‘Dr. Pimple Popper’: Sandra Lee’s ‘Most Amazing’ Cases Are Dilated Pore of Winers
America has probably learned more about pimples and other skin conditions on Dr. Pimple Popper than they ever have in their lives. Whether this is a good thing or not is up to how much one is willing to stomach watching the graphic skin surgeries done on the popular TLC show.
All of this is thanks to the charm of Dr. Sandra Lee, a dermatologist who managed to go from creating YouTube/Instagram videos to TV star virtually overnight. She realized there really is a loyal audience willing to watch the grossest surgeries to remove giant boils and blackheads.
It turns out there is one amazing dermatology case Lee says is not nearly as gory.
Somehow, Dr. Sandra Lee never gags over her surgeries
In an interview with Mashable back in 2018, Lee said she somehow never gets sickened by the skin surgeries she takes on. Even when dealing with large cysts that burst open (sometimes directly on her), she says she manages to keep her gag reflex in check. She also tells her fellow surgeons to keep themselves in the same frame of mind, something they somehow manage to do.
Yes, Lee has nearly seen it all when it comes to removing things off people’s skin. Out of all cases, though, she mentions one procedure that may be the easiest of them all.
Every surgeon seems to have one procedure they want the most simply because it has the least amount of complications and blood. According to Lee, her most amazing cases she ever handles are something called a dilated pore of Winer.
Perhaps many will do a double take on the name of this skin issue. For those curious, think a large blackhead that is relatively easy to remove.
Details about a dilated pore of Winer
In the above Mashable interview, the site attributed the title of this blackhead as “Dilated Pore of Winer.” It was really titled from Dr. Louis H. Winer, a dermatologist who first described this particular blackhead back in 1954.
Healthline above describes a dilated pore of Winer as: “A sometimes large lesion that looks like a circle with a large, open area of dark material.” As complicated (and horrible) as it sounds, Dr. Lee says it may be the easiest skin surgery she has ever done.
One reason is the blackhead can apparently be taken out whole without any blood. How this works is best described by Lee herself who called it: “like a kitchen sink plug stuck in somebody, and you just pull it out and that’s it!”
No doubt fans are glad to hear at least one skin surgery is easy to do without causing nausea while watching. Regardless, it seems fans keep watching Dr. Pimple Popper to find the next level of grossness.
A dilated pore of Winer still is not pleasant to look at
Going by real, up-close photos of a dilated pore of Winer, it certainly is not fun to look at by any means. On the website for the Dr. Pimple Popper show, a photograph is shown of the blackhead on an older man’s head. Apparently the head and neck are the most common locations.
Many of these bumps range in size from mere millimeters to up to a centimeter, says the site. They also note that it definitely is not pretty, despite no skin condition ever existing for aesthetic value.
No doubt the audience for the show is continually curious to see just how clean the removal process really is. In a time when Dr. Pimple Popper continues being as popular as ever, the hunt may be on for the more unusual cases now after loyal viewers have seen the limit in the most graphic surgeries.