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Dissecting Cellulitis Treatment

Published on July 10, 2024. Last Updated on July 13, 2024.

Dissecting Cellulitis (DC) is a long-term cicatricial (scarring) form of alopecia (hair loss) characterized by abscesses and keloids on the infected areas.

This condition has no cure; however, dermatologists recommend various treatment methods to manage the keloids and pus-filled lesions that occur as the condition progresses.

In rare cases, patients with severe scalp problems may simultaneously exhibit DC, Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN), and Cutis Verticis Gyrata (CVG) symptoms.

A patient exhibiting Dissecting Cellulitis (DC), Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN), and Cutis Verticis Gyrata (CVG). 
A patient exhibiting Dissecting Cellulitis (DC), Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN), and Cutis Verticis Gyrata (CVG).

Dr. Sanusi Umar, AKA The Bumpinator, devised a way to permanently eliminate the DC condition, particularly suitable for patients with other underlying conditions.

Why is it Hard to Treat Dissecting Cellulitis (DC) Condition Permanently?

Current medications and topical steroids used in the treatment of DC provide temporary solutions. Patients have ended up in Dr. Umar’s clinic after failed attempts to remove the condition.

A common observation among patients under the Bumpinator’s care is the misdiagnosis of DC and AKN as razor bumps or a form of dermatitis, which leads to prolonged treatment with poor results.

Patient Selection Criteria Developed by Dr. Bumpinator

Some patients exhibit severe DC that require unique treatment methods, tailor-made as advised by a specialist after a careful diagnosis.

The patient depicted in the images below has a severe case of DC. He has been receiving treatment under Dr.Umar’s care to manage the condition using surgical treatment, radiation, and laser treatment.

This patient underwent treatment from different doctors, from monthly injections to unending follow-up visits to the hospital, and the condition worsened with time instead of improving.

 

A patient with a very severe case of dissecting cellulitis. He is currently receiving laser treatment under the care of Dr. Umar to manage symptoms.
A patient with a very severe case of dissecting cellulitis. He is currently receiving laser treatment under the care of Dr. Umar to manage symptoms.

          

What Does DC Look Like?

DC is caused by swollen hair follicles, which appear as red and painful pimples on the scalp. The pimples then rupture, causing inflammation under the skin.

In secondary symptoms, DC might exhibit bleeding lesions and wormlike skin folds between the lesions.

Who Gets Dissecting Cellulitis?

Dissecting Cellulitis is more common in men of African descent than any other race. It can, however, affect all races and genders.  

A Smarter and Better Surgery Treatment for DC with the Bumpinator

There are three ways to treat DC:

  •         Surgical Treatment

Surgically removing DC lesions from an infected scalp can leave extensive scarring. Dr. Umar devised an innovative and less invasive way to permanently treat DC through surgical excisions and uniquely closing up the wounds to acquire quality esthetic results.

Dr. Bumpinator’s methods are thorough to prevent reoccurrence and leave minimal scarring after treatment. Using his patented Athena Suture Kits, The Bumpinator successfully eliminates DC permanently.

  •         Laser Removal

Dr. Bumpinator employs the use of laser therapy to treat DC to reduce the side effects that result from prolonged use of medications and systemic treatments. 

  •         Radiation Therapy

In cases where patients have severe DC, Dr. Umar uses radiation therapy. The case highlighted in the video below shows a severe Dissecting Cellulitis covering the entire scalp.

 

If you notice signs that resemble those of Dissecting Cellulitis (DC), it is advisable to consult a certified board dermatologist like Dr. Sanusi Umar. 

To book a free consultation at his clinic, click the button below. 

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References

KRASNER, BRETT D., et al. “Dissecting Cellulitis Treated with the Long-Pulsed Nd:YAG Laser.” Dermatologic Surgery, vol. 32, no. 8, Aug. 2006, pp. 1039–1044, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1524-4725.2006.32227.x. Accessed 15 Feb. 2021.

Umar, Sanusi, et al. “Refractory Folliculitis Decalvans Treatment Success with a Novel Surgical Excision Approach Using Guarded High-Tension Sutures.” Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, vol. Volume 16, 1 Sept. 2023, pp. 2381–2390, https://doi.org/10.2147/ccid.s422077.

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