Multi-trepanic Collagen Actuation (MCA), also known as dry needling, is a treatment that restores color and flatness to scars, acne pits, and hypopigmented (white) areas. It works by stimulating the production of collagen and melanocytes through multiple tiny needle punctures delivered by a commercial tattoo machine, which flatten raised or pitted areas and improve pigmentation and skin texture.
Client below had a mole removed by surgical incision 1 year before, which left a raised, reddened scar. Dry Needling (MCA) was applied to the scar region causing new cell growth and the reduction of scar tissue.
MCA is a remedy for the cause, not just a treatment for the symptom. In addition to MCA, pigment can be added to camouflage scars. Combining MCA and pigment camouflage provides permanent results. Two or three 30 minute procedures may be required for the best outcome.
The picture below shows the results of dry needling technique applied to white scars on the arms. Results shown are after only one MCA treatment. Typically, 3 may be needed for maximum improvement.
Clients see a difference in their skin immediately after the treatment and continue to have progressively better results for up to a year. Dry needling has a thickening effect on the skin, which helps prevent against future damage.
Below is an example of MCA stimulating melanocytes that repigment damaged or scarred tissue, which presents as red or white areas. The areola (not the breast) was tattooed to mimic the original color.