What should the Embrace Scar Therapy look like after I have worn it for a few days? (photos)
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Thank you for this question. The application looks right and the condensation is normal. Best, Dr. ALDO :)
Embrace Active Scar Defense
After applying Embrace Active Scar Defense, it is normal to see rippling and condensation. Rippling or wrinkling of the active scar device is a sign that it is conforming to your skin. As long as the edges are fully adhered to your skin, it is still working and alleviating tension with your incision. Regarding condensation, this is also normal and most often occurs after showering or strenuous activity. The important thing to make sure of is that the edges are sealed. If not, and a water pocket has formed inside the dressing, it is time to remove Embrace. Consult your board-certified plastic surgeon if you still have questions regarding how to use the active scar device. Good luck with your scar therapy!
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The best advice I can give you is to schedule in with the office and have new sheets placed over your incision sites. This is a great product when used properly. Your incisions are in a very tricky location for Embrace as far as rippling is concerned and any amount of sweating, lotions (including sunscreens) will cause more rippling and lifting. So long as the incision is covered fully with Embrace, you will still get an amazing result. The majority of my patients find the added expense of more product well worth the results. Good luck!
All the best,
Dr. Remus Repta