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  • Acne
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Pointers With Portela: Tackling Blackheads and Whiteheads


In this week’s Pointers With Portela, the 208SkinDoc reviews his tips for treating blackheads and whiteheads, as well as recommended products.

In his most recent YouTube episode, "Derm Recommends Best Products to Get Rid of Acne in 2023" Dustin Portela, DO, a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon at Treasure Valley Dermatology in Boise, Idaho, discusses the causes of comedonal acne and provides recommendations for over-the-counter treatments.

In his discussion, Portela covers:

  • What are comedones?
  • Where do blackheads happen?
  • Benzoyl peroxide for blackheads
  • Salicylic acid for blackheads and whiteheads
  • Glycolic acid for acne
  • Retinol for blackheads

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. @HealthIQPod

Instagram: @drdustinportela

X (formerly known as Twitter): @drdustinportela

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