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  • It's A Pilar Cyst Party!

    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, except that 90% of pilar cysts occur on the scalp. They tend to be more mobile and firmer than epidermoid cysts...

  • Try the Grey Cyst!

    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...

  • Outta Sight Blackheads

    Blackheads are something we are all familiar with, but did you know they are also called open comedones? Blackheads are usually caused by a pore that gets clogged with keratin (skin protein) and sebum (oil). Given the black color many believe these spots are clogged with dirt, but really it’s the...

  • Curette & Punch That Cyst!

    An epidermoid cyst (Epidermal Inclusion cyst, Infundibular cyst), is a benign growth commonly found in the skin and typically appears on the face, neck or trunk, but can occur anywhere on the body. Another name used is “sebacous cyst” but this is actually an antiquated misnomer, and is not a te...

  • Good Eats & Popcorn Lipomas

    This patient has the cutest little popcorn lipomas! We were all super hungry and could only talk about food during this procedure - including the patient!

    Lipomas are slow-growing, benign (non-cancerous) growths of fat cells. These cells are contained in a thin capsule that creates the appearanc...

  • An Educational Earlobe Repair

    Dr. Song is a newly board certified dermatologist in my practice and it's important for me to share my insights on certain techniques with the next generation of Dermatologists.

  • The Cyst Bomb

    Taking out this cyst was like disarming a bomb! At first I was convinced it was a lipoma BUT it's actually a gigantic, thin wall epidermoid cyst. Stay til the end to see what's inside!

    An epidermoid cyst is a non-cancerous growth commonly found on the skin of the face or neck, but can occur anyw...

  • A Lipoma With Nerve!

    This lipoma was out to cause trouble for my sweet patient - she had some sharp pains during surgery which was wild because a lipoma is a fat cell. Those rascal lipomas....

    Lipomas are slow-growing, benign (non-cancerous) growths of fat cells. These cells are contained in a thin capsule that cre...

  • The "I Said What?!?" Pilar Cyst

    Sometimes you say weird things in the middle of surgery, even when filming an internationally aired TV show 🙈Thankfully I have my girls, Val & Kristy to call me out hehe

    A pilar cyst, also known as a trichilemmal or isthmus-catagen cyst, is a benign (non-life-threatening) growth that, upon exami...

  • Mining for Milia Pearls- All Access EXCLUSIVE

    Great milia in a very sensitive area makes this a tough procedure. But this patient is great! Please be delicate with comments as we don't want to discourage anyone experiencing this condition or similar to not seek treatment.

    A milium (single for milia) is a small superficial cyst formed in th...

  • A Bossy 6 Year Old Lipoma

    Lipomas are slow-growing, benign (non-cancerous) growths of fat cells. These cells are contained in a thin capsule that creates the appearance of a “bump” right under the skin. Lipomas are typically not tender, move around easily, and don’t require treatment. However, some lipomas may sit in plac...

  • A Lotus Flower Blossom Cyst Squeeze

  • Double Stuffed Milia & Blackheads

    Blackheads are something we are all familiar with, but did you know they are also called open comedones? Blackheads are usually caused by a pore that gets clogged with keratin (skin protein) and sebum (oil). Given the black color many believe these spots are clogged with dirt, but really it’s the...