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

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

Double Chin Injections Known As Kybella Treatment In Portland OR Area

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?”

What Is The Difference Between Botox And Fillers In Portland OR Area

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 & Dermal Fillers For Residents In Portland OR Area

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 With Injectables In Vancouver Area

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


miraDry® TREATMENT

FOR EXCESSIVE SWEATING

Say goodbye to armpit hair and underarm sweating. Mirror Smooth (miraDry??) will save your day.

miraDry® TREATMENT FOR EXCESSIVE SWEATING

You shave it. You wax it, you laser it. Heck, you might even dye it pink. Talking about armpit hair. Now some people are saying you can microwave it away once and for all. We’re revealing a new treatment right now and our procedure room. Take it away, Doctor Ashton.

Hi guys So, I’m back here with doctor sheila Nazarian, board certified plastic surgeon and our patient Aaron. You’re going to be demonstrating this new microwave procedure to hit axillary hair, but before we get to that, tell, tell me why this hair bothered you, Aaron? Because I mean, you’re blonde, you wouldn’t mind.

I’m a personal trainer. I spend 95% of my day in a tank top in the gym or in a bikini and shaving every day is such a pain. No one likes to do it. I tried laser hair removal. It doesn’t work. If you have blonde hair and darker skin. So, I heard about mirror smooth So, thought I’d give it a try.

And you said it’s your game, okay, So, doctor Nazarian,

Yeah,

Go ahead and lie back Aaron. So, as you start working tell us a little bit about this technology. Who’s a good candidate for it and how? Does it work?

Well, the beauty of this technology is that everyone is a good candidate. Any skin colour, any hair colour? I’ve actually had the procedure performed on myself, didn’t get any hyperpigmentation from it.

So, you numbed Aaron up before we started, right?

Arron’s been numbed already. We’ve placed a temporary tattoo which basically gives us little tick marks. It’s really paint by numbers at that point and we use the microwave technology of mirror smooth to remove not only 70% of her hair with one treatment, but also the sweat and odour glands are also eliminated. So, it’s basically a little suction and some you know heat is applied, but because she’s numb there’s no pain.

You feel anything?
Fine, just a little pull,

Yeah.

And So, how many treatments typically does it take to really get a good effect?

So, 80% of people really only need one treatment. You’re going to get an 82% reduction in the sweat and odour glands and a 70% reduction in the hair growth. Which, if you’ve ever had laser hair, you know you need multiple treatments in order to get anywhere close to 70%.

So, what’s the cost range for something like this?

This that’s a great question. So, the first treatment is around 2000 dollars, but it’s, but if you think about how many laser hair removal treatments to do. I mean, it really is a great benefit and also laser hair doesn’t remove the sweat and odour glands.

Nice, well, 2000 dollars, meaning that you could throw away all your razors for the rest of your life.
Exactly

Right,

Never have to worry about sweating in your armpits again and being musty.

No more deodorant and think of all the money you spend on deodorant over a lifetime.

That’s true.

And it takes how long to do both pitch?

We usually schedule people for an hour at a time?
An hour!

So, can you imagine an hour and you’re done.
Oh my gosh,

Yeah,

Sign me up, scoot over.

Second string.

Amazing.

The one done idea is very appealing.

Exactly, yeah.

Thanks for sharing that with us and thanks for showing us your armpits,

Thanks for having me

You’re welcome.


Anti-aging Specialist

In Portland OR-Dr. Maddox

Get rid of unwanted fat from your waist and hips with Vanquish.

Anti-aging Specialist In Portland OR-Dr. Maddox

Feeling good and looking good. It’s not just about diet and exercise anymore. Aesthetic and anti-aging medicine makes a safe and effective addition to your routine. At thrive, we offer the very latest in non-invasive beauty technology like vanquish, a painless, non-surgical way to remove unwanted fat cells from your waist and hips. And best of all, treatments take less than an hour, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the new you. Visit thriveportland.com for complimentary consultation. Thrive aged beautifully.


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