Improve the appearance of your skin with fractional laser resurfacing

Fractional Laser Resurfacing For Skinnn Near Me In Portland OR

Chances are, if you’re over a certain age, there’s a good chance that you’ve looked in the mirror at least once and wished that time would slow down just a little bit. At the Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Adam Maddox and his team are committed to helping patients turn back the hands of time using a number of proven treatments and gentle, respectful care.

As part of their treatment arsenal, the team is proud to offer CO2 or fractional laser resurfacing treatments to revive the skin and help patients look as young as they feel. The changes that come after fractional laser treatment are not overwhelming or drastic, and patients will find a younger version of themselves looking back from the mirror.

What is fractional laser resurfacing?

Fractional laser treatment is used to improve the texture and tone of the skin with a low-risk, non-invasive treatment that uses a CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser that removes dead skin cells and sparks collagen production. With this treatment, the team can address pigmentation of the skin, such as age spots and freckles, while also improving firmness and reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and scars. This treatment is one of the most advanced procedures available today. The laser can target damaged cells while leaving healthy skin untouched, allowing quicker recovery because only a fraction of the skin is affected during treatment. During recovery, the patient’s natural healing process will kick in to help create new tissue to replace the old and stimulate collagen production, which leads to firmer skin.

Will fractional laser resurfacing help me?

Fractional laser treatment can be used to help many individuals who want to improve the appearance of their face or body. It can be used to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, melasma, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage. It can also be used to remove scars from accidents, surgery, or acne. It can be used on stretch marks and make loose skin become firmer. It can also be used to address discoloration, or age spots, on the backs of hands. It’s a very versatile treatment that has helped numerous patients feel more confident about their appearance.

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Advantages of fractional laser resurfacing

While Dr. Adam Maddox and the team offer several skin treatments, fractional laser resurfacing offers several benefits, including:

  • Wide usage: Fractional resurfacing can be used to treat many areas of the skin, including the face, neck, hands, arms, and other areas of the body. It can even be used to address hormonal facial discoloration, known as melasma or uneven discoloring due to lack of pigmentation.
  • Easy recovery: The treatment involves little to no downtime. In fact, most people can return to work immediately.
  • Safe: Fractional laser treatment has the best risk-to-benefit ratio of any laser treatment therapy.

Dr. Adam Maddox and his team at Thrive are committed to helping patients look and feel their best. If you want more information about laser resurfacing to rejuvenate your appearance, call (503) 928-6505 and schedule an appointment today.

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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.

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Thanks for sharing that with us and thanks for showing us your armpits,

Thanks for having me

You’re welcome.

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