Choosing the most effective brown spot treatment in Portland

Brown Spots, Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center

Thrive is located in Portland, OR, providing high quality antiaging and wellness enhancing therapies for patients throughout the area. Our office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, and we use premium products, to deliver the best results possible. One of the most common complaints that we hear is brown spots on the skin. Many patients ask, “What is the most effective treatment?” The answer depends on several factors, including your skin type, any other cosmetic concerns that you wish to treat, and the type of brown spots that you are struggling with. In most cases, IPL (intense pulsed light) or chemical … Continue reading

Even skin tone can be yours with sun and brown spot removal treatment

Image Of Sun and Brown Spot Removal Treatment

Brown spots on the face, neck, chest, and hands add years to your look. They are often called “age spots” because they become more numerous and noticeable over time. Rejuvenate the appearance of your skin with effective, nonsurgical sun and brown spot removal treatment from Thrive in Portland. Causes of age spots The primary cause of age spots is ultraviolet light from the sun or tanning beds. The upper layer of your complexion contains melanin. UV light triggers production of melanin, as a natural protection for deeper skin layers. Age spots appear where melanin is found in higher concentrations from … Continue reading

Are chemical peels the best sun spot treatment?

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One of the things that makes a baby’s face so perfectly appealing and kissable is flawless skin tone. Most babies are virtually free of pigmentation spots. Why? They haven’t yet been exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Most sun damage originates in our 20s, and begins to show in our complexions early in our 30s. This is the best time to begin conservative sun spot treatment, including chemical peels. How sun causes spots Skin contains cells called melanocytes that create pigment, or melanin. Ultraviolet light alters the DNA of healthy skin cells, causing melanocytes to increase the amount of melanin … Continue reading

Portland, OR patients discover laser IPL treatment for brown spot removal

Dr. Maddox Adam at Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center offers laser IPL treatment for brown spot removal for Portland, OR patients

Spots that appear on the skin due to sun exposure have been called brown spots, age spots, or even liver spots. None of the names sound attractive. These spots may develop here or there or as freckles. Over time, the damage worsens leading to darker spots and poor tone and texture of the skin. Thankfully, Dr. Adam Maddox and the team at Thrive in Portland, OR offer laser IPL treatment for brown spot removal. Preventing brown spots Prevention and being proactive is an important part of protecting your skin. We cannot deny that the warmth of the sun feels good, … 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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