According to the patient in this video, many people, including medical experts believe that there is no solution for advanced manifestations of Folliculitis Keloidalis Nuchae, which is also known as Acne Keloidalis Nuchae.
Wound Healing For Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Removal
However the enlarged tissue mass that occurs in advanced stages of Acne Keloidalis Nuchae can be removed through surgical excision. However, the procedure needs to be performed properly in order to prevent the symptoms from re-appearing.
Prior to seeing Dr. Umar, the patient in this video underwent an initial surgery to clear the acne keloidalis nuchae from the back of his head. According to his testimony, the wound was not closed during this procedure. With this strategy, scar tissue was simply allowed to form. This is known as healing by secondary intention. As shown in the video, the scar from the first surgery was not a linear line, but was left as an open area.
However, six months later, he noticed that the treated area started to swell with the re-emergence of AKN bumps.
End of AKN -Permanent Results of Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Surgery
Due to the return of the AKN bumps, a second surgery was necessary to clear the lesions. Dr. Umar excised the affected area and applied proper techniques that facilitated the closing of the wound. This resulted in a horizontal scar that was strategically positioned at the base of the patient’s posterior hairline so that it is less noticeable.
The patient was quite happy with the cosmetic appearance of the results. But on an emotional and psychological level, he felt more confident. There was no longer a need to feel self conscious about people noticing the AKN on the back of his head.
Watch AKN Patient’s Video
In this video, Dr. U discusses this surgery and interviews the patient featured here. Learn more about his experience through his comments and feedback.