All about cellulite: causes, prevention, reduction, and treatment in Portland

Cellulite causes, prevention, reduction, and treatment in Portland

The myth is that diet and exercise will lead to a picture-perfect body. The reality is that even the healthiest people still struggle with bulging, sagging, and lumpy spots on their bodies. Cellulite is on the list of problems that persist, despite great skincare habits, weight loss, and other efforts. If you are frustrated by “cottage cheese thighs,” turn to the trusted professionals at Thrive in Portland, OR. What causes cellulite? It might become more predominant if you gain weight or become less noticeable after weight loss. Yet, it never seems to go away. Cellulite looks like lumpy fat, giving … Continue reading

Effective cellulite reduction treatment near me in Vancouver

Female pampering cellulite skin on her legs

It is common for patients in the Vancouver to deal with cellulite. It is a misconception that cellulite is caused by fat and that it can be addressed with diet and exercise. Unfortunately, the structure that causes cellulite is a concern and cannot be fixed in this manner. In fact, those topical creams that are touted to reduce the appearance of cellulite are not proven to work. This is because cellulite is caused by connective tissue bands underneath the upper layer of the skin that tighten and cause fat to bulge up between them, resulting in the dimpled appearance known … Continue reading

Understanding what causes cellulite in thin people

Have A Nice Smooth Back

Cellulite is often associated with excess weight. While that can be a contributing factor, even slender individuals can have puckered flesh on thighs, buttocks, abdomen, or other areas. Dr. Adam Maddox of Thrive in Portland, OR explains what causes this to occur. We all have fat Everyone of normal, healthy weight has a layer of subcutaneous fat (as opposed to deep, visceral fat in those who are overweight). This cushion, just beneath the skin, helps to protect organs and regulate body temperature. In areas where skin has a strong, dense network of collagen fibers, subcutaneous fat is not visible. Why … Continue reading

What you should know about cellulite removal treatment

Rear view of sporty woman with slim body measuring hips

Thousands of individuals in the Portland area, the majority of whom are women, are troubled by cellulite. This dimpled flesh may have tasty names like orange peel, cottage cheese, or lumpy gravy, but there is nothing appetizing about the appearance. With effective removal treatment from Thrive, cellulite won’t keep you out of swimwear or yoga pants. Myths and gimmicks There have long been “snake oil” preparations and gadgets that claim to eliminate cellulite. While healthy, moisturized skin slightly improves the appearance of cellulite, topical treatments have little effect beyond surface hydration. Cellulite is the result of subcutaneous fat and retained … Continue reading

Patients wonder, “Can you get rid of cellulite with cellulite reduction treatment in Portland?”

Women in the beach

Located in Portland, OR, the professional team at Thrive offer cellulite reduction treatment for patients searching for ways to smooth unwanted dimples on the skin. Cellulite plagues nearly 90% of women and 10% of men at some point in their lives. As common as it is, there are many misconceptions about what it is, what causes it, and how to get rid of cellulite. Cellulite symptoms and causes Cellulite has become a normal part of aging or hormonal changes. The surface of the skin may appear lumpy or dimpled. This happens when the fat beneath the skin pushes against the … 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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