Who is Dr. Pimple Popper, Sandra Lee? A YouTuber misses out on six figures in platform revenue because of “graphic videos”

Sandra Lee, nicknamed Dr Pimple Popper, admitted to Business Insider that she had trouble making a living off of her 7.5 million-subscriber YouTube channel. She added that because her material is deemed “too graphic,” marketers are reluctant to partner with her films.

Since joining YouTube in 2010, the creator has earned a respectable living. However, as YouTube altered its user standards, the portal’s earnings plummeted. The creator should have made between $15 million and $25 million based on total website views, according to her view count. But it hasn’t happened.

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The articles written by Dr. Pimple Popper focus on various dermatological procedures, such as botox, blackhead removal, and zit removal.

Who is Dr. Pimple Popper, Sandra Lee?

The online alias of Dr. Sandra Siew Pin Lee is Dr. Pimple Popper. She was born on December 20, 1970, in Flushing, Queens, New York City, and has been a dermatologist for 52 years. Before Dr. Sandra was born, her parents moved to New York; after she turned five, they relocated to California.

Sandra attended The Webbs School in Claremont, California, for her senior year of high school, after which she transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles, where she received a science degree. She continued her medical studies at Drexel University College of Medicine, earning her MD in 1998.

Sandra completed her study and then interned at Pittsburgh’s Allegheny General Hospital. She was a medical assistant at the time and also worked part-time. She worked under famous cosmetic surgeon Dr. Richard E. Fitzpatrick after completing her dermatology residency at Southern Illinois University.

Jeffrey C. Rebish, Sandra’s husband, practises dermatology as well. In 2000, the two got married, and they now have two boys.

Currently, she holds board certifications in dermatology, skin cancer surgery, and cosmetic surgery. She and her spouse own a clinic in California called Skin Physicians and Surgeons. Due to her years of training and expertise, the surgeon belongs to many medical groups.

About Dr. Pimple Popper’s experience on social media

In October 2010, Sandra posted a video to her Dr Pimple Popper YouTube channel explaining “Tickle Lipo.” She once uploaded movies to the platform, but in 2015 she started to take it seriously.

She shared a wide range of films on multiple channels, discussing everything from different skin issues to giving viewers an inside peek at various medical procedures. Dr Pimple Popper University and Dr Sandra Lee (aka Dr Pimple Popper) – TV Appearances are two of her other channels.

Sandra has accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok in addition to YouTube. On the aforementioned networks, she has amassed around 244k, 4.5 million, and 15 million followers, respectively.

In 2017, the dermat introduced her own range of skincare goods. Her company, SLMD Skincare Products, sells items to help with acne, ageing, and daily care. In 2018, she launched her TLC show, which tracked her career as a skin specialist.

The YouTuber has appeared on a number of well-known talk shows, including The Wendy Williams Show, Dr. Oz, and Jimmy Kimmel Live! Even a book titled Put Your Best Face Forward: The Ultimate Guide to Skincare from Acne to Anti-Aging was published by the author.

Sandra’s YouTube channel does not generate a sizable income.

Uploading “graphic or violent video” that can contain “footage or imagery revealing bodily fluids, such as blood or vomit, with the goal to shock or disgust viewers” is discouraged on YouTube.

Such content-containing videos are either removed from the platform, demonetized, or concealed. The goal of this regulation is to protect the user base from gruesome and upsetting images.

Sandra’s pimple-popping videos regrettably fall into the same category, losing viewers and money.

Sandra disclosed that despite the fact that her videos are designed to be instructive, her channel has gotten complaints on the website. She said in an interview with Business Insider:

“I’m particularly glad that youngsters now understand what a lipoma is or that a cyst cannot be eliminated by simply squeezing it; instead, the cyst must be completely removed. People are being taught about psoriasis and hidradenitis, but how will they learn if you’re not driven to get that information out there?”

She claimed that by offering a trusted expert source, she hoped to combat the medical misinformation that is spread online. Added her:

“All of a sudden, the rules were altered. Because of all these new posters, they [social media platforms] expand, but they wait till they do so that they can impose limitations and sort of clamp down on it.”
Dr. Pimple Popper is currently utilising the website’s members-only and subscription features to increase revenue from the portal, where she offers subscribers access to exclusive videos in exchange for a monthly charge.

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