• Dr. Sandra Lee, MD—aka Dr. Pimple Popper—often posts pilar cyst videos on her Instagram account.
• Pilar cysts are cysts that form around hair follicles, which is why they tend to appear on patients’ heads.
• They occur in 5 to 10 percent of people.
Dr. Sandra Lee, MD—aka Dr. Pimple Popper—is known for popping some pretty gnarly cysts in her Instagram videos. Of all Lee’s viral cyst videos, some of the most dramatic would have to be her pilar cyst extractions. Whether they look like bowling pins or erupt like geysers, they’re always a sight to behold.
What is a pilar cyst, again?
First things first, a cyst is a fluid-filled sac that forms under the skin. Pilar cysts grow around hair follicles, which is why they tend to show up on the scalp, according to Healthline.
Pilar cysts occur in 5 to 10 percent of the population. They’re also known as wens, trichilemmal cysts, or isthmus-catagen cysts. Take your pick!
Because we know you just can’t get enough of Dr. Pimple Popper’s pilar cyst videos on Instagram, we rounded up some of the best ones here. Enjoy!