Episode 176

Aesthetic Insights and Ethical Nuances in Dermatology with Dr. Dustin Portela

by Business of Aesthetics | March 14, 2024

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In today’s episode, our returning host, Ryan Davies, speaks to highly esteemed, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Dustin Portela. As a prominent dermatologist and practitioner, Dr. Portela is a voice of authority on the topic of aesthetics.

With his vast experience and commitment to ethical practices, he offers a unique outlook on the sophistication of dermatological treatments, device acquisitions, and the future of aesthetic medicine.

Moreover, Dr. Portela emphasizes the importance of conducting thorough research and understanding the needs of patients before investing in new technology for your practice.

Dr. Portela shares his experiences and cautionary tales to help you avoid potential pitfalls in the industry and safeguard both your practice and your patients.

Overall, this episode also describes recognizing bad actors, avoiding shortcuts, and staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in dermatology.

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Key Highlights

  • 00:00.05 -Discusses the positive, negative, and challenging aspects of today’s aesthetics.
  • 00:02:18 -Highlights procedures in skin care surgery.
  • 00:12:02 -Stresses the need to recognize that not every procedure suits every patient.
  • 00:23:01 -Advocates for staying technologically updated.
  • 00:29:50 -Raises the issue of foreign manufacturing companies.

Links: Dr. Dustin Portela

Website: https://drdustinportela.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drdustinportela/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drportela/

Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@drdustinportela


Host Ryan Davies Ryan Davies is a seasoned digital marketing advisor at ekwa.com, renowned for his sales and marketing psychology expertise. With a wealth of experience collaborating with companies and political campaigns, Ryan profoundly understands the intricacies of consumer behavior and how it influences purchasing decisions. As a certified Sandler Sales and Challenger Expert, he brings a unique perspective, employing innovative sales techniques that drive tangible results.

Recognized as a dynamic speaker and presenter, Ryan has graced numerous trade shows and events across North America, captivating audiences with his insightful talks on sales and marketing strategies.

His ability to communicate complex concepts relatable and engagingly has earned him a reputation as a sought-after industry expert. Attendees at his presentations gain practical insights and actionable takeaways that can be applied directly to their business endeavors.


Dr.Dustin Portela Board-certified facial plastic surgeon

Dr. Dustin Portela is a highly qualified Dermatologist and surgeon with a commitment to enhancing the health and beauty of his patients both internally and externally. He holds board certification in dermatology and serves as a Mohs Surgeon at Treasure Valley Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center.

Beyond his medical practice, Dr. Dustin has gained significant popularity as a social media figure, particularly on TikTok and Instagram. With over 2.3 million followers and almost 60 million likes on TikTok, he shares reaction videos, skincare guidelines, and recommendations.

In addition to his medical expertise, Dr. Dustin is an international speaker, utilizing his platform to educate and inspire. His impact extends to being recognized as a social media Doctor and Influencer.


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