• Dr. Pimple Popper squeezes and pricks open cysts, dotting a woman’s stomach in a new Instagram clip.
• The bumps drip open with the yellowish, runny fluid that’s a hallmark of steatocystoma multiplex.
• Though some misperceive it as a product of poor hygiene, steatocystoma is a genetic condition.
Steatocystoma multiplex is a drag of a disease where multiple slowing-growing cysts appear across the body. In a brief new Instagram post, Dr. Pimple Popper opens some bumps in a mass that dots a young woman’s steatocystoma-impacted stomach. They drip a yellow fluid, some with liquid buttery consistency and some like melted mozzarella.
“The cheese, we say, the cheese stuff,” says dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee, MD, as she ejects the goo and enthusiastically shows the push to her patient. This yellowish tint and liquid consistency are hallmarks of steatocystoma multiplex.
Lee uses both her hands to squeeze and a sharp instrument to prick the cysts, getting the goo to stream out. She then uses tweezers to remove one of the sacs completely. “It’s very flimsy,” she notes, “so that [cyst] probably won’t come back.”
Dr. Pimple Popper has treated steatocystoma multiplex patients in multiple videos. Still, some common misconceptions about the condition are repeated in this video’s comments section—most prevalently, that it’s the result of poor hygiene. It’s not. It’s actually genetic, caused by a flaw in the gene that provides instructions for making an important hair, nails and skin protein. The misfiring of these gene leads to these unsightly continual outbreaks.
Watch the clip here:
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