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This video shows how I remove cysts called epidermoid or sebaceous cysts. These lie deep in the skin, and lasers, needles, punch biopsies or surgical procedures such as incision or punch excision are needed to extract. This shows me performing this procedure in first person.
Simple techniques like Dr Sandra Lee nick and extract are effective. Like Dr Pimple Popper I use punch biopsies, needles, or a co2 or erbium laser in drill mode to make a tiny hole. This allows cyst extractions to be simple, yet effective. My local anaesthetic is lidocaine. Blackheads can also clog up the oil gland – acne comedome and may lead to infection, forming acne cysts, leading to pus and zits. A similar method can be used to remove these cysts, however steroid injections are better in cases like these.
Blackheads can be popped, squeezed or extracted. Dr Sandra Lee AKA Dr Pimple Popper has done many videos on acne, cyst and blackhead extractions, and shows the correct technique. I have a few videos on my method of blackhead extraction, using comedone extractors that can be cheaply purchased online. By prepping the skin, blackheads can be removed with minimal discomfort and no scarring. Stubborn blackheads that are deep can be softened with a warm towel, or even a prep of AHA several days before extractions are performed. Cysts like this one do no require preparation before extractions.
Blackheads can also be removed with peels, and creams as well as techniques such as microdermabrasion skin needling and microneedling.
Cysts like these should not only be extracted or squeezed, but one should aim to completely remove the cyst wall-this leads to long term cure. This video show how I perform the procedure in the first person POV. Enjoy .
Thanks for watching, and will keep you popaholics entertained for 2017 with more pops, cysts extractions, blackhead extractions and laser drills in the new year.
Dr Davin Lim
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist
My favourite educational blackhead videos picks are Dr Sandra Lee -aka Dr.Pimple Popper
Large Epidermoid Cyst Excised on the Back
A giant blackhead extracted in an 85 y.o accompanied by her daughter.
Can you spot this Blackhead? Extracted on the Upper Lip
A Goldmine of Blackhead & Whitehead Extractions