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February 2020
So you’ve decided to make the move from California to Idaho. In Boise, we have a great quality of life & beautiful land to explore. But it’s hard to ignore the debate we’ve been having for decades: are Californians welcome here? Read more to learn about how Treasure Valley Dermatology welcomes!
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Rosacea is a very common inflammatory disorder of the skin. While there are a few different paths for treatment – including topical creams, oral antibiotics, & lasers – the most effective results come from a combination of treatments. Read more to learn about how to treat Rosacea with Dr. Portela!
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May 2019
The American Cancer Society predicts nearly 75,000 Americans will be diagnosed with malignant melanoma this year. On Friday's Idaho Matters, we speak with Boise dermatologist Dustin Portela about keeping your skin safe this summer.
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It is about common sunscreen ingredients. As a dermatologist, you can imagine this only increased the number of questions I get on a daily basis regarding which sunscreen to use.
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March 2019
I, like so many of you, struggled with hormonal/adult acne during pregnancy. I tried several different high end cleansing products and nothing was working for me. It was affecting me as a wife, mother, friend and business owner. I had a hard time saying yes to social events because I was dealing with active acne in my early 30’s
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February 2019
January has come and gone as have New Years resolutions for thousands of people. There are the usual goals of eating better, working out more, and getting better sleep. These are all excellent goals, and can improve your life tremendously if you stick to them, but have you considered making a resolution for your skin? Stick with me and I’ll outline some common tips that can keep your skin healthy, and have you looking even younger as the year goes on?
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January 2019
We are all familiar with the old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Nowhere can this prove to be more true than in dermatology, specifically concerning skin cancers. Carefully analyzing skin lesions daily for the past twelve years, I have come to the realization that early detection is absolutely key to achieving the most positive outcomes possible.
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October 2018
As a dermatologist in Boise, I am constantly telling my patients, friends, and family members to use good sun protection and wear sunscreen. Sun protection can be a particular challenge when enjoying many of Idaho’s numerous outdoor activities. While many people may put on sunscreen prior to going outside, sweating causes sunscreen to rapidly lose its effect.
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September 2018
Everyone knows that navigating the healthcare landscape can be challenging. Once something starts to go wrong, most of us head to the internet to research our symptoms and find a doctor who can help us. You may rely on the recommendation of a friend to select the right doctor, or may make a decision based on online reviews. Even then most of us approach a new doctors office with some trepidation and a hope that we made the right decision.
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September 26th marks 6 months since the opening of Treasure Valley Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center. From all of us at the clinic we want to thank our loyal patients and friends who have supported us.
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