Patient With Severe Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Lesion

Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Growth Surgical Cure – Before And After

Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Growth Surgical Cure – Before And After

Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Growth Surgical Cure – Before And After : This patient had been suffering from Acne Keloidalis for six years prior to having the lesions surgically removed by Dr. Umar.  He had tried taking oral prescription medication for his AKN during this time, but did not find any relief from this condition.

Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Growth Before Treatment by Dr Umar

In later stages of AKN, the bumps become bigger and fuse into a large single mass of tissue.*

As the AKN mass grew bigger, the patient felt extremely self conscious in social situations, including visits to the barber.

What Causes Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Growth?

Experts are not clear about the exact causes of Acne Keloidalis Nuchae at this time. However, it seems likely that there are many different factors. A few examples include:

(1) irritation from shirt collars and other types of clothing

(2) ingrown hairs which trigger immune attacks against the follicle

(3) close shaving of the hair with razors.

These variables may affect different individuals to varying degrees.

Although Acne Keloidalis Nuchae is commonly seen in males of African descent, it can also develop in other ethnic groups and individuals who naturally have straight hair.  The patient featured here is an example.

The Progression of Acne Keloidalis Nuchae

In the initial stages, Acne Keloidalis Nuchae looks like acne on the back of the head.  Over time, horizontal plaques and tumor-like masses develop, fusing together into a single bump.

Aside from the issue of cosmetic disfigurement, AKN also causes itchiness, bleeding,  discharge and pain.  While injections can reduce some of these symptoms, they do not clear the lesions.

Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Growth Surgical Cure – THE SURGERY

Surgery is very promising for advanced phases. Dr. Umar uses a specialized  technique to excise the affected area and lowered the posterior hairline. He also applies methods that allow the wound to gradually close completely on its own.

Serial tension stitching was applied to close this patient’s wound. It enables time for  the skin to heal and regain its normal form to enable the full range of head movement to be restored.

Also, in acheiving this Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Growth Surgical Cure, Dr. U aligns the posterior hairline with the horizontal linear scar so that it appears less visible.

Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Growth Surgical Cure - Before And After Close Up View

Side by side comparison showing the advanced Acne Keloidalis Nuchae bump and the patient’s surgical results*

THE VIDEO: Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Growth Surgical Cure – RESULTS

Six weeks after the procedure, the patient remains free of the AKN lesions. And as you can see from the video,  the hairline along the back of his neck has moved downward to a normal position.

Following his surgery, the patient is free from the worries and concerns he had due to the progression of Acne Keloidalis Nuchae.

Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Growth Surgical Cure – Dr U Make Yet Another Patient Happy

To learn more about options to get rid of AKN,  you may schedule a  no cost consultation at Fine Touch Dermatology by clicking on the link at the top right corner and filling out the form. Or give us a call at 310-318-1500.

Patient Free From Acne Keloidalis Nuchae

Patient is happy to resume a normal life following his Acne Keloidalis Nuchae procedure.*

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