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

Expert skincare and beauty tips

3 Quick Anti-Aging Tips — August 5, 2020
The Eyes Have It — August 2, 2020
Atopic Dermatitis Follow-Up — August 1, 2020
When Summer Does a Number on Your Skin — July 29, 2020

When Summer Does a Number on Your Skin

What to do when summer does a number on your skin? You need a good skin care routine!

  1. Dry skin on the upper arms and thighs — Use your ZO complexion renewal pads and follow it with Nectifirm moisturizer daily as part of your facial routine.  
  2. Keratosis Pilaris or arm bumps —Try 12% Lachydrin lotion
  3. Dull skin on the face — Add ZO exfoliating polish and Daily Power defense to your usual routine of sunscreen and Retin A.  
  4. Too much brown — Try the ZO Pigment Control Kit or add Lytera to your hydroquinone regimen.  Skin care routines can be customized at Arklatex Dermatology.
Dupixent—Atopic Dermatitis Treatment Now Available for Children Age 6 and Up — July 22, 2020

Dupixent—Atopic Dermatitis Treatment Now Available for Children Age 6 and Up

Have you ever had a child ask you, “What does it feel like to have normal skin?”  That is what a young lady with severe atopic dermatitis asked me this week.  Since birth, she has been covered with an itchy scaly rash that has been resistant to topical and oral treatments with steroids and other medicines.  As a result, she sat in my office in July covered in a hoodie and sweatpants.  As she is only eleven, she has not been able to be treated with some of the newer therapies.  Just recently, the FDA approved Dupixent for children 6 and up, and she got her first injection this week.

Above is a picture of her arms pre-treatment.  Stand by for further updates in 2 weeks.

Pimple? Here’s what NOT to do. — July 15, 2020
Super Zit? — July 12, 2020

Super Zit?

Super zits are super annoying! Here are some tips for treating.

1) Do. Not. Mash!  This actually makes it last longer.  

2) Apply benzoyl peroxide nightly as part of your skin care regimen for several nights to dry it.  

3) Call your dermatologist to inject it with a mild cortisone solution.  

4) If cystic acne is a chronic problem, see your dermatologist about oral therapy.

Female Adult Acne — July 10, 2020

Female Adult Acne

Acne is not just a teenage problem.  Many women experience acne in their 20s, 30s, and 40s.  Causes and treatments may differ when you are older.

Consider birth control methods and acne.  Certain low estrogen oral contraceptives may actually improve acne. On the other hand, hormone-coated IUDs such as the Mirena may make acne prone individuals more likely to break out.  

Check with your dermatologist, as well as your gynecologist, beforehand!

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Selfcare Sunday – Eyebrows — July 5, 2020
Why Accutane? — July 1, 2020