Dr Pimple Popper has told people to never pluck ingrown hairs after reacting to a video of a woman removing a hair from her husband’s stubble.
In the clip, the woman grabs a hair that looks like it is situated in an area of inflammation and be ingrown.
She then twists it out of the pore with tweezers, although she struggles to get a good grip on the follicle.
Dr Pimple Popper, real name Sandra Lee MD, responded to the viral video on TikTok and gave her expert dermatological advice.
She says: “A few things drive me crazy about this video…
“If that is a little bit of an ingrown hair, if you pull it out at the root it has a high chance of getting ingrown again.
“You gotta just trim it short.”
The video was watched 1.6 million times and Dr Lee’s advice about ingrown hairs caused a commotion in the comments as many people argued plucking from the root was the only way to treat them.
One person commented: “I did not know you weren’t supposed to pull them out.”
“That explains why my ingrown always come back,” said a second.
A third user wrote: “Wait wait wait… I was always told trumping ingrown makes them worse.”
“Yeah but pulling them out is satisfying,” moaned someone else.
Another viewer commented: “Even as a woman with hirsutism we shouldn’t pluck or wax if we’re prone to ingrown? Trimming leaves stubble.”
This comes after Dr Pimple Popper removed a “whole ponytail” out of a man’s scalp when a bizarre skin condition meant his hair was growing the wrong way around.
Stunned viewers said the long hair was like a hidden “mullet” growing under his skin.
The dermatologist also had fun with a giant blackhead people reckoned looked like “Brussel sprouts”.