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!

Needle Shy? — February 8, 2021

Needle Shy?

Three Products to Plump Lips Without Injections

Valentine’s Day is around the corner.  Here are 3 products at Arklatex Dermatology to plump and smooth your lips without injections:

  1. Youthful Lip Replenisher by Revision (on special this month)
  2. HA5 lips by SkinMedica (my favorite)
  3. Antioxidant Lip Repair by Skinceuticals. 

Ask for advice about which is right for you.

Botox Before and After — August 25, 2020
All About Eyes — August 20, 2020
3 Quick Anti-Aging Tips — August 5, 2020
Best Time to Get Filler and/or Botox?   — May 17, 2020

Best Time to Get Filler and/or Botox?  

When is the best time to get filler and/or Botox?

Hopefully, we will all be getting out more soon, and birthdays, weddings, parties and celebrations will happen again.  So, how should you time your cosmetic regimen?

Botox lasts for approximately three months. It can take up to 7 days to take effect. and may have some bruising. So, consider having the procedure done 2 to 3 weeks before a big event. That also gives you time to correct for any uneven or asymmetric results as well.

Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, should also be done a good 2 weeks before a big event event. Fillers last for 1 to 2 years, but are more likely to have associated bruising or swelling.

So plan ahead and get ready for summer!

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.

Skincare for the Holidays — November 5, 2019

Skincare for the Holidays

Start getting your skin ready for the holiday season! Remember, lots of treatments can’t be done last-minute.

  1. Peels, lasers, Botox and fillers should be done at least 3 or 4 weeks before a big event.
  2. Keep on using sunscreen, RetinA and antioxidants daily.
  3. Back off exfoliating to 1 or 2 times a week.
  4. Increase your use of eye creams and moisturizer.
  5. Sleep with Vaseline on your lips.
  6. Add monthly facials and Silk peels to your routine.

Let me customize a skincare regimen for you!

Botox, Nutox, Dysport or Xeomin? Which is right for you? — September 9, 2019

Botox, Nutox, Dysport or Xeomin? Which is right for you?

Recently, there have been multiple ads for “Nutox,” which is really a marketing strategy for the new product Jeuveau. All of these products are neurotoxins used to treat lines and wrinkles in the upper face. Check out all four with Ark-La-Tex Dermatology. We can navigate the similarities and differences in all four products, explain their loyalty programs and keep you up-to-date on specials. If your current toxin isn’t doing it for you, come in for a free consultation.

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!

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