Between Two Derms is a weekly podcast exploring all things related to dermatology and skincare. Join Dr. Dustin Portela as he speaks with other doctors, scientists, aestheticians, and influencers to explore any topic related to skin, hair, and nails.
Introducing Dr. Ben Jones - Dermatologist
Introducing Dr. Benjamin Jones! Dr. Jones is a Board Certified Dermatologist and has been a close personal friend of mine since elementary school.
We took different educational paths and both ended up becoming a dermatologist. In an effort to get a more regular posting schedule we're bringing on Dr. Jones as a regular co-host for the 'Between Two Derms' Podcast.
Today we talk about skincare and catch up on life. We're looking forward to fielding your questions and getting you a more regular video and audio episode of the podcast.
You can follow Dr. Jones on social media at
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Topical Steroid Withdrawl - Is it Real? Conversation with Dr. Marvin Rapaport
Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW) or Red Skin Syndrome has been a controversial topic, but thanks to the work of Dr. Marvin Rapaport, more are learning about this potential complication from overuse of topical steroids. I had an excellent conversation with Dr. Rapaport covering this syndrome and how he treats it. Topical steroids can be a great medicine when used appropriately, but like any medicine they can be abused and lead to side effects. Some will suffer adverse effects even with normal use. TSW is a potential adverse effect of topical steroids in a small percentage of people. Disclaimer: This conversation, and the recommendations made in this video, are for educational and entertainment purposes only. This is not intended as individual medical advice and no doctor patient relationship is established. The content of this discussion is not a substitute for professional medical advice and you should seek medical attention for any disorder. Understand that medical opinions may differ from doctor to doctor based on their individual training and experience. To learn more about Dr. Rapaport or TSW you can check out the following links. 📒 Show Notes and Resources 📒 Skin on Fire Documentary: https://youtu.be/GuaBbsL1qKA Skin on Fire Website: https://www.skinonfiredoc.com/ Dr. Rapaport's Facebook Support Group: Understanding Red Skin Syndrome
Treated With a Fake Laser? Conversation with Scott Carson
There is big money to be made in laser sales, so it should come as no surprise that there are bad actors in the laser sales space trying to make a quick buck. We've reviewed lasers before on this channel, and you know that they can be very good at their purpose, but they also carry risk if they are used improperly. A rising phenomenon is the release of counterfeit lasers on the market that are designed to look like, and/or mimic the technology of the lasers currently available on the market. How can you know if your doctor or Medispa is using the real deal or if they have been duped into buying a counterfeit laser? I sit down and talk with Scott Carson, owner of MRP. MRP is a company based in Park City, UT that sells and services lasers. Scott and his team have seen it all and have been concerned with the rise in counterfeit laser technology. I have personally purchased devices from Scott and his team and have witnessed the high ethical standard of the company and experienced the amazing service they provide. Scott shines some light on this emerging phenomenon and provides tips for both doctors, and patients on staying safe.
AMA About Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that may also affect the joints. With so many medications on the market available to treat psoriasis I wanted to spend some time answering your questions about one of the most common conditions we see in the dermatology office.
Here are some resources discussed in the episode.
National Psoriasis Foundation
AAD Psoriasis Resources Center
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Introducing 208SKN by Dr. Portela
I'm proud to announce that the same skincare products I make available to my patients in the clinic are now available online for all to try.
208SKN has been in the works for over a year and the products are amazing. We've been offering these products to our patients in the clinic for a while now and the feedback has been phenomenal.
You can visit www.208SKN.com to purchase, or sign up for subscribe and save. There will be promotions and discounts periodically so make sure to sign up for the email list.
Adult Acne With Sarah Waldock of Balm Labs
Adult acne is on the rise and is disproportionately affecting women with a strongly suspected hormonal cause. This frustration led Sarah Waldock to start her own journey to find a for her own acne.
We discuss her personal journey with adult acne and also discuss the mental and emotional issues that can come along with adult acne.
The video version of this podcast is available on my YouTube Channel.
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This episode is not sponsored by Balm Labs, but links may contain affiliate links which can result in compensation for Dr. Portela
Relevant for all!
I found Dr. Portela's podcast to be approachable for all walks of life-- skin care beginners/gurus, pharmacists, dermatologist/NP/PA (me!) estheticians... Because of the explosion of information nowadays through social media, it's so important to incorporate all voices and discuss treatments and debunk myths as a team. I would love to see more collabs with cosmetic chemists in the future as the audience is becoming more educated too. Great educational podcast!
I found Dr. Portela on TikTok. I love is videos and learn so much. Then I discovered he has a podcast. I found it and started listening immediately. Dr. Portela and his guests are so easy to learn from. Grab a paper and pen because you are going to want to take notes! They share so much great information!! Subscribe now, you won’t regret it!!!!
Horribly irresponsible false statements
In the July episode about acne, it is pretty clear to anyone with a brain that both these dermatologists have received all their education regarding pharmaceutical treatment options for acne directly from pharmaceutical companies. Accutane (isotretinoin) is a very dangerous and serious drug with many potential disabling lifelong side effects. People have died from this drug. And yet both doctors sing its praises, denying and downplaying the severity of its effects. Shame on you guys, please do your research. Kids are dying because of use of this drug from irresponsible doctors such as these guys.