Regardless of the procedure, if an incision is made in the skin, there will be a scar. Up until now, all I could do was my very best to hide the site of the scar, and tell patients that the scar will eventually be less noticeable. Until now.
embrace® Advanced Scar Therapy is the first scar management product of its kind. Its patented Active Stress-Shield technology may improve the appearance of scars after surgical procedures, such as a breast augmentation or tummy tuck. Scars are significantly less perceptible when embrace® Advanced Scar Therapy is used after surgery.
Scar formation is the skin’s natural healing process. After an incision is closed, the skin’s natural healing process creates tension that causes a scar and scar tissue to form. The scar’s severity depends on the wound’s depth and the amount of scar tissue formed while it heals.
By relieving the tension created during the healing process, the embrace® product manages scar formation for my patients who have had breast augmentation, tummy tuck, or other procedures.
The embrace® treatment is a water-resistant adhesive patch that is worn over the incision site from 2-8 weeks. It helps reduce the “pulling” on the incision site, allowing the skin to heal with minimal scarring.
I’m proud to be one of the first St. Petersburg-area plastic surgeons to offer my patients this incredible new treatment for scar reduction.