How to find the best skin treatments in Portland

How to find the best skin treatments in Portland Area

Your skin is an amazing organ. It protects and cushions, regulates body temperature, and acts as a warning system to prevent injury. It is made up of about 1.6 trillion cells that are constantly regenerating – you shed 30,000 to 40,000 cells every hour. Yet, in essence, you only get one covering of skin. It’s vital to care for it properly to keep it looking terrific at every stage of life. Dr. Adam Maddox and the Thrive team help residents of the Portland area do exactly that with the best skin treatments available.

Are you overwhelmed with the number of salons, spas, kiosks, and doctors offering skin treatments? Here is a step-by-step guide to help you find the right provider for safe, aesthetic skin care.

  1. Make a list – Start with an internet search of aesthetic, anti-aging skin treatment providers in your area. Jot down about five that interest you.
  2. Dig deeper – Look at each provider’s website to learn a little more about the operation. Are treatments overseen by a medical doctor? Are before and after photos and patient testimonials provided?
  3. Dig even deeper – Visit several independent customer review sites to hear what patients are saying about the provider and the results of their skin treatments.
  4. Ask for references – If you are comfortable confiding in family members, friends, or co-workers, ask around. What practices have they visited? Were they happy with outcomes?
  5. Schedule a consultation – No matter how impressive the doctor’s credentials are or how striking the practice website looks, it’s important to have a face-to-face meeting. You are entrusting these people with your skin, your health, and your appearance. Are you comfortable talking with the doctor and staff about your lifestyle, budget, and time constraints? Do they take time to explain procedures and answer your questions?
  6. Learn about treatment options – Don’t be afraid to ask plenty of questions about the practice and their procedures. Do they use FDA approved devices, techniques, and products? Do they offer a full range of skin treatments to reduce wrinkles (neuromodulators and dermal fillers), refine skin tone (chemical peels, and light and laser therapies), control acne, and address scarring?
  7. Balance – Does the practice offer a blend of technical training, clinical experience, and artistry? Is care discreet and compassionate?

Once you’ve considered these points, we are confident that you’ll want to become a Thrive patient. We provide a full range of skin care, including SkinMedica. This medical grade line of pure formulations is backed by two decades of scientific and clinical testing.

Give us a call at (503) 928-6505. The Thrive team is ready to design a program of skin treatments that’s customized just for you.

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It was a wonderful experience. The whole staff was fantastic. Ashley was sweet & caring. Dr. Maddox was fantastic. Easy to talk too. Very concerned about my comfort. I will definitely be returning.

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A graduate from Northern Arizona University and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Adam Maddox is a very established professional in the field of integrative anti-aging and aesthetic medicine with a special interest in Botox, Restylane and Testosterone Replacement therapy for men to name a few.

As a board-certified physician, he has a passion to help people with their health especially as they get older. Dr. Maddox believes in maintaining a strong sense of empathy in order to better serve his patients whilst ensuring his care is personalized. In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Maddox uses his time to train other medical professionals on various effective medical techniques used in the anti-ageing medical sphere such as injectable techniques. He is also the founder and medical director of Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center in Portland, OR.

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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.

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