Everyone’s favorite zit-loving dermatologist, Dr. Sandra Lee, is primed to return with the next season of her hit show, Dr. Pimple Popper. The season four premiere airs on Thursday, Jan. 2 and it promises to bring more intriguing cases to your TV screen this time around. The TLC series is one of the network’s most popular, and Lee is set to share all new medical challenges with her special brand of compassion and enthusiasm to help people heal.
Teaser trailer shows interesting case
TLC dropped its teaser for Dr. Pimple Popper and in it, viewers are introduced to a patient named David with a growth on his nose. It’s obstructing one of his nostrils, and the good doctor is wondering how he’s been able to function with it.
The condition is called rhinophyma, and she explains it’s related to rosacea. But during her examination, she discovers another cause for concern. Check it out:
Dr. Lee mentions how it was kismet that she met the patient during a limo ride. During an interview with Parade.com, she said he was her driver:
“Interestingly, in one of the episodes this season, there’s a gentleman who picked me up in a limo to take me to my TLC interview. I honestly thought it was a joke because he had bad rhinophyma, like an extra nose hanging from his nose, essentially. I actually called the producer, I said, ‘Did you guys hire this car for me for a reason?’ He was really nice, but I actually leaned over and I said for the first time ever in my life, ‘Do you know who I am?’ I was like, ‘Do you know who you picked up?’ It was like kismet; it was meant to be, and so he ended up being on the show.”
In the trailer, Lee is seen prepping the patient for the surgery, which is one she’s performed before on the show. But fans will have to tune in to see how she approaches his other medical issue.
Lee treated similar case in the past, says she’s a magnet for unusual cases
The patient in the episode above isn’t Dr. Lee’s first case of rhinophyma, as it’s a condition she’s used to treating with great results. But she says that since the show started airing, she sees more and more unique cases. She told Fox News:
“That’s part of it – part of the excitement but also part of the stress that’s related to it. I had one guy from the TV show who has like an extra arm hanging off him – essentially it was like another appendage, and it’s just because he had this lipoma that just kept growing and it got traumatized on the end.”
Fans love it because they learn about certain medical conditions they didn’t know existed—or some they find relatable. This season, Dr. Lee told Parade that viewers will see one patient who’s been bulled over her facial bumps and another with a mass on his head that he calls an “on/off switch.”
What’s one of Dr. Pimple Popper’s best pieces of advice?
Although Dr. Lee has her own line of skincare products out on the market called SLMD Skincare, there is one thing she advises people to do to protect their skin. She says to wear sunscreen, but to make sure you reapply it throughout the day.
To prevent marks and sunspots caused by the sun, Dr. Lee says to be sure you’re wearing enough and that you’re applying it correctly on your body—whether it’s in your makeup or in a tube. This tip holds true for all ages.
Dr. Pimple Popper airs on TLC on Thursdays at 9 p.m. EST.