- In a new Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper pops a cyst buried in a patients armpit.
- The cyst's contents are gray-hued like a little dust bunny, which Dr. Lee says is because of the melanin content in the patient's skin.
- The cyst is likely an epidermoid cyst, which contains a collection of wet dead skin cells and keratin.
Getting a cyst is really the pits in this case, literally. In a new Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper aka, dermatologist and TLC host Dr. Sandra Lee, MD pops a cyst buried in a patients armpit. And the result of the removal is a little dust bunny-like growth.
In the clip, Dr. Lee first makes an incision across the length of the cyst. The famed derm then squeezes the growth, releasing a chunky bunch of gray-hued cyst contents. The collection looks oddly like a dust bunny you may find under your couch given its coloring and texture.
The cyst buried in the patients armpit is likely an epidermoid cyst , which contains a collection of wet dead skin cells and keratin . As Dr. Lee tells the patient in the clip, these cyst contents are most often white, but can be darker in color depending on the melanin content in a persons skin. In this case, thats why the dust bunny-like cyst has a gray coloring. Epidermoid cysts like this one often occur on the face, neck and body.
Check out this armpit cyst removal and then check your pits for cysts if you haven't already: