Hypertrophic scars are typically raised, thickened and widened areas where collagen has collected over a repaired incision or healing wound. Using embrace® to stabilize and hold the incision closed while reducing tension early in the development of hypertrophic scars can greatly reduce the amount of collagen that forms, and minimize the widened and thickened appearance of a scar before it ever develops.
Keloid scars are raised scars that form when excessive amounts of cells collect and create a raised growth. These continue to grow and may extend beyond the boundaries of the wound or healing incision. Studies have shown that by controlling the healing site, embrace® can help lead to reduced keloid formation during the healing process.