How laser treatment in Portland, OR can reduce brown spots

Laser treatment options for brown spots in Portland OR

They go by many names. You might call them age spots, liver spots, solar lentigines, senile lentigo, or sun spots. By any name, these brown spots on the face and body can be a vexing problem for men and women around the world. Those of you living in or near Portland, OR are fortunate to have a wide variety of premium corrective treatments, including laser therapy, available right here at Thrive. What causes brown spots on the skin? Sun spots are a form of hyperpigmentation. The direct cause of these dark areas is excess melanin (skin pigment) production. The underlying … Continue reading

Portland patients benefit from IPL treatment to get rid of brown spots on skin

IPL Treatment is a great way to get rid of brown spots on skin.

Are those stubborn brown spots standing between you and your goal of beautifully flawless skin? If so, talk to Thrive in Portland, OR about IPL therapy. This gentle light-based treatment involves little to no downtime, and it can correct a wide variety of common skin concerns. IPL treatment explained The name “IPL” is an acronym, meaning intense pulsed light. It has many of the same benefits as traditional laser therapy, but it is much gentler. The most notable difference between the two is that laser devices emit a single wavelength, whereas IPL works with broad spectrum light. Your provider can … Continue reading

Finding the best treatment for browns spots on the face

Finding the best treatment for browns spots on the face

They may also be called sun spots, solar lentigines, or liver spots, but an age spot by any name adds years to your face. The term is appropriate, because these dark discolorations develop from cumulative UV exposure over the years. Brown spots on the face are not generally a health threat, but if you have them, you are probably looking for the best treatment to regain even skin tone. Dr. Adam Maddox and his team at Thrive can help. Laser, light, and energy therapies Today, there are many cosmetic lasers, and light and energy therapies available to patients who want aesthetic skin improvement and anti-aging treatments: … Continue reading

Beaverton area doctor describes brown spots

Beaverton area doctor describes brown spots

Dr. Adam Maddox and the team of Thrive near the Beaverton area offer many cosmetic solutions to common dermatological issues. When men and women visit his practice with complaints of brown spots, they are able to achieve results with a quality professional. Dr. Adam Maddox is a naturopathic aesthetic medicine specialist who offers many services for the face, body, and overall health and wellness. He consults with new and existing patients about brown spots and other skin concerns. Brown spots are often known by other names such as “age spots” or “liver spots.” Some patients may even call them “sun … Continue reading

People in Tigard ask, “Where can I find brown spot removal near me?”

People in Tigard ask, “Where can I find brown spot removal near me?”

Are you seeking “brown spot removal near me” in the Tigard community? Are you struggling with brown spots affecting the tone of your skin? Do you feel embarrassed by dark areas of hyperpigmented skin that are noticeable? Do you want to achieve better texture and tone of the skin to improve your confidence? If this sounds like you, you may want to take the time to call Thrive in the Portland area today to book a consultation visit with our naturopathic aesthetic medicine specialist, Dr. Adam Maddox. Brown spots are known by many different names, including sun spots, liver spots, … Continue reading

Effective treatment options available in Portland for common skin conditions

Effective treatment options available in Portland for common skin conditions

Most women and men in the Portland area would like to have smooth, flawless skin. The team of aesthetic medical professionals at Thrive specializes in helping area residents attain and maintain complexion perfection. Pigmentation problems – sunspots, age spots, and melasma – are among the most frequent complaints. Our region stays lush and beautiful thanks to about 37 inches of rain per year. That means a lot of dreary days from October through May. By the time summer arrives, you may be tempted to stretch out on a towel and soak up the rays. However, ultraviolet light from the sun … Continue reading

Treatment for Portland, Oregon area patients with melasma

Treatment for Portland, Oregon area patients with melasma

One common skin problem—more so for women than for men—is melasma. Melasma results in pigmented patches on the face. These patches can be brown or grayish in color. It typically occurs on areas such as the forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. Patients may also notice melasma on other parts of the body that receive frequent sun exposure such as the neck and forearms. This hyperpigmentation condition is commonly triggered by sun exposure. Because of this, patients with melasma are encouraged to wear sunscreen every day and reapply regularly. Not only will this reduce melasma flare-ups, but it can protect the … Continue reading

Find successful melasma treatment in Portland

Find successful melasma treatment in Portland

Melasma isn’t a health threat, but this condition causes irregular patches of dark skin on the forehead, cheeks, nose, and upper lip. That hyperpigmentation mars the look of your complexion, sometimes with emotional side effects. Dr. Adam Maddox and his aesthetic team at Thrive have some beautiful solutions for successful melasma treatment in Portland. About seven million people have melasma. Anyone can develop it, but melasma is more common in those with darker skin tones, such as Mediterranean, Indian, Middle Eastern, Asian, or North African descent. Ninety percent of melasma cases are women. The exact causes are not yet known, … Continue reading

Available sun spot removal procedures in Portland, OR area

Available sun spot removal procedures in Portland, OR area

It is common for patients in the Portland, Oregon area to visit the practice of Thrive to speak to Dr. Adam Maddox and his team about available sun spot removal procedures available in his practice. Sun spots and other marks on the skin caused by hyperpigmentation may be unsightly and result in patients feeling self-conscious about their appearance. Many seek the help of an aesthetic medicine physician who can help address these imperfections to bring their skin back to health, wellness, and beauty. Dr. Adam Maddox starts by consulting with patients regarding the sun spots they have on their skin … Continue reading



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


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,


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,


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.


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,


Sign me up, scoot over.

Second string.


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 for complimentary consultation. Thrive aged beautifully.

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