I Have Keloid Scars

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 277 People

    My Scar Has Taken Over My Security.

    Wow, I feel a tad bit better knowing there are ppl out there like me. I feel disfigured alone ugly and live everyday with a whole bunch of what if's... Ive been online for  hrs know looking for answers, remedies, treatments.. I have  huge keloid scar on my chest. I...
    AlysetMSa AlysetMSa
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Mar 26, 2010

    I am so happy to know I'm not the only one

    suffering from a keloid scar. Mine started back in highschool it was on my shoulder, I'm not sure why it started forming in the first place but it started out really small and over time its just grown bigger. It drives me crazy sometimes the way it itches and then will hurt. I...
    angelbabe476 angelbabe476
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 21, 2014

    Keloids On The Face--how I Adapted

    I am a 19 year old male supposed to be at University, and, quite frankly, my life is falling apart. However, this is not due to my keloid scars, which (to my horror a few years ago) stretched across both sides of my face after a severe bout of acne. I am writing on this...
    KarlLufcReeves KarlLufcReeves
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2013

    Live Your Life With Keloids

    I'm a male and I started developing keloid scars on my back and chest when i was 15. These scars suddenly formed from back acne's and it has been tough for me to take off my shirt. However, the best way to deal with this embarrassing problem is to confront it. After a few trips...
    liveit420 liveit420
    1 Response Nov 13, 2012

    My Keloid Story (Now Treated)

    I have had my keloid since 2007. Suffered some sad days because of it. I was shy to show it to some people. Since 2012 I had my first treatment cryoshape which had cost me 1800 out of my packet. It did kill the keloid but it was still elevated and red. I started a research and...
    jmpayuran jmpayuran
    1 Response Jul 21, 2013

    My Keloid Scar, And The Long Story That Will Torment Me Never Ever Again!

    HI, everyone. . I'm a ordinary Sophomore currently enrolled at  High School and yes i have a keloid scar right on my chest! It was from me over scracthing my chicken pox as a little baby. I am just about 16 and 5 months old, and ever since i could remember my keloid scar has...
    Lastofall Lastofall
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Mar 12, 2012

    My keloids started when I was 17.

    Before I met my boyfriend, Brian, (now my husband), I hadn't had my ears pierced ever in my life. When I did, it started out with the typical stud earrings you get when you get your ears pierced. Soon after that same night, he wanted us to go to the movies and switch from the...
    Dimples87 Dimples87
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    Keloid Journey

    I have roughly about 6 keloids on my body.  Out of them, two of them are on my chest and affect me the worst.  I get very self conscious about them and they are red and itchy.  I tried to look online for various treatments, but so far there is nothing...
    CaliRunning CaliRunning
    26-30, F
    10 Responses Sep 10, 2009

    I have compassion for anyone

    who is challenged with keloid scars because I had them for many years underneath a surface scar on my face. I was able to get rid of them though naturally and if you are interested to know how I did it email me and I will fill you in. You definitely can say good bye to them! It...
    H1A1P1P1Y H1A1P1P1Y
    41-45, F
    Nov 16, 2015

    I Was Cool Until...

    Two punks tried to rob me at gunpoint in 2005. When they saw I didnt have anything valuable, they decided to kill me. Luckily these street thug dudes have atrocious aim, even at pointblank range. Instead of the bullet going thru my skull, it simply blew the back of my scalp off...
    rowtiger91 rowtiger91
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jun 30, 2012

    Sick And Tired

    So I am 18 years old and when I was 13 I started to get keloids of the top of my shoulders from previous acne scars. For a while I had no idea what they are. Since I have never went swimming with friends, can't wear tank tops or shirts showing my cleavage (scars) and had to miss...
    6 Responses Feb 11, 2013

    Were Stonger!

