Do not be fooled by her name: Pimple Popper, including Sandra Lee, MD, does a lot more than just rough pimples. Case story Your Tuesday Instagram post featuring a slightly swollen, reddened growth on the head of a patient who, according to her caption, is a type of skin cancer known as "keratoacanthoma."
For the average human (* raising his hand *), this heightened bump is threatening and, frankly, pretty damned scary if you found it on your own scalp. Dr. However, Pimple Popper states that this "squamous cell carcinoma", which commonly occurs in sun-exposed areas of the body, is actually "life-threatening" in this size, but certainly can easily grow and, therefore, for the American Cancer Society Patients be scary. "That's right, Dr. P!
In the pure way of Dr. Pimple Popper takes the second photo to a whole new level and shows a seemingly gaping, bloody hole that exposes the fleshy flesh that normally hides under the patient's skin. I choke, but I can not look the other way.
The reason for this crater? Dr. Pimple Popper states, "I performed a microscopic Mohs skin cancer surgery in this area to ensure complete removal and stitched the area to create a linear scar (primary occlusion)." Next are two pictures that show some amazing stitching (walk, Dr. Pimple Popper!) And then a completely healed scalp, where you can barely see the scar. Very much "#TransformationTuesday" for her caption.
Is it really that bad to hit a pimple?
While there are always some very loud haters in social media, many commentators applaud Dr. Pimple Popper & # 39; s A + Job: "Amazing Work As Always", "Wow., Nicely Made", "OMGGGG !!! !! You Are A Wonderworker !!!!"
The Derm did helps the patient curb the cancer so it may become worse and / or spread. But here, too, the patient played an important role by visiting a doctor.
So, if the mystery of Moh's man teaches you something (in addition to what your scalp's interior might look like), then this should be: Take care of your body. If you see or feel something that does not look or feel good, have it checked. Derms like Dr. Pimple Popper know best, so it never hurts to see what has caught your attention.