‘Dr Pimple Popper’: Who is Juan? Dr Lee surprised by amount of mashed potato-like pus coming out of his cysts
Juan managed to baffle all of us with his pimple-popping technique using a cactus thorn!
Dr Sandra Lee, who has treated Juan before in the last season, was more than happy to help him out again when his cysts came back. Previously, we have seen her help patients by setting up virtual meetings and, in the October 15 episode, she decided to meet Juan, a patient who has been suffering from a severe case of cysts.
Juan managed to baffle all of us with his pimple-popping technique and boy, are we stumped! Juan revealed that he has had the problem ever since he was 13. Sharing a look at the cysts that have covered his entire body, Juan admitted he has been insecure about himself especially about the one that used to be right on his face.
He recalled having a pimple above his eye and using a cactus thorn to pop it. Dr Lee was shocked to hear this but understood the desperation that the situation caused. He explained that the cyst on his face was getting massive and he got very insecure about his appearance. He used this technique of using a cactus thorn to poke the lump and let the thorn be there for days and kept sterilizing the area by rubbing alcohol on it.
He explained that the thorn would come out eventually taking out all the puss with it. Dr Lee doesn’t recommend it as it’s very dangerous and can cause more damage. To begin with had it not been a simple cyst and a lipoma, the thorn would have been stuck inside and caused an infection. Even with the cyst, it could have caused the infection but thankfully Juan came out of it unmarked.
On his back, there are a number of cysts that he has been hiding with the help of his long hair. Juan said there were times when he would smell and would realize that one of the pimples had popped. He often felt insecure wondering if a girl was looking at him or the cysts on him. At the same time, Juan admitted he would often look back to check if someone was staring at him.
Juan has been having these cysts since the age of 13. School life for him did not bring back good memories. Juan revealed that people in the school used to tease him by calling him boils. It reached a point where he had to drop out of high school because he could not handle the bullying.
This time Juan is back not only with more cysts but also with scar tissues and as Dr Lee mentioned, it can increase the difficulty in completely getting rid of them. Juan’s daughter, who started having pimples as she is becoming a teenager, is also a growing concern for Juan as he feels she might have gotten that from him. Dr Lee said passing of cysts through genetics is a possibility but mere pimples in teenagers are very common and it shouldn’t be a concern.
As she pops Juan's cysts on his back, a good amount of mashed potato-like pus comes out of it as Juan sighs in relief. The show premieres on Monday, December 28, at 9 pm ET/PT.