Dr Pimple Popper had her work cut out in the latest episode (Picture: TLC)
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Dr. Sandra Lee is back to working miracles on her TLC show Dr Pimple Popper, and her latest client was in great need of her services.
Dr. Sandra was called in to help a man with huge cysts on his neck during the opening episode of season five, with an affliction that had troubled him since he was 13-years-old.
The dermatologist helped 32-year-old Texan Juan to rediscover his confidence by removing the large growths on his skin.
Before being seen by the doctor, Juan said that he first started getting the cysts when he was a child, and that he was bullied at school as a result.
Juan also revealed that while he’d had them treated before, the cysts had grown back a few months later, and he’d grown long hair to try and hide them.
While Dr. Pimple Popper said she’d treat him, she couldn’t guarantee that they wouldn’t grow back in the future, as the scar tissue on his skin can often lead to further growth.
Juan was taken into surgery, where Dr Sarah cut into the growths. The first one she removed was the size of a grapefruit.
‘It looks like mashed potatoes’ she said as the cysts were drained.
Juan received treatment on the show (Picture: TLC)
Dr Pimple Popper returned to TLC this week (Picture: TLC)
After the liquid was removed, Dr Sarah remove the remaining pouch that held the cyst under Juan’s skin, which she said was key to prevent them returning.
After the treatment, Juan said it was ‘such a big relief’ to be able to move his head properly again.
‘Soon as I get back to Texas, I’m going to my barber and I’m going to get my hair cut,’ he proudly declared after the surgery.
Dr Pimple Popper airs on TLC.