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

Expert skincare and beauty tips

Self Improvement Month — September 3, 2021

Self Improvement Month

September is self improvement month at ArkLaTex Dermatology.  Most of us have had a great summer, but it shows on our face. Sunspots and uneven pigment age our skin. Here are some great tips for skin brightening.  

1) Start with one or a series of chemical peels.  Our Vitalize and Rejuvenize peels have minimal downtime.  The VI peel is also great, but you may have a little more peeling.  Peels are 20% off this month.  

2) Try a complete skin program with exfoliant, bleaching creams and antioxidants.  Our Obagi Nuderm and ZO pigment control kits have everything you need. They are 10% off in September.

3) Excel V laser treatments are great to remove red and brown discoloration on the face neck and chest.  

If you don’t know where to start, book a free cosmetic consultation. 

Hair Care for the Eyes — June 2, 2021
Summer Must Haves — May 26, 2021

Summer Must Haves

Since I’m on vacation, I finally have time to catch up on reading all my favorite magazines.  Here is a synopsis of their best advice on beauty products.  

  1. Best exfoliant is a summer favorite—SkinMedica AHA/BHA.  It’s mild enough to use at the beach.  
  2. The consensus favorite for antioxidants to neutralize sun damage is still Skinceutical CE Ferulic.  
  3. DEJ eye cream can give you visible changes in as little as four weeks with its amazing peptides to combat dark circles and fine lines.
  4. Best serum and worth every dime is TNS Advanced by SkinMedica, although I still prefer their sister product TNS Essential Serum.
  5. If your oily skin doesn’t like sunscreen, try Ella UV Clear.  

All of these are available at ArkLaTex Dermatology.  For those of you traveling with limited space for packing like me, a great over the counter cleanser is Cetaphil, and it can be bought in small travel size.  

Have fun on vacation with all your favorite products!

Recipe for Sexy Eyes — May 19, 2021
Let’s Spring Clean Your Skin — March 21, 2021

Let’s Spring Clean Your Skin

March is spring cleaning month, and the best way to start is with the ZO Getting Skin Ready kit. 

Always start with a cleanser. Hydrating cleanser is good for normal to dry skin, but the exfoliating cleanser is best for oily skin.

Next, tone your skin with complexion renewal pads or oil control pads. This allows any of your beauty products to absorb better into the epidermis. 

Finally, don’t forget to exfoliate. The ZO exfoliating polish tops off your cleansing regimen by removing dead cells. 

Take advantage of a free cosmetic consultation to adapt this regimen to your skin.

Pucker Up! — February 14, 2021

Pucker Up!

Three things to do in February for lip enhancement

1) Lip filler.  There are a number of products ranging from Juvederm Ultra to Restylane Kysse to enhance lips, decrease lip lines and perk up the corners around the mouth. 

2) Topical creams and gels.  These products give a temporary smoothing and plumping and take effect in minutes . 

3) The much touted Lip Flip to perk up your lips and reduce smoker’s lines.  This is accomplished with small amounts of Botox. 

If you want great lips, try all three!

February Special! $50 OFF 1CC OF ANY FILLER FOR LIPS!

Needle Shy? — February 8, 2021
Getting Your Skin Ready For the New Year — December 20, 2020
Avoiding Mask Rash — December 9, 2020

Avoiding Mask Rash

Mask rubbing you the wrong way? Here are some tips.

  1. Don’t wear makeup under your mask—no one can see it anyway.  
  2. Do exfoliate gently at least once a week.  
  3. Use a toner or other product to remove excess oil.  My favorite is ZO complexion renewal pads.  
  4. Wash your mask daily or use disposable ones.  
  5. Moisturize—Epidermal repair cream by Skinceuticals goes well under your mask.  
  6. Treat yourself to a facial or hydrafacial  at ArkLaTex Dermatology.
  7. Hope for a vaccine soon.  If you have concerns about the vaccine, talk to your physician. 
Dermaplaning — November 29, 2020

Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a skin treatment that uses an exfoliating blade to skim dead skin cells and hair from your face. It’s also called microplaning or blading. Dermaplaning aims to make your skin’s surface smooth, youthful, and radiant. It’s also used to remove “peach fuzz,” the short, soft hairs on your face.

Blading the skin actually removes about 2-3 week’s worth of dead skin cells. Dermaplaning can be performed every 3-4 weeks.

Learn more and call for an appointment today!