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

Expert skincare and beauty tips

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.

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 

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.

Clear + Brilliant — May 30, 2020
Getting Skin Ready — April 2, 2020

Getting Skin Ready

If you are thinking about a new skin care program, you need to consider how to maximize the benefit of your new products.  Our new ZO line has just the solution.

1) Start with a good cleanser.  Their exfoliating cleanser is great for oily skin, even if it’s acne prone.  For most of the rest of us I recommend their gentle cleanser.

2) Exfoliating gets rid of dead skin that blocks the absorption of products.  ZO Exfoliating Polish is the perfect answer for that.  I use mine 2 to 3 times a week.

3) Finally, everybody needs a toner, and the ZO complexion renewal pads really clean out the pores and get rid of makeup residue.

Take home message:  clean and prepare your skin properly before using your other products for optimal results.

The Brown Spot Battle (video) — March 2, 2020
ZO Excited! — February 21, 2020
**NEW PRODUCT ALERT** — January 10, 2020

**NEW PRODUCT ALERT**

Black Mask – Made with the highest quality earth clays to unclog pores and absorb excess oil, this intensive mask noticeably refines the appearance of pores and deeply cleanses skin, leaving it polished and smooth.

Purifies and soothes skin with unique properties of Silt derived from European freshwater lakes

Contains the highest quality earth clays to unclog pores and absorb excess oil

Leaves skin looking polished and smooth

Helps to noticeably refine the appearance of pores

Who benefits? All skin types. Ideal for those with normal to oily skin types.

5 Things Your Dermatologist Wishes You Wouldn’t Do — February 26, 2018