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

Expert skincare and beauty tips

VI Peel— The Antidote to Winter — March 14, 2021

VI Peel— The Antidote to Winter

Behind our masks this winter is skin needing some rejuvenation. Dry skin in winter needs exfoliation to restore brightness. Discoloration from acne needs to be erased. And there is always dreaded brown discoloration.

The VI peel is a medium depth peel, so expect epidermal peeling beginning on day 2. It may be done singly or in a series. For added effect, one can try the Precision Plus version of this with hydroquinone. This can be booked at either office.

**NEW PRODUCT ALERT** — January 10, 2020


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.

Olympic-Inspired Skincare Tips  — February 15, 2018

Olympic-Inspired Skincare Tips 

Outdoor sports can wreak havoc on your skin.
Here are 5 products to help your dry winter skin make an Olympic comeback!  

2012 Hypothermic Half Marathon Edmonton #2

1) Obagi Hydrate Luxe–Use morning and evening for the face. 
2) Skinceuticals Soothing Cleanser for sensitive skin.
3) Skinceuticals body retexturing treatment to smooth chafing and decrease crepey look.
4) TNS eye repair for winter crinkles around the eyes.
5) SkinMedica Redness Relief to tame winter rosacea. 
To tailor a program to tame your winter skin problems, contact me at Arklatex Dermatology.
Your Holiday Season Survival Kit — November 21, 2017
Restoring Lost Facial Volume With Sculptra (Video) — October 29, 2017

Restoring Lost Facial Volume With Sculptra (Video)

Today, I discuss Dr. Baker’s Sculptra procedure.

Sculptra contains poly-L-lactic acid, which restores volume to the aging face. As you age, the collagen beneath the skin naturally begins to break down. This collagen gives your face volume and shape. As a result of the collagen breakdown, wrinkles and lines begin to form. Instead of “filling” the lines, Sculptra works differently; gradually stimulating the replacement the lost collagen. Essentially, it restores lost volume and improves facial contours without the downtime of a facelift.

Is Sculptra right for you? Watch this series of videos to learn more!

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Dr. Futrell Receives Sculptra Treatment (video) — August 13, 2017
Prep for Shorts-Weather Legs Starts Now! — January 10, 2017

Prep for Shorts-Weather Legs Starts Now!

Usually we think of laser hair removal in the spring when we get out our warm weather clothing.  Actually, the time to begin preparations for warm weather is right now.  Since it takes several treatments to remove hair from  any area, start now to have smooth legs, underarms, and bikini area by June.                                                              

Tips for hair removal:

1)Shave the day before. 

2)Do not pluck, wax, or use depilatory creams for at least 3 weeks before treatment. 

3)Benzoyl peroxide washes can prevent razor burn.  

4)No self tanner or tanning bed while treating.                                                     



Winter Skincare Tips — January 9, 2017

Winter Skincare Tips

1) Use an antioxidant serum before your morning sunscreen.  A good bargain is Vitamin C Lotion 30% by Revision (109$).

 2) A light winter peel–lactic acid or salicylic acid–can rid you of dry, dull skin.  Add a hyaluronic acid moisturizer to really smooth your skin.  Good products:  Hydrating Serum by Revision ($65) or HA5 by SkinMedica ($178 but worth it).

3) Continue daily sunscreen–SPF 30 or greater.

4)Don’t stop your nightly Retin A, but consider a lower strength for winter.

5)For hand protection get CeraVe healing balm.

My Fall Skin Care Routine — November 2, 2016

My Fall Skin Care Routine


1) Obagi Cleanser
2) Obagi Toner
3) TNS Essential Serum (SkinMedica)
4) Tinted Sunscreen (SkinCeuticals)


1) Cleanser (Obagi)
2) Toner (Obagi)
3) HQRA ( combines 12% hydroquinone and 0.1% Retin A)

Two to three times a week, I also use an exfoliant – either Obagi’s Exfoderm or Revision’s Finishing Touch. If I am extremely dry, I add in Obagi Luxe in the evening ( after Retin A), and / or HA5 (SkinMedica) in the morning. This latter product will smooth out crepey skin and allow makeup to glide on.


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