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

Expert skincare and beauty tips

Sculptra — July 3, 2021

Sculptra

Do you want to:  

Treat more than just wrinkles, lines and folds?  

Have subtle results that emerge gradually over time?

Address an underlying cause of facial aging?

Achieve a full face rejuvenation?  

If you said yes to one or more of these questions, then Sculptra may be right for you. Sculptra is an injectable product that stimulates the growth of your own collagen. Results are not immediate, but they are long lasting. Furthermore, it can be used to fill in lost volume throughout the mid face.  It is also a great product for men, because it follows the contours of the male face.

The average patient gets a series of injections over 2 to 4 months. Younger individuals may need only one session.

Come see if Sculptra is right for you.

Accent on Eyes — May 16, 2021

Accent on Eyes

A common complaint I hear every day is about dark circles under the eyes. This is not from melanin and is not related to sun. 

So try these tips: 

  1. Retin A each night.  It builds collagen and protects fragile blood vessels. 
  2. DEJ eye cream.  It gives the skin an illuminating shine. 
  3. Restylane in the tear troughs to blur the demarcation between eyelid and cheek. 

Talk with your dermatologist about which will help you.

Sculptra — May 15, 2021
Needle Shy? — February 8, 2021
Vampire Facial (Liquid Gold) — November 17, 2020

Vampire Facial (Liquid Gold)

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) can be used for a liquid facelift (sometimes known as a Vampire Facelift) or can be injected into the scalp to help regrow hair. This same PRP can be used with microneedling to enhance collagen growth (known as a Vampire Facial), and with our Infini-RF Microneedling machine.

At Ark-La-Tex Dermatology, we offer all of these treatments! Make an appointment with one of our doctors or Aestheticians to see what is right for you.

Juvederm Before & After — September 6, 2020
Botox Before and After — August 25, 2020
All About Eyes — August 20, 2020
INTRODUCING RESTYLANE KYSSE — May 22, 2020

INTRODUCING RESTYLANE KYSSE

What is Restylane Kysse for?
Restylane Kysse is injected into the lips and the lines around the upper lip to temporarily add fullness to the lips and help smooth the wrinkles around the upper lip (perioral lines) in patients over the age of 21.

How is Restylane Kysse used?
Restylane Kysse is injected with an ultrafine needle into your lips to add fullness. It can also be injected into the skin above your lips to help smooth the wrinkles around your upper lip (perioral lines).

$50 off Kysse when combined with 30+ units of Dysport. While rebates last.

Best Time to Get Filler and/or Botox?   — May 17, 2020

Best Time to Get Filler and/or Botox?  

When is the best time to get filler and/or Botox?

Hopefully, we will all be getting out more soon, and birthdays, weddings, parties and celebrations will happen again.  So, how should you time your cosmetic regimen?

Botox lasts for approximately three months. It can take up to 7 days to take effect. and may have some bruising. So, consider having the procedure done 2 to 3 weeks before a big event. That also gives you time to correct for any uneven or asymmetric results as well.

Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, should also be done a good 2 weeks before a big event event. Fillers last for 1 to 2 years, but are more likely to have associated bruising or swelling.

So plan ahead and get ready for summer!