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Dr. Amy Miller

family Medicine
St. Louis, MO
26 years experience female

Locations

Office

St. Louis, MO

Address

13100 Manchester Road, suite, St. Louis, MO
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
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St. Louis Skin Solutions

St. Louis, MO

About

Bio

I am a family physician turned beauty doc! My passion is helping patients to discover their own beauty, help them look good and help them face a competitive world with confidence. Health and beauty are inextricably intertwined and I strive to help patients with both.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

family Medicine

aesthetic Medicine

Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

50 Answers
9 Agrees
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Face wash for acne: Ideally you want a wash that has chemical exfoliants in the form of Alpha hydroxy acids or beta hydroxy acid. Mechanical exfoliates, like the gritty ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
PIH or dark spots: It sounds like something called "post inflammatory hyperpigmentation" or pih. The pigment producing cells get irritated by the inflammation and spew ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
YES, maybe: Picking and popping pimples can lead to a serious infection, though usually it doesn't. If your immune system is healthy it can usually contain the in... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Natural Acne Txs: Vit a topically and orally is a mainstay of acne treatment.(think retin a (tretinoin) and accutane). You can take high dose vit a, in drop form, (ser... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Deodorant allergies: You may want to try Botox injections to your underarms. You need about 50 units on each side and it keeps you from sweating for about 6 months. That... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
PCO: It sounds like you might have poly cystic ovary disease. It would be best to start with a visit to your ob/gyn. The most worrisome part of this dise... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Pimples on labia: It sounds like the bumps might be sebaceous glands. This skin is mucosal and needs lot of moisture, so it tends to have more oil glands. The skin he... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Retin A (tretinoin) for acne: Retin a (tretinoin) is a great medication for acne but it is very strong! the first rule is to use it sparingly, more is not better. A pea sized drop... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Acne keloidalis: Unfortunately there is not one treatment that works well for every patient with this condition. There are some things to try: 1) dont shave the area ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Lighten and Smooth: The first thing to do would involve exfoliation to get the dead surface skin cells off and to increase epidermal turnover. Tretinoin or retin a (tret... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Acne and cleansing: I would only wash twice a day, morning and night. If you wash too much, you will start to dry out the tops layers of skin. The oil glands then "sens... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Acne keloidalis: This is such a frustrating problem, especially since you have tried all the "usual" treatments. You may need to try accutane-but once again this may ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Home remedies/acne: You might want to try lemons or oranges. Some people will directly apply lemon juice, others with cut it in half and rub directly on the skin (gentl... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Break out w/work out: Then you must stop working out.....Just kidding! seriously though, when you sweat it will stir up the debris and bacteria on your skin, increasing th... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Finishing off Acne: Acne is one of those tough problems. You find something that works and then 6 months or year later it comes back. Sometimes teenagers will 'grow out... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes, Absolutely!: The ultra violet radiation in sunlight is damaging to human skin. It breaks bonds in the dna of skin cells and can cause cancer, not to mention prema... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Fordyce spots: Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands inunusual places, so yes, they are "natural" however, i'm with you, they need to go! sometimes ablative lasers lik... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Keratosis pilaris: It sounds like it might be keratosis pilaris, which is commonly referred to as "chicken skin". It is harmless but can be a cosmetic concern. It most... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Cortisone for acne: It's ok to use occasionally, but don't start using it regularly. Cortisone is a topical steroid cream and over time it will worsen acne, thin the ski... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Home remedies/acne: You might want to try lemons or oranges. Some people will directly apply lemon juice, others with cut it in half and rub directly on the skin (gentl... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Hormones and acne: Often during menopause the ovaries stop producing estrogen, but the adrenals don't stop making testosterone. The hormone receptors are filled less an... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Acne scar tx: It depends.....If the scars are flat and discolored there are otc and prescription strength creams to help blend the pigment. If they are indented or... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Skin care & acne: Sometimes, no matter how well you take of your skin you can still get breakouts. The skin is an organ. Sometimes hidden internal problems will leav... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Estrogen dominence: You could be dealing with something called estrogen dominence. Fat cells produce estrogen, so if you are overweight you may be producing more estroge... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Tretinoin irritation: When your skin geys red and flaky from tretinoin or retin a, that means it's working! however, it can also mean you are using too much. Use tiny amo... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Anemia & amenorrhea : If you are anemic you most likely low on iron. Iron is essential for red blood cells and for your blood. Your body wants to hoard as much blood as p... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Fast zit zapping: If you have a big event coming up and need to get rid of a pimple fast, go see your primary doc or derm. He or she can inject a corticosteroid direct... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Dryer: Dryer is not better! over drying can cause the oil glands to produce more oil, use light moisture!
