• Dr. Pimple Popper uses a scalpel and scissors to wrestle out a pilar cyst from a patient’s scalp in a new video.
• Far from the keratin monsters of previous pilar cysts, this one is a “cute little sac” with a tail that makes it look like a shiitake mushroom.
• Pilar cysts, the kind that result from clogged hair follicles, appear often in Dr. Pimple Popper’s videos and the variety ranges from ghastly pus balls coated in blood to compact cherry pits.
In a new video, Dr. Pimple Popper—aka dermatologist and TLC host Dr. Sandra Lee, MD— uses a scalpel and scissors to slowly claw a pilar cyst that looks a lot like a shiitake mushroom straight out of a patient’s scalp. The sac—with what appears to be a tail—is certainly odd-looking, but it doesn’t include quite as much pus or blood as some of Dr. Lee’s other pilar cyst pops.
“Okay, there is a cute little sac there that is nice and white and clean there,” Dr. Pimple Popper says, marveling at the petite squishy form.
Pilar cysts, which grow slowly around blocked-up hair follicles, are most often found on the scalp. Dr. Pimple Popper fans have seen Dr. Lee do battle with several more ghastly ones, including this geyser-ish eruption of goo and this golf ball-sized monstrosity cut from the top of a man’s noggin.
However, in some cases, like this cherry pit cyst or this egg-like one, the membrane sac that surrounds the cyst and prevents it from gushing into the patient’s skin stays intact.
Perhaps one of Dr. Pimple Popper’s keys to continued success is the sheer variety of gooey formations, gushy messes and little globs she pulls out.
Watch the video here: