Embrace Scar Therapy

Embrace is a system used for scar management that relieves skin tension after a wound or surgical incision. By reducing the amount of stress on a wound, it is less likely to form dark, raised, or unsightly scars following surgery or injury.

Embrace Scar Therapy Overview - Everything You Need to Know

The Skinny

Embrace Scar Therapy
avg. recovery
0 days
Is permanent
$25 - $100

About the Procedure

Last Updated: 07.27.2021

After surgery, patients are concerned with having a swift, healthy recovery and whether or not a scar may develop. Raised scars occur when an overproduction of collagen elevates the skin. Collagen is responsible for creating youthful volume, but when there is too much during the healing process, bumpy, keloid scars can form. By decreasing the amount of tension on the incision, collagen production is better controlled. The embrace scar therapy kit includes applicators and silicone dressings. Once staples and stitches have been removed and the incision is closed and dry, the dressing is applied directly over the incision, drawing together both sides and relieving tension. Tension is primary cause of scarring. Embrace is best suited for fresh incisions but can be used on scars that have formed in the last 6 months with treatment lasting around 60 days.

The goal of embrace scar therapy is to reduce the appearance of scarring.


Embrace Scar Therapy addresses concerns such as:

Recovery Notes

No recovery is needed after the embrace scar therapy system.

Ideal Candidate

Embrace Scar Therapy works best on new scars and should be applied 1-4 weeks after suture removal.

Not Recommended For

Embrace Scar Therapy is not recommended for patients looking to treat acne scars, burn scar, or scars older than 6 months.

Side Effects

Any surgical tape or adhesive skin dressing may irritate the skin upon removal, depending on your skin’s sensitivity. This redness or slight irritation will typically clear up during the 12-24 hour break recommended between applications. Some irritation and redness is normal around the edges of the dressing. If this happens, reposition it slightly higher or lower to avoid direct contact with the irritation when applying the next dressing.


  • all skin types
  • all ages
  • keloid scars
  • hypertropic scars


  • abraded skin
  • acne
  • burn scars
  • old

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