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Embrace® Scar Therapy

Embrace® scar therapy is a topical scar management and scar prevention system to promote better wound healing for a less noticeable and more aesthetically pleasing appearance of scars.

Embrace® Scar Therapy

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The Skinny


Average Recovery

0 days

Permanence

Permanent

Application

Topical

Surgical

No

Cost

$25 - $100

The Specifics


What is Embrace® scar therapy?

Embrace® scar therapy is a topical scar treatment prescribed by plastic surgeons to reduce the appearance of scars. Embrace® scar therapy uses a special applicator and water resistant medical grade adhesive silicone sheets for precise tension reduction on healing wounds, thereby controlling the production of collagen during the healing process.

By balancing the collagen production, there is less likelihood of scar tissue and scar formation. Plastic surgeons or healthcare providers may recommend Embrace active scar defense following c-sections, breast augmentations, and other common lacerations.

What cosmetic concerns does Embrace® scar therapy treat?

  1. Scars: Reduced scar tension from the silicone sheets of embrace active scar defense controls collagen production to lessen the appearance of unsightly scarring.

Who is the ideal candidate for Embrace® scar therapy?

The ideal candidate for Embrace® scar therapy has new scars following suture removal within the last one to four weeks for optimal results. Embrace Scar Therapy is not recommended for those with scars older than six months, or those with acne or burn scars.

What is the average recovery associated with Embrace® scar therapy?

There is no recovery time associated with Embrace® scar therapy. Some redness and skin irritation may be present after silicone sheet removal, so plastic surgeons advise patients to wait 12 to 24 hours to apply a new embrace active scar defense. Patients should be considerate of the silicone sheet while showering, applying skin care, and throughout regular everyday movement.

What are the potential side effects of Embrace® scar therapy?

Possible side effects of Embrace® scar therapy are few, but may include skin irritation, redness, and dryness.

What can someone expect from the results of Embrace® scar therapy?

The results of Embrace® scar therapy gradually evolve as patients continue to utilize the topical treatments. Patients may see improvement in as little as four weeks, but some individuals may not see improvements for up to one year.

What is the average cost of Embrace® scar therapy?

The average cost of Embrace® scar therapy is $25 to $100. The actual cost of the Embrace® scar therapy will vary by location, healthcare provider, and individual candidate needs.

Pros

all skin typesall ageskeloid scarshypertropic scars

Cons

abraded skinacneburn scarsold

Invasiveness Score

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Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect


Embrace is a system used for scar management that relieves skin tension after a wound or surgical incision. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after treatment with embrace scar therapy.

The Takeaway


Embrace® scar therapy reduces the appearance of scars and is often recommended by plastic surgeons following a plastic surgery procedure. The medical grade adhesive silicone dressings reduce the production of scar tissue and scar formation.

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  1. A Bayat Skin Scarring pubmed.gov; 2003-01-11
  2. American Academy of Dermatology Association Scars: Diagnosis and Treatment aad.org
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