It all began with a childhood bout of chicken pox, according to Keenan’s mother, Madeline. He was left with a small keloid scar, which a doctor removed. But the scar returned – and spread. “Every time that I had them removed, they grew back so much more enormous and grotesque,” says Keenan.
Keenan was self-conscious in public, unable to sleep comfortably, and had to carry a towel to stanch the blood and pus they sometimes oozed. In 2015, Keenan visited The Doctors to share his story, and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon Dr. Michael Jones volunteered to remove all of his keloids. Dr. Jones removed the scars in two surgeries, one for each side of Keenan’s face. The surgery is more involved than Dr. Jones expected, and there’s risk to Keenan’s facial nerves – the keloids are anchored in a giant sheet of scar tissue under the skin. However, he is able to tell Madeline afterward, “Everything went great! The keloid is gone!” And that’s not the only way his life has changed. “I will say this, not to break any ladies’ hearts or anything, but I’m newly engaged!” he announces. “I can honestly say that the person I’m engaged to – she saw me for me. She didn’t look at what I looked like on the outside. She looked at my heart.”
I have a severe skin condition that I contracted from having the chicken pox when I was younger that has altered my overall appearance drastically. My face,head, and other parts of my body have abnormal growths called Keloids which have grown to a substantially large size and have now gotten to a point where they seem to almost be a medical hazard. Dr. Jones removed the scars in two surgeries, one for each side of Keenan’s face. The surgery is more involved than Dr.Jones expected, and there’s risk to Keenan’s facial nerves – the keloids are anchored in a giant sheet of scar tissue under the skin. However, he is able to tell Madeline afterward, “Everything went great! The keloid is gone!”
My name is Antony Perkins and I have had keloids most of my life for the past 15 years I have had them on my face covering my beard are and behind my left ear I also have them covering my upper torso over the years they have become very painful and the ones on my face are heavy causing neck pain but I don’t let it deter me from my passion a job that I love working with children who love me unconditionally I’ve also been able to deal a little better with the stares and whispering when I’m out in public recently I visited Dr Michael Jones in Atlanta who specializes in keloid removal having a 90 – 95% success rate he assured me that he can help me with the keloids the problem is my insurance won’t cover the procedure
Antoine has dealt with keloids for many years. He has tried to get rid of the many keloids that are on both sides of his face because not only is he insecure about them,but these particular keloids have gotten bigger and constantly burn,itch, and sting. The money raised from this go fund me would go towards a procedure done by a specialist in New York that has successfully removed keloids off of various individuals. My brother really wants to go to see this specialist and get the keloids on his face removed as soon as possible. He is tired of dealing with the burning and itching that the keloids cause him.
ANTOINE’S KELOID REMOVAL