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Their staff provide outstanding service. Dr. Maddox listens to all my concerns and offers solutions that work best for me.

At Thrive in Portland, we offer non-surgical facelifts available through laser therapy. This is one of our most highly requested services in our facility. This procedure is non-invasive and can help address mild to moderate skin laxity that often appears around the jawline, face, and neck. In order to achieve the effects of a surgical facelift without the cost, pain, and recovery time, patients are encouraged to consider the combination of laser and light-based technology along with medical-grade skin care products available through Thrive.

See how Titan, Genesis, and IPL 560 work in combination to lift and tighten lax skin.

Non-surgical Facelift
Dr. Adam Maddox, Medical Director of Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center explains the procedure used in his practice to tighten and lift skin. Titan, Genesis, and IPL 560 work in combination for the best results which are maximized with dietary changes to stimulate collagen production in the body.

The procedure that we offer and I think works very nicely is a 3D device, which means that we use three different techniques or laser light-based devices and in combination, we get a very nice result. The laser Titan and Genesis and the IPL 560 work very nicely in combination to get the best warming effect on the dermis to lift, stimulate collagen and get the tightening effect. In addition to that, we also try to look at how the body develops collagen or produces collagen to maximise the results. So, we also take into consideration nutrition, in dietary things that can really maximise the results.

Treatments May Include:

Microdermabrasion combines the rejuvenating benefits of a facial with the renewing qualities of a deep scrub. A successful skin care treatment, microdermabrasion buffs away dry and damaged skin to reveal a fresher, younger appearance.


Light-based laser treatments offer patients an effective alternative to traditional plastic surgery with amazing results. Thrive uses Titan and Laser Genesis laser treatments, as well as Exilis. The Titan emits a pure infrared light, which prompts the reversal of the signs of aging while preserving the epidermis. The treatment also promotes long-term collagen building through its stimulation under the skin, leading to lifted, tighter, more toned skin. Laser Genesis uses a pulsed-light system to treat a range of specific issues including fine lines and wrinkles, as well as redness and scarring. Exilis is an innovative Radio Frequency treatment that smoothes and tightens skin on the face and body, and improves body contours through non-invasive fat reduction.

Dermal Optical Thermolysis, or DOT, is a fractional CO2 laser resurfacing treatment that also addresses wrinkles, sagging, sun damage, and discoloration. We commonly use CO2 laser resurfacing in a fractionated setting, which creates thousands of microscopic perforations that immediately tighten the skin and stimulate new collagen growth with about 75 percent less recovery time compared to a full CO2 laser treatment.

Located in Portland, Thrive is proud to offer amazing non-surgical solutions for patients who want to avoid traditional plastic surgery to achieve the results of a facelift. Patients from Vancouver, Oregon City, and other surrounding cities are welcome to contact our practice to develop an appropriate wrinkle reduction plan custom-created to their needs and desires. Let Thrive help you achieve smoother, tighter, more youthful looking skin today!

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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