Dr. Pimple Popper’s latest video shows the extraction of milia all over a woman’s eyes.
Milia are tiny cysts that occur under the upper layer of skin.
Warning: This video is graphic and may be unsettling for some viewers.
Dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee — better known as Dr. Pimple Popper— uploaded a new video to her Youtube channel on Tuesday. It opens with with a striking image: A woman’s eyelids blanketed in small white bumps.
Those bumps aren’t zits. They’re milia — the scientific name for tiny, superficial cysts filled with a skin protein called keratin. They often show up on the face and the skin around the eyes, according to Lee. Milia are harmless if you get them, but you can also prevent them by exfoliating with chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or topical retinoid creams, Lee noted in the video’s description.
Dermatologist Dr. Allison Arthur told INSIDER that milia should never be popped at home, since they often can’t be removed unless the skin is punctured in some way (and any skin-puncturing, of course, is best left to pros).
Be warned: This patient’s milia don’t pop out in a simple, satisfying way, like blackheads. These extractions include some bleeding and may be difficult to watch. Proceed with caution.