Rejuvenate your skin with SkinMedica chemical peels in Portland, OR

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Acne scars, wrinkles, and pigmented spots can all lead to the appearance of an uneven skin tone and texture, making you look older than you feel. At Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center in Portland, OR, patients can benefit from SkinMedica® chemical skin peels to reveal younger, healthier-looking, and more evenly toned skin.

Benefits of chemical peels

Chemical peels are used to gently but effectively accelerate the exfoliation of your skin to renew your complexion and reduce the appearance of skin imperfections and roughness. At Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center, we offer a variety of chemical peels, including SkinMedica products such as the SkinMedica Vitalize Peel®. This is a great chemical peel for mild to moderate signs of aging and skin damage, such as:

Rejuvenate your skin with SkinMedica chemical peels in Portland, OR
  • Brown spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven tone
  • Rough texture
  • Sun damage

In addition, the Vitalize Peel is a great chemical peel for acne scars left long after old breakouts have subsided. Other SkinMedica peels include the Rejuvenize Peel™, which is appropriate for more moderate to severe imperfections in the skin, and the Illuminize Peel®, which helps restore more radiant, vibrant skin.

Benefits of chemical peels

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What to expect

When you come into the office, it typically only takes about 20 minutes to apply the peel, but we allocate extra time to make you comfortable and answer any questions that you have about the treatment, as well as to provide you with after-care instructions. A burning or tingling sensation during the peel is normal as it works to exfoliate your skin; usually, any discomfort subsides quickly. Afterwards, you may have a yellow tinge to your skin for a few hours, which can be followed by some redness that will go away after the peeling process is complete. The amount of time this takes varies by patient. We will provide you with thorough instructions on how to take care of your skin at home to expedite the healing process and protect your skin after your peel, including helping you identify which specific products and sunscreen to use for your unique skin. It is important to use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and limit your sun exposure for a week after your treatment. Once your skin has finished the peeling process, you can resume using your normal skincare products and routine.

Many patients notice results after just one treatment, and even more beautiful skin after three to six peels. Our team is here to help you determine the right chemical peel for your individual skin and desired treatment goals, as well as the appropriate number of treatments. If you are getting more than one treatment done, which is typically recommended, they can be repeated at regular intervals that depend on which peel you are receiving.

Feel great in your skin

If you look in the mirror and feel less than your best about what you see, there has never been a better time to act. With a wide array of skin renewal options at Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center, Dr. Adam Maddox and the team of skincare professionals can recommend the right regimen of in-office treatments and home care products to help rejuvenate and restore your skin for a more even, youthful, glowing complexion. To learn more about SkinMedica chemical peels for acne scars, wrinkles, and other skin issues, call our Portland, OR office today at (503) 928-6505.

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Thrive Aesthetic & Anti Aging Center is committed to helping patients achieve healthy, beautiful skin and restore a more youthful appearance. Our dedicated team is comprised of Dr Adam Maddox, Board Certified in integrative anti-aging and aesthetic medicine.

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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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In Portland OR-Dr. Maddox

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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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