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

Expert skincare and beauty tips

Coolsculpting – Real Results — December 24, 2020
Juvederm Before & After — September 6, 2020
Botox Before and After — August 25, 2020
3 Quick Anti-Aging Tips — August 5, 2020
The Eyes Have It — August 2, 2020
Psoriasis and Coronavirus — March 26, 2020

Psoriasis and Coronavirus

Many patients who have severe psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis are on medications called immunologics.  These medications work by altering portions of the immune system at the cellular level.  Because of this, patients on these medications may may have an increased risk of infection. Certain drugs, such as those called TNF inhibitors (drugs like Enbrel and Humira), may have a higher risk than others.

When deciding whether to continue or stop your medication, you also need to think about other factors that may put you in a higher risk group such as diabetes, COPD, or age greater than 60.

None of us knows everything about this virus.  Call your doctor and have a frank discussion about your concerns.

Stay healthy.

Josie Futrell, MD

Newtox (video) — March 16, 2020

Newtox (video)

We take your health seriously. We are not seeing patients who are ill or have symptoms of coronavirus. If you are sick or concerned you have the virus, contact your PCP. We are taking extensive precautions with sanitization/hand washing, and are open for existing & new patients. Here, I discuss the various products available (such as “Newtox”) for treating wrinkles.

Physician as Patient – Juvederm — January 23, 2020
Newtox vs Botox — August 14, 2019

Newtox vs Botox

Most people think that Botox is one product.  There are actually 4 different neurotoxins in the U.S. that help us smooth out the fine lines on the forehead and around the eyes.  All are similar, but sometimes one may work better for you. If your Botox isn’t working as well as 2 years ago, you may need to increase your dose or try a new product such as Dysport, Xeomin, or Jeuveau.  At Ark-La-Tex Dermatology, we have all four and Jeauveau is available at a reduced price during August!