Living With Keloids

For the past two years, I have been living with 2 keoids on my face. Most of my adult life, I have dealt with systic acne. Now, I live with keloids on my face. I have tried a couple of injections, but I didn't see any change. The derm told me I would probably need about ten. My mother has told me that she would help me with the plastic surgery that was reccommended I get. I'm a little worried about slicing into my face when there is a 50/50 chance of reoccurance. Maybe the laser would be better , but it costs a lot more than excision. One thing for sure, It's time I do something about it. They have grown drastically and they itch and hurt. I wear a bandaid on one of them, but you can tell something is there. Besides, the other keloid is uncovered. In a minute,  I may start wearing a bandaid on the other one. Most of all, I want to feel normal again. I'm tired of being looked at as a freak and being constantly stared at. I try my best to have a positive attitude, but my emotions overide. I have never reached out to anyone. There isn't anyone I can really talk to around me. will someone please reach out to someone who knows what it is like to be different? 
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36-40, M
3 Responses May 10, 2012

Try CONTRACTUBE, you can get it at AMAZON. Try it religiously. Don't use it all over your face, not sure but when I used it feel kind of odd, but used it on your keloid, as often as you can. I have one on my face, and it will flatten, but be patient.

im with you also. ive had this scar on my chest ever since i could remember...theres only one picture of me as a baby without my scar. It hurts my head thinking about it. But i understand everyday is a battle..just remember your not alone in this cruel world.

I'm with you, man. I've struggled with this for a very long time, nearly ten years. I have been able to keep mine covered, for the most part. Regardless, it is a struggle. Before you move forward with injections or laser treatments, check out the cryoshape website. You will be pleasantly surprised that this may be another option for your keloids. They can treat your scars and recurrence is merely 2 to 3%. Better odds than 50/50 if you ask me. If you need more info about the procedure, don't hesitate to ask. God bless you, my friend.