• In a new Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper extracts a cyst combined with a dilated pore of winer.
• A dilated pore of winer is essentially an oversized blackhead that tends to spring up in middle age.
• While the condition can be unsightly, it’s also typically benign and easy to remove.
In her latest Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper gave her fans a surprise two-in-one special, revealing a rare combination of a cyst and a dilated pore of winer. As many people know from her previous videos explaining the condition, a dilated pore of winer is basically an overgrown blackhead—or rather, an “enlarged, solitary comedo,” according to Medscape. While the causes of it aren’t well known, it tends to affect people in middle age—men moreso than women—and may be linked to same problems that cause blackheads to emerge, such as oil and dead skin clogging a pore.
It’s far more unusual, however, to find a dilated pore and a cyst combined, and Dr. Pimple Popper—aka, dermatologist and TLC host Dr. Sandra Lee, MD—seems thrilled to have stumbled across this example of them coexisting. (“This is what dreams are made of!” she writes in the caption.) Thankfully, most dilated pores of winer are benign, and as the clip above demonstrates, relatively easy for a dermatologist to treat. One good squeeze, combined with some handiwork from Dr. Lee’s tweezers, clears out more or less all of the gunk that’s managed to build up inside.
And if that’s not dramatic enough for you, then you might want to check out this recent clip of Dr. Pimple Popper treating a dilated pore next to a patient’s eye.
Season 3 of Dr. Pimple Popper airs on TLC on Thursdays nights at 8/9 central.