Tough deciding what kind of scar strips to use?
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Embrace Active Scar Defense & Mederma for Scarring
Embrace Active Scar Defense and Mederma are two different types of scar treatments. Embrace is an active scar device that relieves tension on an incision, which is a major factor that contributes to bad scar formation. Mederma is a passive, topical scar gel that reduces the appearance of new and old scars. Mederma also lacks the higher level clinical studies that Embrace has conducted and published in peer reviewed scientific journals. Using an active scar treatment, such as Embrace, after surgery is most helpful during the early stages of the healing process. After treatment with Embrace is complete, patients benefit from using a silicone scar gel in the continuation of their scar therapy. A silicone scar gel commonly recommended by plastic surgeons is bioCorneum. Using both types of scar treatments helps patients utilize both of their advantages. Consult your board-certified plastic surgeon regarding a scar therapy that would be best for you. Good luck with your research!
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