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First time doing Botox and Dr.Maddox was great. I was super nervous the first treatment and he eased my comfort as well as doing a remarkable job!

Botox & Dermal Fillers Portland

Botox & Dermal Fillers Portland
Discover Botox, the simple but great option to reduce wrinkles. If you want the results to look natural, select a physician who has experience injecting Botox. If you want your facial wrinkles - around the eyes, between the brows, or on the forehead - minimized, call Thrive at (503)902-6169.

I think Botox is a really good option for wrinkle reduction because it’s simple. It’s a lunchtime procedure. You can easily do it and go right back to your normal daily activities. Whether that’s work or you know if you’re going out to dinner and no one would really know and the results are very consistent and reliable. So, for any. Wrinkles around their face, whether they’re the happy feet around the eye area or on the forehead, or between the eyebrow, which is a very simple procedure, I think the most important thing is that you want to make sure that you. Go to somebody who is very experienced. Ideally have it injected by a physician who injects a lot of Botox and understands the facial anatomy and really focuses on trying to keep you looking like you. We don’t want to change the way that you look. That’s important to me. We want you to look very natural and. Like I know, prefer to have all my patients feel is you know everyone will notice, but no one will know that you had the procedure done.


We are a preferred Allergan provider in the Portland area and specialists in skin rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction. Our team of physicians and surgeons has more than 10 years of expertise in dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic.

As part of the Thrive promise, you will receive a thorough evaluation and care plan before you start treatment to ensure there will never be any surprises. We pride ourselves in advising realistic treatment plans with real expectations that you can trust. All procedures are safe and effective with little to no downtime.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Botox-Cosmetic LogoAt Thrive, we use Botox® Cosmetic to help in reducing fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, frown lines, and creases on the neck and forehead.

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This particular medication works by blocking the nerve impulses that come from the brain to help relax the face and muscles and soften the appearance of the skin. Patients from surrounding communities including Milwaukie and Clackamas find that Botox® Cosmetic can improve pronounced lines and wrinkles with Botox for several months.

BOTOX® Cosmetic can also be used to treat migraine headaches, and TMJ disorder as well as jaw clenching. This neuromodulator has also become a viable treatment for hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating in areas such as the underarms, hands, and feet.

Dr. Maddox has been administering Botox® Cosmetic since 2004 and is dedicated to providing natural looking, beautiful results!

“Very friendly professional service. They took the time to discuss what my objective was & create a treatment just for me. Definitely will go back!” – Michele 8/28/2012


Botox & Dermal Fillers


As our bodies begin to age, they naturally reduce their production of hyaluronic acid versus our younger years. This decrease can result in volume loss and shrinkage of the skin which can cause fine lines and wrinkles. One of the most highly desired wrinkle fillers called Restylane® is readily available for patients in our practice. This gel helps restore hyaluronic acid to the skin to add fullness and volume while correcting moderate to severe fine lines and wrinkles. This injectable is best used around the nasolabial folds around the lips and nose.


Juvederm logoJuvederm is similar to Restylane® in that it is a hyaluronic acid gel filler for lines around the nose and mouth. Dr. Maddox typically uses Juvederm® for lip enhancement and augmentation, marionette lines, parentheses lines, and other moderate to severe folds and wrinkles on the face.

Lip Enhancement

When lips lose their fullness over the course of time, they can be restored with a myriad of fillers and injectables available through Thrive. Dr. Maddox can use a premier treatment such as Juvederm®, Restylane®, or Botox® to improve fine lines, wrinkles, and fullness of the lips for better augmentation.

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Portland area patients who consult with the team of our anti-aging center can work with a professional to develop a custom treatment plan to help in restoring youth and beauty to the face. Contact us here to set up an initial consultation.

“A real doctor does the injections here, best I have ever had anywhere. In one week my face looked wrinkle free and rested (for only a little over $200!) Staff is very friendly and helpful and have had procedures done themselves, so eager to share info and explain. Prices are comparable or less than I have seen elsewhere. I’ve found my new spa to pamper myself, will start laser hair removal soon”. – Julie 11/2/2012

Frequently Asked Questions

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable cosmetic treatments that are designed to restore lost volume, boost the plumpness of certain areas of your face, and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Are dermal fillers safe?

Yes! The dermal fillers that we use at Thrive have been used for many years across the globe with excellent safety records, and are approved by the U.S. FDA. Many of the dermal fillers that we offer are comprised primarily of hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that naturally occurs in the body so there is little chance for negative reactions. Your body is also able to easily absorb hyaluronic acid over time.

What are the different types of facial fillers?

At Thrive, we offer several different types of fillers to cover a wide variety of cosmetic concerns, and patients often wonder what the best fillers for the face are. Some fillers are better suited for one area of the face than others, and different filler materials can have longer-lasting results than others.
  • Restylane® is a hyaluronic acid-based filler and is great for moderate to severe fine lines and wrinkles, especially around the lips, nose, and nasolabial folds
  • Juvéderm® XC is another popular hyaluronic acid filler that is a good option for patients with wrinkles around the mouth or nose, such as parentheses lines, marionette lines, and other moderate to severe wrinkles; it is also used for lip enhancement and augmentation
  • Radiesse® is a versatile filler made from calcium hydroxyapatite that can be used in several areas of the face, such as around the jaw and jowls and to reduce wrinkles such as marionette lines and nasolabial folds
  • Juvéderm Voluma™ XC is a hyaluronic acid filler that instantly boosts lost volume in cheeks that have become flattened due to aging

Do fillers build collagen?

Yes – hyaluronic acid fillers stimulate collagen production in your skin to boost its thickness and youthful appearance. They do this by stretching the fibroblasts in your skin, which are what produce collagen.

Are there any restrictions on what I can do after the injections?

Dermal fillers are minimally invasive and require little to no downtime. You can return right away to home or work after your treatment, and if you experience any redness or bruising, you can use makeup to cover it. It is best to avoid extreme cold or heat and avoid sun exposure for about two weeks after your treatment, and strenuous activities should be avoided for 24 hours.

What are the most common side effects of facial fillers?

Thanks to advances in dermal filler technologies and methods, there are typically few side effects from the injections. When they occur, they are typically mild and may include:
  • Redness or swelling at the injection sites
  • Bruising, which is usually diminished with the use of a blunt needle
  • Lumpiness – this is rare and can typically be smoothed out with massaging
  • Infection at the injection site, though we take all precautions possible and use sterile needles to help avoid this issue
We will discuss all possible side effects with you, as well as ways to potentially avoid or minimize any negative effects.

How long will it take to see results?

As soon as we perform the injections, you will see results! The effect will gradually increase over the next two to four weeks as the filler material binds to water and adds volume to the treatment area.

How long do fillers in the face last? Are they permanent?

One of the great things about fillers is that they last a long time. Many patients can go between nine months and two years between treatments. The amount of time your filler will last depends on a variety of factors, such as:
  • The location on your face – fillers in areas that you move a lot, such as around your lips, will fade sooner than less frequently used areas such as your cheeks or forehead
  • How deep the wrinkles are
  • The specific type of filler that was used
We discuss how long your individual results should last, as well as the injectable fillers cost, in advance so you know what to expect before your treatment even begins.
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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