Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee, aka, Dr. Pimple Popper is at it again. Dr. Lee gained a massive social media following with her pimple popping videos. These gross but cannot-look-away videos are a guilty pleasure for many.
According to Us Magazine, Dr. Lee's fans include celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow, Selena Gomez and Ashley Graham. Thanks to her viral videos, Dr. Lee landed her own reality show on TLC called Dr. Pimple Popper.
While Dr. Lee has seen all sorts of skin issues, it looks like she finally met her match on a recent episode of her show. Marty, a 51-year-old patient, came in with a 30-year-old epidermis cyst on his shoulder. The cyst had already burst, and it won't have been long until it got infected.
In those 30 years, Marty had considered popping the cyst himself but joked that no amount of alcohol has given him the courage to do so. He finally went to visit the famous Dr. Pimple Popper.
According to the Mayo Clinic, epidermoid cysts like Marty's are noncancerous small bumps underneath the skin. They are often painless and slow growing which explains why it took so long for Marty to seek treatment.
Dr. Lee had a challenging time removing the cyst. Since it was already ruptured, it was hard to know how large or deep it was. Her regular popping tools were no match for it and ultimately, she had to use a spoon to remove all the pus.
Popculture also pointed out another first for Dr. Lee. She noticed that her patient was getting very uncomfortable and halted the procedure. Dr. Lee allowed Marty to take a cigarette break to calm down. After the break, Dr. Lee managed to remove all the pus and sutured the open wound for proper healing.
At the end of that episode, Dr. Lee revealed that Marty hasn't checked-in for a follow-up appointment. She hasn't seen him for the past three months following the cyst removal. She surmises that there's been no issue with the healing cysts and he's out there "celebrating with tequila."
Who better to develop a skincare line than Dr. Pimple Popper? Dr. Sandra Lee's addicting extracting videos also serve as a cautionary tale for those with inconsistent skincare routines. Dr. Lee founded SLMD Skincare in 2017.
SLMD Skincare revolves around skin conditions such as facial and body acne, keratosis pilaris, dry skin and aging skin. Of course, sun protection products are part of her skincare line.
Just last week, Refinery29 reported that Dr. Lee just launched her first face mask to treat and prevent acne. Her new SLMD Clear Out mask is formulated with acne-fighting ingredients including sulfur, salicylic acid, and zinc oxide. It was specifically created for acne-prone skin. While Dr. Lee's pimple popping videos may be fun for many to watch, you don't want to end up on her chair like Marty. Take good care of your skin and perhaps check out Dr. Lee's skincare line.
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