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

The Kim Phuc’s Story

Published: May 1, 2017

Most people remember this iconic picture taken during the Vietnam War in 1972.  The photograph, taken by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Nick Ut, depicts 9 year-old Kim Phuc running down the road after being traumatically burned by napalm.  At the recent April 2017 ASLMS laser meeting in San Diego, Kim Phuc was the Keynote Speaker, … Continue reading The Kim Phuc’s Story

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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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Vitamin C: The “tried and true” anti-aging ingredient

Published: December 26, 2016

It seems every month we hear about a new skin care product extolling a new anti-aging ingredient that will bring about more youthful, healthy looking skin.  Yet, often these “revolutionary” ingredients will not stand the test of time, and often the tubes and nicely shaped containers storing these “next generation” ingredients are soon found deep … Continue reading Vitamin C: The “tried and true” anti-aging ingredient

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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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Sleep Wrinkles: Aging while you sleep

Published: July 31, 2016

A recent peer reviewed study examined how your position during sleep may contribute to facial wrinkles.  While sleeping, certain positions place the face in contact with your pillow that causes stretch, shear, and compression forces on your skin, which causing the skin to buckle eventually causing sleep wrinkles.  The lateral sleep position (on your side) and the … Continue reading Sleep Wrinkles: Aging while you sleep

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The Forgotten Temples II

Published: June 22, 2016

As previously written about in a blog, journal article, and presented during a recent national lecture to aesthetic surgeons, the temples are an aesthetically crucial area to address during facial rejuvenation.  The area is commonly overlooked by aesthetic practitioners and patients.  Moreover, the hollow temple, when viewed next to the more frequently augmented cheek, can provide a distorted … Continue reading The Forgotten Temples II

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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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Kybella? What is it?

Published: November 26, 2015

KYBELLA® is an FDA approved treatment specifically designed to improve  the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat located below the chin (submental fat), often referred to as the “double chin.” (see before and after results below). KYBELLA® is a liquid that is injected through a very tiny needle into targeted areas underneath the chin.  The … Continue reading Kybella? What is it?

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

Published: October 3, 2015

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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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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