The scalpel-wielding skin-popper is back with another video that is guaranteed to make your stomach churn.
Dr Pimple Popper, or dermatologist Dr Sandra Lee, has become a viral sensation with videos of her surgical procedures in removing huge pimples and cysts from patients.
Her latest video, released on Sunday, showed a massive cyst in the center of a man’s forehead that mirrors a bump-like unicorn horn.
Using her tools, it took Dr Lee around 20 minutes to expunge the cyst of all its liquid and sew the man’s forehead back up to look more normal.
The patient had let the cyst grow for six years before getting it popped by Dr Sandra Lee
In the video you see her cut into the cyst until the fluid is finally released from the bump
What is the difference between a pimple and a cyst?
A pimple happens after excess oil has been trapped in pores on the skin.
Skin can also cause the blockage which then forms a small, fluid-filled bump.
These normally occur in teens and young adults.
Diet, sun exposure and skin hygiene all cause pimples to form.
Pimples tend to disappear on their own or with topical treatment.
A cyst is an enclosed sac that is surrounded by a biological membrane in tissue.
Cysts can form on organs in the body or on the skin.
They can be benign or malignant. But either type needs to be removed because they eventually grow to interfere with daily life.
A cyst can be removed by popping it or surgically removing.
She posted the video on her YouTube channel and titled it ‘No More Unicorn’.
The patient featured in the video with the massive cyst said he tried to pop it once and fluid-like cottage cheese came out.
‘It was really blotchy,’ he said to her while she was questioning him about the cyst.
But that was six years ago and since then the cyst had grown to the size of a ping pong ball.
The California-based dermatologist originally thought the bump was limpoma, which is a soft, fatty lump that grows under the skin.
She cut across the cyst in an area where the scar would be able to hide between the natural creases of the man’s forehead.
After the first cut, she realized it was a cyst instead.
At around 2:43 in the video, the cyst finally pops open and reveals white pus-like fluid that flows out in waves.
Dr Lee said in the video: ‘He really took good care of this cyst. He nurtured it and let it get nice and to this size and not popped. That’s impressive.’
The patient wore headphones during the entire procedure because he is afraid of needles.
Dr Lee said she recommends using headphones for her patients especially if they are having something done to their head.
This helps block the noise of the instruments working right by the ears.
Dr Lee removed extra skin and tissue in the cyst once all the fluid was removed.
She wanted to minimize the extra skin so that the scar could heal flat along his face.
Stomach churning: Fluid kept coming out as Dr Pimple Popper squeezed on the large bump
She had to remove excess tissue and skin once all the white fluid was out so that the area could heal flat against the patients forehead
All sewed up: The bump is gone and left is a small scar that will go across his forehead
In the video, you see Dr Lee use her tools to cut through excess tissue and skin in the wound to get it to a proper size.
Once she was done with the inside of the wound, Dr Lee cut the first layer of skin along the edges to also remove excess before sewing his face up.
She said she was ‘trying to not pull too much so the tension won’t distort the cut’.
Her main concern throughout the procedure was getting rid of enough tissue so his face would properly heal but avoiding cutting away too much because it would widen the scar line.
She still had to extend her original cut a little to avoid two small bumps replacing the large one.
Dr Lee then cauterized the exposed capillaries and sewed the skin up once so the patient’s forehead could return to normal.