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What is Acne Keloidalis Nuchae?

Acne Keloidalis Nuchae are tiny purple to red firm bumps on the back of the neck, and usually appear in ethnic skin types. They are a form of “scar” that is the result of infection, acne or deep inflammation of the hair follicle (folliculitis). This can grow bigger and coalesce into large plaques.

Acne keloidalis nuchae occurs when hairs on the back of the neck or head grow into the skin, are inflamed, and cause scar tissue. These ingrown hairs usually occur following a short haircut on the back of the head and nape of the neck.

They may be not show any symptoms or it may be quiet itchy.

Since this may reoccur, some people have opted for laser hair removal to help prevent ingrown hairs on the back of the neck.

We understand that acne is not a cosmetic condition. It is a medical condition that has serious social and psychological implications, in addition to the potential scarring complications.

Treatment Options 

Fortunately, there are several treatments available to address acne keloidalis nuchae. These including injections, lasers, creams, and surgery. Chemical peels and certain light or laser devices can be of further help in treating acne as well as its scarring or discoloration.

Dr. Kormeili is one of the leading acne experts. Please contact us for an appointment.

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