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Dermal fillers are carefully selected for wrinkle reduction at Thrive near Beaverton

Aesthetic medicine is an exciting area of practice. At Thrive, patients benefit from a wealth of knowledge, innovative technologies, and an insistence on excellence from every member of our staff. One of the areas in which our commitment is evident is in the use of dermal fillers for wrinkle reduction. In our anti-aging center near Beaverton, it is possible to receive treatment with a number of different soft tissue fillers. This is because there actually is a right product for certain concerns. Fillers vary in their formulation and ingredients as well as other aspects, including: Conditions treated Duration of results … Continue reading

Portland area doctor offers double chin injections known as Kybella

In April of 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved a drug called Kybella for cosmetic use to address the dreaded “double chin.” Many patients experience submental fullness, the medical term for a “double chin.” In the past, the only way to correct this issue was with liposuction, chin implants, and a neck lift, but this has completely changed with the introduction of Kybella injections. Kybella is formulated from deoxycholic acid, which can be used to absorb fat where it is injected. When administered into the chin area, it can destroy fat cells and reduce the appearance of … Continue reading

Adults in the Portland area ask, “What is the difference between Botox and fillers?”

If you are one of the 48.3% of residents in the Portland area over the age of 35, you are probably starting to pay a little more attention to the subject of facial rejuvenation. Media bombards us with anti-aging buzzwords, but it’s important to know the facts to make informed decisions that are right for your body, your lifestyle, and your budget. Our name, Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center, tells you that we are a great resource for information. One of the questions most commonly posed to Dr. Adam Maddox and the Thrive team is “What is the difference between … Continue reading

Why residents of the Portland OR area are getting Botox & dermal fillers

Botox Cosmetic is the most widely-known and popular brand of neuromodulators. A neuromodulator is a natural protein which is injected just beneath the skin with a very fine needle at precise points on the face. Repeated contraction of facial muscles contributes to wrinkles and vertical furrows. Botox interrupts signals from the nerves that trigger those contractions. This smoothes the skin quickly, and retrains muscles into a more relaxed state over time. It is FDA-approved for “elevens,” those moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. But in the hands of a skilled, experienced clinician, it can also be used effectively … Continue reading

Achieving reductions in fine lines and wrinkles with injectables in Vancouver

Fine lines and wrinkles are a common issue for patients in the Vancouver area who feel that they are not aging as gracefully as they would like. It is impossible to stop the signs of aging but it can be slowed and improved. This is when patients ask their doctor about ways of reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without the need for invasive surgery. Injectables may be the best option. At Thrive, Dr. Adam Maddox believes that wrinkle reduction can dramatically improve the texture of the skin and help patients look younger than they really are. Dermal … Continue reading


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