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

Expert skincare and beauty tips

Exfoliation — March 2, 2021

Exfoliation

There is no doubt that dead skin buildup makes your skin look dull.  But, exfoliation that is too aggressive may leave your skin red and irritated. 

Listen to what your skin is telling you, and find the right balance of products. Use of Obagi or ZO exfoliating cleanser daily is fine, but you can also alternate with their gentle cleansers. The ZO complexion renewal pads are a mild exfoliation choice and also help to unclog pores. 

More aggressive exfoliation may be done with Obagi Exfoderm or ZO Exfoliating Polish, but you may want to limit use to one or 2 times a week. 

A super aggressive version of exfoliation may be done by using these products more frequently, but too much aggression may actually result in hyperpigmentation. 

If you don’t like the Do it Yourself approach, superficial chemical peels such as our Vitalize and Rejuvenize peels are great exfoliation choices.  Just don’t neglect this part of your beauty routine!

Needle Shy? — February 8, 2021
Getting Your Skin Ready For the New Year — December 20, 2020
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.

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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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
Skincare Tailored to You! — August 26, 2020