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

Expert skincare and beauty tips

Psoriasis Awareness Month — August 15, 2021

Psoriasis Awareness Month

Psoriasis affects about 2% of the U.S. population. Psoriasis is a chronic, genetic, non-contagious skin disorder that appears in many different forms and can affect any part of the body, including the nails and scalp. Psoriasis is categorized as mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the percentage of body surface involved and the impact on the patient’s quality of life.

If you or family member think you may have psoriasis, call our office for an appointment with one of our Board Certified Dermatologists. Our doctors offer treatments ranging from topicals, to oral medication, to biologic injections.

For more information check the National Psoriasis Foundation website at www.psoriasis.org or The American Academy of Dermatology at www.aad.org.

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.

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