Watch Dr. Pimple Popper Pluck 'Chicken Feather' Blackheads From a Man's Face

Katie Dupere
Photo credit: Ekaterina Smirnova - Getty Images
Photo credit: Ekaterina Smirnova - Getty Images

From Men's Health

  • In a new YouTube video, Dr. Pimple Popper plucks tiny blackhead filaments from a patient’s face.

  • The man is a repeat patient of Dr. Lee's and has been nicknamed The Masked Man for the collection of blackheads around his eyes.

  • A blackhead is a single pore filled with dead skin and oil, which forms a black “head” when exposed to air.

In a new YouTube video, Dr. Pimple Popper—aka dermatologist and TLC host Dr. Sandra Lee, MD—plucks tiny blackhead filaments from a patient’s face. The man, who is a repeat patient of Dr. Lee’s, has been lovingly nicknamed The Masked Man for the collection of blackheads around his eyes.

This is The Masked Man's sixth visit to Dr. Lee's office. In their first meeting, Dr. Lee removed some sticky, stubborn blackheads from the patient's “mask.” Since then, The Masked Man started using a Retin-A cream and getting steam facials to help loosen the leftover stubborn blackheads. With each visit, Dr. Lee chips away at the collection. The improvement is incredible—but The Masked Man still has a healthy amount of pops to go.

In this video, The Masked Man gets one of those relaxing steam facials, then Dr. Lee gets to work picking out more blackhead filaments one by one. It’s painstaking work, but ultimately satisfying to watch.

One fan commented that the extractions look similar to plucking stubborn feathers from a bird. Once you see these pesky filaments get extracted, you’ll understand what they mean.

“I loved his facial time," one fan commented on the video. "He just looked so happy and relaxed. Men deserve facials, too.” Yes they do.

In The Masked Man's first appearance, Dr. Lee explained a likely reason for his mask-like look. In that video, the derm says she often sees blackheads in a mask-like formation on current or former firemen who get soot trapped in their pores. Though this man wasn’t a fireman, he did work in the air freight business, often having jet fuel and exhaust blown in his face. Dr. Lee says this likely caused the collection of blackheads.

A blackhead is a single pore filled with dead skin and oil, which forms a black “head” when exposed to air.

Watch the video below:

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