Wondering if the doctors have an opinion about Embrace scar therapy, versus silicone tape or creams?

Doctor Answers 3

Embrace Active Scar Defense

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After a surgical procedure, it is essential to start a scar therapy early in the healing process. A treatment plan including a combination of Embrace Active Scar Defense and a silicone scar gel is ideal for patients. Embrace is a great scar treatment in the early stages, once an incision is closed (1-2 weeks after surgery). It helps relieve scar tension, which is an important factor is bad scarring. Treatment using Embrace ranges from 8-10 weeks. Patients prone to bad scarring can benefit from using the scar device even longer (12+ weeks). Using a silicone scar gel, such as bioCorneum, when treatment with Embrace is complete helps diminish the appearance of scars even more. Using both scar therapies and taking advantage of the benefits of both types of treatment is the best way to prevent bad scarring. It is important to follow-up with your board-certified plastic surgeon as every surgeon does have their own preferences in scar treatments. Good luck with your research!

Postoperative scar therapy

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Post operative scar treatment is key. In our office, we use a combination of Plato's Scar Serum and laser therapy. 

Dr. Karamanoukian
Los Angeles

Scar on Body -- Silicone Gel, Growth Factors, Fraxel, microneedling, VIVA, Vascular Laser (ProYellow, VBeam)

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Any silicone as long as 100% is beneficial, I like dermaflage.  I suggest you see an expert.  Lasers can be used for longer term improvement.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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