Monday, November 14, 2011

Effects of Smoking on the Skin

We all know that smoking is bad for the heart and lungs, but many people do not understand the harmful effects it can have on the skin. Tobacco leads to free radical and oxidant formation throughout the body. In the skin, this manifests itself as fine lines, wrinkles, laxity, and discoloration; in other words, premature aging. Similar to smoking, sun damage causes premature aging of the skin. We protect our skin from the sun using sunscreen and antioxidants. At the same time we must avoid behaviors such as smoking that lead to premature aging of the skin. Otherwise our efforts will be of no use. Smoking cessation will have a significant and direct impact on the look of your skin, not to mention the other health benefits it provides.

Monday, November 7, 2011

A E Skin's New Location

As of November 1, 2011 A E Skin is at a new and better location, just a couple of miles from our previous location. The address is 15840 Ventura Bl. Suite 106, Encino, CA 91436 at the southeast corner of Ventura Bl. and Gloria Ave. The nearest freeway exit is Haskell Ave. off the 101 freeway, 1/2 a mile west of the 405 freeway. We now share a suite with dentist Dr. Soheil Amir Moazzami, DDS ( of Alliance Dental, chiropractor Dr. Paul Chen, DC, and medical aesthetician Susie Bridges of Skin Bliss. Validated parking is available in the building garage (enter on Gloria Ave.). Be sure to check out the delicious cafe in the lobby: Nut's and Berries. Same outstanding products. Same outstanding service. Beautiful new location.  Contact us for a free consultation.