Cleft Palate Restoration

Rebalancing and restoring

Cleft reconstruction surgery is performed on a daily basis within the UK and achieves outstanding results. Micro-pigmentation treatment is commonly used following cleft lip and cleft palate surgery, as it is the ideal solution for aesthetically rebalancing and restoring the lip area. This treatment is designed to create symmetry and definition where it is lacking upon the lips, and camouflage any surgical scar tissue using harmonious colour, ultimately minimising the visual appearance of corrective surgery.

TREATMENT SUITABILITY

Suitable for both males and females with all skin types, this treatment is the ideal solution for those individuals seeking a natural-looking, rebalance of the lip area post cleft palate and lip reconstruction surgery.

Consultation

Prior to treatments, a comprehensive consultation will take place which includes the completion of a medical history assessment questionnaire, essential for determining treatment suitability, along with product patch testing. A thorough discussion of the client’s requirements and expectations will be established in order to determine the best treatment solution.

During the consultation the Cleft Lip Enhancement template design and pigment colours will be determined with equal input from both the client and practitioner, taking into careful consideration placement, shape, size and natural colouring. Only when the client is completely satisfied and confident with these choices will the treatment commence.

Treatment Plan

The treatment is a 3-part process that is typically completed within 2 appointment sessions 4 – 6 weeks apart. The first appointment will consist of the consultation and the treatment procedure. The second appointment will be repeat perfecting sessions of the initial treatment procedure. The full treatment requires these 2 treatment sessions in order to carefully layer the pigments into the skin so as to achieve maximum retention of colour and shape.

A work of art cannot be rushed! Treatment duration varies depending upon how advanced or detailed the required results are. The priority is to achieve the best possible result, to do this it is necessary to allow sufficient time to complete the procedure. Please allow up to 2 – 4 hours for your initial medical micro-pigmentation treatment appointment.

Treatment price will be provided upon consultation.

Following Treatment

Normal activities may be resumed immediately following the procedure. There will be slight tenderness, swelling and redness to the treated area which will generally subside within 36 hours.

The intensity of the colour will be significantly darker immediately following the procedure. This will reduce and soften during the healing process to deliver a more subtle, natural look.

The healing duration will take approximately 5 – 10 days, during which some fine crusting will occur which will naturally flake away during the healing period. It is crucial to the final results of the medical enhancement that this crusting is not touched or removed prematurely whilst healing, and that the additional aftercare guidelines are adhered to for sufficient healing and to avoid any post treatment complications.

Full aftercare instructions will be provided both verbally and in hard copy following the procedure, together with an aftercare healing balm.

The longevity of cosmetic and medical micro-pigmentation is variable from person to person based upon factors such as skin type, age and general lifestyle. It is recommended that enhancements be periodically maintained in the form of a ‘colour-boost’ re-touch to keep them looking fresh and at their optimum shape and colour. Generally, colour-boost sessions are recommended for every 12 – 18 months following the initial procedure.