Author Bio: Dr. Sanusi Umar MD is the author of this article.
After Dr U Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Surgical treatment Results Patient Says “I Got My Life Back”: Acne Keloidalis Nuchae or AKN surgical treatments come in several forms. Unfortunately most of them are not effective and fraught with failures. Dr U has developed several different surgical techniques each tailor suited to the patient’s unique presentation. Before coming to see Dr Umar, the patient from Boston Massachusetts in this post has had three (3) unsuccessful surgeries. After Dr U’s surgery, he was amazed at the outcome and declared “I got my life back” AKN is a painful skin disease that causes chronic scarring and irritation on the back of the scalp and neck. You can get more familiar with Acne Keloidalis Nuchae here.
Boston Massachusetts Patient Before Dr U Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Surgical Treatment
Years before seeing the Dr U, the patient’s problem began with the onset of inflammation in the back of his head in the nape area heralded by itchiness, occasional discharge and social discomfort due to his symptoms. The continuous inflammation caused the skin to develop thick scar tissue known as fibrosis. This eventually resulted in a large lump in this area. He subsequently went to see doctors about his situation. The result is three surgeries which were all unsuccessful. The before photo shown below is how he presented to Dr U after the results of those other three surgeries. He was obviously unhappy with the results of those procedures performed before he saw Dr U and had become disillusioned:
Boston Massachusetts Patient After Dr U Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Surgical treatment Results – BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS
Dr U proceeded to completely remove his scar and AKN lesion using his signature batman excision to ensure a cosmetically satisfactory neck hairline. Using tension assisted closure he ensured that the scar will be a good one. As seen in the photo below, these goals were achieved.
Dr U’s technique minimized scarring and positioned the horizontal linear scar so that it is aligned discretely along the posterior hairline. By using his signature “batman” incision, he created a hairline that is closer to normal than the typical fish-mouth shaped scars often seen following AKN removal surgeries. As a result, this patient is no longer suffering from the Acne Keloidalis Nuchae disease and is pleased with the cosmetic outlook having nothing to hide from people.
After Dr. U Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Surgical Treatment Results – PATIENT VIDEO TESTIMONIAL
Watch the video below to hear the patient’s opinion of his result in his own words. He stated “I feel alive!”
The patient was incredibly satisfied with the results. After struggling socially and professionally due to his symptoms, this man is no longer suffering. The surgery has resulted in the total remission of itching, pain and discharges that were previously occurring. Dr. U’s approach minimized scarring and helped this patient regain their confidence quickly post treatment. When the patient was asked what this successful surgery meant to him, he said that “I finally got my life back!”. Along with a stylish haircut and an ear-to-ear smile, this man is no longer feeling social anxiety about the back of his head. The symptoms and the AKN disease are completely gone thanks to a successful surgical treatment by Dr. Umar.
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Frequently-Asked Questions About Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Surgical Treatment Results
Is surgery the best option for somebody with acne keloidalis nuchae?
In many cases, yes. While there are topical, oral, and injectable treatments available for some very mild cases of AKN, most will agree that simply having the bumps removed relieves them completely of the discomfort they cause both physically and emotionally.
I have bumps on the back of my head, but I don’t know whether or not they qualify as AKN. What are the symptoms I should be looking for?
AKN bumps are often itchy, and sometimes will ooze. They have the tendency to merge together, so if you note any evolution in your condition, that’s usually a positive sign that what you’re struggling with is AKN.
Do I need to live in Los Angeles to receive AKN treatment with the Dr. U Skin Clinic?
Not at all. Dr. U sees patients from all over the country and all over the world. All you need are travel accommodations the day of your procedure. The rest can be done digitally via the internet.
Dr. U is always happy to answer any questions you may have about Acne Keloidalis Nuchae. If you’re not sure whether or not your condition requires treatment or if you have other general inquiries about AKN as a whole, click the Ask Dr. U button below: