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Pointers With Portela: Treating Acne Without Isotretinoin


In this week’s Pointers With Portela, the 208SkinDoc reviews 7 different methods to treat acne without isotretinoin.

In his most recent YouTube episode, "7 Ways to Treat Acne Without Accutane," Dustin Portela, DO, a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon at Treasure Valley Dermatology in Boise, Idaho, reviews 7 alternative methods to treat acne without isotretinoin (Accutane). Portela also provides a brief overview of isotretinoin and patients who would benefit from its treatment.

Portela's 7 alternative methods include:

  1. Topical retinol
  2. Oral antibiotics
  3. Hormonal treatments
  4. Topical antibiotics
  5. Chemical peels
  6. Laser treatment
  7. Diet and lifestyle changes

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

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