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How it works
Developed by two of the world’s leading scar experts and renowned plastic surgeons, embrace MINIMIZE™ is a silicone scar-aid made with patented Stress-Shield™ Technology + 100% medical grade silicone. embrace MINIMIZE™ protects and hydrates the scar site, helping to improve the scar’s appearance and texture in as little as 4 weeks.
embrace MINIMIZE™ is intended for use on old, existing hypertrophic and keloid scars from cuts, injuries, or surgeries. Each sheet is designed to last an average of 10 days then discarded. embrace MINIMIZE™ may be cut to size for smaller scars. If you are trying to improve the appearance of an existing scar you’ve had for more than 6 months, then embrace MINIMIZE™ is right for you. If you are looking to treat a newly forming scar that is less than 6 months old, use embrace® Active Scar Defense.
embrace MINIMIZE™ features Stress-Shield™ Technology which helps prevent the pulling and widening of a scar by protecting and stabilizing the skin from naturally occurring stresses. Its 100% medical-grade silicone is proven effective to flatten and fade scars by protecting and hydrating the scar site, helping to improve the scar’s appearance and texture in as little as 4 weeks
Embrace Active Scar Defense treats scars less than 6 months old. It utilizes Silicone + Stress-Shield™ Technology + Tension Offloading.
Embrace MINIMIZE treats old, existing scars more than 6 months old. It utilizes Silicone + Stress-Shield™ Technology.
embrace MINIMIZE™ is the only sheet with Stress-Shield™ Technology which protects and stabilizes the scar from stress, helping minimize scar size. Its self-sticking all-in-one design eliminates the daily steps of removing, washing, reapplying, and taping of additional sheets. embrace MINIMIZE™ is proven to reduce itching, pain, and the discomfort associated with scarring. Plus, it’s clear, ultra-thin, and lightweight, making everyday wear easy, comfortable, and discreet.
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Yes, embrace MINIMIZE™ is clear, thin, lightweight, and easy to wear. Its soothing silicone therapy is shown to reduce itching, pain, and discomfort associated with scars. It can even be worn during every day activities, such as showering or exercising.
embrace MINIMIZE™ dressings are water-resistant and can be worn during normal everyday activities like showering. However, you should not submerge the dressings in water for an extended period of time as embrace® is not waterproof.
It is recommended to wear embrace MINIMIZE™ for approximately 8 weeks (about 2 months). Each sheet is designed to last an average of 10 days and is then discarded. If you scar easily or have a history of keloid scarring, embrace should be worn for 12 weeks or longer.
Minor side effects can include:
Skin irritation or redness
Infection, pain, and/or fever
Any surgical tape or adhesive skin dressing may irritate the skin upon removal, depending on your skin’s sensitivity. Some irritation and redness is normal around the edges of the dressing. If this happens, reposition it slightly higher or lower to avoid direct contact with the irritation when applying the next dressing.
If you have questions or experience any of the above side effects, we can help. Please call 855-NOSCAR2 (855.667.2272) for immediate product support.
The self-sticking sheets are applied in seconds and last an average of 10 days.
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Yes, the embrace MINIMIZE™ sheet can be conveniently cut to size for smaller scars. A cut template is included in the packaging and can be downloaded here. It is important to read and follow the instructions and template to ensure a successful application and avoid skin irritation.
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embrace MINIMIZE™ is clear, thin, lightweight, and easy to wear. It can be worn during every day activities, such as showering or exercising.
After application, a minor wrinkly or wavy appearance in the dressing is normal. Should this happen, apply pressure and hold the affected area to the skin for 30-60 seconds. Use hands and fingers to help smooth out and release any air pockets.
If you have any questions about the application process, please refer to the full Instructions for Use; or call 855-NOSCAR2 (855.667.2272) for immediate product support.
- It is helpful to remove the sheet in the shower using warm water and soap.
- Gently peel the sheet back at 180°, rolling it back upon itself. Use your other hand to apply slight pressure on your skin as you remove the sheet.
- Do not pull quickly as skin irritation or tearing can occur.
- If any adhesive remains, remove it with an oil based product such as baby oil or over-the-counter medical-grade adhesive remover.
The Instructions For Use can be found inside the embrace MINIMIZE™ packaging.
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Click here to download a digital copy of our 6.3 in (16 cm) instructions.
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If you have already purchased and are using embrace MINIMIZE™, product support is available at 855-NOSCAR2 (855.667.2272). This professionally staffed hotline offers product support to help you achieve the best possible results with embrace MINIMIZE™. Available Monday – Friday, 9AM-5PM PST.
If you are interested in learning more about embrace MINIMIZE™ or have questions regarding an existing order, please contact customer support at 1.855.722.7879 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.