In a new Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper pops a pesky eyelid bump that is sure to make you blink.
The bump, which has waxy contents, is likely a milia or a whitehead, though Dr. Lee isn't positive which.
A whitehead is a closed pore filled with dead skin cells, oil, and bacteria, while a milia is a skin bump filled with keratin.
Talk about eye-popping. In a new Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper—aka, dermatologist and TLC host Dr. Sandra Lee, MD—pops a pesky eyelid bump that is sure to make you blink. This waxy pop is oddly satisfying, even if it reminds you of ear wax.
In the clip, Dr. Lee makes nick into the patient's sensitive eyelid area to reach the annoying bump. With a small squeeze, the bump is expelled from its hideout with a perfect pop. And this eyelid bump is certainly filled with interesting material.
“It’s like wax,” Dr. Lee tells the patient of the yellow-hued gunk inside. “It’s like ear wax. It’s like that type of texture.”
Dr. Lee tells the patient the growth is likely a whitehead or a milia, though she is unsure which. Since the growth had a tiny sac wall, the famed dermatologist is betting on a milia.
A whitehead forms when dead skin cells, oil, and bacteria become trapped within a pore under the skin. Milia, on the other hand, are tiny, dome-shaped bumps on the skin that contain keratin trapped in small pockets near the skin’s surface. They are not a sign of clogged pores, like whiteheads.
Watch the waxy growth get the boot below:
A post shared by Sandra Lee, MD, FAAD, FAACS (@drpimplepopper) on Jul 24, 2020 at 12:42pm PDT
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