By now everyone knows Doctor Pimple Popper and has watched the grossly fascinating videos she posts online. Or does but has been too scared to watch her explosive videos.
Despite being some people’s worst nightmare, her videos have actually become so successful that Dr Sandra Lee now has her own TV show.
It’s basically just a larger scale version of her short internet clips, in which the Californian dermatologist helps remove some of the most disgusting dermatological growths ever.
And the first episode certainly didn’t disappoint, especially regarding a cyst on a man’s arm which spewed out pus which looked like a ‘hard boiled egg’.
In the premiere of #ThisisZit, Dr. Sandra Lee breaks down her process for excising an epidermoid cyst, and reveals what is REALLY going on beneath the surface. Follow Dr. Pimple Popper: This is Zit to stay up to date on the latest and greatest pops!Can't get enough of what you see? Watch Dr. Pimple Popper help patients in need on your television January 3rd at 10/9c on TLC.
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In a voiceover while she’s pushing the pus out of the huge cyst, she says:
A lot of people might ask me what is contained in the sac. It has very many different appearances – in this case it kinda looks like a hard boiled egg, or wet newspaper or even cold, wet oatmeal.
Let me explain to you what an epidermoid cyst is, it’s essentially a balloon right under our skin and it’s our skin that has turned under and formed a little sac underneath.
And so what’s happening is our skin – just like our skin normally sheds during the day – it’s shedding still in this sac but it’s getting trapped under our skin.
So sometimes you can squeeze some of this stuff out but it will continue to fill up as long as the sac is still there. So the only way to really get rid of a cyst like this is to excise it completely and remove the entire sac.
Grim, right? It takes several handfuls to remove the pus, and she even drops a chunk on the floor with a sickening splat sound, before she can start to remove the sac.
However, it doesn’t stop there, because the person whose arm this is has let the cyst grow for so long that it has started to fuse with the tissue under the skin, which means it takes much more effort to remove the sac.
Personally, this is all a bit too much for me, but people seem to somehow love these videos of bodily fluids being forcibly ejected from a cut in someone’s body. Nope.
People on Twitter were absolutely raving about the show, however.
— Julezie (@Julezie) January 4, 2018
One user wrote:
What Am I doing now you wonder? I’m watching fluid the color of urine being removed from growths on a man’s back. 33 syringes worth. It’s incredible.
Another tweeted saying:
Who knew @DrPimplePopper would be such an uplifting show! Dr. Sandra Lee is the best.
— Sharbari Ahmed (@sharbarizohra) January 4, 2018
The world is a strange old place isn’t it.