sarah knight - sorry but for some reason i can't reply to your question above directly, so i'll put it here. thank you for being such an awesome fan! i can't see the spot on your finger (no pic), so i can't really comment - there are many things that can cause a bump on your finger warts, myxoid cysts, are some of the more common things. when something pushes on a nerve yes it can cause pressure or pain. if this really bothers you, you should go see a board certified dermatologist in your area who i'm sure can help you! good luck!! xo
Dr. Lee, on the same hand as the Dupuypeters on the top of my hand I have what I think are ganglion cyst. There are 3 of them but they move . I can grab them and move them like an inch in almost any direction. Is that normal?
i'm not sure it's hard for me to say because i don't have a pic and i can't examine you in person, I think it's imporatnt for you to see your PCP or maybe an orthopedic surgeon. Seeing someone in person in this instance is very important to get the proper diagnosis
Thank you my queen!😉
I have a statement not a question....thank you for being you and creating something so great!
jessica... you're so sweet! kindness is MORE contagious than this darn virus and you're proving this!! xoxoxo!!! continue to spread love and kindness and i will try to do the same. thank you for being such a beautiful fan!
Oh I do have a question. What is your favorite pop? Hard or soft?
my favorite POP is really the ones that get people really excited. yes some people prefer hard some people prefer soft. actually i guess my FAVORITES tho are the giant blackheads the dilated pores of winer- they are AMAZING, awe inspiring! haha
Hi Dr. Lee!! I am an Esthetician here in FL and am definitely a POPAHOLIC! Everyone laughs at me when I get excited about a good pop (oozy or hard) and they call me the "Pimple Princess" (FL...Disney... Princess). Haha! Thank you for being such a great example of a beautiful, intelligent, and strong woman. It's nice to have someone to look up to! My question is.... When you come into work in the mornings, do you like to get an overall view of your day to prepare, or do you like to go in each room and get the information as you're seeing the patient? Kind of like finding out the sex of your baby early...HA! Thanks for doing All Access!! Popaholics Unite!! - Megan
hi megan! or should i say pimple princess!!
i describe my normal day as me flying in by helicopter (no i don;t have a chopper but i wish), and it just hovers, i jump out and immediately run into work. I literally work day to day, i don't often look that far ahead which i know is kind of a downfall for me but it's actually hard for me to do bc i feel like it stresses me out to much. i just take it as it comes. sometimes this works against me bc maybe im not "mentally prepared" for what is going to be on my plate for the day. but i'm also mentally prepared that im not fully mentally prepared does that make sense? the worst that can happen is that i feel that i can't do something for someone on a particular day (or maybe never). this doesn't happen often but when it does i'm just honest with them - ultimately i just want to do the best thing i can for someone and within my capabilities. if something is beyond my abilities or i think it's unsafe i let people know and i think people respect me for saying these things. i always say there is a difference between confidence and arrogance and it's always important to remember the difference! ive been working as a dermatologist for about 14-15 years so there's not a ton that is shocking to me - but knock on wood - once i say that something happens to prove me wrong...
POPAHOLICS UNITE!!!! XOXO
Exactly how I would do it, too. Thanks for taking time to chat!! You're the BEST!! XOXO
OH! And if you ever need a shadow, intern, or daughter for "bring your daughter to work" day... just let me know! I AM IN! You can even put me to work! ;)
HA YOU'RE AMAZING!! keep doing YOU. hope we meet one day!
I hope so, too! We'd have fun!! Check me out on IG! @MarvelousMrsMegan
Yes !!! to Jessica’s gratitude and your reply! Thank you! Also, I want to thank you for allowing this mom and wife of a NON-popaholic family to get a minute of me time when needed. I ALWAYS keep at least one of your episodes on my dvr. Whenever I need a minute to take a breath, I put on your show and my family clears the room! Hahaha! I’m grateful for you in so many ways! 😁
my plan is to try to put MORE videos out during this pandemic time... so look for it! xoxo!!!
Hi Dr. Lee! I have two questions for you:
1. I am 32 and have a very fair complexion. I've always taken very good care of face as an adult, but lately I've noticed a few visible capillaries on my cheekbones, despite not sustaining any trauma. I do have a family history of rosacea--could this be early signs of it? If so, are there any early interventions you could recommend?
2. While I've taken pristine care of my face, my chest was neglected and now I have sun damage in the shape of my standard v-neck. Is there an sort of treatment that could help reverse that?
1. it's common to get a few capillaries (called telangiectasias in derm speak) the longer we live. also people who are lighter complected - they are more visible. LIFE just causes them too. you have prob kept many away since you have taken good care of your skin. many causes of this - sunlight, rosacea, mild or mod trauma to the skin, even blowing your nose for ex can cause more telangiectasias around the nose, topical steroid use... just try to keep doing what you're doing protecting your skin. sunscreen. if you think you may be prone to rosacea try to determine what your trigger factors may be - ie what seems to trigger a flare of flushing/ redness. then try to avoid those triggers if you can but it is difficult sometimes to do this.
2. sun damage around the neck esp the sides, but actually spares directly under the front of the chin is called something special in derm - poikiloderma of civatte - i know doesn't sound special to YOU, but yes its from sun damage. it's hard to treat / reverse. best prevented by remembering to apply sunscreen in these areas too - often we apply to our face but neglect the neck and chest. there are laser treatments that can be done in the office by a dermatologist to help improve this somewhat but it can take multiple treatments and requires patience - it doesn't always make it go away completely - in fact its tough.
WOW! I googled and the poikiloderma of civatte is EXACTLY what mine looks like! Thank you so much!
One more question... when you watch your videos back, do you have a sound that you like hearing? I know you've talked about the ASMR of your pimple popping and I'd have to say that the "Click" locking sound of your pick-ups when you go to stitch is the BEST sound!!Ya know, when you clamp down on the needle before the stitch? Ah, the best...
i like that sound too. i also like a sound that you guys can't hear that easily. it's like a schlupp sound when you pull something like a pilar cyst from the scalp.. there is a sort of membrane that adheres to the skull called the galea aponeurosis and it makes this sound when you pull on it... hehe
thank you for being an amazing popaholic!!
THANK YOU GUYS FOR GETTING INVOLVED. I REALLY TREASURE ALL OF YOU. WE'LL HAVE TO DO THIS AGAIN!!! please say safe and sane and remember to be KIND to each other!
You have great personality. Your enthusiasm is catching
Hi Dr. Lee,
Just wondering how TLC get all your patients for your show.
I have huge parts of what I think is fat. But someone says she thinks I have too much cortisone in my body. I can't remember what the disease is. I look like a hunchback. It is actually painful. What can I do? I have numerous medical problems and I'm overweight. thank you.
Dr. Lee, love your show and you!! I have deep scars from pooping pimples when I was a teenager. I am now 61 and have been using your Acne Swipes and Hyaluronic Acid Serum for a week. Is there anything else I should be using? Thank you so much sweetie 🥰