Watch Dr. Pimple Popper Free an Enormous Dilated Pore of Winer
In a new Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper—aka, dermatologist and TLC host Dr. Sandra Lee, MD—removes a huge blackhead from a patient with a single clean extraction. In this specific case, the blackhead can also be considered a pore of Winer—a large single-pore blackhead so compacted with material that it can dilate the pore up to a few centimeters in diameter.
A pore of Winer is filled with keratin and dead skin cells, having a black oxidized plug that gives it the distinct appearance of a blackhead. They are mostly found in people, particularly men, who have a history of cystic acne.
In the quick Instagram clip, Dr. Lee first nicks the pore to give the compacted material room to loosen. She then uses a comedone extractor to remove the pore of Winer, pulling the material out with several careful pulls of the metal looped tool. After the removal, the entire blackhead is still intact, leaving a crater behind on the patient’s skin.
Though Dr. Lee doesn’t note where the blackhead is on the patient’s body, he was apparently unaware of the dilated pore until a dermatological exam. Like many blackheads, pore of Winers often are not painful and don’t need extracting, except for cosmetic reasons. But when they are extracted, it can make for the most satisfying blackhead removal you’ve ever seen.