The 8 best Dr. Pimple Popper videos of 2022, from a 'cute' tooth cyst to a lump with linguine-noodle insides (2024)

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The 8 best Dr. Pimple Popper videos of 2022, from a 'cute' tooth cyst to a lump with linguine-noodle insides (1)

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  • In 2022, Dr. Pimple Popper continued to share pimple extraction videos on Instagram and YouTube.
  • She said she lost income this year when some advertisers found her content too graphic.
  • These are the best pimple-popping videos of 2022.

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This year, internet-famous dermatologist Dr. Pimple Popper continued to give fans the explosive zit-squeezing content they craved.

In 2022, Dr. Pimple Popper, whose real name is Dr. Sandra Lee, posted videos to her Instagram and YouTube accounts weekly.

In August, Lee told Insider that YouTube demonetized her videos, which used to rake in almost $100,000 every month from 2014 to 2016. She said the content was too graphic for advertisers on the platform. In response, YouTube told Insider it didn't demonetize her content, however, and that her videos are eligible to run ads.

Lee said she only posts her videos for educational purposes, and has continued post for her more than 7.5 million followers despite the reported income loss.


Here are her best pimple-popping videos from this year, including a cyst that Lee said looked like a "cute" tooth and a back cyst she removed without a drop of blood.


Dr. Pimple Popper kicked off 2022 with a video of a pilar cyst. When she pulled out its insides, it resembled a linguine noodle.

Pilar cysts are the most common type of cyst, and usually develop on the scalp, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Pilar cysts form when theyfill with keratin, a protein found in skin cells.

In the January video, Lee pointed out curly hairs around the patient's pilar cyst, which was located on the back of their head.

Since pilar cysts come from the hair follicles and push against the skin, it can cause hairs outside the cyst to curl, Lee said in the video.


She also treated a patient with a lump on his earlobe after she identified it as an epidermoid cyst.

An epidermoid cyst is a type of cyst that forms when skin cells burrow and multiply underneath the skin, according to the Mayo Clinic. Usually, epidermoid cysts grow slowly and aren't painful.

To treat the man, Dr. Pimple Popper first used an empty syringe to drain liquid from the lump. Then she used a surgical blade to slice into it and gently pull out the remaining bits with tweezers.

In the video, Dr. Pimple Popper used stitches to close the incision, making the patient's earlobe free of lumps and excess skin.


Dr. Pimple Popper found a cyst that she said looked like a 'baby tooth' on the back of a returning patient's head.

In the video, Lee welcomed back her patient, who she'd seen for three other cysts. This time, he was seeing Lee to get rid of a "cute" cyst on the back of his head before it could get bigger.

In just three minutes, Dr. Pimple Popper sliced open his skin then used scissors to widen the incision. Using gloved fingers, Lee squeezed out pus and removed a tiny tooth-looking bit with tweezers before stitching the hole shut.


She tactfully removed a tiny yet stubborn lump called a milium from a man's eyelid.

According to Lee, a milium is a tiny white cyst that forms on the top layer of skin, usually around the eyes.

Though non-cancerous, milia can be hard to remove because a doctor must pierce it with a sharp blade or needle then drain it, Lee wrote.

In the May video, she used scissors to gently remove the milium, leaving her patient with a lump-free eyelid. She stitched up the one-inch incision she made so he could heal.


Dr. Pimple Popper removed big lumps too, like this forehead cyst.

After creating an incision with a scalpel, Lee used a cauterizing pen to stop excessive blood from seeping out of the cyst.

Next, she widened the incision with scissors. Placing her thumbs on either side of the incision, Dr. Pimple Popper squeezed, and a mustard-looking substance spurted out.

As Lee continued this process, she said she was "relishing" in the satisfying experience of draining a massive cyst.


The celebrity dermatologist also removed a patient's back cyst in a matter of minutes and without drawing any blood.

When the patient came to see Lee, he had had the cyst partially removed by another doctor, Lee said in the video.

She created an incision with a scalpel, then got right to squeezing. A thick gray pus rose to the surface of the patient's skin.

Since the growth was positioned near the top of the man's skin, Lee was able to grab the cyst's outer sac with tweezers and remove it without drawing blood.


In September, Dr. Pimple Popper removed a mango-sized lipoma from a patient's shoulder blade.

Lipomas are fat-filled growths that sit between a person's muscle layer and skin layer. Typically, lipomas grow slowly and are fairly small, about 2 inches in diameter according to the Mayo Clinic.

These growths usually feel doughy to the touch and, if pressed with a finger, will move around a bit under the skin. For most people, lipomas don't cause any pain, but for others, the growths can be painful if they're near any nerves or blood vessels. If that's the case, the lipomas can be drained.

To remove her patient's lipoma, Lee cut a five-inch incision into his shoulder blade area. Then she used scissors to detach the lipoma from inside the cavity where it was nestled.

After pulling it out with tweezers and her hands, Lee compared its size and shape to a mango.


She also treated a smaller lipoma located near a patient's hairline.

Dr. Pimple Popper made an incision above the patient's eyebrow where the growth was located.

Then, she used a cauterizing pen to stop excessive bleeding. She used tweezers and scissors to remove the lipoma's insides. She did this process a few times, since the lipoma was soft and teared easily, Lee said in the video.

To finish the procedure, she stitched up the incision so it would heal flat on her patient's head.

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