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

Expert skincare and beauty tips

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!

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!

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.

All I Want for Christmas is Sculptra! (video) — November 30, 2018
3 Must Have Chemical Peels For Fall — September 4, 2018

3 Must Have Chemical Peels For Fall

1) Hands- Don’t let your hands give away your age. A great peel, consisting of 20% TCA (trichloroacetic acid) and 10% lactic can improve texture and get rid of some of the “age spots” you acquired this summer. The peel has minor discomfort but will result in about a week of light peeling (and can also be used on the face).

2) Eyes- Another Glytone product consisting of 15% Lactic acid and 3.75% TCA, this peel can be done in a series (4 treatments) to reduce fine lines with minimal downtime. Use this in conjunction with our unique Needle Free Serum (available only at Ark-La-Tex Dermatology) This is one of the few peels available for use close to the eye.

3) Face, décolleté- Try the Vitalize or Rejuvenize peel by Skin Medica. These again are low in downtime and are often done in a series. They are great for minor discoloration, and pigmented acne scars.

 

5 Reasons to Try Jane Iredale – a Mineral Makeup for Healthy Radiant Skin — August 21, 2018
Jane Iredale Makeup — August 10, 2018
Meet the Newest Filler, Revanesse® Versa — July 14, 2018
Skin beauty at any age – the art of aging well — June 6, 2018

Skin beauty at any age – the art of aging well

Beautiful skin is possible at any age!

YOUNG SWAN

Start with Revision 30% C serum every morning, Retin-A every night and sunscreen if you even open your front door. Don’t forget to exfoliate–Finishing Touch by Revision is great.

YOUNG MOM

To all of the above, introduce microneedling Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Botox and fillers.

YOUNG AT HEART

Make sure you don’t neglect the décolletage area. Great products are TNS essential serum and Nectifirm. In addition to traditional fillers, consider Sculptra for overall facial volume replacement. For skin tightening and rejuvenation, add Infini, a new radio frequency microneedling device.

 

 

5 Tips For Gold Medal-Worthy Skin — February 13, 2018

5 Tips For Gold Medal-Worthy Skin

My top tips for an award-winning look!  

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1) Get a facial.  Our hydrating facial using B5 gel will give you an Olympic glow.

2) Silkpeel for the face and hands exfoliates and freshens, reducing dullness 

3) Use Nectifirm, not only for the neck but the arms and chest. 

4) A Botox facial microneedling with an infusion of small amounts of Botox will help to erase fine lines and reduce pore size. 

5)PRP injections can stimulate collagen production.  Combine with microneedling for even more effect.