    I've had keloids since i was 14, they formed from acne scars on my shoulders, jawline, upper back, and chest. I had surgery on the larger one on my jaw line, which initially helped it but others grew around it. SInce then I have had a few rounds of cortisone which as you all know...
    alexander94 alexander94
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2013

    Joining Military With Keloids

    Let me start off saying I'm on a mobile device so ill make it short So I have keloidss on chest shoulders and top of back connecting to shoulders and I'm 23 years old right now and have no insurance and am currently going nowhere in life I am letting these scars hold me back...
    reaper7021020 reaper7021020
    4 Responses Feb 2, 2013

    Keloids And My Life And Love Life.

    Well I am a professional athlete, the type that requires me to have my shirt off when I compete. I already get weird looks and people whispering when they see my keloid scars in my chest, just Imagine when I become more famous? Well to everyone who has some kind of scar, or...
    mauriciobrazil mauriciobrazil
    18-21, M
    9 Responses Feb 7, 2012

    Keloid Trauma

    So encouraging to read stories of others like me, Ive had a keloid on my chest for about 15 years now; it started as a pinprick and grew into what I can only describe as a raised dog bone shaped scar smack bang in the middle of my chest. I have had to wear high necked shirts...
    celeste2 celeste2
    31-35, F
    19 Responses May 6, 2010

    When I was younger I got multiple piercings on

    my ears because it was the "cool" thing to do. I remember the first little bump that appeared next to my piercing and I was told by a professional piercer it was completely "normal" and it would "go away". Young and naive I believe him and ignored it. As I grew older I removed...
    dreamchaserr dreamchaserr
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 15, 2016

    I have had keloids for 16 years now.

    They mostly started off like pimples. My first came at 12 years old. I had shaved my pubic area and scarred it accidently and it formed into three keloids. I then developed more in 2006 and 2007 . I have 8 on my face by the sides of my face and chin area. It is annoying and...
    sweetchile sweetchile
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 25, 2014

    My Ear Keloid Scars

    I have keloids on both my ears because about four years ago, I got my ears pierced for the first time when I met my husband. My husband wanted to make me more beautiful, so I got the pierced ears and got the automatic studs put in. We went out as soon as I got my ears pierced...
    Dimples87 Dimples87
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2011

    Keloids On Stage

    My is Dayton B. I like to perform spoken word poetry and music . I have large keloids on my jaw and smaller ones on my shoulders. I've had keloids since I started highschool and since then they've continued to grow. Everytime I have them cut off they enlarge rapidly and the...
    DaytonB DaytonB
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jul 22, 2013

    22 Keloids On My FACE!

    Hi, My name is Bee! I've had Keloids majority of my life. I have nearly 60 covering my back and arms. More recently, in the last year, I started to get them on my face (Jawline, Chin, Neck area). It started out as one, I had 11 steroid injections that ultimately created MORE...
    ChocWdimples ChocWdimples
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Aug 11, 2013

    Scarred Forever...

    I've always had a problem with acne at a young age. Eventually by the age of 13/14 I started developing keloids on my shoulders from prior acne scars. Over the years it progressed and now at the age of 19 I have keloids primarily around my shoulders and my upper back as well as...
    DazedAndConfused27 DazedAndConfused27
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 3, 2012

    At the age of 12, I got my ears pierced.

    Keloids formed soon after. I've danced (ballet, tap, jazz) my whole life and wearing buns made me so sad. But on stage, none of that mattered. They began growing and well into high school they were a relatively large size. I had them removed in the 11th grade. They grew back and...
    DancergirlPat DancergirlPat
    22-25, F
    Sep 25, 2015

    Keloid Scars Suck!

