Excision of Folliculitis Keloidalis Nuchae
Surgically removing bumps and keloid type scars that’s caused by chronically inflamed hair follicles, from the back of the head or the nape of the neck.
REMOVING KELOIDAL FOLLICULITIS
Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN), also known as Keloidal Folliculitis is a chronic condition where bumps start to occur on the back of the head or on the nape of the neck. Triggered by trauma, friction or infection, this skin condition is more common in young African men and typically starts just after adolescence.
Unfortunately, AKN can lead to unsightly lesions, sores and eventual keloid-looking scarring. During this procedure the doctor will diagnose and recommend a treatment to suit the extremity of your condition. Excision is the surgical removal of this excessive tissue growth in extreme cases.
Laser light therapies and other medical procedures or treatments are also popular and might be used to compliment your treatment strategy and prevent future outbreaks.
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AKN is more common in young African men, but woman can also develop this condition. It is however 20 times more common in men than in woman.
The exact causes are not known and research attribute these to skin injury and immune reactions. Haircutting, friction, trauma and irritation on the skin can all be classified as potential risk factors to cause injury.
One size does not fit all, and the doctor will examine your condition and its extremity to determine the exact course of treatment. Some other treatments could include topical gels, creams and lotions, oral medications and procedures that can reduce inflammation and remove scar tissue in the keloids. Laser treatments are also new, popular and highly effective for some conditions.
Any irritation and damage to follicles can cause and worsen the situation. Avoid frequent haircuts at unhygienic barbers and be careful of wearing clothing and accessories that touch and aggravate the affected areas. Antimicrobial cleansers are a good preventative measure, and your doctor might also prescribe antibiotics, steroids or retinoids to decrease inflammation and prevent further infection.