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MCA (Multitrepannic Collagen Actuation)


Also known as MCA (Multitrepannic Collagen Activation).


This procedure stimulates the skin to produce it’s own melanin in areas where surface scar tissue is present, fine white scars , facelift scars and to relax burn scars.

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What is MCA?

MCA is dry Needling which is a form of collagen induction therapy (CIT) which is a great treatment for improving the appearance of white scars and to relax tight burn scars.

MCA treatment has been around for years but its only been recently discovered to help with white scars.

This treatment is very unique as it can bring back your own skin colour in white scars, its not suitable for everyone but it works well for medium to dark skin tones that can tan with ease.

The method is dry needling with a cosmetic tattooing pen in a particular way to stimulate your own melanin in a white scar, for this treatment to be successful sun is required after the treatment.

MCA is also known to reduce deep scars or wrinkles to stimulate collagen to soften the scar or wrinkles in a natural way. This is one of my favourite treatments for the right person.

It is not the same as mico-needling or derma-roller , It is a medical treatment using tattoo needles causing more precise and targeted trauma to the scarred area.

This aids in the production of melanin (skin pigment), collagen and elastin to flatten and re-pigment scar tissue.


What type of scars are suitable?

Most types of white scars are suitable for treatment with the exception of keloid scars and if the scar is still pinkish or red / purple, this means the scar is still healing and should be left alone until it has finished healing. Anyone with a history of keloid scarring should not be treated unless they have a doctors approval but in most cases the MCA is not that invasive.


Frequency of treatment

The skin healing time period varies between clients, but MCA needling treatment can be performed usually every 6 weeks. If your immune system is compromised or those with hyperpigmentation will take longer.


Skin Prep

MCA needling is a great to prepare scars and stretch marks ready for tattoo pigment treatment.

It flattens and smooths the skin, shrinks the scars and can stimulate your own natural pigment.

MCA would be the first step to improve stretch marks , some stretch marks are deeper than the surrounding skin, it can appear to look wrinkly so MCA needling helps to improve this.


IT is always recommended to try MCA needling before resorting to Camouflaging with tattoo ink



What is medical tattooing?
This is cosmetic tattooing used to create:

  • Areoles (nipples) for mastectomy patients

  • Camouflage scars, hypo-pigmentation and white scars

  • Rebuild colour on scarred lips

  • Creating a natural look for autoimmune patients

  • Cover hair transplant scars or patches


Customised Attention

Our leading practitioner, Rita Porreca, will work with you to customise pigment and shape for an ideal look for your face and skin tone. Our staff will treat you as a priority and carefully listen to and address your questions and needs. We only use the highest-quality products available as we strive to make sure you are comfortable and satisfied with your experience.

If you are ready to schedule a consultation in our Sydney clinic for any of our unique treatments, call us on (02) 9712 4133 or send us a message. If you would like to learn more about our other services, browse through our other service pages. We look forward to hearing from you.

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