|Age:||18 to 100 years old|
|Keywords:||scar, wound, skin, surgery, embrace, dressing|
Wounds will be repaired with half being treated with the Embrace device and half using standard stitches. Standardize photos for scar assessment will be taken and compared by physicians to determine which method works better
18 years of age or older
Able to give informed consent themselves
Patient scheduled for cutaneous surgical procedure along a flat surface suitable to application of the embrace with predicted primary closure.
Able to apply dressings themselves.
Willing to return for follow up visits.
Unable to understand written and oral English
Under 18 years of age
Wounds with predicted closure length less than 3 cm
Patients with known adverse reactions to adhesives
Patients with history of collagen vascular disease
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