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

Expert skincare and beauty tips

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.

Physician as Patient – Juvederm — January 23, 2020
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!

All I Want for Christmas is Sculptra! (video) — November 30, 2018
Treatment for Sagging Skin — September 20, 2018

Treatment for Sagging Skin

attractive beautiful close up face

Problem: sagging skin on the face and neck.

Solution: consider the perfect pairing!

Sculptra injections to the face, followed by Infini (radio frequency, plus microneedling) can correct sagging skin in a non-surgical fashion. Both procedures have minimal downtown, and are done with only local anesthesia.

Of course, ArkLaTex Dermatology is the one local dermatology group that offers both procedures. Call today!

Meet the Newest Filler, Revanesse® Versa — July 14, 2018
Skin beauty at any age – the art of aging well — June 6, 2018

Skin beauty at any age – the art of aging well

Beautiful skin is possible at any age!


Start with Revision 30% C serum every morning, Retin-A every night and sunscreen if you even open your front door. Don’t forget to exfoliate–Finishing Touch by Revision is great.


To all of the above, introduce microneedling Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Botox and fillers.


Make sure you don’t neglect the décolletage area. Great products are TNS essential serum and Nectifirm. In addition to traditional fillers, consider Sculptra for overall facial volume replacement. For skin tightening and rejuvenation, add Infini, a new radio frequency microneedling device.



Treating Wrinkles: Botox, Dysport or Xeomin? — April 18, 2018

Treating Wrinkles: Botox, Dysport or Xeomin?

Everyone knows Botox is great for treating wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. But what about its competition–Dysport and Xeomin?  All 3 of these are similar products that work by blocking nerve impulses to muscles.  

I have tried all 3 on myself, and all work well.  Some patients of mine have a definite preference, and a few switch to another product if one seems to be less effective.  

Since the companies that make these products are very competitive, take advantage of special discounts to try a different one. Right now, the discount of $50 allows you to try Dysport on for size!


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