Dr. Pimple Popper uploaded a doozy of a video on Tuesday, though, you’ll be surprised to learn it wasn’t one of her typical popping videos. Instead, it features a woman with tiny white bumps covering both of her eyelids, but get this: They’re not whiteheads, but rather milia, which are white bumps that look similar to zits, but are actually benign cysts filled with the protein keratin, according to Sejal Shah, a RealSelf contributor and dermatologist in New York City.
Milia is most commonly found on the nose, cheeks, and around the eyes, according to Shari Marchbein, board-certified dermatologist and clinical assistant professor at New York University School of Medicine in New York City. The tiny bumps can be combated with treatments like chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or topical retinoid creams, as dermatologist Sandra Lee (a.k.a. Dr. Pimple Popper) notes in her accompanying video.
Because the milia affected Lee’s patient’s eyelids, which is a supremely sensitive area, she was right to visit a professional for treatment, as it can be extremely dangerous to try and rid of them on your own. Because, unlike blemishes, which tend to ooze puss, popping milia results in quite a bit of blood. (Here’s where having a strong stomach comes into play.) And well, there’s an alarming amount of it in the 21-minute-long clip, which was rather excruciating to watch — even for someone like myself who relishes gory popping content.
This video was different, though. The patient’s eyes are totally open for part of the procedure, which is suuuper freaky IMO, because Lee is literally piercing the skin around her eyes with her sharp AF tools. (God forbid she slipped?!) It’s also especially tough to watch her tug at the bloody skin with her tweezers, simply because it’s such a sensitive spot and it almost feels as if it’s happening to you. Or you know, maybe that’s just me.
Without further ado, tune in at your own risk to see Lee work her magic yet again — this time on a totally different beast.
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