There’s something oh-so-satisfying about popping a spot – whether it’s your own or someone else’s – but would you watch videos of cosmetic doctors popping everything from milia to cysts? The latest Youtube and social media phenomenon are channels dedicated to all things extraction and it’s addictive stuff.
What starts as watching 30 second clip of a spot-popping can lead you down an hour-long rabbit hole into lipoma-coaxing (watch it, we can’t really find the words to describe it…)
Here are our favourite channels, because not only do you get the satisfaction of ‘the pop’ you also learn a lot from the poppers along the way…
Dr Pimple Popper
Dr Sandra Lee has over 2.5m subscribers over on Instagram and her videos of in-clinic extractions earn well over a million views each. She’s become such a phenomenon that she’s launched her own extraction tools over on drpimplepopper.com – and a Halloween costume.
YouTube’s Greatest Medical
Another source that offers a close-up view of extractions – trust us, they can get messy so make sure you put on your safety goggles and keep a safe distance.
Dr Vikram Yadav
A New Delhi based doctor whose speciality is blackheads and comedones and whose channel has earned well over 200 million views.
This dedicated website offers a less science-based extraction and more DIY solutions – think knuckles and brute strength right into the camera – and where you can actually submit your own spot-popping videos in exchange for a fee.