MCA, Multitrepannic Collagen Actuation
What is MCA, Collagen Restoration Therapy?
This procedure should only be performed by trained professionals. MCA (Multitrepannic Collagen Actuation) utilizes the bodies self-healing mechanisms. The body reacts to the needling that is initiated in the same manner your body would react to in any other trauma. The difference is that the micro traumas induced are controlled. This treatment allows collagen, elastin, and melanin to resurface, remodeling and repairing the appearance to acne scars, fine lines/wrinkles, surgical scars, and scars due to accidental injuries.
Benefits of MCA Procedure
- Treatment creates minimal dermal damage without the removal of the healthy epidermis.
- MCA can be performed on all areas of the body.
- Treatment gives better long term results as a healthier collagen and elastin continues to rejuvenate over next several of months.
- Promotes your own body to create natural collagen for healing.
- Downtime is shorter making it a great alternative to laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels.
Your skin is cleaned and a topical numbing cream may be applied to minimize discomfort and a Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C serum is applied during the procedure for optimal results. Then a digital hand held device is used that has a 12 needle configuration to make tiny perforations in the skin causing the needed superficial wounds to summons the dermis to create fibroblasts. Fibroblasts are a type of cell that produces elastin, collagen and proteins in the skin.
Depending on your skins condition, to achieve the maximum results, a treatment cycle of 3 to 6 treatment sessions is recommended. These sessions are performed 4 to 6 weeks apart. After completing your sessions an annual refresher session of MCA should be considered.
The epidermis is left intact and is not destroyed so the healing period is fairly rapid. The skin is slightly red and swollen immediately after treatment and will diminish over the next few days. Proper care and cleanliness plays a big factor in your healing process. The dermis will continue to improve texture by thickening, and tightening the area during the healing period. Conventional make-up is not recommended in use during healing due to the pores necessity of getting their best oxygen intact. An individual’s age and immune system can also support or slow down the healing process from the procedure.