View this post on Instagram Do you do a little #happydance for each POP? We sure do! #cyst #back #drpimplepopper A post shared by Sandra Lee, MD, FAAD, FAACS (@drpimplepopper) on May 1, 2019 at 4:28pm PDT
As the doctor wipes away the cyst's thick, cheese-like innards, the crowd is clearly happy with what they've just seen. "How was that? Did that feel good?" Dr. Lee asks, as if there's any doubt. "I'm gonna have to give you guys more squeezes."
She then proceeds to delicately cut around the cyst's sac for the remainder of the clip. "It's been inflamed before-that's why you hear that snipping sound," she says, "It's like fibrous tissue."
Sebaceous cysts, which are the kind of cysts most often found on the truck and filled with that cheese-like gunk depicted in the clip, are mostly painless and harmless, according to the Cleveland Clinic . When they're smaller in size, you can usually just ignore them, or have them injected with a steroid. (If you were wondering, men, yes-a sebaceous cyst can even appear on your penis .) Pilar cysts-a form of sebaceous cyst-tend to feature prominently in Dr. Pimple Popper's videos. (Here's another example .) Worth noting is that, once extracted, they also tend to emit a very foul stench-you know, just in case you were feeling the least bit jealous of Dr. Pimple Popper's live audience.