Dr. Josephine Futrell, M.D., Ph.D., Dermatology

Expert skincare and beauty tips

New Firming Serum — October 15, 2020

New Firming Serum

Ark-La-Tex Dermatology is now carrying ZO Firming Serum. An anti-aging breakthrough in skin structure + shape. This mild, lightweight and tolerable formulation is indicated for all skin types and sensitive skin areas to reinforce skin health and hydrate to support the visible improvement in skin elasticity and firmness.

BENEFITS

  • Visibly tightens and firms the skin
  • Improves the appearance of sagging and skin laxity
  • Helps define facial contours
  • Supports healthy skin structure and the skin’s natural renewal process
  • Defends against free radical damage

KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Sodium DNA: Works alongside skin’s matrix formation process to support fibroblast activity
  • ZCORE™ complex: Consists of a biomimetic tetrapeptide and sweet yellow clover, and supports the anchoring fibrils for dermal-epidermal junction integrity.
  • ZO-RRS2® Anti-Inflammatory System: Exclusive plant stem cell complex provides powerful antioxidant protection

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Treating Basal Cell Carcinoma — October 7, 2020

Treating Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell skin cancer is the most common form of skin cancer. Generally, it does not spread all over the body, but it can become large, form ulcers, and do tremendous local skin damage.  

Ideally, it’s best to excise the entire lesion and sew it up. This allows a pathologist to check it and make sure It is completely removed. Sometimes we perform a procedure called electrodesiccation and curettage where we burn and scrape the lesion. This is used primarily for very superficial lesions.

For lesions that can’t be removed entirely because of size, location, or condition of the patient, sometimes radiation, immune modulators or oral medications that interfere with the production of the tumor cells may be used to treat these tumors.  

Your dermatologist can help you identify these skin cancers and direct you to the best treatment.

October is Fraxel Month — October 5, 2020

October is Fraxel Month

Save 10% off of Fraxel packages or single Fraxel sessions. Discount available on both Fraxel Restore Dual and Fraxel Repair. Fraxel Restore is still the best non-ablative laser for acne scars, fine lines, pigment and general resurfacing. Fraxel Repair is an ablative laser to help with deeper wrinkles and can help with skin tightening.

Call for a free consultation to see which Fraxel laser is best for you.

Brown Spots — September 27, 2020
Treatments for Acne Scars — September 23, 2020
Infini—Radiofrequency microneedling—A new twist to restore your skin. — September 20, 2020

Infini—Radiofrequency microneedling—A new twist to restore your skin.

If fine lines and loss of firmness are your problem, this may be your solution.  Infini uses your body’s own reaction to firm the skin by delivering energy directly to the dermis through gold plated micro needles. The top layer of the skin is protected, allowing treatments on all skin types, even tanned skin.

Scars, acne scarring as well as overall skin rejuvenation may be treated in one to three office visits. And even better, this procedure is discounted in September.  Schedule your consultation today 

Glowing Skin at Any Age — September 13, 2020
Chemical Peels – Who Needs Them? — September 11, 2020

Chemical Peels – Who Needs Them?

Labor Day has come and gone, and now all of us are surveying the damage summer has done to our skin. This can manifest itself as fine lines, brown spots and diffuse bronzing.  

In response, chemical peels come in a variety of strengths and formulations to accommodate any skin type.  Here are a few solutions for your problems.

1) Vitalize peel—This is a light peel with very little downtime that is done in series to erase hyperpigmentation. It’s great for people of any skin type and can —A blend of—also be used to address hyperpigmentation from acne.

2) Rejuvenize peel—A stronger version of the above for faster results.  

3) VI peel—A blend of Vitamin A, TCA, Salicylic acid,Phenol, and Vitamin C—the perfect antidote to summer.  No peel is complete without starting a new protective skin care line.  That’s why seeing the professionals matters.

Remember, cosmetic consults are free and can match you to the best procedure for your skin.

Juvederm Before & After — September 6, 2020
Healthy Skin for Fall — August 30, 2020