Embrace Active Scar Defense Review
In this review, we will discuss the product Active Scar Defense from Embrace. It consists out of an adhesive dressing, each with an applicator. This product claims to benefit a person in three ways. Firstly, to relieve tension during the healing process as the dressing can hold a closed cut in place – preventing a scar. Secondly, to reduce the appearance of a scar with silicone therapy – this hydrates the scar tissue. Thirdly, it relieves stress on this area during movement – minimizing tissue damage. To learn more about Active Scar Defense by Embrace, read the review below.
Active Scar Defense is made from 100% silicone and adhesive, which is of medical grade. The silicon hydrates the skin and prevents the scar from getting worse. Active Scar Defense contains no medication or chemicals. Once applied, the applicator can be discarded. There is unfortunately no more information we could find about the silicon dressing.
The manufacturers suggest one use this product on a scar which is less than 6 months old. The dressing is intended for use on a closed cut, not an open wound or injury. The instructions given for applying the Active Scar Defense dressing and applicator can be viewed online in a document or as a video on the manufacturer’s website. In short, the closed cut must be dry and clean. The applicator is placed on the scar, where it is pressed down for 30 seconds. Pulling the tabs removes the applicator and the silicon dressing will remain in place over the scar. It is advised that one do not shower within 4 hours of applying. It is advised to look at the document or video to ensure correct application and removal. Each applicator lasts an average of 10 days and is water resistant. They suggest using Active Scar Defense for 60 days for best results.
A box of Embrace Active Scar Defense contains 3 silicon dressings with applicators. As each dressing lasts about 10 days, one box should last for an average of 30 days. The dressings come in different sizes ranging from small (4 cm) to extra-large (16 cm). A box of small dressings can be purchased on the manufacturer’s website for $45.99. Extra-large dressings will cost $99.99. The are no bulk purchases available, however, one can obtain coupons for a discount by following the instructions on the website. Free shipping is given when orders are over $50.
Possible Side Effects
There is a specific list of potential side effects given for this product. Skin irritation or allergic reactions are possible. Pain, fever, and infections are also possible. Upon removal of the Active Scar Defense dressing, there may be redness. Embrace also warns one to not use this product on infected scars or if one is allergic to medical adhesives. Even though the product is water-resistant, prolonged exposure to water is not recommended.
After studying the website and the product, we are unable to find evidence of a manufacturer’s guarantee. This does not necessarily indicate that the product is of poor quality, however, an unhappy customer will not be able to ask for compensation. Customer reviews on Amazon indicated mixed feelings about the product’s effectiveness.
Embrace Active Scar Defense Review – The Bottom Line
Active Scar Defense seems to be a good product. It is easy to apply and adheres to the specific area placed on for up to 10 days. Unfortunately, we have a few concerns about the product. There is very little information about the formulation of the silicon dressing. The absence of a manufacturer’s guarantee can be detrimental to purchasing Embrace Active Scar Defense. We are unable to recommend this product as we think a guarantee is needed as a safety net for the customers.