Could the additional shearing forces applied by EMBRACE scar therapy cause blistering on an already tight, new scar?
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Embrace Active Scar Defense
Embrace Active Scar Defense is often recommended by plastic surgeons because it has the most scientific research backing it up compared to other scar treatments available today. Embrace works by offloading tension, an important factor in the formation of bad scarring. Relieving tension on both sides of your incision helps reduce the risk for development of hypertrophic and keloid scars which is often seen in closures under too much tension. In such an instance, the Embrace device actually helps rather than hurts the scarring. Some patients may experience skin irritation. It is helpful to have your board-certified plastic surgeon apply the device the first time so that you can easily repeat the process at home. He or she is your best resource during your recovery period as he or she is most familiar with you and your healing. Good luck in your recovery! Congratulations on your new body makeover!