Are the years beginning to take a toll on your skin? Are you looking for a way to turn back the clock without painful recovery, downtime, or the inconvenience of multiple appointments? If so, ask Dr. Maddox if LaseMD treatment is right for you. It is one of several state-of-the-art aesthetic medical devices that we use at Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center here in Portland, OR.
Laser resurfacing has long been the go-to solution for anti-aging, sun damage, and general skin rejuvenation. The technology continues improving and advancing to this day. First-generation aesthetic lasers were fully ablative, meaning that they completely stripped away the upper layer of skin, yielding dramatic results but requiring significant downtime. Milder, fully non-ablative devices stimulated rejuvenation without removing or damaging skin, for mild improvement with no downtime.
Fractional technology revolutionized laser resurfacing, giving patients an option between the extremes of very aggressive or very mild treatment. It separates a single light beam into many pinpoints, or fractions. Instead of removing an entire layer of skin, the fractional laser treats a multitude of tiny spots, with islands of unaffected tissue between them. This type of laser resurfacing is gentler, lower risk, and faster healing than ablative methods, but much more powerful than standard non-ablative.
LaseMD takes laser treatment to yet a new level. No longer are patients limited to just a few basic options. With fully adjustable fractionated laser energy, treatment can range from mild to aggressive, or anywhere in-between. LaseMD creates “micro-wounds,” but it does not remove skin. It is considered a non-ablative laser, yet it can achieve dramatic skin improvement. Furthermore, the system is designed to work with specially formulated therapeutic serums and masks, which can enhance healing and target specific skin concerns.
LaseMD is a 1927 nm laser, which is exceptionally effective in targeting pigmentation problems, while simultaneously enhancing collagen remodeling. It is gentle enough for delicate areas such as the face, neck, and décolletage, and safe for all skin types and tones. It may be used to treat a wide variety of aesthetic concerns including:
In addition to the many wonderful benefits of LaseMD as a standalone treatment, it also makes a wonderful adjunct to other aesthetic procedures. Dr. Maddox often combines it with Lutronic Clarity and Vanquish ME. Whereas LaseMD excels in improving skin tone and treating pigmentation, Clarity targets vascular lesions and wrinkles. Finally, Vanquish melts away the fat and sculpts your body. Bring the three together and you have comprehensive, head-to-toe, antiaging and rejuvenation.
The first step is an evaluation and consultation, during which we will determine if you are a candidate for LaseMD, as well as discussing potential alternatives. Because LaseMD is so gentle, it is safe for virtually anyone. It is likely an excellent choice if you have concerns about skin tone and texture. If you decide that LaseMD is the right choice for you, we will discuss a treatment schedule. Most patients see impressive improvement after just one appointment, but the best results are typically achieved with about three sessions, spaced approximately one week apart.
The procedure is fast and comfortable. It usually takes from six to twenty minutes, depending on the area being treated. You might notice slight redness immediately after LaseMD, which looks a bit like a very mild sunburn. This typically fades within a few hours to a couple of days. You will be able to resume your normal activities right away with no downtime.
Most patients begin noticing skin improvement just a few days after the first LaseMD session, with smoother skin and a more even tone. However, because this procedure also stimulates natural collagen remodeling, results will continue developing for several months after the final session.
If you are considering LaseMD, or simply want to explore your aesthetic treatment options, we invite you to visit Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center for a consultation. Just give us a call at (503) 928-6505 and schedule your appointment.
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.
Hi, I’m Rachel Stahl. I’ve been coming to thrive for about five years. I definitely started on the lower end, just like a little bit of Botox a little bit of preventative ageing treatments and have always felt really, really comfortable. I felt that I can get an honest answer if I need a little more of a treatment, but I’ve also definitely had the experience feeling self-conscious and having the staff here totally put me at ease of like you look great. You don’t need to do a tonne more. I feel like I can really trust their opinion because I’ve been given positive feedback the whole time I’ve been coming here. I’ve recommended a tonne of friends because of that and I have never heard a negative review of the clinic. I’ve just always felt really, really comfortable. I got comfortable enough to start doing a little bit of laser therapy and I also got to do Miradry on my armpits and I’ve just never really been disappointed by anything. I feel like they make really solid recommendations and everybody is super friendly. It’s always been really easy to schedule, which is huge for me to working in the area. It’s just an amazing place. Everybody is really great.