    I'm a 23 year old male. I've had a keloid scar on my chest since i was about 17... its been growing ever since then, and i also have 3 on my shoulder, slowly growing. They started from having bad acne on my chest and back in high school. Such a horrible way to live life.Basically...
    jakecat jakecat
    22-25, M
    9 Responses Mar 30, 2011

    Like you all I have been fighting the battle

    with keloids since I was a child. When I got my ears pierced 2 developed and I have had them removed 5 or 6 times throughout my life. Now at almost 25 I plan to embark on removing the 5 that are on my back left over from chicken pox. There are 2 scars where my keloids on my ears...
    FashionistaNesh FashionistaNesh
    26-30, F
    Jan 26, 2014

    I'm 17 years old and I've had large keloid

    scars on my chest and all over my back since I was 11. I'm so sick of people staring at them in disgust. I've been on a silicone gel for a year and it's made no difference. It horrifies me to think there is no definite way to get rid of them.
    Hm2248 Hm2248
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 9, 2015

    I got a big and ugly keloid on my left knee 3

    yers ago while playing with my friends.Now I can't wear skirts or shorts.I have decided to wear skin colour leggins for fair complexion. Will this help ?
    Venessa44 Venessa44
    18-21, F
    Apr 13, 2014

    is there no treatment

    for keloid.
    bhamshu bhamshu
    22-25, M
    Feb 7, 2016
    sensushealth sensushealth
    Oct 29, 2014

    today someone touched my shoulder.

    the person quickly realized there was something on my shoulder and decided to ask what was it. i didn't want to lie or hide the truth, so i told him about the scars. he ran away. i feel like ****.
    shasharokuhs shasharokuhs
    3 Responses Aug 1, 2014

    Keloid Pain, Shame, And What I've Tried.

    First off, thank you for being here. Suffering from Keloids is something many of us do in silence and it's really great to reach out to other people. I've had Keloids for about 20 years. Some formed from chicken pox scars, others as a reaction to using a silicon based product on...
    brinsely brinsely
    15 Responses Apr 18, 2012
    nleon3 nleon3
    22-25, M
    Sep 25, 2015

    Fugly Keloids On Knees

    I got wound at just below my patela on my left when i was 18. I happened to peel the wound, sometimes because of the itchiness and the uncomfortable feeling, i would scratch it. It started to grow when i was 20.. Not rapid growth tho, very tiny in size.. Until i am currently 24...
    Eeyerr Eeyerr
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2012

    Hello guys and gals. I have been suffering from

    keloid scars my whole life. I ran across the story from the doctors show about Keenan getting surgery followed by a radiotherapy procedure. I checked into it in my city of Tampa florida and there is a center here that does that treatment. The success rate is 90% range so I...
    gallel1 gallel1
    36-40, F
    Dec 13, 2015

    I've got keloid scars on my chest

    and shoulders and their super embarrassing I've let them control my life I'm 25 now how do I overcome this and try and get into a relqtionship? I'm afraid to even date because when that time comes the girl will finally know about them or see them and what if no girl will accept...
    reaper7021020 reaper7021020
    1 Response May 18, 2015

    Okay, I hope no one takes this the wrong way,

    but I get so mad every time I see a commercial for psoriasis (might have spelled that wrong)! Understand me, my mom has psoriasis so I have seen it up close and personal. And I have oftentimes found myself in the position of encouraging my mom to accept herself: to be bold, to...
    mmnomore16 mmnomore16
    Jan 22, 2014

    My Dream Girl Will Have Keloids

    Im 20 years old. I attend the university of Florida. And I live in Hollywood beach Florida. I live a pretty nice life. I have 1 insecurity and it's terrible. I have keloids on my shoulders, chest, and jawline.blah blah blah I don't want to toot my own horn, but id say I'm a...
    segah92 segah92
    18-21, M
    7 Responses Jan 1, 2013

    My Keloids

    I've had keloids for a few years now, since my mid-teens. They run in my family, so I was definitely genetically predisposed to them. My first keloid started as a pimple that I popped in the center of my chest a few years ago. I definitely, definitely regret that decision as it...
    eucatastrophe eucatastrophe
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 12, 2013

    I am a 47 year old woman

    who has had so many keloids, mostly on my back and shoulders that I can't even count them. I have a keloid scar on my neck from thyroid removal. The scars on my back have fused together because of how many I have. I had pretty much learned to live with them until recently when I...
    Rosa622 Rosa622
    1 Response Jul 16, 2015

