• Dr. Pimple Popper uses her comedone extractor to eject brown crud from blackheads across an older man’s face.
• The grizzled veteran has no appetite for Dr. Sandra Lee’s bubbly small talk (or spicy cuisine).
• Facial acne is rare in older patients, but can be caused by an underlining genetic condition.
Imagine the ever-chipper Dr. Pimple Popper running her comedone extractor across the face of Nick Nolte’s Lieutenant Colonel Tall from The Thin Red Line. That’s pretty much the dermatological superstar’s latest YouTube upload. Sandra Lee MD crushes brown crud out of series of blackheads on the face of a grizzled old veteran who came in for a body exam, not extractions, and who doesn’t have much appreciation for small talk.
“Have you ever had a facial before?” Lee asks, she traces her logo-adorned comedone extractor around his grey beard and brush eyebrows.
“No,” he stammers, as if it's the dumbest question he’s ever been asked.
“We’re going to open up your world!” Lee exclaims.
The most awkward moment of the 13-minute video comes when Lee asks the man about his travel plans. He says he plans on visiting Vietnam. First time? Lee asks. No, he was there en route to a post in Thailand in 1973.
“Do you like Thai food?” she responds
“Do you like Mexican better?”
“So you don’t like spicy?”
“No, I don’t do spicy.”
There doesn't seem to be much common ground between the two.
Instances of acne diminish as a person ages. However, there are a few varieties (like “chin acne”) that are semi-prevalent among older patients and some underlining genetic conditions—like steatocystoma—that can cause flair-ups throughout one’s life. They blackheads seem to be as persistent to this old guy as copies of the AARP newsletter in the mail or that Dawkins kid next door losing his baseball over the fence.
The man apparently endured Dr. Pimple Popper’s probing at his (third) wife’s insistence. The things we do for love.
Watch the video here:
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