Most people know that laser acne treatment is an effective way to clear up breakouts, but they may not realize that this treatment is a viable option for those over 30. Contrary to popular belief, acne is not just a teenage problem – it can affect people of all ages. If you are struggling with adult acne, don’t despair – laser acne treatment can help.

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatment uses beams of light to kill the bacteria that cause pimples, and it is very effective in clearing up breakouts. It is quick, painless, and relatively affordable, so there is no reason not to give it a try. Trust me – after one treatment you will be wondering why you didn’t try this sooner!

Current Acne Problems

Laser acne treatment uses IPL to rejuvenate your skin and jump start the healing process. By killing the bacteria in your pores through laser, IPL treatments eliminate the cause of acne. In addition to reducing acne causing bacteria, IPL also reduces skin oils. Excess skin oil can be a contributor to acne. Getting to the root of the problem at its source is a good start to ridding yourself of adult acne.

As IPL jump-starts the natural regeneration of your skin, your body will also naturally ramp up the collagen production. This helps your skin rid itself of acne and the result is healthier, smoother skin. You may see these other beneficial side effects as you go through treatments.

Dr. Yaplee can help you decide if laser treatment will be enough or if you should combine it with other acne treatment methods. Call today to book a consultation and see if IPL is the best for your adult onset acne.

Past Acne Problems

For those who had acne in the past and are left with scars and marks on your face, IPL is still an option. Because the laser treatment rejuvenates skin, IPL can minimize scars, dark spots and sun damage. The minimally invasive IPL treatment is a great option for ridding yourself of adult acne and obtaining new, vibrant looking skin.

What to Expect

An IPL treatment lasts about 30 minutes, done right in the Triangle Eye Institute office. There is no recovery (or very little time in office), so a quick lunch hour office visit is possible. You can go about your day after leaving the office. There is little preparation to the procedure and our staff will go over any individual prep needed before your visit.

We will discuss any current medication and go over concerns you might have. If you have questions about your detailed treatment, contact Triangle Eye Institute and set up a consultation today.

Treatment Plans

Treatment plans will vary by individual. Dr. Yaplee will assess your acne condition and provide you with the best options tailored to your specific needs. While you may see results immediately after the first treatment, there may be need for follow-up treatments for optimal results. You may need up to 6 treatments in a 4 week period.


Dr. Yaplee is well trained in utilizing advanced Lumenis® IPL technology. In addition to helping with adult-onset acne, IPL can be used to help with sun spots and other facial marks. IPL can rid your face and neck from unwanted vascular and hyperpigmentation and leave your skin soft and vibrant. No matter if treatments are to help with adult acne now or scars from past acne problems, you’ll notice an improvement in tone and texture of your face.

If you are on the fence about laser treatments for adult acne, Dr. Yaplee and his team can answer your concerns. Lumenis IPL treatments are proven safe and effective for dealing with adult onset acne. Call the Triangle Eye Institute today to schedule your consultation and be on your way to achieving healthier, smoother and vibrant skin.