We understand that living with scars can be difficult and cleft lip scars are often noticed quickly by others, however, here at Whitethorn Fields Mediclinic in Aylesbury there are options to help disguise the scars so that you can feel confident to face in facing the world! Medical tattooing may be used to balance out the shape of the lips and help give a fuller and more defined appearance. Medical tattooing is the process that we use to place a natural pigment below the skin to create a tattoo and reduce the appearance of the cleft lip scar, although it can be used to treat many other types of scars too.
Cleft Lip Repair – how does it work?
You may hear our practitioners refer to this process as medical tattooing and we can use it for cleft lip repair. The lip line is tattooed to camouflage the cleft lips appearance. It is a form of semi-permanent make-up and works the same way as a standard tattoo, although pigments are used in the place of inks. As well as this dry-needling can be used along the scar line running from the lip to the nose, to soften and reduce its’ appearance.
The pigments are inserted into the dermal layer of the skin and your cleft lip repair treatment will take around an hour or more, but this depends greatly on the area of skin that is being treated and the individual. Cleft lip repair is relatively painless, although our experienced micropigmentation specialist will advise you that there may be some discomfort. Our initial consultation process has been designed to put you at ease so that at every point during your cleft lip repair treatment you will feel as though you are in safe hands.
The treated skin may swell slightly after treatment but this is perfectly normal. It should return to its normal state within a few days, but if you have any concerns then our team is on hand to answer any questions that you may have.
Cleft Lip Repair – what are the advantages of this treatment?
Cleft lip scarring is something that is fairly obvious every time you look in the mirror. By opting for this treatment you may reduce the appearance of the scar and when you look in the mirror, it should be less noticeable to the eye. Confidence can be lost very quickly when there are obvious scars and the temptation to hide away can be great. Cleft Lip Repair using medical tattooing is an option that can help you to want to get back out there again and start living a fuller life!
Whitethorn Fields Mediclinic in Aylesbury is staffed by qualified and experienced professionals and at every stage we are on hand to answer any questions that you have about the cleft lip repair treatment and the aftercare. More information can be obtained at the consultation stage, where our experienced micropigmentation specialist will talk to you about your medical history and what you want to achieve before advising you if the process can be taken any further – we will never recommend a treatment if it is unsuitable for your needs.
The range of treatments available at our Clinic are all designed to deal with those niggling cosmetic issues to give your confidence a boost and allow you to achieve the look that you want. Other treatments such as laser hair removal can also help and could be carried out at the same time. Why not speak to a member of our team about combining other treatments with your cleft lip repair medical tattooing treatment?
*Results will vary from person to person and a thorough in-depth consultation will first take place.