Dr. Pimple Popper
VIEWER discretion absolutely advised for this show!
I was channel hopping the other day and stumbled upon a scene which saw dermatalogist Dr Sandra Lee making an incision on a large lump on a patient’s abdomen, and before I knew it, a lipoma (a lump made of fat tissues) popped right out.
After getting past the initial shock of witnessing such a scene without warning (I was looking for the food channel originally), Dr. Pimple Popper (Lee’s nickname) turned out to be a fascinating watch.
But first things first: You may be thinking who would watch a TV show dedicated solely to popping pimples, cysts and the like?
The 2.5 billion views on her YouTube channel would beg to differ. Lee has become an internet sensation since uploading her first extraction video in 2010.
Unlike her YouTube videos, the series focuses on more severe cases such as really large lumps (they’re usually lipomas and cysts) on unexpected places on the body.
Also, viewers get to learn more about the patients’ stories, as compared to her YouTube channel which keeps the identities mostly anonymous.
The show makes it a point to send the contents of the lumps to a lab for tests to make sure they are benign.
Besides appealing to viewers who love to see stuff oozing out of people’s skin, what’s great about the show is it creates an awareness about the various lumps and bumps on our skin and the importance of having them checked.
Dr. Pimple Popper airs every Monday at 9pm on TLC (Astro Ch 707).