00:12 sandra: i think that people have a strong reaction to pimple popping, whether they are grossed out by it or they are enchanted by it. 00:20 COMM: Dermatologist Sandra Lee has burst into the limelight. 00:24 COMM: Better known online as Pimple Popper,.
Her tutorials get millions of views. and she has almost half a million followers on instagram and YouTube. 00:33 DR. SANDRA: I really brought this sort of thing out of the closet in a way. 00:47 DR. SANDRA: I actually have divided it into 2 main categories, there are soft pops and there are hard pops. And there are different.
People that like different things. soft pops tend to be more like the milder things, a lot of the blackheads being extracted or melia which is like a very superficial cyst. There is really no blood; its really very smooth and minor. 01:10 DR. SANDRA: People who like the big pops, the hard pops; that would be cysts or abscesses exploding, pimples being popped out of the skin. These are usually excisions or surgeries that we do and there might be a little bit.
Of blood and there might be some stitching involved. 01:24 COMM: A year ago Lee began posting minor operations online and her popularity erupted. 01:30 DR. SANDRA: I mean, its become like something that I would have never imagined. Instagram it just kept rolling, all these people were subscribing. I just would watch my numbers go from 1000 to 20,000 to 30,000.
01:41 comm: and her growing fan base soon opened up a new opportunity for her patients. 01:46 WOMAN: You guys like this then . 01:47 DR. SANDRA: Oh, I love it, I love it. You are so good, you are so good! 01:50 DR. SANDRA: I realized I could figure something.
Out here because if we do these kinds of procedures like blackheads and melia or cysts, they are not often paid by insurance because they are considered cosmetic. So I realized that I could offer my patients opportunity for me to get rid of these but if they allowed me to film it, and then I wouldnt charge them. 02:16 EMILY: I did struggle with acne in my teens so its kind of like the last little thing that I have to get removed.
02:41 sandra: i call myself a high class popper because we like to do things in a very clean, sterile environment and very calm and nothing crazy with shaky cameras and you know people screaming. 02:52 EMILY: I really didnt feel anything. It was more the sounds I heard snipping. It still surprises me that you know people want to see this.
03:00 sandra: what has been very interesting to me is the reasons that people give for why they like it. I have heard that it relieves their sense of wanting to pick themselves if they have that pathological condition that causes them to pick their skin. They actually will stop picking their skin as much while they watch my tutorials. 03:17 COMM: Lee now hopes that her tutorials will.
High Frequency Facial For Clear Skin Beauty With Mi Refinery29
Hey guys. Mi Ann here, beauty writer here at Refinery29 and today Im going to Dermalogica Soho which is a spa in New York to get a high frequency treatment. Its going to help with inflammation. Its going to literally zap my zits and help kill bacteria. It costs about 50 dollars for every twenty minutes of getting the actual service.
I am a little bit nervous just because it is literal electricity going over my skin but, Ive heard its pretty painless so, Im actually very excited to see if it helps with any of the acnes that Ive got going on today. It was founded in the 1800s by Nikola Tesla whose a well known scientist. He used it to help more with like infections cause that was before we had antibiotics. A French biophysicist realized in 1892 actually, um, that it had an antibacterial effect on.
The skin um, and would help um with like skin infections. Theres two different types of gas in the electrode. So theres glass electrodes. The gas is vacuum sealed into the electrode so, we put the electrode in the actual current and we turn it on. The gas ignites.
Theres either neon gas or argon gas. Argon gas is going to glow more of like a purple or a violet hue. Neon is going to be more orange. As far as our treatment goes, its fully customized so well focus on cleaning up the breakouts, the redness um, Ill start with the double cleanse routine. Ill take a closer look at your skin and then well get started.
Hormonal acne, as a teenager, does start in the forehead and then it literally will slowly progress down so, Thats exactly what happened. Adult acne is typically along the jawline. So, were going to start the high frequency portion of the treatment okay? Ill treat the whole face of course but Ill just focus like youre saying down on the jawline.
Here at dermalogica we place gauze over the skin before we apply the current. It just allows you to get more oxygen into the skin because thats whats jumping from the high of frequency itself into the skin. Oxygen is whats killing the bacteria. With the gauze, you get even more oxygen. We call it like a spark gap so, its more beneficial.
Its also easier to glide across the skin. Alright, hows your skin feeling? It feels good. I feel so relaxed. I think I fell asleep for a good minute there. No worries and youll definitely see the breakouts that you were worried about.
They already look a little bit better actually not as inflamed. Thats the goal. Yeah. Ill tone your skin now, put on some moisturizer and SPF and then youll be good to go. That was so cool. It definitely didnt hurt at all which I was kind of surprised by because I expected.