A cleft lip is a split between the two sides of the upper lip. This malformation of the lip begins in the womb during early pregnancy. A cleft lip can be treated with a surgical procedure to connect the sides of the upper lip.
While it is effective, a cleft lip surgery generally causes scarring and lip asymmetry. These concerns may be improved with dermal fillers, laser treatments, or microneedling.
What is non-surgical cleft lip treatment?
Non-surgical treatment for a cleft lip is usually a combination procedure, including dermal fillers to fill the lips and achieve better symmetry, and laser treatments or microneedling to improve scar tissue.
Before & Afters
How does non-surgical cleft lip treatment work?
Non-surgical cleft lip treatments will start with a thoughtful and comprehensive consultation to examine the lips and skin, discuss possible options and expectations for improvement, and develop a treatment plan. Your plan will include a personalized combination of these procedures:
Laser treatments direct a beam of light energy at the scar, removing the outer layer of skin and heating the underlying skin to stimulate collagen production. This helps the body to remodel and smooth the scar tissue, fading and softening it and achieving better skin texture.
Microneedling can be used to reduce, soften and minimize scarring. The fine needles make micro injuries into the skin, greatly triggering the production of collagen, which the body uses to restructure and remodel the skin and smooth the scar.
Dr. Kaado will precisely inject filler into the upper and lower lip to even out the appearance of the lips and achieve a natural, smooth and full appearance. Aesthetic cream is used to reduce any pain from injections. The lip filler treatment only takes about 20-30 minutes, and the effects are immediate and last for 8-12 months.
Am I a candidate for non-surgical lip treatment?
Patients who had cleft-lip or cleft-palate surgery and want to achieve an attractive, symmetrical lip shape and reduce the appearance of scars. Ideal candidates should meet the following requirements:
- Are 21 or older
- Do not have an rash or skin outbreak in the lips or surrounding area
- Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
- Are not allergic to the ingredients of lip fillers
How Does Bellafill Work?
The collagen in Bellafill provides volume and lift, for soft, natural-looking results that are visible immediately after treatment. As the collagen is reabsorbed by the body over time, the PMMA microspheres are left behind to create a supportive base that stimulates natural collagen production for smoother-looking skin in the years to come.
PMMA microspheres in Bellafill are non-resorbable – they are not absorbed or metabolized by the body. The microspheres stimulate the body to produce collagen to encapsulate them. The result is that wrinkles and folds are filled in with approximately 20% PMMA microspheres and 80% natural collagen.
What is the recovery period after non-surgical cleft lip treatment?
Recovery is quite minimal for this minimally-invasive, combination treatment. There may be some redness or swelling that lasts for a 1-3 days. This should fade quickly, leaving your lips fuller, more symmetrical, smooth and natural looking. The skin around it appears smoother, with a less noticeable scar.
Why choose Dr. Kaado for non-surgical cleft lip treatment?
Dr. Kaado is a recognized leader in the aesthetic field, providing a positive, discreet patient experience. He is honored to treat clients who comes from all over the US for his services and expertise. Patients trust Dr. Kaado because of his understanding, compassionate nature. He specializes in enhancement and rejuvenation procedures, including non-surgical cleft lip treatment, helping patients achieve stellar outcomes at his discreet, luxurious med spa, Kaado Aesthetics.
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