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

Expert skincare and beauty tips

The Best Products of 2020 — January 3, 2021

The Best Products of 2020

As we ring in the new year, here’s a look back at the best skincare products of 2020.

  1. Best gentle cleanser—Obagi Gentle Cleanser  

2. Best exfoliating cleanser—Skin Medica AHA/BHA.

3. Best oil control—ZO Oil Control Pads.

4. Best Toner—ZO Complexion Renewal Pads

5. Best antioxidant—TNS Essential Serum by SkinMedica.

6. Best moisturizer for skin repair—SkinCeuticals Epidermal Repair Cream.

7. Best product to smooth crepey skin under makeup—Skinmedica HA5.  

And the best place to get all these products? ArkLaTex Dermatology!

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Coolsculpting – Real Results — December 24, 2020
Treating Dry, Chapped Lips in the Winter — December 13, 2020
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!

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.

VI Peel — October 29, 2020

VI Peel

The VI Peel contains a synergistic blend of ingredients, including Vitamin A, TCA, Salicylic acid, Phenol, and Vitamin C. This peel is suitable for all skin types and improves the tone, texture, and clarity of the skin. You will enjoy more radiant, younger looking skin in as little as 7 days.


The VI Peel Precision Plus is a powerful booster with Hydroquinone and Kojic acid developed specifically to treat stubborn pigmentation and damage in the skin. This booster is added to the VI Peel creating the ultimate treatment choice for dramatic results.

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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Treating Basal Cell Carcinoma — October 7, 2020

Treating Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell skin cancer is the most common form of skin cancer. Generally, it does not spread all over the body, but it can become large, form ulcers, and do tremendous local skin damage.  

Ideally, it’s best to excise the entire lesion and sew it up. This allows a pathologist to check it and make sure It is completely removed. Sometimes we perform a procedure called electrodesiccation and curettage where we burn and scrape the lesion. This is used primarily for very superficial lesions.

For lesions that can’t be removed entirely because of size, location, or condition of the patient, sometimes radiation, immune modulators or oral medications that interfere with the production of the tumor cells may be used to treat these tumors.  

Your dermatologist can help you identify these skin cancers and direct you to the best treatment.

Brown Spots — September 27, 2020
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