• Third season of TLC's hit show Pimple Popper premiered on Thursday.
• In the first episode Dr. Sandra Lee a patient named Jennifer with massive keloids on her ears causing pain, nausea and dizziness.
• Lee successfully removes the keloids and Jennifer feels good for the first time in a long time.
It can not happen often that Dr. Skin condition, but in the third season premiere of her hit TLC Show, Pimple Popper the dermatologist, worked on some of the largest keloids she had ever seen.
At the beginning of the episode, we meet Jennifer, a 29-year-old cosplay enthusiast with big, mysterious growths on her ears. She has had her for about 1
"I'm in danger of not wanting to live anymore if I'm not feeling well," she says.
Diagnosis: When Jennifer meets Lee, the doctor quickly realizes they are keloids – a "overgrowth of scar tissue," she explains. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, keloids can occur after various forms of trauma to the skin, including cuts and burns – and yes, piercings. You can slowly overgrow a period of years, that's what happened to Jennifer.
"Jennifer has some extreme keloids," says Lee.
The Consideration: Lee knows that removing Jennifer's keloids will be difficult because they are difficult Attached to a significant portion of Jennifer's ears (as opposed to this memorable, cauliflower-like skin mark). The keloid surgery will be a kind of trauma in its own right, and Lee fears that the growths may return – and even bigger. She also realizes she may need to remove some of Jennifer's actual health. "The patient needs to understand that she might no longer has the ear she had before the keloids were there, "explains Lee.
Nevertheless, Lee continues the surgery in the hope that she can remove Jennifer's keloids successfully (and permanently).