Author Bio: Dr. Sanusi Umar MD is the author of this article.
This Los Angeles patient complained of large bumpy growing lesions on what looked like razor bumps on head and neck areas. They were painful, itchy and often discharged pus and blood. A number of steroid injections were used previously at other clinics without success. Oral and topical antibodies were also unsuccessful. Worried about the growing mass on the back of his neck, he eventually sought help at Dr. U’s AKN Bump Clinic.
Hair Bumps on Back of Head Before Photos:
Many patients mistake hair bumps on back of head, particularly bumps on back of head after shaving, as barber’s rash. However, in some cases these bumps can be a symptom of Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN). This condition is a painful skin disease that causes irritating scarring. Hair follicles then become inflamed and develop into bumpy lumps and scars. Patients afflicted with this condition on back of head after shaving often do not know how to recognize AKN, because it is commonly associated with razor bumps or barber’s rash.
Head Bumps After Shaving Procedure Photos:
Dr. U recommended surgical removal of the Los Angeles patient’s large, conjoined AKN razor bumps on head. For patients experiencing painful, itchy bumps on the back of the head, surgery is the best treatment for complete removal. Surgical excision in know to be most effective and reliable treatment for the actual removing flat plaque and tumor-like masses. The area of infection must be removed by excising out the base of the keloidal tissue. The other affected hair follicles must be removed as well.
The type of treatment in most cases is influenced by several factors, including the severity of the AKN symptoms. Dr. U uses his unique AKN excision technique, which allows the complete excision of the lesions in suitable patients with bumps on their head after shaving. This method of excision called “Bat excision” by Dr U encourages a more cosmetically acceptable scar along the back hairline. The new back hairline is more natural looking than with previous surgical methods
Bumps on Head After Shaving Before and After Results Photos:
Dr. U’ strategic method of removing the large AKN razor bumps on head helped position the surgical scar to form a new hairline.
Years of experience in treating this condition has helped Dr. U develop his unique approach.
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Frequently Asked Questions – Razor Bumps on Head
How do I get rid of bumps on back of head after shaving?
Your provider may recommend surgical treatment if the lesions are in an area in which they can be removed safely. Laser treatment may be an option if the condition is treated in the early stages of AKN. A combination of correct laser and prescription acne keloidalis nuchae creams has allowed Dr. U to successfully cure the bump on the back of the head for qualifying AKN patients. To find the best treatment for your bumps, it is te
How do I cure head bumps after shaving at home?
No AKN home remedy is known to be effective, because the causes of AKN are complex. In addition, AKN is not the only condition whose symptoms include bumps on the head and neck. Therefore, individuals experiencing razor bumps on the back of the head after haircut should consult with a dermatologist promptly to determine the cause and a potential course of treatment.
Who is most likely to get hair bumps on back of head?
Research has shown that acne keloidalis nuchae tend to affect ethnic groups with tightly-curled, short coarse hair, including: individuals of African, Hispanic, or Asian descent. While the exact cause of AKN is not known, many believe that the prevalence of short, closely shaved hairstyles may be a factor.
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