If you've been keeping up with the new season of Dr. Pimple Popper, you're well aware that the internet's favorite dermatologist is still seeing patients amidst the global pandemic. Due to COVID-19 health and safety precautions, this new season — called Before The Pop — follows Dr. Sandra Lee consulting patients through a Zoom screen, but there's still a show.
Not only that, but this new virtual format proves to be prime feel-good entertainment, as Dr. Lee video chats with some of the most deserving patients the show's ever seen. Tomorrow's episode in particular is a must-watch: When you tune into TLC at 10 p.m. EST, you'll meet Zaria, a young mother with tiny, hard bumps covering her entire face — and things get emotional.
The video below shows a sneak-peek trailer of Zaria's episode, where she explains her mysterious skin condition — unidentified bumps clustered across her nose, upper lip, and between her eyebrows — and the toll it's taken on her life. "Words shouldn't hurt you, but when you're constantly being reminded that you're ugly, or you'd be pretty without those bumps — it's hurtful," Zaria tells Dr. Lee, tearing up (and we're right there with her).
In the video consult, Dr. Lee recommends a skin biopsy to help determine the cause and a potential cure for Zaria's condition. Better still, there's a chance Zaria will actually be able to meet with the famous doctor for her surgery at a later date. TLC just announced that Dr. Pimple Popper will resume regularly-scheduled programing early next year, wherein Dr. Lee will be following up with some of the patients introduced on Before The Pop — which is even more reason to keep up.
Dr. Pimple Popper: Before The Pop airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. EST and the new season airs December 21st at 9 p.m. EST on TLC.