Embrace Advanced Scar Therapy

The most frequently asked questions in our practice are, “what will my scars look like?” And “what can I do to improve my scar?”  And now we have an answer from Stanford University’s Plastic Surgeons, Geoffrey Gurtner and Michael Longaker.  The most recent major advance in scar therapy is called “Embrace Advanced Scar Therapy.

Embrace scar therapy is a new revolutionary product that uses patented Active Stress-Shielding technology to relieve tension on the scar to reduce the formation of scar tissue.

The device works by unloading the tension across a scar which can contribute to “over zealous” scar formation (know as hypertrophic scaring).

For it to work, it needs to be applied once the incision is healed (approximately 2 weeks after surgery), and used continuously during the active component of scar healing (6 to 8 weeks).

Each piece of Embrace will stay in place for 7-10 days and then need to be reapplied.  The treatment lasts 8 weeks.


Dr Freed is the 1st plastic surgeon in the Sacramento area to adopt Embrace—ask about it today!

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