Dilated pores of Winer-also known as DPOWs-don't crop up often on Dr. Pimple Popper's social media accounts, but when they do, they're mighty satisfying! Picture a blackhead, but way bigger, deeper, and more pus-filled.
What is a dilated pore of Winer, exactly?
Basically, it's a really big blackhead.
Lee gave a helpful explanation in the caption of a 2016 YouTube video called "Blackhead Field of Dreams: Supercomedones & Dilated Pores of Winer." Here's what it says:
"A Dilated pore of Winer is essentially a large, solitary open comedone/blackhead. Dead skin cells get trapped and help widen this pore, and plugs up the opening. The expression of this plug squeezes out the macerated, white, soggy keratin/skin cells from the deeper portion of the pore. Once the content of the dilated pore is expressed, this whole process of the dilated pore filling once again with keratin is common. They are completely benign and are usually expressed for cosmetic reasons. A comedone extractor can be used to do this."
And why the name "Winer"? That's because the skin condition was first described in 1954 by a doctor named Louis H. Winer, according to a paper published in StatPearls . Winer was also a founding member of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Okay, let me see Dr. Pimple Popper tackle some dilated pores of Winer!
Your wish is our command. Here, we rounded up some of Lee's most dramatic dilated pore of Winer extractions.
Here's that Blackhead Field of Dreams video:
And here's the second session of Blackhead Field of Dreams:
Here's a dilated pore of Winer that's really dark and chunky:
View this post on Instagram POW This Dilated Pore of Winer is here to save the day! #dpow #drpimplepopper A post shared by Sandra Lee, MD, FAAD, FAACS (@drpimplepopper) on Mar 29, 2019 at 12:09pm PDT
Mmm, here's a roundup of a few DPOW extractions:
View this post on Instagram Preaching the #popaholic gospel to a Saint with #glorious Dilated Pore of Winers! #dpow #drpimplepopper A post shared by Sandra Lee, MD, FAAD, FAACS (@drpimplepopper) on Apr 25, 2019 at 11:01am PDT
Here are two "HUGE" ones, to quote Dr. Pimple Popper herself:
This dilated pore of Winer had a special guest:
View this post on Instagram Bringing back our friend, the Dilated Pore of Winer with special guest, Lil Splash! #drpimplepopper #dpow A post shared by Sandra Lee, MD, FAAD, FAACS (@drpimplepopper) on Mar 26, 2019 at 3:15pm PDT
Dr. Pimple Popper called this one "itsy bitsy," but we beg to differ:
View this post on Instagram Its the Itsy Bitsy Dilated Pore of Winer! #itsybitsy #nospiders #drpimplepopper A post shared by Sandra Lee, MD, FAAD, FAACS (@drpimplepopper) on Apr 11, 2019 at 3:54pm PDT
Here's a massive dilated pore of Winer on a patient's head:
Here's a DPOW extraction in an 85-year-old patient:
And here, for your viewing pleasure, is Dr. Pimple Popper's very own compilation of her favorite dilated pore of Winer extractions: