Ella's Keloid Encounter, a True Story:

I never knew keloids existed. Even after I got bumps on my ears after piercing them I never quite understood what they were. I thought they were an infection and that by time they would fade, and I neglected them. A few years later I had constructional surgery for my jaw, my incisions are similar to those of a facelift. They run down both sides of my face along the ear line. Surgery was a success but healing was not. My scars were not healing as I expected. Instead they were inflamed and were getting larger and longer. Now, I have two elongated scars on either side of my face and I wish I never got surgery. I have tried everything to get rid of them since my countless visits to my surgeon and dermatologist. I have tried steroid injections, lasers, creams, tea tree oil and everything listed on the internet. NOTHING has worked. I ordered myself the HEI BA GAO black keloid paste from the Jamu shop. Im waiting on that. Living with a keloid has been the hardest experience I have had in my life.

When I saw your website my heart skipped a beat, especially after having checked the date and saw how recent it was. Im extremely happy to see that keloids for once have been taken seriously. The world found a way to get to the moon and back using science and unexplainable things but a cure for a skin disease was never noticed and focused on. I am so very proud to read through this website. If there is anything I can do to help I will. Im a 21 year old student living in the middle east I have no knowledge in medicine and whatnot but I am living with a keloid, so the only experience I have is how unsuccessful my treatments have been. Is it so difficult to treat a keloid though? I mean is there nothing in the market that can actually stop collagen growth? It sounds so simple but yet I have had nothing work for me! I will recommend your website to hundreds of people following my keloid blogs. I would love to hear back from you and if you wish to use my above story I don't mind at all. Thank you for this lovely website and will look forward to hearing back from you Ella J. K.


    KRF Clinical Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Keloids:

    (January 11, 2019) KRF is proud to announce publication of several Keloid Treatment Guidelines. Authoring and production of these Guidelines has been a time-consuming task, yet one that has been long waited for. These Guidelines reflect the most up to date approach to treatment of keloids. We hope that the Guideline allow for establishment of standards in treating keloid patients across the globe. KRF Practice Guidelines.

    3rd International Keloid Symposium:

    (July 15, 2018) KRF is proud to announce that the 2nd was successfully held on June 7-8, 2018 in Rome, Italy with attendees from 22 different countries. During this meeting, KRF was invited to host the 3rd International Keloid Symposium in Beijing. Since the Rome meeting, the organizing committee has worked hard to make this a reality. We are now pleased to announce that our next meeting, the 3rd International Keloid Symposium, which will be a three day meeting will be held in Beijing, China on April 19-21 at the Lecture Hall of the Peking Union Medical College Hospital. Click on the image below to be directed to the symposium website.

    2nd International Keloid Symposium:

    (January 18, 2018) KRF is proudly announcing that the 2nd will be held on June 7-8, 2018 in Rome, Italy. Click on the image below to be directed to the symposium website.

    Notice of 501 (C)(3) Status:

    (February 1, 2017) Keloid Research Foundation has been determined by the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to be exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(C)(3). Donors can deduct contributions they make to KRF under IRC Section 170. Click here to view the 501(C)(3) Exemption Document.

    Journal of Keloid Research:

    (December 3, 2016)KRF is proud to announce establishment of Keloid Research, an open access scientific publication of the Keloid Research Foundation. Until now, keloid manuscripts have been published in a variety of journals. Our goal is to create a centralized publishing platform for all researchers who are passionate about this disorder, so that relevant clinical and laboratory research can be published in one place and under one umbrella. The journal is aiming to provide an international forum for the publication of original work, describing basic science, translational and clinical investigations in keloid disorder.

    Keloid Staging System:

    (August 19, 2016) In his most recent publication, "Neck Keloids: evaluation of risk factors and recommendation for keloid staging system" Dr. Tirgan has designed a staging system that allows for proper categorization and grouping of keloid patients into various stages.

    To assess each keloid patient properly, to better understand the natural history of this disorder, and to be able to compare future keloid study results among various patients groups, we clearly need a staging system that can allow us to describe the severity keloid disorder based on the size, location and/or extent of the keloidal lesions; as well as history of surgery or radiation therapy, and perhaps other factors that are currently unknown to us. Please click HERE to read more.