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I have been having laser hair removal treatments and the results are amazing! Tristan is fantastic. She is very skilled, knowledgeable, friendly and professional.

Unwanted body hair? Laser hair removal methods work great for all skin types and colors.

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Dr. Adam Maddox of Thrive explains the benefits of laser hair removal procedures over more traditional methods. Lumenis Duet is great for the legs, bikini area, underarms, and the back. CoolGlide is best for patients with darker skin, he says.

We’ve done thousands and thousands of laser hair removal procedures and it’s a great alternative to waxing and shaving, and it’s you know, very affordable as well and you don’t have to spend all the time and the inconvenience of dealing with razor burn or their discomfort of waxing once you have the, the, hair removed. We have two different lasers which allows us to treat many different skin types. So, we can treat all skin types from the lightest skin to the darkest skin types and effectively remove hair. The, the, main laser that we use is the luminous high-speed duet. It’s a great laser, very new technology, it’s very comfortable very fast, safe, very effective at removing the, the, hair follicles on the leg’s bikini underarm area, the back and we also have the CoolGlide, which works for the patients that have a darker skin types, So, we can again address address all those different skin types.

With over 10,000 successful laser hair removal treatments performed at Thrive hair reduction center in Portland, you can expect experience, safety, and results. Thrive offers effective laser hair removal for men and women of all skin types and hair colors.

We understand the science of laser hair removal and know that each person needs a unique treatment based on his or her hair and skin type. That is why we have taken the time to research the best technology and believe that any single laser cannot deliver results for everyone. Therefore, we made the investment in multiples lasers to bring our clients the best possible results, safely.

“The technician is adorable, and always so pleasant, efficient and thorough. Just a doll, and she has done a good job on first my chin and now upper lip!” – Anonymous 7/24/2012

Lumenis LightSheer® DUET

For medium to darker hair colors, we use the Lumenis LightSheer® DUET, which features vacuum-assisted technology to target the base of the hair follicle. With no need for topical anesthetics to remove unwanted hair, the Lumenis LightSheer® DUET works with greater speed and comfort than most other methods. We can easily treat areas as large as the back or legs in 15-20 minutes. During this comfortable laser treatment, pulses of laser energy strike the skin for a millisecond at a time, energizing and heating the hair. This significantly impedes the follicle’s ability to regrow. Delicate areas are simultaneously treated and cooled for ultimate comfort.

“I used your services twice – once for laser on my chin and then I had my entire legs lasered. I am so happy with the results! I use to have to shave my legs every other day, but once I started your treatment I only shaved my legs the day before I came in. This has saved me so much time! Thank you so much!” – Linda 6/10/2012

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Cutera CoolGlide® Excel

The Cutera CoolGlide® Excel laser is safe for people of all skin types, even for those with a darker tone of skin. The device features a special technology that cools the skin while applying laser energy. Due to this feature, the Cutera CoolGlide® Excel laser is suitable for even sensitive areas such as the bikini line, chest, and nipples. Energy from the laser penetrates the surface of the skin, halting the growth in the follicle and resulting in long-lasting hair reduction.

“I did the laser treatment for the bikini area and my technician was wonderful, professional and did a great job! I was so happy with my results, that I am now getting my armpits done and it is awesome! I am very happy with my results. In addition, the front desk staff are friendly and personable. Great local business!” – Jackie 6/17/2012

If you’re looking for the best laser hair removal treatment in Portland, give us a call. We will be happy to meet with you and develop a customized treatments plan.

“This is the only place I will go to get laser hair removal. The staff is professional, the environment is clean, and the results are spot on.” – Megan 6/16/2012

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.

Dr. Adam Maddox - Medical Director

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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.

Anti-aging Specialist

In Portland OR-Dr. Maddox

Get rid of unwanted fat from your waist and hips with Vanquish.

Anti-aging Specialist In Portland OR-Dr. Maddox

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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