How does Exilis skin tightening compare to alternative treatments in Portland, OR?

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The hands of time can be unkind, particularly to the skin. Dr. Maddox and the team at Thrive offer an extensive variety of treatment options, including Exilis skin tightening. Exilis vs surgical facelift There was a time when tightening up and shaping required going under the knife. Thankfully, that era ended with the introduction of nonsurgical, even noninvasive, rejuvenation techniques. Although surgery still does, and always will, have an important place in aesthetic medicine, it is no longer the only way. Today’s cosmetic patients have virtually endless options to choose from. Cosmetic surgery for dramatic improvement of a single area … Continue reading

You can enjoy a beautiful body with the predictable results of Exilis Ultra contouring in Portland

Portland, OR patients enjoy no downtime and predictable results from Exilis Ultra body contouring treatment.

If you want to enjoy showing off your curves, ask us about Exilis Ultra. It is a noninvasive procedure with beautiful, predictable results – and it is available right here at Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center in Portland, OR. Exilis Ultra is unique in its dual approach to body contouring, with the ability to tighten skin as well as reduce stubborn areas of fat. The science behind Exilis Ultra BTL, the maker of Exilis Ultra, has long been an industry leader in noninvasive aesthetic devices. The first incarnation of Exilis received FDA clearance more than a decade ago, and quickly … Continue reading

Portland residents ask “Is a non-surgical skin tightening procedure safe?”

Safe non-surgical skin tightening procedure from doctor in in Portland

Do you have unwanted sagging skin? Through the natural aging process, the skin on the face and body loses its firmness and elasticity. It becomes loose leading to fine lines and wrinkles which can make individuals appear even older. Located in Portland, Dr. Adam Maddox and the team at Thrive offer Exilis for a non-surgical skin tightening procedure. This tissue tightening treatment provides patients with a safe, non-invasive option to treat lax skin while removing unwanted fat. How Exilis works Exilis transmits energy to heat the skin shrinking fat cells while contracting and tightening the skin. Collagen, which is a crucial building block of … Continue reading

Exilis is more than laser skin tightening performed in our office near Beaverton

Exilis Laser Skin Tightening from doctor in in Beaverton

Millions of men and women are discovering the benefits of advanced technologies available in aesthetic medicine today. The staff at Thrive is proud to be at the forefront of these advances, and to bring those that have demonstrated proven results to our patients. Exilis is one such treatment. This device is not a laser. It does not directly affect the surface of the skin the way a laser does. The skin tightening effects achieved in our office near Beaverton come from controlled, focused radio frequency energy. Exilis works in two different ways, which compounds the effects on the skin. Skin … Continue reading

Discover what is special about Exilis for facial concerns when you visit Thrive near Tigard

Exilis in Tigard from local doctor

Humans have expressed an interest in beauty since the dawn of time. A number of new ways to minimize the signs of aging have been developed. To date, the most dramatic change in appearance has come from surgical skin tightening and fat reduction. However, many people today are searching for alternatives to this solution. At Thrive, our focus is giving you what you want. In many cases, the best way to address issues with sagging skin and pockets of fat on the face is with non-invasive Exilis treatment. If you live near Portland or Tigard, a consultation with one of … Continue reading

Exilis in our office near Beaverton makes the cost of skin tightening easier on your budget

Cost effective Skin Tightening from doctor in in Beaverton

For years, there has been a common idea which says that fine lines and wrinkles are what age the face. While there is a certain amount of validity to that statement, there is also the issue of volume loss to consider. As changes occur with age, there is a much lower amount of vital nutrients making their way to the tissues beneath the skin. Collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid, and other molecules are necessary for the appearance of youth and yet we lose them with every passing year. If you have noticed unwanted change in the contours of cheeks and your … Continue reading

Exilis Elite offers skin tightening and fat removal for Vancouver area patients

Exilis Elite Skin Tightening from doctor in Vancouver

Dr. Adam Maddox and the dedicated team of professionals at Thrive invite both men and women in the Vancouver area to learn about the many treatments available through our anti-aging center. We not only focus on aging solutions such as hormone replacement therapy for better vitality and dermal fillers for targeting fine lines and wrinkles, but we also offer non-invasive options for addressing unwanted fat and skin laxity. One treatment that is often suggested for patients who are interested in skin tightening and fat removal is Exilis Elite. This is an FDA-cleared device that provides a non-surgical way of tightening … Continue reading

Using Exilis to tighten the skin in the Vancouver area

Nonsurgical Skin Tightening from doctor in Vancouver

At Thrive in the Vancouver area, many men and women who are interested in better body contours without invasive surgery often ask about certain procedures available in our practice including Exilis. Exilis is an FDA-approved treatment that can be used for both fat removal and skin tightening solutions. When patients have a little extra fat deposits on a specific area of the body they want to address, or if they want to tighten and tone the skin of the face to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, Exilis may be the most desirable treatment for them. Exilis uses radio frequency energy … Continue reading

Sagging skin treatments such as Exilis are available to Lake Oswego area patients

Sagging Skin Treatments from doctor in Lake Oswego

Dr. Adam Maddox at Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center in the Lake Oswego area understands how many men and women are struggling with sagging skin around the face and neck due to the natural loss of collagen after the age of thirty. Sagging skin is a common complaint, especially when it contributes to the development of fine lines, wrinkles, and folds on the face. It can also cause skin to sag around the jowls, making patients very self-conscious about their appearance. Our practice is committed to helping patients with effective sagging skin treatments without having to undergo extensive, risky plastic … Continue reading

Skin tightening procedures available to Tigard area residents not seeking surgical solutions

Skin Tightening Procedures from doctor in Tigard

When it comes to enhancing the appearance of the body, many patients in the Tigard area believe that the only way to improve contours is with plastic surgery. However, plastic surgery can be incredibly invasive, carry several health risks, and may result in down time for healing and recovery. Instead of discussing tummy tucks and liposuction with a plastic surgeon in the community, many patients are encouraged to speak with Dr. Adam Maddox of Thrive Portland to learn about non-invasive skin tightening procedures available through his practice that carry no risks, are affordable, and provide results over the course of … 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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