Pointers With Dr Portela: Reacting to Cystic Acne with Cassandra Bankson

In this week’s Pointers with Dr Portela, the 208SkinDoc and Cassandra Bankson, a medical aesthetician and skin advocate, react to cystic acne TikToks and offer commentary.

Dustin Portela, DO, a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon at Treasure Valley Dermatology in Boise, Idaho, and aesthetician and YouTube personality, Cassandra Banks, react to viral TikTok’s detailing one woman’s cystic acne journey.

While watching the TikToks, the duo reacts to DIY treatments, the emotional burden of acne, and differences in prescription acne medications. Additionally, Bankson shares her personal story with severe cystic acne and her experience as a medical aesthetician treating acne patients, along with educating her viewers online about the condition.

Watch the video below for more video commentary and acne treatment opinions.

Opinions expressed are that of Portela and do not express the views or opinions of Dermatology Times®.