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

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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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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Dotting the Eyes

Published: September 26, 2016

Julie Chen, host of the television show Big Brother, and moderator of the morning television show, The Talk, recently revealed her long-held secret about having eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) in the mid-1990s to help advance her career. During her poignant revelation, Chen detailed her time as a news reporter in Dayton, Ohio, and the conversations she … Continue reading Dotting the Eyes

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Does your Botox provider properly store Botox?

Published: December 30, 2013

  I commonly hear from new patients how their Botox treatments from other offices does not last long enough.  While it is true that Botox works very well for 3 to 4 months, we often hear theses patients describe how their Botox results did not last longer than 2 or 3 weeks, or the Botox … Continue reading Does your Botox provider properly store Botox?

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The Forgotten Temples II

Published: June 22, 2015

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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Stimulating Facial Collagen with Sculptra

Published: March 9, 2014

For those looking to bring back youthful contours and revitalize facial features, Sculptra may be the right treatment for you. The unique qualities of Sculptra were producing amazing results in Europe for over a decade before its arrival here in the United States.   At first, Sculptra was introduced to correct the facial thinning in those inflicted … Continue reading Stimulating Facial Collagen with Sculptra

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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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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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