culture consumes a lot of products with sugar added or simple carbohydrates that quickly turn to sugar. The wrinkling effect is a metabolic process known as glycation, and during this process excess sugar in the bloodstream binds to collagen and elastin, which are the supporting structures of the skin. Keeping these tissues healthy and stimulated is critical for a fresh face. On the positive side, making dietary changes like reducing or eliminating consumption of high glycemic index foods is one simple way to keep your face looking fresh and youthful. However, avoiding the sun, eating healthy and using good skin care products cannot totally eliminate the aging process. When patients seek to turn back the hands of time for a fresher, more youthful appearing face, there are many aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery options available. Patients seeking a non-surgical refresher may benefit greatly from BOTOX® and/or dermal fillers to smooth out the fine lines. However, some patients are better served by a full facelift, mini facelift, or eyelid surgery. Dr. Michael Eisemann enjoys meeting prospective patients, listening to their goals, and offering them medical advice on how to realistically achieve those goals. The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center is dedicated to keeping its Houston patients looking their best and doing so in a natural, flattering way.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dr. Michael Eisemann, Dr. Bradley Eisemann, and the entire staff at Eisemann Plastic Surgery are committed to the health and safety of all of our patients and ourselves.

We are thankful to be connected to Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the most respected hospitals in the country. Because of this, our screening policy is aided by the hospital's official policies and checkpoint screening measures completed prior to entering our building. These measures allow us to do everything we can, at this point in time, to minimize the chance that we expose ourselves or our patients to someone who has been sick or contagious with the virus.

We are set up to perform new consults and patient follow-ups via ZOOM video conferencing.

As of Monday, March 23rd, our office is open. We are open and seeing select patients. If you are currently on the schedule, please call our office if you have any concerns about your own health.

While all major hospitals have stopped elective surgery at this time, we are very selectively performing indicated operative procedures in our procedure room and in our AAAASF certified operating room under local and IV sedation.

As always, both Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann are available by phone and email to answer any questions you may have.

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