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Dr. Pimple Popper Answers Your Biggest Acne Questions

In this interview, our founder, board-certified dermatologist Sandra Lee, MD (aka Dr. Pimple Popper) answers some of the most common acne-related questions and shares her best acne treatment advice. Her knowledge, compassion, and humor shine as she educates and empowers people to take control of their skin health.


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If you’ve got questions about acne, you’ve come to the right place: our founder, Sandra Lee, MD (aka Dr. Pimple Popper) is known the world over for her expertise and understanding of the subject. But what makes her so unique is her knowledge, compassion, and belief that education is the first step in empowering people to take control of their skin health.

With that in mind, we hosted a two-part interview to ask Dr. Lee — a board-certified dermatologist — to shed light on some of the most common acne-related questions and share her best acne-fighting advice.

Dr. Pimple Popper's guide to acne

Part One of our session covers everything you need to know about acne. Dr. Lee answers a few basic questions about her own dermatology practice, including:

Then we delve into acne as a skin condition, so we can better understand what’s behind our breakouts. Dr. Lee covers:

  • What are the main causes of acne?
  • How does a pimple form?
  • What are the best treatment options for acne?

Dr. Lee also highlights the active ingredients in her SLMD acne treatment products (salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, sulfur and retinol), explaining the function and benefits of each.

Dr. Pimple Popper breaks down acne treatments

In Part Two, Dr. Lee dives into the nitty gritty of dealing with specific types of acne. She answers a variety of questions, including:

Dr. Lee also shares how she deals with her own pimples (spoiler alert: she’s got a dermatologist’s perk up her sleeve!).

Dr Sandra Lee

Dr. Lee's Last Word

I love educating people about their skin health. Dermatology is my passion and whenever I can share what I’ve learned to help others manage a skin condition like acne, I’m all in. If you want to watch more videos about skin conditions and skin health, check out my SLMD YouTube channel!


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