Using the latest technology and the most current techniques we are able to improve the appearance to many skin conditions. MCA/Dry Needling /Scar Reduction/Correction/Camouflage Multitrepannic Collagen Actuation (MCA) MCA also known as‘dry needling’ technique, has proven success in treating and improving the appearance of the following conditions:
How it works
MCA works by softening and flattening scars. The technique can be successful in scars(atrophic)or raised (hypertrophic)scars from injury or as a result of surgery. It can also be used to improve the appearance of wrinkles & stretch marks, skin grafts and burns. MCA will in some cases stimulate the natural re-colouration of a scar that is white. If this does not work in some cases we are able to camouflage scar areas by implanting skin tone pigments to the scar tissue.
During this procedure the trauma applied to the skin by the action of ‘dry needling’ which can stimulate the production of collagen which crosses the layers of the skin to replace the epidermis. Using the latest pain control techniques this procedure can be mildly uncomfortable to comfortable and will no bet undertaken without a full consultation. Immediately after the procedure the skin will appear scratched and lightly grazed for a few days. The patient should keep it as dry as possible for 48 hours. Once healed, a noticeable difference in the appearance of the skin can be achieved. MCA if a multi treatment procedure. It is advised that the patient purchase a mineral or barrier make up in order to improve the appearance of their skin when leaving the clinic.
Nipple Areola Complex (NAC)
The loss of your breasts due to cancer is a very traumatic experience for any woman. A breast reconstruction regain a piece of herself she has lost due to this devastating illness. Medical Micropigmentation for the areola and nipple can be the final step in breast reconstruction process and gives the newly remodelled breasts a finished and more natural look. The colour and position is most important, whether it be to the existing areola and nipple, or in the case of bi-lateral mastectomy, choosing size as well symmetry and balance are of equal importance. NAC is a ‘two-step’ procedure, with the client returning some 4 - 6 weeks after the initial treatment for a ‘colour top-up’ to ensure that the pigments have taken evenly. This procedure has enormous psychological benefits bringing confidence and femininity after such a traumatic experience. NAC can also benefit patients cosmetically, once a patient has undergone a Mastopexy (breast uplift surgery) the Areola can be left misshaped or with scaring surrounding it pigment can be added to an Areola to improve the appearance of the surgery.
If after reading the aftercare advice you have any queries or feel your procedure is not healing as explained, or you feel any discomfort or heat in the treated area please contact me.
Do not panic that the area treated may show redness and swelling and that the colour looks dark and more intense than required - this is all quite normal.
Your procedure was undertaken using sterile products in an aesthetically clean environment. It is your responsibility to follow the aftercare advice given to avoid any risk of infection. Home care post procedure is up to you! Avoid showering, swimming, going in a sauna, Jacuzzi or a gym session after your treatment. Additional procedures cannot be undertaken until the area has completely healed, I suggest at least 4 weeks healing time before further work is undertaken. Once the area has completely healed (3-5 days) consider using a sunblock to prevent the area fading.
Healing consists of three phases:
Heal - The body’s natural defences will create a fine scab to protect the area whilst healing.
Peel - After a few days the scab will slowly come away. Please do not pick at the treated area as it heals as this will result in pigment loss.
Fade - After the fine scabbing has completely come away you will see a lighter hue to the implanted colour which is more realistic. After 4/6 weeks the colour will appear to take on a new strength.
The morning after your treatment you may shower. It is suggested you shower with you back to the water jets to avoid water directly hitting the treated area. Use gauze to blot dry the treated area. If you wish to bathe then please avoid soaking in the bath water or using any bath products. If you have a dressing covering the treated area please remove it as soon as possible when you get home. If you find any lymphatic fluid or blood weeping gently clean the area with saline/cool boiled water with sterile gauze, blotting gently dry to remove moisture.
Giving Blood - The Red Cross has suggested that you do not give blood for 4 months.
MRI Scans - Medical tattooing can show up as an artefact on the scan. Some patients may experience a tingling sensation. Please notify the Radiologist.
Laser - Laser hair removal should be undertaken BEFORE a medical tattoo procedure is carried out as it could result in the area to turn black.
The post treatment colour of your areolas is not the true colour. It is standard to have an initial procedure with the colour being darkened/adjusted during your second visit.
Leave your dressing on until you get home. Carefully remove the dressing ensuring you do not touch the pigmented area. Place some dry gauze into your bra to stop pigment rubbing against the fabric. Follow general advise regarding showering and bathing. Pigment will slough away over 3-5 days. Repeat the stages above.