SOURCE: Dr. Jennifer Hein - Women's Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery

March 20, 2013 06:00 ET

Dr. Jennifer Hein of the Women's Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Shares Acne Prevention Tips

Dr. Jennifer Hein of the Women's Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Offers Tips to Assist Individuals in Preventing the Development of Acne

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Mar 20, 2013) - Dr. Jennifer Hein of the Women's Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery has issued an official statement in reaction to a recent article published by the Huffington Post that offers tips for reducing the appearance of acne. Dr. Hein recognizes that adult acne can be extremely frustrating and that it is a condition that is, in many ways, under recognized. By following her recommendations, Dr. Hein believes that individuals who suffer from certain forms of acne can treat their current blemishes and reduce the emergence of others.

The article asserts that washing the face at least twice per day is important, but that additional washes are necessary after an individual has been sweating. Additionally, the article encourages individuals to use a washcloth instead of their hands, to be wary of the ingredients that are in the cleansers and other products in which they invest and to wear as little makeup as possible.

Dr. Hein believes that these are great options, but adds that, if these steps do not work, some individuals can turn to some over the counter or prescription face creams and cleansers. Cosmetic facial procedures may also help to address the issue; however, she encourages individuals who are considering laser acne procedures and other more intense treatment options to weigh the research backing them before consenting, as it is important to understand how a procedure will address the issue in order to determine if it is scientifically backed and if the pros outweigh the cons.

"There are many acne reduction options that all start with a good face cleaning regimen," asserts Dr. Hein. "After that, individuals should look for time-tested solutions that are backed by science -- not for the latest miracle fad product. A third step is looking at one's diet and how many clear liquids that an individual drinks during the day. If acne is still present after all of these options are exhausted, laser acne procedures may be a great answer. As with any health-related issue, though, it is crucial that individuals check with qualified, experienced medical specialists before undergoing such treatments."

Dr. Hein encourages individuals who would like to learn more about its services to contact the Women's Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery to find out more about what the organization offers. Individuals can call 1-800-DEFY-AGE (1-800-333-9243) or visit www.DefyAge.com.

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The Women's Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery treats female patients with a long list of procedures, including rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, breast augmentation, reduction and reconstruction, collagen injections, Botox, chemical peels, body contouring, fillers, microdermabrasion, facelifts, vein and hair reduction, abdominoplasty, liposuction, labiaplasty, wrinkle reduction, skin tightening and acne treatment. Opened by Dr. Jennifer Hein, the Women's Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery offers time-tested procedures that assist patients in obtaining their health and appearance goals.

For more information about the Women's Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery, visit www.defyage.com.