Hi, my name is Sarah and I’ve had hyperhidrosis for the past 17 years and I’ve tried many forms of treatment. I’ve done medications under the arms. I’ve switched medications that maybe would cause extra sweating under the arms. I’ve even tried Botox and I went as far as I was looking into treatment during surgery which I found to be very risky for myself with not very many good outcomes, and with the hyperhidrosis, it is a very embarrassing condition. It can affect relationships; it can ruin a lot of clothes. It has ruined a lot of clothes and it’s something that I’ve had to live with for So, long. I wanted to be able to have something done to be able to help with the effects of this and I was on the internet one day. It was actually on Facebook and I was going through, I was just scrolling through and I found an ad and it was talking about, do you have access sweating and I had clicked on it and was looking around and I found that there was a procedure for Miradry, and I was looking around trying to find a place that was near my area and I happened to find thrive, and I wanted to see that that it was a, a, good clinic with good ratings. A clinic that people have known about. I didn’t want to just go anywhere to be able to get this procedure done. So, I did my research and I decided to go ahead and book an appointment. I knew it was going to be less invasive than going through with the surgery, plus I couldn’t find a provider that was willing to send me for the surgery because of all the risks that could happen with me and not such a great outcome. So, I went ahead and I booked my appointment and I got to meet Tristan. I actually had every intention to listen to my music during the procedure because I knew it was going to be super nervous and I ended up not being able to find my headphones but Tristan was very personable. Great bedside manners and it was just like I was there talking to a friend and then I got to meet doctor Maddox who was able to do all the numbing under the arms. That’s the only part of the procedure that I actually felt was just the injections for the numbing. And then there’s a grid. It looks like a tattoo that goes on the arm, and then that is where the laser is on the arm and it just moves all around to the areas where I have all the excessive sweating. I don’t feel anything during the entire process. I was relaxed. I wasn’t nervous once I got in there and was able to talk to Tristan. She was able to explain everything, step by step, and I pretty much knew since my condition was severe and I’d had it for So, long I expected to have to have at least a second treatment, maybe even a touch up.
I knew that I wasn’t going to just need one treatment. I knew that going in there So, it was extremely grateful to be able to try this procedure to see if it would work and so, once I got done with the procedure, I, I, still didn’t feel any pain, just very I felt like my arms were pretty swollen. I was able to get myself ready to leave. I was given ice packs, So, I just continuously iced my arms. I wanted to follow all the instructions, exact because I wanted to be sure that this was going to work for me. I had invested my time everything into this procedure to ensure that it was going to work for me. I wanted this to be the most permanent. I didn’t want to have to keep dealing with this, 17 years is a really long time to have to deal with all of this and when I got home, I noticed, you know, I still had the swelling, which is expected you know, it can go on for several weeks. I continuously iced my arms. I noticed some bruising that was happening, which I was already warned about and I felt for the procedure that just having the bruising and the swelling, knowing that it was going to be going down, I was noticing improvement within the next couple of days as the swelling was going down. I would still have wetness under the arms but it was still healing, and it does take time to heal. It could take several weeks to heal and actually be able to see the full effect. So, I ended up doing a second treatment, which I’m glad I did because I knew that I was going to need a second treatment and everything was exactly the same process and making sure that I did all the icing and I followed all the instructions and now I can say since I’ve completed the second session, in that the underarm sweating has really diminished. I would say that I’m closer to a 75 80 percent. So, coming from someone who from the morning, I from the moment I would wake up in the morning to go into bed, I always had the underarm sweating. It never went away. There’s no on and off switch. There was nothing I could do. Even changing the environment being either in a warm environment, cold environment, calming environment, stressful. This was something that would never go away. I couldn’t, I couldn’t adjust but I’ve dealt with it for So, long and I know that the Miradry is working because I have proof of it. I have my pictures. I know how severe this was and I’m really grateful to be able to come here to the thrive clinic to be able to do this near dry and I would recommend it to any of my friends and family. Anybody who has this excessive sweating that is too embarrassed to come forward. Give it a try because I know that it’ll help change your life.
Hi, my name is Tia Sanders. I’m a mother of two very beautiful but large children. Um, let’s see. I thought I’d try this because. Uhm, after having kids I had a little extra in the mid-section and I was dieting and just starting to get back into working out. And you know this came along and I thought I’d give it a go. And the vanquished treatments were a little toasty. It definitely warmed you up, and luckily, we had a fan going to kind of keep me cool, and you can feel like little tingles. And definitely some warm, warm, throughout your whole midsection throughout your whole treatment. It was super. Easy come. The seller tone helps, like break up everything afterwards and I kind of made up the transitions a little bit smoother and it was. It was really relaxing to an extent after dealing with kids all day, I was able to lay down and just kind of get those extra little areas taken care of.
I was a little nervous about my results at first. But then luckily everyone took photos before and after and I there was a drastic change between the first time I was in here and the last time I was in here and doctor Maddox was telling me that I will continue to see results like the little back fat. Kind of like lifted and kind of started to like disappear. And that was huge for me and you could see like my belly that was, you know, post baby belly was starting to lift again and that was such a huge encouragement to like want to keep going. So, my clothes are definitely fitting a lot better around the waistline. I’m not to wear. My goal is, but it’s definitely I’m able to those pants that I have that many will put on for a couple of months. So, I’m definitely excited. And yeah, I’m happy. I would definitely. Recommend trying thrive or working with right because they are super personable, they’re. They’re very warm when it comes in it. Sometimes you’re worried about like a very clinical setting inside outpatient type doctors’ offices, it seems, but everyone kind of put you at ease and relaxed and, and, yeah, it just felt very comfortable.