How to use embrace® Active Scar Defense
For step-by-step directions on how to apply the embrace® scar treatment, see the Instructions for Use or choose from the videos below. If your application is not listed, simply choose the one that’s the closest match.
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Indication: embrace® Active Scar Defense is a silicone sheet device for use in scar management on closed hypertrophic or keloid scars.
Application: embrace® is typically applied 1to 4 weeks after suture removal on a closed, dry incision and worn for approximately 8 weeks (about 2
Therapy Recommendations: For newly formed scars, treatment with embrace® can be initiated up to 6 months post-surgery. If you scar easily or have a history of keloid scarring, consider wearing embrace® for 12 weeks or longer.
• Prep properly. Clean incision site with soap and water, followed by wiping alcohol and allow to dry.
• Do not apply any lotions or ointments to the area. Incision area should be positioned flat during application. Do not twist, bend, or compress
• It helps to remove embrace® while showering or by using baby oil. Allow skin to rest for 12-24 hours before applying your next dressing.
• DO NOT use embrace to close an incision line, injury, or open or abraided skin.