Keloid, also known as keloid disorder and keloidal scar, is the formation of a type of scar which, depending on its maturity, is composed mainly of either type III (early) or type I (late) collagen. It is a result of an overgrowth of granulation tissue (collagen type 3) at the site of a healed skin injury which is then slowly replaced by collagen type 1. Keloids are firm, rubbery lesions or shiny, fibrous nodules, and can vary from pink to the color of the person’s skin or red to dark brown in color. A keloid scar is benign and not contagious, but sometimes accompanied by severe itchiness, pain, and changes in texture. In severe cases, it can affect movement of skin. Keloid scars are seen 15 times more frequently in people of African descent than in people of European descent.
Operation Keloid (OK) is a 501(c)3 foundation that provides education and the resources to make the “Keloid Free Journey” obtainable for all. OK uses its funds to help patients get proper treatment for existing keloids while enhancing their mental health through this process. Patients suffering from this life altering condition can submit their story to be elected as a sponsored candidate to receive a grant to cover the costs related to keloid removal surgery. OK is also looking for donations from those who want to help change the life of someone in need.
Operation Keloid Co-Founder, Dr. Michael E. Jones has worked on patients with keloids for over 20 years and has become one of our Nation’s Top Keloid Specialists.
In addition to providing fully funded grants for patients needing keloid surgery, OK is also dedicated to helping victims of Keloids worldwide. OK has launched an Operation Keloid crowd funding campaign in support of their efforts in bringing worldwide attention to educating Doctors and patients alike on the latest medically-advanced options available in treating Keloids as well as forming medical treatment centers throughout the United States and internationally via our Operation Keloid Mobile Medical Units. Operation Keloid mobile units will serve as off-site medical treatment centers to treat, educate and provide alternative options to patients affected by keloids.
Operation Keloid (OK) is a 501 (c)3 foundation founded by Dr. Michael E. Jones and Cathleen Trigg-Jones, that provides education and the resources to make the “Keloid-Free Journey” obtainable for all. The organization’s mission is to help patients get proper treatment for existing keloids while empowering and enhancing their physical and mental health through this emotional and life-changing process. OK strives to assist those in need through its continued efforts of generating awareness on the various ways in which patients can be affected from keloids and to bring medical attention to the US and internationally that people need in living a keloid-free life.