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A huge blackhead extracted on the back!6m09s

A huge blackhead extracted on the back!

This patient and his father have been patients of mine for a long time. In fact, his father was a patient of my father's who retired over a decade ago. His father passed away last year, so it's a little strange when I see him in the office without his father - they always came in together and liked to joke with each other and with me... I miss him! This patient recently had back surgery and one of the nurses suggested that he have this bump evaluated on his back. I had given him a skin exam last year, and probably saw this bump during my exam, but because it is a benign blackhead (albeit quite large), I reassured him that it was nothing to be worried about and encouraged him to leave it alone. Well, how much a year changes things! Now, since I post these types of videos on youtube, when I saw this I immediately knew this would be a GREAT extraction. He is so sweet to allow me to film it for you all to enjoy! You may hear me in this video speaking about how this blackhead may have converted into a cyst. Well, I can't say this is absolutely true. Perhaps that "sac wall" is just really packed down skin cells that form a sort of "skin", much like you make paper out of pulp. So, I decided that the NEXT time I see one of these and I remove tissue like this, I will send this tissue for pathology so we can look at it under the microscope. By doing this, we will know whether this is in face the wall of an epidermoid cyst, or instead just tightly packed keratin, which is what we find within blackheads and cysts. So, you will have to stay tuned for the next one! Thank you so much for watching!! For more content, exclusive content, and of course to get your Dr. Pimple Popper schwag, visit us at www.drpimplepopper.com! Instagram: @DrPimplePopper for 24/7 pops @DrSandraLee for my work, my life, my pops Facebook: facebook.com/DrSandraLeeDermatology Twitter: @SandraLeeMD Snapchat: drpimplepopper Periscope: Dr. Sandra Lee This video may contain dermatologic surgical and/or procedural content. The content seen in this video is provided only for medical education purposes and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Blackhead "Button" on the Upper Lip!8m47s

Blackhead "Button" on the Upper Lip!

A blackhead is also called an open comedo (single for comedone), and it is a clogged pore in the skin that is open to the air. Keratin (skin protein) and sebum (oil) combine to block the pore. They are often found on the face and trunk. but they can be found anywhere on the body. Blackheads are not clogged with dirt, but it is the exposure to air that causes oxidation turning the internal contents black. They can be extracted using a comedone extractor. I usually use an 11 blade (a blade that comes to a sharp point) and a Shaumberg type comedone extractor. Subscribe to my Dermatology educational channel, Dr Pimple Popper University! Link is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvaD01Jb_ruxsAcVqVmTHzQ To buy your own Official Dr. Pimple Popper Comedone Extractor, click here: https://www.drpimplepopper.com/product/extractor/ ‎ For more content, exclusive content, and of course to get more Dr. Pimple Popper schwag, visit us at www.drpimplepopper.com! Instagram: @DrPimplePopper for 24/7 pops @DrSandraLee for my work, my life, my pops Facebook: facebook.com/DrSandraLeeDermatology Twitter: @SandraLeeMD Snapchat: drpimplepopper Periscope: Dr. Sandra Lee You can watch my TV appearances here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOixDRVQAsKe4STSuWU8U0Q This video may contain dermatologic surgical and/or procedural content. The content seen in this video is provided only for medical education purposes and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Small but Mighty Annoying Epidermoid Cyst6m54s

Small but Mighty Annoying Epidermoid Cyst

An epidermoid cyst (Epidermal Inclusion cyst, Infundibular cyst), is a benign growth commonly found in the skin and typically appears on the face, neck or trunk, but can occur anywhere on the body. Another name used is “sebacous cyst” but this is actually an antiquated misnomer, and is not a term used by dermatologists. They are also the most common type of cutaneous cysts. Epidermoid cysts result from the reproduction of epidermal cells within a confined space of the dermis. The pasty contents are mostly composed of macerated keratin (wet skin cells), which creates this “cheesy” consistency, and there can be a pungent odor. An epidermoid cyst may have no symptoms and are typically harmless. Usually people seek removal because they don’t like the appearance of these bumps, or the cyst has ruptured or been inflamed or “infected” in the past. Rupture is associated with sudden redness, pain, swelling, and local heat, and can lead to abscess formation. Also, a history of inflammation, often increases scar tissue in the area, makes the cyst more firmly adherent to surrounding skin, and makes it more difficult to remove. Surgical excision is curative, but the complete cyst removal including the entire cyst sac and contents need to be removed to ensure that the cyst won’t reoccur.

Blackhead extractions on the back, plus...9m23s

Blackhead extractions on the back, plus...

This patient has a history of acne on her back as a teenager, and this combined with sun exposure and oily complexion increases the chances of getting comedones and cysts. Here we do a great extraction, and at the last minute... She is such a lovely patient, and enjoyed having these extracted as much as you may like watching them be extracted. She said she was so relaxed, she felt like taking a nap, and the whole procedure was very rejuvenating! :) Enjoy! Don't forget you can buy your own OFFICIAL Dr. Pimple Popper Comedone Extractor at drpimplepopper.com/shop!

Salicylic Acid | What it is & How it Treats Your Acne4m02s

Salicylic Acid | What it is & How it Treats Your Acne

Salicylic Acid is a common ingredient seen in acne products - learn more about this ingredient, what it is and HOW it treats acne in this video! To buy the SLMD x Dr. Pimple Popper Acne Spot Treatment (with 2% Salicylic Acid): https://shop.drpimplepopper.com/colle... For more content, exclusive content, and of course to get your Dr. Pimple Popper schwag, visit us at www.drpimplepopper.com! Instagram: @DrPimplePopper for 24/7 pops @DrSandraLee for my work, my life, my pops Facebook: Dr Sandra Lee Twitter: @SandraLeeMD Snapchat: drpimplepopper Periscope: Dr. Sandra Lee