Types of acne scars

Acne scars can manifest in various forms, each having unique characteristics. The most common types of acne scars include:

  • Ice pick scars: Deep, narrow scars that resemble puncture marks on the skin's surface.
  • Boxcar scars: Wider depressions with defined edges, often resembling a boxcar's shape.
  • Rolling scars: Broad depressions with gently sloping edges, giving the skin a rolling appearance.
  • Hypertrophic scars: Raised scars that form when the body produces excess collagen during the healing process.
  • Keloid scars: Raised scars that extend beyond the initial area of injury, often growing more extensive over time.

Acne scar treatment options

Guelph Facial Plastics offers comprehensive treatments to address facial skin tone and texture. Dr. Brace will assess your skin condition and recommend the most suitable combination of treatments to achieve optimal results. Some of the treatments available include:

CO2 laser skin rejuvenation

Fractional CO2 laser treatment stimulates collagen production, promoting smoother skin texture and reducing the appearance of acne scars.

eTwo Radio Frequency

This non-invasive treatment uses radio frequency energy to target deep layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and improving skin texture and tone.


Microneedling involves creating tiny micro-injuries in the skin to stimulate collagen production and encourage skin renewal, ultimately reducing the appearance of acne scars.

Chemical peels

Chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution to the skin's surface, promoting exfoliation and revealing smoother, more even skin.

Dermal fillers

Fillers can lift and smooth the look of depressed scars, restoring a more even skin surface.

Dr. Brace will customize a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs, combining different modalities to achieve the best outcome. Our priority is to help you achieve smoother, more radiant skin and renewed confidence. Contact Guelph Facial Plastics today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward addressing your acne scars.

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Why choose us?

Choosing the right clinic for acne scar treatment is an important decision. Guelph Facial Plastics is dedicated to providing exceptional care and 100 percent personalized solutions. Led by Dr. Matthew D. Brace, a highly skilled and double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon, our clinic offers a unique combination of expertise, advanced techniques, and patient-centered care that sets us apart. Dr. Brace is a recognized expert in the field of facial plastic surgery, with extensive training and experience in addressing a wide range of skin concerns, including facial scars of all types. As a member of the American and the Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and a lecturer at various universities, Dr. Brace stays at the forefront of the latest advancements in the field.

Our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and equipment to ensure the highest safety and effectiveness in each procedure. Your comfort, safety, and satisfaction are our top priorities. We provide a welcoming and supportive environment where you can feel comfortable discussing your concerns and treatment goals.

Beyond addressing acne scars, our clinic offers a wide range of facial plastic and reconstructive procedures, ensuring that all your aesthetic needs are treated in privacy at our state-of-the-art clinic, which is second to none.

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