- In Dr. Pimple Popper’s latest Instagram video, she extracts a huge cyst on her patient’s arm.
- The cyst bulges off the arm and looks an elbow or a knee.
- Dr. Pimple Popper scrapes out the entire cyst sac so it won’t return.
It’s Friday and dermatologist Sandra Lee, MD, a.k.a. Dr. Pimple Popper
Dr. Pimple Popper is well aware and makes the cyst sac removal the focus of the video, which begins with a gaping hole where the cyst once was. She’s already squeezed out all the contents. “I can’t get to the bottom of it,” she says as she scrapes around the remaining cyst.
Dr. Pimple Popper grabs the cyst sac and trims away. She shares her thoughts on cysts while she works: “I think that they’re cool. We see so many different kinds now.”
Popaholics had so many thoughts to share in the comments, too. One could hardly contain her disgust. The comment included multiple vomiting emojis and “Omg that’s just absolutely disgusting. Stop! I can’t even look at that.” Another fan shared, “I thought that was a kneecap.” Nope it was a big, giant cyst and a very satisfying pop
The 36-year-old actress totally changed up her mindset this year. “I just made a choice. My New Years resolution this year was to not speak negatively about my body to myself or to anyone else,” Lauren told Us Weekly . “Its really been a mindset thats been really positive for me, and I think that as women, especially, were very hard on ourselves. Trying to change that narrative and focusing on the things that you like is a really powerful tool.”
Lauren isn’t about to let the holiday pressure derail her, either. “I am a personal believer that life is too short, and my personal mantra is actually [to] eat the Brie,” she told the publication. “At the end of the day, life is too short to worry. Usually when its the holidays and youre gonna be doing a lot of eating, its because youre celebrating with people. I think thats the thing to focus on.”
“Being in the public eye and seeing yourself on film and in photographs, that can be tough. But I was just like, ‘life, again, life is too short,'” Lauren continued. “Enough people are going through real-life challenges and illnesses and things like that, and it really has kind of shifted [my] perspective than worrying about whether or not your arms jiggle is really not the thing to get caught up on.”
Lauren has previously been open about her polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and shared her experience with Women’s Health . “For years Id been having pain, skin issues, irregular periods, severe PMS, and other worrying symptoms, but it wasnt until I gained 30 pounds in six months (without any change in my diet or exercise habits) that I finally acknowledged something was really wrong and made an appointment to see the doctor,” she said. Lauren underwent surgery in 2016 to remove one of the larger cysts and discovered many more twisting her insides and causing pain.
Though a sweat session often makes Lauren feel like she wants to take a nap, she realized it’s important for “staying healthy throughout my life.” She partnered with her friend and personal trainer Alicia Todisco . “She makes it fun by changing up my routine constantly (we mix circuit training with strength training), and it keeps me accountable because I love hanging out with her.”
She also created the Instagram account PCOS Sisterhood to share her experiences and a community for women dealing with this issue. “It’s been life-changing,” she told Women’s Health . “Today, my PCOS is under control, and I’m feeling much more stable, but I’ve still got some serious scars from my experience.”