What is Embrace Active Scar Defense?
Embrace Active Scar Defense is a scar treatment that comes in a two-part device that includes a self-applicator and a silicone dressing that is designed to be left on for up to ten days to help reduce the appearance of scars. With so many different scar treatments available on the market, it can be hard to navigate through them all to know which are actually effective. The manufacturer claims that their product will relieve the natural tension that exists during the skin’s healing process which will effectively treat the primary culprit of scarring. It works by contracting and gently holding a closed incision together which actively relieves the skin’s natural tension.
The only two ingredients in this product are silicon and medical-grade adhesive. Silicon is believed to heal scars by increasing the hydration of the stratum corneum which facilitates regulation of fibroblast production and reduces collagen production. It also balances the expression of growth factors which can make a scar protrude and more obvious. Silicon prevents scars from worsening by protecting the scarred tissue from bacteria. Bacteria has the ability to cause excessive production in the scar tissue.
Possible side effects include minor skin irritation, redness, allergic reaction, infection, pain or fever.
The manufacturer recommends washing your hands before applying and clipping any hairs in the effected area. Open the applicator and fold the sides and position the applicator over the scar. Once positioned, press and hold the applicator on your skin for thirty seconds. Continue holding the applicator firmly in place with your fingers along the visual guide strip then life the applicator from the skin. The dressing will remain in place over the scar. Each dressing lasts around ten days on average. For best results you should continue treatment for two months. You should not shower four hours after application or apply compression garments for 1-2 hours after application.
This product is meant for scars that are healed and is not intended for open incision lines, injuries or abraded skin.
What is the Cost?
You can purchase Embrace Active Scar Defense from third-party retailers and from Neodyne providers. We found one 30-day supply available online for $59.99. There are no bulk purchasing packages offered but that can vary according to the retailer you purchase from.
Embrace offers a 90-day money-back guarantee only for products that are unopened, unused and have been purchase directly from Neodyne Biosciences.
Our Final Review of Embrace Active Scar Defense
Scar Defense appears to be a promising scar treatment that can possibly help reduce the appearance of scars. It comes in an easy to apply adhesive strip that is intended to stay on for up to ten days for optimal efficacy and it is backed by a manufacturer’s guarantee which is always reassuring when looking into a treatment. However, while the manufacturer does offer a guarantee, their policy is weak. They will only accept returns for unused and unopened products which means that if you purchase Scar Defense, try it and are unsatisfied in any way, you cannot get your money back. This is especially risky because the price per package is relatively expensive to most other scar treatments we have seen on the market. You have quite a bit to lose if you purchase this product and find that it doesn’t work for you. With so many different scar treatments available on the market, you are better off purchasing one that is reasonably priced and one that is backed by a strong manufacturer’s guarantee for consumer protection.