How to Cure Acne Keloids on the Neck


Acne keloidalis nuchae, also known as acne keloids, are inflamed bumps and scars on the back of the neck or lower side of the scalp. This disease is not related to common acne. Failure to treat this condition can result in unsightly scars that are damaging to a person's self-esteem. Acne keloids most commonly occur in young adult men of African descent. They also occur in men of Latino or Asian descent, although less commonly, and they are very uncommon in women. Creams and sometimes surgery are used to treat this condition; however, it is very difficult to treat this disease once it creates a scar.


Apply a topical creams to the affected area such as steroid or cortisone preparations, or topical antibiotics.

Take oral medications such as antibiotic drugs.

Inject intralesional steroid formulas into the inflamed bumps and scars to shrink them.

Undergo surgery for an excision process to remove the lesions and scars.

Undergo laser surgery, in which lasers target the affected area to heal the lesions.

Undergo cryotherapy , where liquid nitrogen, vaporization and radiotherapy are used to treat to the affected area.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not scratch the affected area to avoid scarring and creating new lesions.
  • Clean the area gently using only mild cleansers to avoid irritating it further.
  • Avoid wearing clothes that would cause friction to the affect area, irritating it further. This includes headwear and shirts with collars.
  • Do not undergo a close shave on the affected area
  • Always consult a physician before using any creams, medications or surgical procedures to make sure the treatment is right for you.

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