The Surprising Thing That Makes Dr. Pimple Popper Squeamish - Exclusive

The television show Dr. Pimple Popper is not for the faint of heart. There are surprisingly a lot of things on your body that can be popped. From a tiny pimple to an overly large cyst, various scenes from the popular television show are enough to make many of us squeamish — but definitely not Dr. Sandra Lee herself. "I think we have this block in our mind, all of us do," she exclusively told The List. "Because I'm very conscious of the patient and making sure that they feel comfortable." Imagine heading into the dermatologist only for them to be disgusted by whatever you're trying to get rid of on your skin. It's certainly not the experience we'd all expect to have.


However, that's not to say that there's nothing at all in the world that grosses Dr. Pimple Popper out. Surprisingly, it's something that she doesn't get to see at work, and it even has nothing to do with skin — sort of. Nothing compares to what's in her kitchen.

Dr. Pimple Popper can't stomach cooking food for herself

If you're a fan of the show, you've probably seen Dr. Sandra Lee describing how many of the lipomas she removes from patients resemble raw chicken. Because of that alone, it would be easy to understand why she doesn't enjoy making her own meals after a long day at her dermatology office. "I barely cook first of all, but when I do, if it's raw chicken breast or raw meat, I don't touch it with my hands," she said. "I cannot. I have to wear gloves. I have to wear something just like at work, because I think it's too much like the stuff I do at work."


While she's working with clients, Dr. Lee doesn't mind comparing the anatomy to something appetizing, but the other way around, it just grosses her out. Take, for instance, those trending cupcakes that resemble pimples (via Reddit). It seems like something Dr. Pimple Popper would love. However, "I cannot bite into it without closing my eyes," she admitted. "I can't."

Dermatologists can stomach some pretty disgusting things, but when it comes to actually putting them into their own stomachs, it's a completely different story. "That's the interesting thing," Dr. Pimple Popper said. "The power of the mind."

New episodes of Dr. Pimple Popper are currently running weekly on discovery+.