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Portland residents ask, “Is body contouring safe?”

Is body contouring safe

We have cute names for our unwanted fat. Love handles, muffin top, banana roll. Regardless of the name, it is still stubborn fat we struggle to get rid of with normal diet and exercise. Residents near Portland have turned to Dr. Adam Maddox and Thrive for non-invasive body contouring options. Weight loss is not fat reduction. Weight loss, fat reduction, and body contouring sound similar but they are different. Weight loss through diet and exercise involves losing weight or inches. However, the fat cells in the body only drain or shrink. They can inflate again with weight gain. Fat reduction … Continue reading

Achieving reductions in fine lines and wrinkles with injectables in Vancouver

Wrinkle Reductions Vancouver

Fine lines and wrinkles are a common issue for patients in the Vancouver area who feel that they are not aging as gracefully as they would like. It is impossible to stop the signs of aging but it can be slowed and improved. This is when patients ask their doctor about ways of reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without the need for invasive surgery. Injectables may be the best option. At Thrive, Dr. Adam Maddox believes that wrinkle reduction can dramatically improve the texture of the skin and help patients look younger than they really are. Dermal … Continue reading

Why residents of the Portland OR area are getting Botox & dermal fillers

Botox & dermal fillers Portland

Botox Cosmetic is the most widely-known and popular brand of neuromodulators. A neuromodulator is a natural protein which is injected just beneath the skin with a very fine needle at precise points on the face. Repeated contraction of facial muscles contributes to wrinkles and vertical furrows. Botox interrupts signals from the nerves that trigger those contractions. This smoothes the skin quickly, and retrains muscles into a more relaxed state over time. It is FDA-approved for “elevens,” those moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. But in the hands of a skilled, experienced clinician, it can also be used effectively … Continue reading

Adults in the Portland area ask, “What is the difference between Botox and fillers?”

Botox and Fillers

If you are one of the 48.3% of residents in the Portland area over the age of 35, you are probably starting to pay a little more attention to the subject of facial rejuvenation. Media bombards us with anti-aging buzzwords, but it’s important to know the facts to make informed decisions that are right for your body, your lifestyle, and your budget. Our name, Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center, tells you that we are a great resource for information. One of the questions most commonly posed to Dr. Adam Maddox and the Thrive team is “What is the difference between … Continue reading

Portland area doctor offers double chin injections known as Kybella

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In April of 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved a drug called Kybella for cosmetic use to address the dreaded “double chin.” Many patients experience submental fullness, the medical term for a “double chin.” In the past, the only way to correct this issue was with liposuction, chin implants, and a neck lift, but this has completely changed with the introduction of Kybella injections. Kybella is formulated from deoxycholic acid, which can be used to absorb fat where it is injected. When administered into the chin area, it can destroy fat cells and reduce the appearance of … Continue reading

Trust your vascular specialists in Portland for varicose and spider vein treatments

Spider veins treatment form Vascular Specialists in Portland

In the body are miles of vessels and veins that transport blood from the heart and back again. In many cases, veins become visible due to a problem in the transport of blood. As blood pools, vessels may become dark and swollen. Sometimes, they even become uncomfortable. Varicose veins and spider veins differ in their appearance and in the severity of symptoms, but each type of dysfunctional vein can present problems that cause you to want them gone fast. The vascular specialists at Thrive in Portland can provide sclerotherapy for the reduction of visible veins. Sclerotherapy, what to expect A proven … Continue reading


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