Platelet rich plasma the key to anti-aging in Portland

Platelet rich plasma the key to anti-aging in Portland Area

Modern medicine is exciting, and we are happy to be at the forefront of the anti-aging movement that allows our patients to age gracefully. History has demonstrated that we cannot stop the hands of time, but we can slow the effects of aging with innovative science. One of the latest developments has opened the door for men and women who prefer an all-natural approach to skin rejuvenation: platelet-rich plasma (PRP). At Thrive, we go beyond the use of this autologous substance and rely on the Selphyl™ system for optimal results.

Why Selphyl™ platelet-rich plasma

Platelet-rich plasma is a derivative of your own blood. The role this substance plays in wound healing is to alert cells to migrate and proliferate in dermal tissues when repair is needed. Studying this, researchers developed a method of rejuvenating aging skin when fibrous strands of collagen have begun to break down.

How it works

The way that Selphyl™ works is by targeting the root cause of aging, collagen breakdown. As soon as the substance is injected beneath the skin, it goes to work signaling the regeneration of collagen by introducing powerful growth factors into the tissues. These growth factors remain active for up to 7 days after treatment, aiding the reconstruction of frayed fibers. Because it takes time for collagen to rebuild, the results of treatment tend to improve progressively over several weeks.

What to expect from treatment

Like Botox and fillers, Selphyl™ treatment is quick and simple. The additional step that is involved is a blood draw at the onset of your appointment. The blood we collect is spun in a centrifuge to separate the desired liquid from other cells. Platelets are mixed one more time in order to balance the pH of the injectable solution for better results.

With Selphyl™, we can naturally reduce the signs of aging such as:

  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Flat cheeks
  • Frown lines between the brows
  • Crow’s feet
  • Smile lines
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Poorly defined chin
  • Marionette lines
  • Acne scars
  • Lines on the neck

Have you been waiting for an all-natural approach to wrinkle reduction? It’s here. Contact Thrive in Portland to learn more about Selphyl™ platelet-rich plasma treatment.

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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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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,

Yeah,

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,

Yeah.

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.
Exactly

Right,

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,

Yeah,

Sign me up, scoot over.

Second string.

Amazing.

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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