Where Does Dr. Pimple Popper Live?

Dr. Sandra Lee, aka Dr. Pimple Popper, turned her disgustingly addictive YouTube series into a TLC reality hit by banking on how much we would want to watch her squeeze stuff out of people's faces (the answer: a LOT). She's also the founder of her own skincare line, SLMD.

The skin care specialist is a licensed dermatologist in both California and New York, according to Entertainment Weekly, meaning she can pop pimples on both coasts. According to their official site, Dr. Pimple Popper's clinic, Skin Physicians and Surgeons, is located in Upland, California.

Lee's bio notes that's where she, too, was raised, going on to study for her undergraduate degree at UCLA. She then crossed the country to attend medical school in Philadelphia. But where is the best pimple popper in town actually located these days?

Dr. Pimple Popper lives in a Californian desert home

As it turns out, Dr. Pimple Popper didn't stray too far. As noted by Today, who visited Lee at home, the skin care specialist lives with her dermatologist husband and their two sons on a 1.5-acre property in Southern California. When she's not busy popping zits, Lee likes to relax with her family, some good food, and a glass of wine.

The front and back yards both boast artwork inspired by her practice, as well as custom amenities including a modern fire pit. The home, described as a "modern desert" style property, was designed by Soloway Designs alongside Lee's husband. Inside, an integrated lazy Susan sits on the dining table, paying homage to the reality star's Chinese ancestry.

Lee's fridge, although stocked with the usual household stuff, also includes Botox and other dermatology tools. "They can have anything else in there, but that's my shelf," Lee noted. Elsewhere, a finger massage tool is always within reach, to soothe those all-important, pimple-popping digits. 

She's as obsessed with food as she is with popping pimples

Likewise, Lee keeps surgical gloves at the ready — for cooking. "Ground turkey meat is icky on my hands, and this is how I prep my food," she explained, likening it to performing surgery even though she admitted that she cringes more when it comes to preparing raw mat.  

As for what the social media star is watching herself, that would be mukbangs — in other words, insanely addictive YouTube videos of people eating huge quantities of food. "It caused me to buy a lot of ramen," she joked. "I probably have more ramen to live off of for three years or more!" 

If the dermatology business ever goes belly up, Lee suggested she'd like to be a professional chip taster. Still, as she told EW, at the moment, "I just am very proud that [the show] is bringing happiness and joy to some people in the world. We're helping people around the world."

Work talk isn't banned in the Lee household

Family life is quiet for Dr. Pimple Popper, but she was quick to tell the Chicago Tribune work talk isn't completely off the table, either. "My dad's a dermatologist, my mom's an (operating room) nurse, my husband's a dermatologist. My kids, they're just on their phones or something. They don't listen to us," she explained. Dr. Lee added that her eldest will simply head to his bedroom if he's bored of their chatter — or disgusted by it. 

She noted, "He'll see me on my computer editing a video. He will just divert his eyes." The Dr. Pimple Popper star explained how she grew up surrounded by dermatology textbooks, thanks to her dad, so she doesn't expect her kids to be turned off. The mother of two noted, "The thing about dermatology is it's more relatable to us because many of us don't really know what a heart looks like or whether it's diseased or healthy, but we definitely know what skin looks like." 

Dr. Pimple Popper has made her mark on her home

Today made another home visit to Dr. Lee and her family in 2020, during which the dermatologist gushed about how their stunning abode is loaded with personal touches. Her Lazy Susan was designed by an Etsy artist, who's located in Idaho, while a massive pool table pays homage to the couple's love story. "That's what we'd do: Go to dive bars and play pool. I'd be, like, his little ringer. I called myself the 'mini Black Widow,'" she reminisced. Likewise, out front, a large clothespin sculpture references Lee's highly profitable business. 

As the reality star explained, it "just pinches the earth, because I felt like that was something that I understood, because I pinch people all the time. Because I do liposuction and I squeeze their skin. So that thing is, like, squeezing the earth." Elsewhere, a clear Lucite tube is filled with Botox, with Dr. Pimple Popper noting, "we collect our Botox, we make into art. ... Because, you know, not many people have that many bottles of Botox at home." Eventually, the couple plans to feature an entire wall comprised entirely of Botox bottles.