Dr. Pimple Popper Squeezed 'Old Newspaper' from an Epidermoid Cyst

Shea Simmons
Photo credit: Justin Sullivan - Getty Images
Photo credit: Justin Sullivan - Getty Images

From Men's Health

  • In a recent Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper has to remove an epidermoid cyst from a patient.

  • An epidermoid cyst is made up of dead skin cells and keratin that have collected over time to form the growth.

  • According to the dermatologist, this cyst looks like "old newspaper" when she squeezes it free.

Dr. Pimple Popper's latest Instagram video is a doozy. In it, the dermatologist and TLC host — whose real name is Dr. Sandra Lee — is tasked with removing an epidermoid cyst. The growths typically form after some sort of trauma occurs to the skin and keratin begins to build up creating a lump. The cysts are typically benign, and can range in size from just a few millimeters to the major pop Dr. Lee just took on in her video.

The clip begins with the dermatologist having already created an incision over the top of the growth. Next, using both hands, she begins to squeeze the sizable cyst while her assistant dabs away blood to keep the area clean. The patient asks if she needs to push against Dr. Lee's hands as she places them on either side of the spot, but the dermatologist can handle this one.

Steadily, Dr. Lee begins to squeeze and deep gray ooze begins to spill forth prompting the doctor to tell her patient, "It's like you've got wet newspaper under there."

If you want to watch Dr. Pimple Popper pop "wet newspaper" from a cyst, check out her Instagram video below.


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