MCA and Dry Needling works by softening and flattening scars and is very effective in flattening acne scars (atrophic) or raised (hypertrophic) scars from injury or as a result of surgery. We have also seen effective results to improve the appearance of burns, skin grafts, stretchmarks and to plump wrinkles.
MCA and dry needling uses the same micropigmentation equipment and needles we use with our pigment implantation procedures but with MCA and Dry Needling no pigment is used, just a dry needle hence the term “Dry Needling”. Dry Needling has proven success treating:
Burns, Scars due to accidents, Acne scars, Surgical scars, Skin grafts, Stretch marks & Wrinkles.
We often see MCA and Dry needling stimulate the re-colouration of a scar naturally. If this does not happen then the scar requires pigment implantation by our Scar Camouflage procedure.
During MCA and Dry Needling procedure collagen beneath the skin is stimulated to replace the epidermis. MCA and Dry Needling is a comfortable procedure in most cases. We always use the best available topical numbing cream to numb the area as much as possible.
Consultations are free and are required for our Medical Micropigmentation procedures including MCA and Dry Needling. The full procedure will be explained to you at the consultation.
Post procedure the area treated will appear scratched and lightly grazed for a few days. The area should be kept as dry as possible for 48 hours post treatment. The area should fully heal within 3 – 4 days and once healed there should be a noticeable difference in the appearance of the skin. It is usual for more than one treatment to be required to obtain optimal results.
If you are thinking of Dermaroller, please note MCA and Dry Needling is more effective as it concentrates the treatment on a specific area using a single needle. As a result collagen replacement is encouraged only where it is required. Also MCA and Dry Needling’s healing time is 3-4 days as opposed to 10-14 days with Dermaroller.
MCA* and Dry Needling offers amazing results for burns and scars. However is also very effective for Acne Scarring, Stretchmarks and Fine Lines & Wrinkles.
*MCA stands for Multitrepannic Collagen Actuation