MULTITREPANNIC COLLAGEN ACTUATION (MCA)
What is MCA?
Multitrepannic Collagen Actuation (MCA) is a simple and safe treatment, involving skin needling to trigger fresh, new skin components to replace older, damaged skin. This leaves your skin with a wonderful youthful and smoother look. It is non-surgical, and offers a natural method to reduce the appearances of wrinkles.
What does MCA treat?
It targets skin which has:
Wrinkles and Lines
Lack of Firmness and Elasticity due to age or other factors
Scarring (including acne and chickenpox scars)
How does MCA work?
MCA uses collagen induction therapy, which boosts the natural ability of skin repairing itself after any physical damage.
Immediately after an injury occurs to the skin, the body removes the damaged collagen, elastin and other structures which are then replaced by new, fresh matter. Skin needling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair mechanism by creating micro injuries which trigger new, stronger collagen synthesis, yet it does not pose a risk of permanent scarring.
Skin needling is the method of pricking the skin with tiny needles to:
Tighten loose skin and reduce lines or wrinkles
Reduce scarring e.g. (acne scars, surgical scars, pitted scars/ indented scars, raised scars/hypertrophic scars)
Restore normal skin pigmentation (e.g. tohypo-pigmented or damaged skin)
Creates brand new, healthy, younger looking skin
The process creates hundreds of microscopic “pin pricks” to activate your body’s healing process. As your skin heals, it will therefore use your own collagen to fill the “valleys” of wrinkles and scars naturally.
Normally a course of several treatments will be required so you get desired effects, and that can be determined when you book a consultation. It’s therefore recommended you return after your course to have a regular follow up treatment to keep your skin looking optimal. Again, the frequency can be discussed at your consultation, due to the fact that each person is different. There are no guaranteed results however with MCA treatment. The outcome is dependent on the individual’s ability to react to the healing process instigated by the needling.
Does MCA hurt?
We recommend you apply a topical anaesthetic cream thickly, covered with a plaster one hour prior to the treatment to minimise discomfort during the treatment. Such creams are available from any chemist or pharmacy, such as Emla or Amitop.
Are there any side effects from the treatment?
Only minor bruising and swelling is typical within the first 24-72 hours which can be easily concealed with make-up.
Is there any danger of infection?
Any instrument used in contact with the skin is sterilised or disposed of after each use. This is especially important with the needle and the needle holder. All areas are sterilised, at least twice, with a specialised skin and instrument disinfectant.
How do I book an appointment?