MCA Scar Revision {Multi-Trepannic Collagen Actuation} after Mastectomy

Mastectomy and breast reconstruction can leave scars. These may be on the newly reconstructed breast or in areas where tissue has been used for reconstruction. TRAM or DIEP flap surgery can leave stomach scars whilst Latissimus Dorsi surgery can leave scars on the back. The scars may be discoloured or sometimes tight and uncomfortable.

MCA Scar Revision Therapy can help to improve these scars. It is also known as Collagen Induction, Dry Needling Micro Needling or Dry Tattooing. No pigment is used but healing serums may be infused into the skin in order to activate cell repair. Whilst MCA will not remove a scar completely, it can significantly improve the appearance and may be used in conjunction with scar camouflage. It works well for scars, burns and stretch marks.

MCA Microneedling uses a specialised medical tattoo needle to gently pierce the skin with micro punctures causing gentle trauma to the scar tissue and allow healing serums to reach the cells. This stimulates blood to flow into the area and re healing to occur as collagen, melanin and elastin are stimulated in the scar. Fibrous knots are broken up and the scar has an opportunity to re-heal slowly and more smoothly. The process is generally not painful as scar tissue has no nerves and numbing cream can be used.

Improving the appearance of white scars

MCA Microneedling can encourage the natural melanin back into a scar which allows the scar to re-pigment naturally on its own. In cases where the scar does not re-pigment on its own, camouflage tattoo techniques can help to restore the colour to that of natural skin, making the scar less obvious.

The ways in which MCA Microneedling can help with mastectomy scarring include:

  • Scar revision after breast reconstruction, augmentation or breast reduction
  • Revision or camouflage of scars around the areola after breast surgery
  • Helping white scars to re-pigment naturally
  • Blending the appearance of scars into the surrounding skin
  • Relaxing scars so the skin is less tight and more comfortable
  • Helping indented [Atrophic] scars to fill in and become smoother
  • Enabling raised scars [Hypertrophic] to flatten and become smoother
  • Preparing a scar to receive a decorative mastectomy tattoo safely

MCA can make a huge difference to a scars appearance, and whilst there is no guarantee of individual results, most clients will see an improvement after  one treatment. For optimum results I typically advise a course of three treatments, spaced out at 4-6 weeks apart although some scars will require more.

If you would like to discuss the possibilities of MCA Microneedling / Dry Needling for treating your scar, please get in touch for a free consultation via email Hello[at]  use the contact form, or call 01484 680 104

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