Dr Pimple Popper is an American reality TLC series that first premiered on July 11, 2018. During its first season, it gained recognition as the top-rated cable program for TLC and was immediately revived for another season that hit the screens on January 3, 2019. The second season, like the first, was preceded by an hour-long special that aired on December 13, 2018. Starring the dermatologist Dr Sandra Lee, the series revolves around her clinic, Skin Physicians & Surgeons that specializes in treating uncommon face and skin disorders in men and women.
Dr Pimple Popper Cast: Who is in it?
The show revolves around Dr Sandra Lee, famously known as Dr Pimple Popper who has been operating as a dermatologist out of the Inland Empire city of Upland, California for over a decade now. Her first encounter with YouTube was back in 2010 when she started her channel, but it wasn’t until 2014 when she witnessed the growing popularity of her Instagram videos that she decided to record the procedures performed on her patients and post them online.
For every treatment recorded, she obtains written permission from her clients and offers them a discount in exchange. She has an ever-growing fanbase with over 4 million followers and 1 billion views on her various posts. Lee fashioned the screen name “Dr Pimple Popper” after which she was approached by TLC in 2018 to star in her own series. Further, on the list of her credits are appearances on Tosh.0 and The Doctors.
Apart from her, Dr Jeffrey Rebish, her husband appears in a recurring capacity on the series.
We expect Dr Sandra Lee to be back for the next season.
Dr Pimple Popper Plot: What is it about?
Sandra Lee’s first ever Instagram post that drew in followers by the thousands was a blackhead extraction video which was followed by a video on multiple blackheads’ extraction posted on YouTube. Through her series (two seasons aired so far) and her social media handles, Lee has managed to spread awareness amongst people of many common and uncommon skin abnormalities.
Lee’s work mostly revolves around laser treatments, dermatological, and cosmetic surgery. Her patients usually include men and women battling self-esteem issues from abnormal skin disorders that have rendered them homeless on various occasions from lack of jobs, restricted careers and hampered their social lives. In her own words, she is “a board-certified dermatologist, skin cancer surgeon, and cosmetic surgeon, who is a regular guest dermatologist on various TV shows.”
Through her YouTube channel, she “gives you a “window into my world” as a dermatologist. I discuss various diseases of the skin, hair, and nails, and you get advice and information on blackheads, acne, cysts, warts, Botox, fillers, liposuction… anything that I may do within the realm of dermatology. Hopefully, you will love the field as much as I do, and even fall in love with some of my fantastic patients that you “meet” along the way.”
Each episode of Dr Pimple Popper features three or more patients visiting her clinic to have their skin conditions treated. In season 2, Lee treats an unusual case of multiple familial lipomatosis, which has spread across her patient’s forearms and thighs. She encounters cases of rhinophyma, rosacea, keloids, and psoriasis which she relieves her patients off, thereby helping them eliminate insecurities related to their appearance and regain confidence in themselves.
Here are some of the cases Dr. Lee has dealt with in previous seasons. A gastric bypass surgery that has left Barb from Visalia, California with a large heart-shaped lipoma on his back. Multiple hidrocystomas scattered around Hilda’s eyes have been the cause of her depression that led to losing her job and house. Art has lived with a unicorn cyst on his forehead for nine years. Matt suffers from neurofibromatosis type I that has caused tumours to spread across his body, and he fears they may be cancerous. Maryland comes to have a bump on her right buttock examined for lipoma.
We fully expect that Dr. Lee will to continue handling complex yet fascinating cases in her next season that will leave audiences cringing — and in awe at the same time.
Dr Pimple Popper Season 4 Release Date: When will it premiere?
Dr Pimple Popper season 3 premiered on July 11, 2019. All the three seasons of Dr Pimple Popper have enjoyed such tremendous success. That explains why there were two seasons released in 2019.
Owing to Dr Sandra Lee’s reputation as an accomplished dermatologist, she has a quite successful career even outside of television where numerous patients visit her regularly to have their self-esteem restored, advance in their careers and do away with the hindrances in their social lives and marriages. It appears that there is plenty of content to adapt from to make way for not just season 4 but a handful more after. Lee does not collect a salary from TLC, but the series has proved to be an excellent boost in her career. If things go as expected, Dr Pimple Popper season 4 will release sometime in January, 2020.
Dr Pimple Popper Trailer:
While we wait for season 4, here’s is a sneak peek into season 2.
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