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

Facelift techniques: the differences explained

Published: April 10, 2015

  Facelift techniques vary from surgeon to surgeon but there are distinct differences in the techniques and in the results of these differing techniques. It is commonly regarded by well-trained facial plastic surgeons that are comfortable and experienced with performing surgery within the deeper layers of the face, that a better, very natural, and longer … Continue reading Facelift techniques: the differences explained

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Are all fractional CO2 lasers and their results the same?

Published: February 15, 2015

The short answer is no, and there are significant differences. When looking for a fractional CO2 laser treatment to improve brown spots, uneven skin tones, roughened texture, acne scarring, and those troublesome etched lines and wrinkles the search can be confusing.  In Orange County, the search is made even more difficult because of the range of … Continue reading Are all fractional CO2 lasers and their results the same?

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Does Retin-A (Tretinoin) help reverse skin aging?

Published: February 7, 2015

Does Retin-A (tretinoin) help reverse skin aging? Yes. Retin-A, whose active ingredient is tretinoin, has been shown to have positive effects on both the deeper collagen layers of your skin as well as the upper most layer that is comprised of skin cells. Tretinoin effects collagen in two ways.  With consistent long term use, tretinoin … Continue reading Does Retin-A (Tretinoin) help reverse skin aging?

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The Top 5 Facial Aesthetic Procedures in Orange County for 2015

Published: January 3, 2015

  #1.  Botox Botox is expected to remain the top cosmetic procedure performed in Orange County.  Botox is well established in Orange County and is a quick, effective, and safe procedure to help remove lines and wrinkles created by muscle activity.  Although similar products, such as Xeomin and Dysport, provide similar effects, Botox remains the … Continue reading The Top 5 Facial Aesthetic Procedures in Orange County for 2015

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Voluma®: the latest solution for facial rejuvenation

Published: December 6, 2014

Voluma® is the latest and most technologically advanced filler on the market, and is produced by Allergan, the makers of Botox.  Voluma® received its FDA approval for reversing the signs of volume loss in the mid-face and cheeks in 2013, and has since become one of the most popular fillers at our Aliso Viejo office … Continue reading Voluma®: the latest solution for facial rejuvenation

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Best of OC recognizes Refreshed Aesthetic Surgery

Published: September 14, 2014

We are proud to announce that Refreshed Aesthetic Surgery has been voted into the Orange County Register’s Best of OC, Best Cosmetic Surgeon category in our very first year! On a personal note, I would like to thank and recognize my tremendous hard-working staff, and especially all the patients who have shown their support for … Continue reading Best of OC recognizes Refreshed Aesthetic Surgery

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Dr.Miller Featured in Plastic Surgery Practice Journal

Published: September 5, 2014

The prestigious journal publication, Plastic Surgery Practice, contacted Dr. Miller to interview him about his new office in Orange County, as well as get his unique take on several topics related to facial plastic surgery.  Click here to read the article >>

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

Published: August 28, 2014

  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 dissolving sutures better in cosmetic surgery?

Published: May 20, 2014

  I am often asked if I use dissolving sutures during my facelifts or eyelid surgeries (blepharoplasties).  The answer is yes and no.  I do use dissolving sutures on the inside but never on the outside portion of the skin and for good reason.  In short, I do not use dissolving sutures on the outside … Continue reading Are dissolving sutures better in cosmetic surgery?

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Are all facelift incisions and their results the same?

Published: April 14, 2014

  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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