    Keloid Scars

      My names Rob, I'm 23 years old and have been suffering with a Keloid on my ear for the past 5 years or so. I have always been self conscious about my ears due to them sticking out and looking large compared to my head. As this had bothered me for years I finally decided...
    Mardybum1 Mardybum1
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 29, 2013

    My Keloid Story

    Growing up I always wanted my ears pierced. I just wanted them pierced, but my mom wouldn't let me. I was always mad that should wouldn't and thought her reasoning for not letting me was because she thought it was too girly despite dating a man who had his ears pierced. A few...
    GodMadeMeBeautiful GodMadeMeBeautiful
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Nov 26, 2013

    My story is no different

    than the others, I was born with a birthmark on my head a slight elavation of skin. The barber would always nip with clippers I went to a dermatologist (bad decision) he cut it off without closing the wound. That small spot has now become a keloid on my head. I am bald and a...
    Mo1412 Mo1412
    56-60, M
    Dec 16, 2015

    Keloidal Truths

    I had my earliest keloid before I had every heard of a word as such. I was about 5 and a vaccination which started as a small bump on my upper left arm started to grow with age into a phallus shaped scar (much to my amusement). A few years ago, I began to notice brownish bumps on...
    FlowerChild175 FlowerChild175
    Sep 6, 2012

    Itchy Itchy Keloids D:

    i'm 17, i hit puberty early, bout 8/9 and my family's got  a history of skin problems. i had terrible acne and dry skin and went on roacatane when i was about 10/11, and just before i went on the medicine the GP realised i had keloids. untill i was 15 i tried probably...
    raychll raychll
    34 Responses Mar 18, 2010

    When I was about eleven years old,

    I had a massive pimple on my left shoulder. I had an infection and a Keloid started growing. When I was twelve, my parents took me to the doctor to cut it off because they thought it looked ugly. After a few months of cutting it off, it grew back. The doctors have told me that...
    jacey1234 jacey1234
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 23, 2014

    I am an Indian guy from New Delhi having keloid

    scars, i went through the agonising procedure of steroid injections yet they just keep coming back. I am pissed now yet i am not giving up. I stopped dating some time ago but now i want to find someone(girl) who understands. If u feel the same way. Feel free to message.
    DeviantAvi DeviantAvi
    22-25, M
    Oct 3, 2015

    Any help offered will be appreciated.

    Well I don't have them per-say. My 12 year old basset has them. never heard of a dog getting them but she did. They started out small and grew. The vet had never seen anything like them. So I went home and got on Google and found out what she had. One i treated with crushed...
    Cattar Cattar
    51-55, F
    Jan 30, 2014

    I found this support group through google.

    I have been suffering with keloids on both of my ears since I was nine years old. I have had a total of 7 surgeries all to which the keloids would start to grow back within a year. Living with keloids has deteriorated my self esteem. I mostly wear my hair down to cover my ears...
    Marquinta Marquinta
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 16, 2014

    My Keloid Experience And Light At The End Of The Tunnel!

    Hi there, My name is Joey Jones. I have lived with keloids since my late teens and have had every single treatment a person could bear for the last 10 years or more. The word "discouraging" doesn't even describe what we go through when it comes to this horrible condition. Not...
    jjones1982 jjones1982
    13 Responses May 4, 2012

    i have been struggling with self harm

    for over 10 years now and i have so many scars from my wrists to my shoulders and there are a good handful that are some pretty decent sized keloid scars. im black so im more likely to get them. honestly it's highly embarrassing for me, i am always covered up but dont like...
    mischiefmanaged21 mischiefmanaged21
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 28, 2015

    I am a model who developed a keloid scar on my

    right ear that just kept getting bigger and bigger. Unable to wear pierced earrings anymore I tried plastic surgery to see if it could be removed. Unfortunately it came back bigger, repeated the surgery with no luck. Tried a course of steroid injections in my ear but it kept...
    FashionDiva1 FashionDiva1
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 24, 2014
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