MCA and Dry Needling

30+ years of experience

10+ years in the Middle East

MCA and Dry Needling by Candice Watson and Exclusive Aesthetic

Excellent results for Burn Scars, Scars, Acne Scars, Ice Pick Scars, Stretch Marks, Fine Lines and Wrinkles.

Our award-winning process uses a dry needle technique to flatten the imperfections. If more skin pigment is required, we mix these to each client’s unique skin tone and add to the treatment area to blend to the surrounding skin tone and colour.

MCA and Dry Needling by the experts – for skin damage and imperfections

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    The solution for skin damage and imperfections

    MCA is an effective treatment for:

    Scars and Burns

    Burns nearly always cause a massive amount of trauma to the skin. 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 chickenpox or large from a burn or accident, all can cause varying degrees of anxiety.

    MCA and Dry Needling offers fantastic results for burns and scars. MCA and Dry Needling pierces the scar tissue to stimulate cell growth under the scar. This process restructures the scar, allowing the scar to begin to shrink and disappear.

    To treat scars effectively, we attempt to fully understand the effect the burn or scar has on our patients. Patients are often sceptical of treatments on scarred areas for fear that it will become worse. We always reassure each client and perform a patch test on the area first to see how the pigment takes to the scar.

    First, we perform a course of MCA Dry Needling to flatten the scar, and in most cases, this process naturally pigments the scar. Then, if more pigment is required, we apply skin tone pigment to match the scar to the surrounding skin tone.

    The reason we perform a skin patch test is that for some skin colours and types, there is a risk of the skin pigment becoming darker. We discuss this at the consultation part of a treatment session.

    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 before the procedure to ensure the treatment is as comfortable as possible.  Directly after the treatment, the skin will appear scratched and lightly grazed for a few days. Once healed, there will be a noticeable difference in the skin’s appearance. 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. We use multiple skin coloured pigments to mimic the skin tone accurately.

    The process

    How MCA and Dry Needling works

    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. However, with MCA and Dry Needling, there is no pigment, 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. After the treatment, the area 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.

    Skin Patch Test

    A Skin Patch Test (SPT) is required before we perform some medical micropigmentation treatments. An SPT is essential to show the correct colour application to match the surrounding skin.

    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.

    Best Equipment

    We only use the best micropigmentation machines, needles and pigments to ensure the best industry-leading results.

    Industry Expert Candice Watson

    Candice Watson

    One of the Middle East’s Leading Medical Micropigmentation Experts

    Candice Watson is one of the most established and trusted medical micropigmentation experts in Dubai with a happy client list spanning the entire Middle East.

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    30+ Years Experience

    Candice Watson has over 30 years of experience performing micropigmentation procedures to the highest industry standards.

    Candice has won numerous awards for her medical micropigmentation treatments throughout her career and continues to be a world leader in all aspects of micropigmentation.


    • International Health and Beauty Certification
    • Dawn Cragg MBE Teaching and CPD Certification
    • John Hashy Masters Diploma
    • Finishing Touches Medical Micropigmentation Master Class
    • Moshe Allul Diploma for HFS Scalp Micropigmentation
    • LCN Germany SPMU Diploma
    • Tunde Mehn Advanced Skills Diploma
    • Licensed to Practice in Dubai Healthcare City

    Fellowships & Memberships

    • SPCP (Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals)
    • IHBC (International Health and Beauty Council)
    • BABTAC (British Association of Beauty Therapist and Cosmetologists)

    Fully licensed to train and practice

    Licensed to perform treatments and offer training courses in Dubai, UK and internationally.

    Looking for a training course?

    Candice Watson now offers micropigmentation training courses at various locations in the UK, Dubai and the Middle East. See our range of micropigmentation training courses HERE.

    UAE Business Awards Winner

    Award-Winning 5-Star Service Micropigmentation Experts Dubai Middle East Exclusive Aesthetic

    Multiple Award Winner

    We are proud to announce Exclusive Aesthetic are UAE Business Award winners for two consecutive years.

    Our UAE awards include Best Specialist, Best Trainers and Best Scalp.

    What our clients say

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




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



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    Useful information

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    Training courses

    Candice now offers several micropigmentation training courses in Dubai including Semi Permanent Makeup, Eyebrow Microblading, Medical Micropigmentation and Hair & Scalp Micropigmentation.

    Training is provided through our sister company Exclusive Aesthetics Technical and Occupational Skills Training at various locations in Dubai and around the Middle East.


    Dubai appointments available Sunday through Thursday 9 am to 6 pm at the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery (LCAS), Healthcare City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For UK Harley Street appointments please contact us.


    All Dubai procedures are performed under the licence of the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery (LCAS), Healthcare City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates and conform to the highest medical standards.

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