October 8, 2018

Sandra Lee (dermatologist)

Dr. Sandra Lee, also known as Dr. Pimple Popper, is an American dermatologist operating out of Upland, California.[2][3] In 2010 Lee began uploading videos to YouTube but did not begin to heavily post content until 2015, after she noticed the popularity of her Instagram videos of skin extractions.[4][5] In exchange for written client permission to record and post content, Lee offers patients discounted or free treatment.[4]

In 2017 Lee launched her own line of skin care products, SLMD Skincare Products.[6] Products in the line include acne cleanser and lotion, clarifying treatment with retinol, and daily moisturizer.[7] Prior to this Lee also sold comedone extractors and other merchandise branded with the name of her channel.[8]

In 2018, Lee signed with TLC to have her own Dr. Pimple Popper TV series, which premiered on July 11.[9]
Season 2 of Dr. Pimple Popper will premiere January 2019.


  • 1 Early life and education
  • 2 Certifications
  • 3 Popular culture
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Early life and education[edit]

Sandra Lee was born in Flushing, New York, to Chinese parents; her father, a retired dermatologist, is Chinese Singaporean while her mother is Malaysian Chinese. Her parents migrated to New York a year before she was born, and the family moved to Southern California when she was five years old.[1]

Lee attended UCLA as an undergraduate student. Upon completion of UCLA, she attended medical school at the Drexel University College of Medicine and graduated in 1998. Lee completed her dermatology residency at Southern Illinois University. After her residency finished, she traveled to San Diego to further her experience with laser, dermatologic, and cosmetic surgery. Lee now resides in her hometown of Upland alongside her husband Dr. Jeffrey Rebish and currently works at Skin Physicians & Surgeons.[10]


Lee is a board certified dermatologist and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Society for Mohs Surgery.[10]

Popular culture[edit]

Dr. Lee is followed by over four million people on multiple social media platforms, with total viewers being one billion and counting. Popularity in the viewing of these videos uploaded by Lee, has given rise to the awareness of many common skin diseases and issues.[2] She was featured on Season 8 Episode 12 of the TV series Tosh.0, as well as a few episodes of the medical talk show The Doctors.

On August 14, 2018, Dr. Lee made a guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.[11]


  • ^ a b Steven, Koji (May 12, 2015). “8Questions with Dr. Sandra Lee, AKA: Dr. Pimple Popper”. 8Asians. Retrieved July 16, 2018..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:”””””””‘””‘”}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png”)no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png”)no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png”)no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  • ^ a b “Dr Pimple Popper will squeeze you now”. Metro Newspaper UK. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  • ^ “Dr Pimple Popper: ‘My videos make people happy'”. NewsComAu. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  • ^ a b “Platzende Pickel: Eine Hautärztin als Youtube-Star”. DER STANDARD (in German). Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  • ^ “Meet the Internet’s Most Famous Pimple-Popping Dermatologist”. The Cut. 2016-03-09. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  • ^ “The most notorious doctor on the internet has launched a skincare range”. The Independent. 2017-03-09. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  • ^ “Here Are All of The Products In Dr. Pimple Popper’s New Acne Line”. Cosmopolitan. 2017-03-03. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  • ^ “You can now buy Dr. Pimple Popper’s blackhead tweezers online so let the pimple popping sessions BEGIN!”. Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  • ^ Minton, Melissa (June 15, 2018). “Dr. Pimple Popper Is Getting Her Own TV Series on TLC This Summer [Update]”. Allure. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  • ^ a b “About Skin Physicians & Surgeons – Upland, CA”. SkinPS. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  • ^ “Tracee Ellis Ross, Dr. Sandra Lee, music from CHVRCHES”. American Broadcasting Company. August 14, 2018. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  • External links[edit]

    • Official website
    • SLMD Skincare official website
    • Official profile at Skin Physicians & Surgeons

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandra_Lee_(dermatologist)

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