Dr. Pimple Popper Just Squeezed 'Pearls' From Eruptive Vellus Hair Cysts

Jennifer Nied
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Photo credit: Blerina Zela / EyeEm - Getty Images
Photo credit: Blerina Zela / EyeEm - Getty Images

From Women's Health

  • In Dr. Pimple Popper's new Youtube video, she helps a patient with tons of eruptive vellus hair cysts.

  • The dermatologist took a deep dive and extracted six cysts.

  • Dr. Pimple Popper says they look like pearls or bird seed, but the view under hte microscope is even more impressive.

What's the record for most pimple pops in one day? It has to be over five, and dermatologist Sandra Lee, MD, a.k.a. Dr. Pimple Popper, is well on her way to beating it today. She just knocked out her fourth set of pimples and she's not showing any signs of stopping.

Dr. Pimple Popper's fans aren't complaining about any of it. Her latest pop features a whole bunch of eruptive vellus hair cysts. She explains in the caption: "Look at all those pearls... I mean erruptive vellus hair cysts! Go to the #linkinbio to watch the full NEW video and see what these pearls look like under a microscope! #drpimplepopper #vellushair"

That was pretty spectacular, but there's much more waiting in the extended Youtube video. Dr. Pimple Popper keeps going with her extractions and drops some serious eruptive vellus hair cyst knowledge for all her fans.

Dr. Pimple Popper describes her technique: "I took a deep dive on this patient to find 6 - stay til the end to see what they look like under a microscope!"

If you want to know more background of these pearly pops, she shares that too. "Eruptive vellus hair cysts appear as multiple, maybe even hundreds of 1-4mm skin-colored or hyper-pigmented dome-shaped papules (raised and swollen areas) on the mid-chest and upper extremities," she writes. "Vellus hairs are short, fine hairs that line our skin making these cysts common. They tend to be smaller than steatocystomas and can have a central area of umbilication (dimpled center). Steatocystoma may at times have vellus hairs, and Eruptive Vellus Hair Cysts may have sebaceous glands (oil glands) in their lining, which leads some dermatologists to believe these two conditions may be related. Treatment is gentle extraction."

She says "gentle extraction," and I see scalpel slicing into the skin. Whatever your own interpretation, it is definitely satisfying.

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