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- In a new Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper extracts a series of Skittle-sized steatocystomas from a patient’s forehead.
- The contents of the steatocystomas in this video vary in color, with one taking on a yellow color and the other a red color.
- Steatocystomas are noncancerous cysts that grow in the skin’s sebaceous glands and contain an overload of an oily substance called sebum, which naturally moisturizes the hair and skin.
In a new Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper—aka, dermatologist and TLC host Dr. Sandra Lee, MD—extracts a series of Skittle-sized steatocystomas from a patient’s forehead. Dr. Lee says the growths look like Skittles not only due to their small round size, but because of the cysts’ yellow and red contents. Yum.
“Can you taste the rainbow?!” Dr. Lee captioned the video. “Here’s some of our favorite Skittle steatocystomas to help you out.” The famed doctor added the hashtag #tastethesteato, in case you weren’t disturbed enough.
The patient in this video has a forehead speckled with tiny steatocystomas, which Dr. Lee extracts through squeezing with her fingers and snipping with surgical scissors. The first cyst extracted has a yellow hue, while the second is red in color. The red steatocystoma comes out in a grape cluster-like formation that is certainly something to see.
Steatocystomas are noncancerous cysts that grow in the skin’s sebaceous glands and contain an overload sebum, an oil that naturally moisturizes the hair and skin. These rare cysts usually occur during puberty, according to a previous Dr. Pimple Popper video, and can vary in color from yellow to green to gray.
Watch the video here if you never want to eat Skittles again: