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30th Apr 2015

The “Dr Pimple Popper” Instagram Account Has To Be Seen To Be Believed


Cathy Donohue

Instagram is like a rabbit hole because once you start scrolling you get lost among all the gorgeous images.

We’re obsessed with mouth-watering food snaps and style inspiration ideas but we recently came across an account that is the opposite of pretty.

The “Dr Pimple Popper” Instagram account is brought to you by Dr Sandra Lee, a dermatologist, skin cancer specialist and cosmetic surgeon based in California.

Sandra’s YouTube channel and the Dr Pimple Popper Instagram account are regularly updated with new photos and videos.

She spoke to BuzzFeed about the spot-squeezing phenomenon: “For many, I think there is an enormous feeling of satisfaction or resolution when they watch blackheads being extracted or pimples being popped”.

She also said that she has made many of her patients happy by offering free extractions in return for filming them anonymously.


“They couldn’t do it themselves and they feel so much better about their appearance after the bumps are gone,” she said.

“All these people around the internet world sleep a little better watching me extract those blackheads. So in the end, it’s a win-win-win” continued Sandra.