MCA (Micro-Needling) is a process for the treatment of hypo pigmented scar tissue. It is the evolution of a theory originally postulated by renowned international laser specialist Adrianna Scheibner, MD. While most laser treatments are primarily utilized for removing color from the skin, Dr. Scheibner conducted laser treatments on hypo pigmented tissues to see if the areas could re-pigment naturally.
In several instances, the "disrupted tissue" would react to the mild trauma created by the laser and begin collagen restructuring. The collagen restructuring (actuation) would in turn stimulate the presence of the melanocyte cells within the affected area, epidermis and the scar tissue would return to its normal color.
This theory also applies to fine wrinkles on the face. It begins the collagen restructuring (actuation) to fill in wrinkles on the face. I use micro entomology needles to stimulate collagen restructuring within the dermis, allowing melanocytes to the epidermis. The majority of cases experience at least 75% re-pigmentation or greater after 3 months. Wrinkles start to soften in about 3-4 weeks.
The procedure is not typically applied by a physician, but rather a designated specialist trained as a MCA certified Derma-Technician. Most Derma-Technicians are already comfortable with needles, pain control, and patient care.
In some cases it may take multiple treatments to achieve the desired results with three months healing time between treatments.