• In a new video, Dr. Pimple Popper cuts open a large bump protruding from a man’s head.
• The contents of the Pilar cyst are the size of a golf ball and leaves a bloody gash.
• Pilar cysts build up in blockages of the hair follicle and are benign but can be, holy crap, unsightly.
In a particularly gasp-worthy new Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper removes a golf ball-sized Pilar cyst that had embedded itself on a middle-aged man’s head.
The large bump visibly bulged from his cranium before the surgery. “I bet you’re excited to see it,” says Dr. Pimple Popper, aka dermatologist and TLC host Dr. Sandra Lee, MD, before extracting it with scissors “to see what it may look like.”
What it looked like was the larval stage of some horror movie monstrosity that goes on to terrorize a bunch of teens in a sewer. What it looked like was a goiter in training. What it looked like was a whitehead injected with steroids and blown with helium. What it looked like was something H.R. Giger drew on his sketch pad and then erased thinking, “Nah, that’s too extreme.”
The bulbous, blood-soaked mass of white stuff was a Pilar cyst. They build up gradually in the epithelial lining of hair follicles, mostly on the scalp. They are benign, but can become highly irritating and grow to epic proportions. They are favorites of the Dr. Pimple Popper fan base, who have watched her pop out ones that look like little beans or orange seeds. This definitely the largest Pilar in some time.
It left a sizable gash in the poor gentleman’s head, but luckily his time carrying around something from David Cronenberg’s imagination has come to an end.