Author Bio: Dr. Sanusi Umar MD is the author of this article.
This patient suffered with pimples on the back of the scalp for 12 years before coming across Dr. Umar, and the AKN removal operation he was searching for. He had seen numerous doctors and dermatologists who told him nothing could be done to remove large pimples on the back of the neck in his case. They told him acne keloidalis nuchae was incurable. With some help from his barber in his ongoing search for the right AKN doctor, he finally discovered the patient videos at Dr. U Skin Clinic. Dr. Umar restored his hope that there is help for large bumps at the base of the neck. By using his signature “Batman” excision, a unique and specialized surgical technique, Dr. U was able to permanently expel the entire affected area. The patient is not only free from his large pimple-like bumps, and symptoms like discomfort, odor, itching, but also the emotional ramifications of AKN including embarrassment and social anxiety.
AKN Pimples on the Back of the Scalp Before Photos:
This patient had seen many dermatologists in his search for an AKN doctor. He was told by all of them that acne keloidalis nuchae is an irreversible condition. Thus, over 12 years, the bumps resembling pimples on the back of the scalp worsened and spread. The condition became itchy and uncomfortable, produced malodorous discharge, and instilled a fear of when the next large lesion would emerge. In addition to the physical symptoms, he felt a constantly trapped by the emotional embarrassment caused y his condition.At the point that he presented to Dr. U, his lesions were in the beginning of the Merged Papules and Nodules type, and entering into Stage II of distribution. (see type and distribution charts below).
The two photos below show the patient’s occipital scalp as he presented to Dr. Umar. He’d kept the lesions hidden to the best of his ability by keeping his hair long.
AKN Doctor for Chicago Patients- Procedure Photos:
Once this patient presented to Dr. U Skin Clinic for his free consultation, Dr. Umar was able to look at the severity of his AKN stage and assess the condition. Due to the uniqueness of every individual case, there is no one-size-fits-all medical help for large bumps at the base of the neck. The course of treatment may vary from patient to patient. And sometimes a combined approach is necessary. But ultimately, only a surgical removal yields permanent relief from acne keloidalis nuchae. Dr. Umar’s “Batman” technique uses a very specific type of excision to remove large pimples on the back of the neck, even up to the Flat Plaque type. Pursuing an AKN removal operation was Dr. Umar’s recommended intervention for this patient, as the condition was rapidly advancing and beyond the stage of non-surgical management.
AKN Removal Operation Before and After Results Photos:
The success of this patient’s operation proves there is help for large bumps at the base of the neck if you find the right AKN doctor. At only 11 weeks post-AKN removal operation, the scar is healing very well, and aligned with the posterior hairline to disguise signs of surgery.
Video: Help for Large Bumps at the Base of the Neck
Watch the video (below) of this Chicago patient’s journey from large, painful, and unsightly AKN pimples on the back of the scalp to permanent excision of the condition.
Frequently Asked Questions – AKN Removal Operation
Is it possible to remove large AKN pimples on the back of the neck non-surgically?
It is possible to manage the symptoms of AKN lesions through interventional medicines like antibiotics and topical or injectable steroids. However, even if these treatments do result in remission, they are not a permanent solution. AKN inflammation will return and will likely continue to worsen with time. The only way to remove large pimples on the back of the neck is through surgical excision.
How do I know if pimples on the back of the scalp is acne keloidalis nuchae?
Acne keloidalis nuchae is most common in young men with a very short or shaved hair cut and/or continual friction from collared shirts. What appears to be even mild razor bumps in this area may be AKN. If you notice pimples on the back of the scalp, seek medical advice from a dermatologist as soon as possible to get an accurate diagnosis so that you can pursue the right course of treatment to prevent your condition from getting worse.
What’s the best way to find the right AKN doctor?
To find the right AKN doctor, the Dr. U Hair & Skin Clinic suggests thoroughly researching online to find a dermatologist who specializes in acne keloidalis nuchae treatment. Surprisingly, many dermatologists are unable to identify or diagnose the condition, and will therefore prescribe ineffective treatment (which wastes valuable time and financial resources). When researching different specialists, take advantage of any consultations offered and carefully investigate their portfolio of work (before/after photos and videos).
In the case of this Los Angeles patient, his barber was able to recommend him to seek treatment after noticing his “Barber’s rash” did not go away with time.
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