Using QWO for dramatic improvement in cellulite

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Women with cellulite may find themselves covering their bodies with longer skirts or pants because of the embarrassment of dimpling skin on the thighs and buttocks. While many creams and massage products claim to treat cellulite, the only way to really get results is to address the problem at the source. The dimpling skin that is a trademark of cellulite is caused by tight, fibrous connective bands underneath the skin that result in the puckering of fat cells in-between. The “cottage cheese” look can make women feel extremely self-conscious about how they look. At Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center, we help patients in Portland, Oregon, achieve smoother skin in this area with the QWO injection.

What is QWO?

QWO is one of the first cellulite treatments that are cost-effective and has received FDA approval. It is a nonsurgical solution that is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks area of adult women. It works by using collagenases enzymes to release the tight bands that cause enlarged fat cells to pucker through. It also stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen. In doing so, over the course of three to four treatments, patients will see noticeable changes in approximately one month after their final treatment.

What are the benefits of QWO injections?

There are several reasons why patients find this treatment to be advantageous:

  • It does not require downtime or recovery
  • It is a nonsurgical solution to unwanted cellulite
  • Targets the problem at the source
  • Stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen for firmer skin
  • It is an affordable solution to cellulite
  • It is a relatively comfortable treatment for most women and well-tolerated
  • Has minimal side effects and risks
Using QWO for dramatic improvement in cellulite

How do I find out more about QWO cellulite treatment injections?

Portland, OR, area patients who are interested in learning more about how QWO injections can reduce the appearance of moderate to severe cellulite on the thighs and buttocks are strongly encouraged to book an appointment with one of our providers at Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center. We are open to new and returning patients at 11850 SW 67th Avenue, Suite #110, and can be reached for an appointment at (503) 928-6505.

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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.

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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.

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In Portland OR-Dr. Maddox

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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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