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

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

Published: January 20, 2014

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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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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Does smoking cause eyelid bags?

Published: November 16, 2013

Does smoking cause eyelid bags? A recent study published in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery revealed smoking tobacco can not only make you look older by hastening the number and depth of wrinkles, but also cause premature eyelid bags, excess upper eyelid skin, and darken the lower eyelid skin (i.e.,  cause “dark … Continue reading Does smoking cause eyelid bags?

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Erasing Lip Lines and Wrinkles

Published: October 30, 2013

Wrinkles, folds, and creases around the mouth and lips are common concerns of patients who come to my office in Aliso Viejo. Fillers such as JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® are excellent treatments for lip lines, while BOTOX® Cosmetic helps smooth wrinkles. Most people begin noticing these lines in their early to mid-40s. Much deeper lines form … Continue reading Erasing Lip Lines and Wrinkles

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Dotting the Eyes

Published: September 26, 2013

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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