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Healthy body & face: Some people just natural have less fat and "volume" in their face. Volume loss can be sign of chronic disease, but some people are just gnetically th... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Natural healthy skin: Eat a balanced diet, stay hydrated and exercise regularly. When your body is healthy your skin will be too! cleanse twice a day and exfoliate on a r... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Natural Vitiligo Tx: No one therapy for vitiligo works all patients, but most commonly a topical corticosteroid is prescribed. Foods that are rich in folic acid, vit B12 ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Itchy rash on palm: An itch rash on the palmar surface of your hand could be several things. Dyshidrotic exzema, contact dermatitis or an allergic reaction to something ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Garlic and Skin: Taken orally garlic is known to have many beneficial effects. It is a great antioxidant and can help inhibit the formation of cholesterol andit can d... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Don't: Don't believe it: eating jello or gelatin will not make your nails grow faster.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Smooth, Radiant Skin: Ah, the million dollar question! some women are literally just born with it. They have genetics on their side. Staying out of the sun and not smoki... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Do: Do wash with a good cleanser daily, don't over dry your skin and don't pick or pop your pimples.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Acne prone skin care: Try using the clarisonic brush with the deep pore cleaning brush head. It is a great way to unclog pores without irritating acne or adding to inflamm... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Skin Lightening: I would absolutely try it. Kojic acid is an herbal extract which has been shown to help lighten hyperpigmentation (dark areas). Glycolic acid is an ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Cleanser for acne: It depends. Salicylic acid cleanser is great for exfoliating the skin if you are prone to acne. If you have dry or sensitive skin it may be too dryi... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Yellowing Skin: There are many reasons the skin, nails and even white part of the eyes turn yellow. Classically, jaundice (yellowing) is caused by alcohlism or other... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Make some collagen!: To treat acne scars you want to get the dermis generating as much collagen as possible to "fill in" the scars and smooth the skin. Retin a (tretinoi... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Protect: Protect it from the sun, always take make up off before bed and eat a well balanced diet.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Acne and D&C: A D&C is stripping out the lining of the uterus--it doesn't stop hormone production. That is usually done by the ovaries and to a lesser extent the a... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Cystic acne: It'd be best to see a dermatologist first. Sometimes, though, cystic acne can be a symptom of deeper problem. Sometimes hormonal abnormalties or eve... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Birth mark removal: Since the birth mark is dark red in color, it most likely is of vascular orgin, meaning it may be amendable to laser treatments. The laser targets ce... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Accutane and acne: Accutane is basically a very strong and potent form of vitamin a. It reduces oil production by the sebum glands in the skin. The pores do not get clo... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Acne and moisturizer: This is a tough situation because you want to hydrate the skin without clogging up pores and causing more pimples. Plus, the treatments for acne are ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Makeup for breakouts: I advise patients with acne to go with a mineral based makeup line. My favorite is jane iredale. Mineral makeup is generally lighter and healthier..... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Foods causing acne: The conventional answer is that diet does not contribute to acne. I was taught this but in real life practice I have way too many patients who say th... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
family Medicine 26 years experience
Perioral dermatitis: You could be dealing with peri oral dermatitis. No one is sure what causes this but you get a rash around the mouth that sometimes has pimples. Over... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Miller is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Miller is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your advice! I probably applied too much cream
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks for your reply
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Saint Louis University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

Mercy MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, First Place, National - Winter
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor
HealthTap Doctor Mom

Affiliations

Mercy Family Medicine
St. Louis University School of Medicine

Publications

Treatment of Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea with a KTP Yag Laser
Treatment of Acne Vulgaris with Photodynamic Therapy: The Use of Aminolevulinic Acid and Green Light
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