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Pointers With Portela: Retinol Alternatives


In this week’s Pointers With Portela, the 208SkinDoc discusses the best retinol alternatives in 2023.

In his most recent YouTube episode, "Best Retinol Alternatives in 2023" Dustin Portela, DO, a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon at Treasure Valley Dermatology in Boise, Idaho, reviews his recommendations for retinol alternatives. Portela addresses how many patients cannot tolerate retinol or retinoids due to sensitive skin.

Some of Portela's retinol alternatives include:

  • Bakuchiol
  • Glycolic acid
  • Azelaic acid

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

Dr Portela's social media channels:


1. drdustinportela

2. 208SkinDoc

3. DrDustinPodcast

Instagram: drdustinportela

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