All posts by Timothy R. Miller, M.D.

Board Certification: What does it really mean and what should I look for?

Published: October 10, 2016

Many patients interested in facial rejuvenation surgical procedures have heard, read or been instructed to look for and to be treated by only board certified facial plastic or plastic surgeons.  But, for most people this requirement can be quite confusing and raise certain questions, such as what does it really mean to be board certified and are … Continue reading Board Certification: What does it really mean and what should I look for?

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Facelift (Rhytidectomy) Types: Which one is best for you?

Published: February 28, 2015

  If you are like most patients and have come to the realization that, in order to improve the laxity and sag in the lower part of your face some sort of surgical “lift” is needed; then you’re probably confused and quite possibly overwhelmed with all the choices.  I truly consider the following information invaluable … Continue reading Facelift (Rhytidectomy) Types: Which one is best for you?

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Are all facelift incisions and their results the same?

Published: April 14, 2016

  One of the most tell-tale signs or stigmata of facelifts are obvious scars.  Many potential candidates who would achieve excellent, natural and refreshed results become hesitant about having a facelift or similar procedure because they have a friend, family member, or maybe seen a passer­-by with obvious scars around the ears or temples. The … Continue reading Are all facelift incisions and their results the same?

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Tired, sad appearing eyes and those eyelid bags…What can I do? An Informative Essay.

Published: October 3, 2016

A very common reason patients come to our Orange County office in Aliso Viejo is because of tired, sad appearing eyes.  More often than not the cause is directly attributed to the lower eyelid area, more so than the upper eyelid area, and the tired sad appearance of the eyes are typically the result of lower eyelid … Continue reading Tired, sad appearing eyes and those eyelid bags…What can I do? An Informative Essay.

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Is it Fraxel or Fractional?

Published: February 22, 2014

  It is difficult to know which laser to choose from when deciding on a treatment that is really going to remove brown spots, eliminate those deepening lines and wrinkles, and at the same time provide some true skin tightening.  And do all these things with the least amount of downtime possible, perhaps in 4-5 … Continue reading Is it Fraxel or Fractional?

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How much Botox do I need?

Published: March 13, 2017

Botox continues to be the most popular cosmetic treatment in the United States.  Botox has been FDA approved, through rigorous studies proving its safety, for many uses beyond cosmetic purposes, such as migraine headaches.  At Refreshed Aesthetic Surgery and SkinCare we use Botox to help reduce or eliminate wrinkles in various areas, treat neck bands, … Continue reading How much Botox do I need?

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Facial Aging and the Importance of Volume

Published: June 29, 2015

As we age there are generally 3 areas that come into play with respect to facial aging.  There is the aging and “thinning” of our facial skin, which is associated with the loss and disruption of collagen and elastin fibers.  Secondly, there is the progression of tissue laxity, sag, and “excess” skin, and lastly there … Continue reading Facial Aging and the Importance of Volume

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Do I need a general anesthesia for my facelift or neck lift?

Published: September 10, 2016

One of the most common questions asked by patients during a facelift or neck lift consultation is whether they will have to undergo a general anesthetic for the procedure.  The answer is often no. Before I go on I think it would be helpful to explain what a general anesthetic is and compare it to … Continue reading Do I need a general anesthesia for my facelift or neck lift?

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The HydraFacial: The Next Generation Facial

Published: March 28, 2014

  The purpose of any high-quality “facial” is to create healthier, better looking skin.  To achieve these goals of healthier, better looking skin a facial must contain certain basic steps in order to produce real results.  The essential steps of a high-quality facial are cleansing the skin, the application of an exfoliant through a chemical (peel) or … Continue reading The HydraFacial: The Next Generation Facial

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Eyebrows: The Hidden Tail

Published: March 1, 2016

Over the years, you may have noticed something different about your eyebrows.  You may have thought they were just falling with age. However, a closer look of earlier pictures may reveal that the eyebrows are actually still at the same height!  But, looking more closely, you may see that the eyebrow tails have changed; that is, their shape … Continue reading Eyebrows: The Hidden Tail

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