BIOCORNUEM gel VS EMBRACE for advance scar therapy?
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Embrace Active Scar Defense & bioCorneum for Scarring
One of the common concerns for patients interested in a tummy tuck procedure is scarring. Fortunately, there are many scar treatments available that help minimize scar formation after surgery. Two products I recommend to patients are Embrace Active Scar Defense and bioCorneum. Rather than choosing between the two, the best treatment includes a combination of both Embrace and bioCorneum. Embrace is best used early in the healing process once the incision is closed (1-2 weeks after surgery). After treatment with Embrace (8-10 weeks), patients benefit from the use of a silicone scar gel, such a bioCorneum. Using both scar therapies helps patients minimize the appearance of their scars best. It is extremely important to go over all of your concerns regarding your upcoming procedure with your board-certified plastic surgeon. Good luck with your body makeover!
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Furthermore, if you have bad scars, then you will have to talk with your surgeon about revision, so it is wise to consult with him/her in the first place to find out their own protocol and what they do if the scars ARE less than perfect.
Remember, there is no magic cream, ointment, unguent, or gel that makes bad scars acceptable. Starting with a surgically-precise and gentle tissue handling closure is the best first step, and frankly, the only really controllable one. The rest is up to genetics and not making a wound worse as it heals and matures, like tanning while still pink and immature. Talk to your surgeon and follow his/her recommendations. Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
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Your own genetics and propensity to scar are also important variables. Some people will scar poorly no matter what techniques are used, and on the other end of the spectrum, a patient with favorable genetics will usually not have problems. Because abdominoplasties are closed under tension, it is important that good strategy be used to minimize tension for the first few months of healing, while the scar is still immature, and subject to stretch or hypertrophy.
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