M.C.A. (Multitrepannic Collagen Actuation) is a non-surgical and entirely natural way of getting the body’s own cells to regenerate and minimize wrinkles. This process can be used to relax constricted scars, plump the “valley” of wrinkles (causing them to fill in), and “white scars” can often be re-pigmented to better match the surrounding skin tones. Performed correctly, MCA can even plump lip tissue and alleviate small unsightly wrinkles around the lip. MCA is practically painless, completely risk-free and is a great alternative to injectable fillers such as Hyaluronic Acid injections and muscle relaxants such as Botox. The results of MCA are much longer-lasting and more affordable. Usually, only gifted and experienced Dermatologist practicing MCA can achieve the best results.
How does it work?
MCA works by creating a minor trauma to the skin. The epidermis (dead skin) & dermis (live skin) is stimulated to undertake its own natural rejuvenation, re-pigmentation, scar relaxation or whatever results the practitioner is striving for. As the needle enters the skin the dermis starts the inflammation and swelling phase. Fibroblasts move into the area and start producing collagen and elastin to help with wound healing. If there is any visible condition that needs healing (swelling, bruising, etc.) this will take about 3-7 days. In the process, the existing collagen levels are raised and good results are achieved. It is stated that the deeper the penetration into the dermis the better collagen and elastin deposition. Tissue remodeling is also a phase of MCA healing.
Are there any guarantees with MCA?
The answer is no. There are no guaranteed results with MCA. However, almost all clients have experienced moderate to amazing results. The outcome depends on the client’s individual reaction to the healing process imposed by the MCA process and skill of the practitioner. On some clients, wrinkle improvements are seen in a very short space of time while in others, longer amounts of time are needed before seeing improvements. Results do vary but those who follow all of the aftercare instructions end up with the best results. Usually, good results are achieved.
What is the downtime?
Minor bruising, swelling and redness may or may not be present during the first 24-72 hours. Bruising may be concealed with pure mineral powder. Do not use liquid makeup or cheap powder during the healing process. Other than that, there is NO DOWN TIME!
Something about Multitrepannic Collagen Actuation (MCA)
The first written works were from a Doctor Camairand who discovered that scars of some clients that he had tattooed with pigment were, in fact, re-pigmenting naturally. He named the process Trepanation. A doctor Des Dernandes read this article and experienced that abraded scars would plump up. Doctor Kristan Matzek, who is a leading Micropigmentation specialist and who is also the Vice-President of the American Academy of Micropigmentation discovered that using “dry-needle technique” to scars and wrinkles would give favorable results to minimize these and other problems. It is possible (in some cases) for an experienced practitioner to erase up to 10 years from the aging face of men and women without surgery or even Botox.
Who are candidates for MCA?
- Those who have wrinkles around the mouth.
- Have nasal labial folds
- Need scar relaxation after breast or facial surgery
- Need fuller lips without plastic surgery
- Desire to look about 10 years younger or at least 10 years better without surgery