'Dr Pimple Popper' Season 8: Dr Sandra Lee meets Casey whose birthmark has kept her from being in photos with her children
Sandra Lee, as 'Dr Pimple Popper,' has become a household name by slicing out blackheads, cysts, and benign tumors from eager patients for a huge audience of "popaholics." She is now managing her clinic in Upland, California, besides her social media outlets, and a successful TLC show, the upcoming episode of which will feature a lady who merely wants to preserve memories with her children.
The dermatologist's YouTube videos have received over 2 billion views in the 12 years since she launched her channel. TLC, which airs her show, receives millions more views on its own YouTube channel from 'Dr Pimple Popper.' Her fledgling TikTok channel, where she subjugates #ZitTok, now has over 15 million followers and over 180 million likes, with Lee producing a mix of rapid bursts and reaction clips. Dr Lee now divides her time between her social networks, her channel, and her clinic, which is a refuge for those who come to have their lives profoundly transformed.
TLC just posted a trailer for an upcoming episode in which a patient called Casey sees Dr Lee in the hopes of getting a final answer. The only thing she wants to discover is that whatever she does have is treatable. She admits in a confessional that she does not want to spend the rest of her life not being photographed with her children. Casey visits Dr Lee's clinic in the hopes of getting answers to her problems.
Dr Lee observes skin growth on one side of her patient's face. Casey informs Dr Lee that she was born with it and that it used to be extremely light and smooth. Dr Lee notices that Casey's skin growths have become increasingly visible over time. When asked if she had seen any doctors or dermatologists before visiting Dr Lee, Casey confesses that her father had taken her to a doctor. She went on to say that the doctor, who was just out of medical school, consented to meet her and do an experiment to discover what had happened to her skin. The doctor used a laser on a few spots on Casey's skin to check if it worked. He removed the darkness from those areas, but he never saw her again.
Dr Lee believes Casey has Epidermal Nevus, a form of mole that is present from birth. She notes that these markings have some type of line and a wavy appearance. Dr Lee believes that the previous doctor did a decent job because the markings on her face are not as dark as the ones on her neck at the moment. Casey admits that the spot on her neck worries her, as do the markings under her left eye. Dr Lee offers to do anything she can to improve things, but it is clear that she will not be able to accomplish so in a single sitting.
Dr Lee says in a confessional that she thinks Casey is a darling and that she can picture how the birthmark has affected her life. She concedes, though, that the marks are notoriously difficult to cure. Dr Lee explains that she can only treat tiny sections at a time and that there is no certainty that some areas would not regrow. She assures Casey that they won't go back to the same color because the ones on her face have been treated and look fine. Dr Lee does not want to do anything that would give Casey the impression that things were better the other way around. Casey understands that her illness cannot be completely fixed, but she is relieved to have a starting point that she feels would be beneficial. She is not expecting a miracle from Dr Lee, but any progress is welcome.
Do you believe Dr Lee can help Casey regain her confidence? Tune in to TLC on August 10 at 9 pm ET to learn about Casey's treatment journey on a new episode of 'Dr Pimple Popper'.