What do you think about Embrace for scar management?
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Embrace for scars
Embrace Active Scar Defense
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Nick Slenkovich, MD, FACS
Embrace Active Scar Defense
Embrace Active Scar Defense is a great scar treatment device. After a mommy makeover, it would be highly beneficial to use Embrace on your incisions. Embrace combats scar surface tension, which is an important factor in scar formation. Patient satisfaction with this product is very high, and it is preferred by many plastic surgeons and its efficacy has been demonstrated in multiple clinical trials. The Embrace Active Scar Defense device comes in a variety of sizes, and, therefore, it can be used to prevent bad scarring with several different procedures, such as tummy tuck, breast lift, breast reduction, reconstruction, arm lift, and more. The treatment is started 1-2 weeks after surgery and continued for 8-10 weeks. If you are prone to bad scarring, you may want use Embrace for longer. It is important to consult your board-certified plastic surgeon regarding scar treatments, as he or she is your best resource. I wish you luck in your research!
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If unsightly scars are still present after approximately a year's time, other things that your surgeon may consider are intralesional steroid injections, laser, or just surgical revision of the scar itself. Lasers may also be an option for the appearance of your scars. If still no result, consideration for lasers, steroids, or scar revision may be entertained. Best wishes!
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The Embrace scar system and scar fading creams do different things.
- Embrace is placed over the scar at about 10 days - and is specifically designed to prevent thick (hypertrophic) and wide scars. I use them for people who know they heal with poor scars.
- Our scars often heal very well with no treatment at all.
- Silicone strips taped over scars can flatten slightly thick scars.
- Scar fading creams work depending on what is in them - they may have skin lighteners, silicone and steroids. Ask your surgeon to recommend a cream for your particular case.
- Best wishes.
Embrace for Scar Management
Embrace Scar Therapy
Embrace Scar Therapy works by lessening tension on the incision, allowing the scar to heal optimally. We have been impressed with the good, consistent results that this product has shown. Our patients have been happy as well. If you are looking for a proven product, this one is worth the investment.
I really like Embrace..
Hi. For those patients that want the best possible scar outcome, or those who have had troubles with scar quality in the past, I recommend using Embrace dressings, for the recommended 8 week time period. We use it on a lot our tummy tucks, for example. It really helps - and it's a thoroughly researched product.However, some people (about 15%) will get skin irritation or rash, and won't be able to complete the treatment.
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