Treatment of acne keloidalis nuchae with carbon dioxide laser

J Am Acad Dermatol. 1986 Feb;14(2 Pt 1):263-7. doi: 10.1016/s0190-9622(86)70031-5.


The chronic stage of acne keloidalis nuchae is characterized by symptomatic keloidal papules and plaques on the occipital scalp and posterior neck. We describe our results with the use of the carbon dioxide laser in eight patients with treatment-refractory acne keloidalis nuchae.

MeSH terms

  • Acne Keloid / surgery*
  • Adult
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Female
  • Folliculitis / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy*
  • Male


  • Carbon Dioxide