Cystactular Cysts

Cystactular Cysts

An epidermoid cyst is a non-cancerous growth commonly found on the skin of the face or neck, but can occur anywhere on the body. Just as its name suggests, these cysts occur as a result of epidermal cells, cells from the top layer of your skin a.k.a the epidermis, overgrow in a confined space. The buildup of these cells under the skin results in a “cheesy” consistency and often a pungent odor! Epidermoid cysts are typically harmless and have no symptoms, but people often seek removal due to the appearance of the bump or because the cyst has become inflamed or ruptured. If you have a ruptured cyst you may notice, sudden redness, pain, swelling, and heat around the area, all of which can lead to an abscess forming. Surgically removing the cyst can cure the area, but the entire cyst sac and all of its contents need to be removed to ensure the cyst won’t grow back!

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Cystactular Cysts
  • Skittles Returns with a Big Cyst!

  • An Amaryllis Bulb Cyst in the Cheek

    This patient was super fun to talk to and had a really cute little amaryllis bulb cyst growing in his cheek.

    A pilar cyst, also known as a trichilemmal or isthmus-catagen cyst, is a benign (non-life-threatening) growth that, upon examination, looks identical to the more common epidermoid cyst, ...

  • A "Parasite" Cyst Removal

    Okay, Okay... I'm not actually removing a parasite (it's an epidermoid cyst) - BUT our new friend @Jacob Colvin , who pops parasites out of shrimp, stopped by to have his cyst removes and I couldn't resist. Loved learning about his aquatic adventures and conservation efforts. Check out his vide...

  • A Surprise Projectile Pilar Cyst

  • The Pilar Cyst Tango

    Caught in a vibrant tango with this cyst-acular partner of mine!

    Part 2: https://allaccess.drpimplepopper.com/videos/the-pilar-cyst-tango-it-takes-2

  • A Pilar Cyst Tango: It Takes 2

    We all know it takes 2 to tango, so we couldn't leave our Pilar Cyst without a partner! Here is session 2 from this lovely patient.

    Part 1: https://allaccess.drpimplepopper.com/videos/the-pilar-cyst-tango

  • Corn Nut or Pilar Cyst?

  • A 35 Year Old Gnocchi Pilar Cyst

    Found this pilar cyst 35 years later. Pasta for dinner tonight?

  • A Popaholic Conversion Cheek Cyst

    When you're not a Popaholic, but your cheek cyst was so good that you have changed your ways and seen the light... this is how Popaholics are born 😉💥

  • These Ear Cysts Don't Lie

    Let's be real, I know if you've picked at a pimple or a cyst and this lovely patient's ears couldn't hide it. You have to know when to pop and know when to stop... picking doesn't help, it often irritates.

  • A Crepe Paper Pilar Cyst

    Need some crepe paper? This cyst has quite the stash!

  • "Gonna Need A Bigger Syringe" Pilar Cyst

    This whopper of a pilar cyst presented a bit of a challenge when my patient told me she knew the contents were liquid... I knew this was a job for a syringe BEFORE a squeeze!

  • A Final Squeeze For A Recurring Cyst

  • Two Small Cysts in Hiding

    An epidermoid cyst is a non-cancerous growth commonly found on the skin of the face or neck, but can occur anywhere on the body. Just as its name suggests, these cysts occur as a result of epidermal cells, cells from the top layer of your skin a.k.a the epidermis, overgrow in a confined space. Th...

  • Dr. Pimple Popper's Top Pops of 2020: Epidermoid Cysts!

    This year we've seen some really great cysts come through the office and I love sharing each and everyone of them with you... these, however are some of my favorites! Some Cheeky Cysts, Some that are MUCH Bigger than they appear, Others that came out SO Perfectly, and The Most 2020 Cyst to Ever P...

  • Back to School with Dr. Pimple Popper: Pilar Cysts 101

  • The Story of 3 Pilar Cysts: Part 1 of 2

    Watch Part 2: https://allaccess.drpimplepopper.com/videos/the-story-of-3-pilar-cysts-part-2-of-2

    This woman came in accompanied by her physician husband, who has a practice in Southern California as well. She was recommended to see me by her son, who is in medical school and happened upon my vi...

  • Punching a Lonely Cyst

    Remember this cyst? It's back and ready for it's all access welcome!

  • Overflowing with Thankfulness!

    I am sooo thankful to have you All Access Popaholics in my life! In fact, I'm ABSCESSED with YOU! ;)

  • A Broken Down Cyst on the Back

    Squeezing pieces of this broken down cyst out one squeeze at a time

  • Fairytale & 2 Pilar Cysts

    While you're in surgery the strangest things come to mind - today it was Grimm fairytales!

  • A Rubber Ball Cyst in the Cheek

    This was an interesting epidermoid cyst in this patient's cheek, the sac wall and surrounding tissue felt rubbery. Hope you enjoy this cyst and our super smiley Popaholic patient!

  • The Mount Gushmore Cyst

    Thank you to all who voted on a name for this POP! We'll do it again soon :)

  • The Snake Charmer Pilar Cyst

    Watch out, this pilar cyst just may put it's snake charmer powers on you!