Men and women in Portland OR benefitting from non-surgical facelift

Men and Women in Portland OR Area Benefitting from Non-surgical Facelift

A few years ago Vogue Magazine announced that “40 is the new 20,” and there’s a great deal of truth to the phrase. We are living longer, working for more years of our lives, and possibly pursuing another romance/marriage/family after 40. In the past, the popularity of America’s celebrities waned by the time they reached middle age, but that is no longer true either. We are taking advantage of opportunities to become more intelligent, kinder, more successful people. Why shouldn’t we look as vital as we feel?

For some, the answer to that question is surgical risk. Cosmetic surgery effectively addresses sagging and excess skin around the eyes and on the face, jowls, and neck to improve the appearance of wrinkles. However, it carries normal surgical risks associated with general anesthetic, post-surgical infection, and scarring. In many cases, men and women in the Portland OR area need more than a wrinkle cream can deliver, but aren’t yet ready for the permanency of facelift surgery. They need non-surgical options. Dr. Adam Maddox and his aesthetic team at Thrive deliver.

Dr. Maddox has three characteristics vital to designing effective, individualized non-surgical facelift programs for his patients:

  • Advanced training – He and his clinicians have extensive formal education in administering injectables, laser therapies, and other anti-aging treatments. In addition, Dr. Maddox trains other professionals in these techniques.
  • Artistic eye – Each person’s tissues age differently. Every face has a unique balance of features that interplay delicately with coloring, hair, and body shape. Men desire different outcomes from anti-aging procedures than women. Dr. Maddox and his team are sensitive to these and many other artistic aspects of facial rejuvenation.
  • Experience – Every procedure at Thrive is administered under the supervision of Dr. Maddox. He is a Board certified physician with more than a decade of experience in specialized anti-aging techniques, as well as a strong background in naturopathic medicine.

Your customized anti-aging strategy may include high quality skin care products, microdermabrasion, laser and light-based therapy, neuromodulators, dermal fillers, and radio-frequency treatments. By understanding your aesthetic goals and carefully combining the right options, Thrive gets immediate improvement by exfoliation, erasing wrinkles, and addressing scarring and discoloration. Longer term results occur as collagen stimulation takes place to lift and tighten skin.

You’ll achieve a more youthful appearance without surgery and with very little downtime. These treatments may also be used to optimize surgical procedures, or in conjunction with weight loss and body contouring for a full makeover.

Find out what has Portland and surrounding areas looking as energetic as they feel – into their 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond. Call Thrive today for a non-surgical facelift consultation.

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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.

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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