DEFEATING KELOID DISORDER - STEP BY STEP
My job is to treat a very complex skin condition – one that is poorly understood, hardly researched, and for the most part neglected by the research community.
With very limited set of therapeutic tools, I made it my business to put a spotlight on this disorder, to foster research into better understanding keloid, and to pave the road for finding new treatments for it.
I also made it my business to impact the natural history of keloid disorder and to identify factors that negatively impact the course of this illness. The one most important intervention that I full-heartedly advocate is to AVOID SURGERY at all cost. No keloid patient should ever be treated with surgical knife.
Keloid disorder has a fascinating and very diverse presentation. This disorder can present itself as a single spot on the skin of the affected individual, or it can involve several areas of the skin.
In some cases, presentation is limited to one or few small lesions of the skin; either round or linear; in other cases, keloids can appear as large nodules, conglomerate of nodules, or appear as very large patches.
Research in clinical presentation and other aspects of keloid disorder often leads to publications of the new and interesting findings.
Although I contribute and encourage research in basic science of this disorder, my own personal research is focused on what can be learned from the clinical observations of keloid patients. This work is an ongoing task and has so far brought to light several interesting features of the disorder.
The ears are common locations for the development of keloids. The injury that triggers ear keloid formation is almost always due to piercing. With 134 full color images, Atlas of Ear Keloids reviews the natural history of the ear keloids.
Keloid Treatment Secrets is an easy to read book for anyone who is dealing with keloid disorderIf you are diagnosed with a keloid, or have been dealing with it for a long time, this book will help you to better understand your condition. It also arms you with the knowledge you need to make correct treatment choices.