Several times a year, I try to write a post on something interesting related to medicine, cosmetic procedures or biology. But not necessarily also hair related. This post is a discussion of the two most popular dermatologists in the world on Youtube:
- Dr. Sandra Lee (aka Dr. Pimple Popper).
- Dr. Vikram Yadav.
Warning: Videos mentioned or embedded in this post are not for the judgmental or faint of heart.
Dr. Pimple Popper (Sandra Lee)
Dr. Pimple Popper (aka Dr. Sandra Lee) has become the most famous dermatologist in the world due to her spectacular videos. Her greatest hits entail removal of large lipomas, blackheads and cysts. If you have an unusual and difficult dermatological problem, she often treats you for free as long as you let her film you. With no need to show your face in the video.
Dr Pimple Popper has appeared on numerous TV shows (e.g., TLC), TV interviews, and magazine articles in the US. See her Instagram or her Twitter for more. She has also been winning some awards recently.
Dr. Lee’s clinic is based in California in the US. Her husband Dr. Jeffrey Rebish is also a dermatologist. She published her first extraction related Youtube video in 2014. Her first ever video was a liposuction related video in 2010. Today, Dr. Lee has 5.9 million subscribers. She also runs the Dr. Pimple Popper University Youtube channel, and the SLMD skincare product site.
Dr. Lee’s most popular video was published in 2015 and currently has 49.1 million views. Nothing in the hair transplant world comes even remotely close to this level of viewership or popularity. One of Dr. Lee’s few hair related videos can be seen here.
Dr. Vikram Yadav
However, before Dr. Sandra Lee, there came an Indian doctor named Dr. Vikram Yadav. He first started publishing such gross (yet addictive to millions) Youtube videos in 2009. Today, he has 500,000 subscribers. Dr. Yadav is often called “The King of Blackheads“.
Dr. Yadav’s most popular video was published in 2012 and currently has 45.8 million views.
If you have a lot of time to spare and are interested in dermatology, you should go through both Dr. Sandra Lee’s and Dr. Vikram Yadav’s Youtube channels. Sort the videos by view count and watch at least the top 10.
You do not ever need to thank me for this favor.
Note: If you ever get your scalp examined under powerful microscopes, what you will see is often just as shocking as what you see in the above channels’ videos. e.g., see my post on Demodex mites.