This patient had Acne Keloidalis Nuchae for six years. In the initial stages, the condition manifests as papules and pustules, which resembles acne on the back of the head. However in later stages, these lesions develop into tumor-like masses.
This particular patient tried prescription medication for six months. However it did not help. He complained that the AKN was painful and was embarassed to have his hair cut by a barber.
As you can see from the picture above, his posterior hairline has been raised due to the acne keloidalis nuchae.
Dr. Umar excised the tumor through surgery and applied the necessary techniques to facilitate would closure. This accomplished the goal of clearing the abnormal tissue mass and camouflaging the scar by restoring the hairline to a cosmetically acceptable level.
Here is the result three months after the procedure. As you can see, the affected area was cleared of the original lesion and the resulting horizontal scar is quite discrete in appearance.