MCA and Dry Needling

by Candice Watson and Exclusive Aesthetic

Effective for Scars and Burns

Scars and burns range from minor to major and can be on any part of the body or face and if prominent and seen can cause issues with confidence. Whether the scar is small on the face from an illness like chicken pox or large from a burn or accident, all can cause varying degrees of anxiety.MCA and Dry Needling offers amazing results for burns and scars. MCA and Dry Needling pierces the scar tissue to stimulate cell growth under the scar. The scar tissue is restructured allowing the scar to begin to shrink and disappear.

In order to treat scars effectively, we attempt to fully understand the effect the burn or scar has on our patients. Patients are often sceptical of having treatments on an area that is already scarred for fear that it will become worse. We always perform a patch test on the area first to see how the pigment takes to the scar.
The patch test is required as for some skin colours and types there is a risk of the skin pigment becoming darker. This will be discussed with you prior to the treatment session.

Also effective for

Acne Scarring

MCA and Dry Needling is also very successful for Acne Scarring and will treat both raised and indented scars.  The area is treated with a course of MCA Dry Needling to flatten the scar and in most cases naturally re-pigment to a natural look. MCA and Dry Needling is an advanced micropigmentation technique and must be performed correctly by a highly trained micropigmentation specialist.

Stretch Marks
MCA and dry needling can achieve excellent results on stretch marks for both men and women. MCA and Dry Needling causes the skin’s natural defence system to heal by promoting and producing collagen naturally. MCA and Dry Needling also stimulates the skin’s melanin (pigmentation in the skin) to in most cases, restore natural pigmentation once the area has fully healed. If areas do not fully pigment then we recommend a treatment course of skin camouflage.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
MCA and Dry Needling also works very well on fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating natural collagen production beneath the treated area. A topical numbing cream is applied prior to the procedure to ensure it is as comfortable as possible.  Directly after the procedure the skin will appear scratched and lightly grazed for a few days, once healed a noticeable difference in the skin’s appearance will be seen. Further treatments may be required to improve results.
Scar Pigmentation

When MCA Dry Needling does not re-pigment the scar, we apply pigments to match the skin tone surrounding the scar. Multiple colours are applied to accurately mimic the skin tone.

Burn Scars
Burns nearly always cause a huge amount of trauma to the skin. First, a course of MCA Dry Needling is performed to flatten the scar and in some cases naturally repigment. Then, if required, we apply pigment to match to the surrounding skin tone.
Skin Imperfections
Ranging from Acne Scars, Ice Pick Scars, Stretch Marks, Fine Lines and Wrinkles. We flatten the imperfection and camouflage with pigment implantation.

The process

MCA and Dry Needling works by softening and flattening raised (hypertrophic) scars from injury or as a result of surgery. We also see effective results to improve the appearance of burns, skin grafts, stretch marks, acne scars (atrophic) and to plump wrinkles.MCA and dry needling use 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”.During MCA and Dry Needling procedure collagen beneath the skin is stimulated to replace the epidermis with new skin. We often see MCA and Dry needling stimulate and recolour the scar naturally. If this does not happen then we suggest a course of scar camouflage or skin camouflage.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.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 to 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 the best 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 healing time is 3 to 4 days as opposed to 10 to 14 days with Dermaroller.

Why us?

Candice Watson

Candice Watson performs all procedures to the highest of standards. Candice has near 30 years’ experience and is a true micropigmentation expert.

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Best Equipment
We only use the best micropigmentation machines, needles and pigments to ensure the best industry-leading results.
Skin Patch Test
A Skin Patch Test (SPT) is required before some medical micropigmentation treatments are performed. SPTs are essential to show the correct colour application to match surrounding skin.
Exclusive Aesthetic are the Micropigmentation Specialists to the Middle East offering the complete range of Medical Micropigmentation treatments to the highest level.Medical Micropigmentation treatments are available for men and women of any age. We make every effort to ensure our treatments are as comfortable as possible. We only use the best Micropigmentation machines finely tuned to cause the minimum trauma to the skin. By reducing trauma our treatments are as pain-free as possible. Coupled with the best needles and pigments available we ensure we deliver industry-leading results.Medical Micropigmentation encompasses a variety of procedures to correct and conceal imperfections or damage to the skin. Micropigmentation is the process of implanting non-permanent pigments in the upper layers of skin, in the epidermis lasting 2 to 3 years.MCA and Dry Needling is an advanced micropigmentation technique and must be performed correctly and by a highly trained micropigmentation specialist.*MCA stands for Multitrepannic Collagen Actuation


All treatments are performed at The London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery (LCAS) in Healthcare City, Dubai.

LCAS is a medical clinic adhering to the highest hygiene and health and safety standards so you really are in the best and safest hands.

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Ultimate Micropigmentation

Ultimate Micropigmentation

Ultimate Micropigmentation by Candice Watson of Exclusive Aesthetic, the Micropigmentation Specialists to the Middle East. Candice Watson has near 30 years’ experience performing micropigmentation in Dubai, UK and internationally. Candice’s skill at micropigmentation is unparalleled and her commitment to being the best ensure her procedures are to the highest industry standards. Candice now offers several micropigmentation training courses in Dubai including Semi Permanent Makeup, Eyebrow Microblading, Medical Micropigmentation and Hair & Scalp Micropigmentation.

APPOINTMENTS – For Dubai appointments please call LCAS reception on +971 4 375 2393. Appointments available Sunday through Thursday 9am to 6pm. For UK Harley Street appointments please fill out the contact form.

LICENSING – All Dubai procedures are performed under the licence of the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery (LCAS), Healthcare City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Training is located at various locations in Dubai.


I contacted LCAS and Candice as I had stretch marks. Candice was amazing. She used MCA and pigment to conceal my stretch marks.

Marie - Dubai

I have a scar from childhood on my leg from an accident. Candice used MCA to flatten the scar and then applied pigment to match it to the surrounding skin. The results are very good and I struggle to even the see the scar now.

David - DWTC