Here's how to watch the secret 'Dr Pimple Popper' videos that you can't find on Instagram
One of the internet's biggest (and most unusual) stars has got to be Dr Sandra Lee, aka: Dr Pimple-Popper. Seriously, if you told me a couple of years ago that a dermatologist's YouTube channel would take off big-time on the internet, I would have laughed in your face. Yet she now boasts millions of subscribers on her various social media accounts, and her Instagram is jam-packed with clips of her up to her elbows in pus and blood, dealing with all manner of zits, boils, moles and cysts. Who would have thought that watching footage of a gloved hand squeeze what mashed potato out of people's plukes would ever be so captivating?
In fact, her videos have gotten so popular that she's even launched her own reality TV series, to keep up with the incredible demand for more spot-bursting action. The series made its debut on TLC on July 11, 2018, and already has a devoted fanbase of loyal viewers. But what if I told you that you could be privy to some even more gruesome footage, and see special behind-the-scenes videos of Dr Lee dealing with skincare issues that are too gory or horrifying for TV or Instagram? Interested? I thought you might be.
Yes, Dr Lee has just launched a website called "The Pretty Pimple," which delves into the real nitty-gritty of clean skin and spots, and hosts exclusive content and footage. Commenting on her new enterprise, Dr Lee stated: "I spend hours and hours with all of these patients. The TLC episodes do an amazing job telling the stories, but there are four cases per episode, so it’s impossible to fit everything in. I get so many messages after the show, asking how my patients are doing, so I thought that people would appreciate the behind-the-scenes outtakes."
In addition to the sometimes stomach-churning vids, you can also discover skincare hacks, product endorsements, and Dr Lee's own guides on how to cope with various unpleasant skin ailments, including ringworm, keratosis pilaris, impetigo, cellulitis, lipomas, and many other conditions. Dr Lee has also provided special recaps of her episodes, along with some juicy extra visuals.
Last year Dr Lee expanded her portfolio by launching her own skincare range, which she called SLMD, an acne treatment system which includes an acne lotion with benzoyl, a clarifying treatment with retinol, daily moisturiser, and acne spot treatment, all specially designed by her to cleanse and moisturise pores.
In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Dr Less stated: "Many people cannot see a dermatologist because of time, distance, finances, etc ... I want to give people treatment products that are the same, or very similar, to what I would prescribe to my own patients."
So there you have it. Now all you popaholics need to do is to follow the link above, and you can watch the pus flow to your heart's content! Man ... I think I feel a bit queasy.