Which anti-wrinkle treatment is best for you?

Which anti-wrinkle treatment is best for you in Portland area?

Dr. Adam Maddox is often asked, “What is the best anti-wrinkle treatment?” Some practitioners push a particular product or service with a high margin. Dr. Maddox takes a different approach. He has invested in equipment and training to provide a broad range of effective anti-wrinkle solutions, for tailored treatment. Two kinds of wrinkles There is a common misperception that wrinkles develop from skin stretching. In truth, there are two basic types of wrinkles, with very different origins. Dynamic wrinkles are the result of repeated muscle contractions. Each time you purse your lips, squint, or frown, underlying muscles pull skin into creases. Over … Continue reading

Portland women and men ask, “What is wrinkle reduction?”

In Portland women and men ask, “What is wrinkle reduction?”

Aging affects everyone differently. While some embrace the distinction, most of us would rather lessen visible evidence of passing years, primarily wrinkles. Today’s savvy consumer has many choices in anti-aging products and services. Before committing time and money, though, it helps to understand, “What is wrinkle reduction?” Different methods/common goal A wrinkle is a fold in the top layer of skin. Wrinkles are actually invisible – what you see is the shadow cast by the uneven contour of the complexion. Wrinkles may be caused by repeated expressions, loss of facial volume that allows skin to sag, or sun damage. Wrinkle … Continue reading

Effective wrinkle reduction treatment in the Beaverton area

Effective wrinkle reduction treatment in the Beaverton area

Wrinkle reduction is a common request by patients in and around the Beaverton area who are faced with the unwanted signs of aging. The skin specialists at Thrive work together with men and women who are ready to combat wrinkles and folds that may develop on the skin due to the loss of collagen and skin laxity. Dr. Adam Maddox is an aesthetic medicine specialist who wants to help patients achieve a more youthful appearance without invasive plastic surgery procedures. Wrinkle reduction treatment can be done in a myriad of ways. Below are just a few of the most effective … Continue reading

Portland area physician describes CO2 laser resurfacing

Portland area physician describes CO2 laser resurfacing

Laser resurfacing has become an extremely popular method used by physicians to assist in reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin irregularities. While other methods of rejuvenating the skin such as chemical peels are done using specific ingredients meant to contribute to skin cell turnover, CO2 laser resurfacing works in a different way. This particular method uses pulsating beams of light to remove the superficial layers of the skin. This is done using short, concentrated application of laser light. While it is called CO2 laser resurfacing, this treatment may also be referred to as a laser peel or … Continue reading

Portland area patients can use CO2 laser for wrinkle reduction

Portland area patients can use CO2 laser for wrinkle reduction

Patients in the Portland area who want to rejuvenate and restore the skin may be interested in learning about this anti-aging breakthrough for women and men. Baby boomers can enjoy a skin renewal treatment without surgery called the CO2 laser therapy provided by Dr. Adam Maddox of Thrive. This skin renewal treatment can help with a number of concerns including: Fine lines and wrinkles Sun spots and discoloration caused by sun exposure Acne scarring Large pores Skin irregularities CO2 laser treatment can be used on the chest, neck, face, and even the hands for complete rejuvenation. Patients who have abused … 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 thriveportland.com for complimentary consultation. Thrive aged beautifully.

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