Is surgery your only option for varicose veins?

Surgery for Varicose Veins form Vascular Specialists in Portland

By middle age, nearly everyone has some type of problematic veins – spider, reticular, or varicose. You may mistakenly believe that surgery is the only treatment available. However, with modern technologies and time tested minimally invasive treatments, most veins can be resolved without surgery. Understanding veins The average adult body contains about 100,000 miles of arteries, blood vessels, capillaries, and veins. Some bring freshly oxygenated blood to organs, while others return deoxygenated blood from extremities to the heart. One-way valves in veins keep blood flowing the correct direction. As we age, vein walls weaken, causing these valves to malfunction. Blood … Continue reading

Comparing laser therapy to other types of vascular treatment

laser therapy for Spider veins form Vascular doctor in Portland

Lasers are quickly becoming the go-to vascular solution for women and men in the Portland area. Let’s compare lasers to other types of vascular treatment to understand why. What causes visible veins? The vascular system includes one-way valves that keep blood flowing in the right direction. When these valves begin to fail or vein walls weaken, backflow, pressure, and pooling of blood occur near the surface of skin. Varicose veins are the result off this happening to larger blood vessels, and spider veins appear when capillaries are affected. The condition is influenced by: Gender (women, more so then men, are prone to vein … Continue reading

Why Portland area patients choose Thrive over a vascular clinic

Spider veins treatment form Vascular doctor in Portland

Vein problems impact the lives of millions of Americans. These issues may be cosmetic, cause great discomfort, or be a precursor to serious health conditions. Regardless, many people think their only care option is a vascular clinic. Thrive in Portland offers a full range of anti-aging and aesthetic treatments. You get the benefits of advanced vascular therapies administered in a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere. Vein conditions treated Facial telangiectasia – These tiny blood vessels create threadlike red patterns on the cheeks, nose, eye area, and lips. They can be cleared with a series of laser treatments. Rosacea – Laser therapy reduces visible blood vessels related … Continue reading

Alternatives to vascular surgery in Portland

Spider veins treatment form Vascular Specialists doctor in Portland

An estimated 35 to 60 percent of our population has varicose veins. These twisted, enlarged blood vessels are usually on the lower legs, but can occur on other body parts. They are usually caused by faulty valves in the veins that allow backflow of blood. Varicose veins may trigger discomfort, swelling, cramps, and restless leg syndrome. Even when they are symptom-free, most people are embarrassed by the appearance of varicose veins.   For many years, surgical treatments – ligation or tying off veins, stripping (removing a portion of a vein), or ambulatory phlebectomy, removal of veins through small incisions – … 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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