Patients wonder, “Can you get rid of cellulite with cellulite reduction treatment in Portland?”

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Located in Portland, OR, the professional team at Thrive offer cellulite reduction treatment for patients searching for ways to smooth unwanted dimples on the skin. Cellulite plagues nearly 90% of women and 10% of men at some point in their lives. As common as it is, there are many misconceptions about what it is, what causes it, and how to get rid of cellulite.

Cellulite symptoms and causes

Dr. Adam Maddox explains the cellulite symptoms and causes Cellulite has become a normal part of aging or hormonal changes. The surface of the skin may appear lumpy or dimpled. This happens when the fat beneath the skin pushes against the connective tissue creating the appearance of orange peel skin or a dimpled, cottage cheese look.

For women, the chances of cellulite appearing increases with age and may peak near menopause. The changes in hormones including declining estrogen levels contribute to the changes in circulation and reduced collagen production. The fat cells becoming larger or increase in number, the collagen layer is thinner, and the blood supply changes. The combination of these changes leads to cellulite.

Although cellulite is not dangerous and does not pose a threat to your health, it can be unappealing aesthetically. The cosmetic industry has made hundreds of products that claim to cure or improve the appearance of cellulite. Many of the treatments do not erase the fat cell growth, but each has a level of effectiveness in improving the skin’s appearance.

Treatment for cellulite reduction

Dr. Adam Maddox explains the treatment for cellulite reduction Cellulite reduction therapies are available as at-home remedies, commercial products, or as professional products or procedures. Treatments range from body scrubs, creams or lotions, massages, balancing hormones, and even lifestyle changes such as altering your diet or not smoking.

At Thrive, we utilize Cellutone, a non-invasive procedure that improves the appearance and texture of dimpled skin. This procedure is safely used on all skin types. It can be used as a stand alone procedure or in combination with body contouring procedures.

Cellutone is an FDA approved non-surgical procedure that metabolizes and eliminates fat. Using targeted vibrations, cellulite formation is broken down to improve the skin’s texture and appearance. The vibrations are strong enough to reach deep into the skin to improve blood circulation and oxygen flow. This allows the body to eliminate the buildup of fluid and waste. Through a series of treatments, cellulite improves over time as excess waste is expelled from the body. The skin’s appearance is improved.

When used in conjunction with body sculpting procedures, the Cellutone results are even more dramatic. The underlying fat cells are eliminated permanently which enables Cellutone to more effectively smooth the skin reducing the appearance of cellulite.

Patient expectations

With any treatment or therapy, it is important to have realistic expectations. As of right now, there is no cure or way to permanently reverse the effects of cellulite production. However, there are ways to minimize the dimpled appearance. Each therapy has differing levels of effectiveness.

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Cellutone is a non-invasive treatment performed without the need for surgery, needles, or general anesthesia. Since it is non-surgical, it comes without the risks and downtime of surgery. The procedure itself is painless and does not require downtime. Patients can return to work or their daily activities following the appointment.

Although each patient is different, noticeable improvement in your skin’s texture may be found following a single treatment. However, a series of treatments is necessary to achieve optimal results. Because of the strength of the mechanical vibrations, Cellutone requires fewer treatment sessions than most cellulite therapies. Following the recommended series of treatments, patients find significant change in the tone and texture of their skin.

Improve your results

Dr. Adam Maddox will work with you to customize the most appropriate treatment plan to improve your skin’s appearance. At Thrive, we will work with you to customize the most appropriate treatment plan to improve your skin’s appearance. Although there is no cure for cellulite, combining a healthy lifestyle with your Cellutone treatments can enhance and prolong your results. Remember that cellulite results from an increase in the size and number of fat cells. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help prolong your Cellutone results. Eating a healthy diet, staying hydrated, exercising, moisturizing and exfoliating your skin can keep your skin looking naturally healthy and smooth.

If you want to reshape your body and get rid of orange peel skin, consider cellulite reduction treatment. Contact Thrive today to schedule your consultation. (503) 928-6505


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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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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.

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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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