Discover a new youthful radiance with Radiesse treatment in Portland, OR

Discover a new youthful radiance with Radiesse treatment

Dr. Maddox and the team of skilled medical professionals at Thrive, in Portland OR have a common goal, and that is to help you look and feel your best every day! We are proud to provide a comprehensive array of antiaging treatments. For those who have experienced significant facial volume loss, and who are serious about seeking long-lasting results, Radiesse tissue filler is a natural choice.

Restoring youth

As you may know, volume loss is among the most significant causes of facial aging. Over time, many natural processes within the body slow. Among these is the production of collagen, an essential component in skin firmness and volume. Meanwhile, the network of existing collagen begins to weaken, which worsens laxity. Dermal fillers are designed to add volume, replacing what time has stolen. Radiesse takes this concept a step further, and also helps your body restore its own volume, naturally.

Like many fillers, Radiesse is a smooth gel that instantly adds volume wherever it is injected. However, it also contains a very special ingredient, which keeps working long after the gel has metabolized. It is called calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), which might sound like and exotic chemical, but it is a compound naturally present in human bones. The CaHA used to make Radiesse is synthetically produced, but chemically identical to that in the body. Therefore, it is well tolerated with adverse reactions being extremely rare.

Radiesse filler is densely packed with tiny microbeads of CaHA. They are eventually metabolized, but last much longer than the surrounding gel. Even more importantly, these microbeads add structure to the tissue, creating a scaffold effect that facilitates collagen remodeling. This has a dual benefit of stimulating collagen production, and helping the body create a structure for skin volume. Therefore, the beauty of Radiesse lasts long after the filler is gone.

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What Radiesse treatment can do for you

About Radiesse treatment for volume loss in Portland, ORIf you are unhappy with the “deflated,” sagging appearance of skin, then you are probably a candidate for Radiesse. It is an FDA approved filler and considered safe for most adults. This versatile and long-lasting formula can be used in most areas where significant volume loss has occurred.

Can Radiesse help you? If your cosmetic concerns include any of the following, the answer is probably “yes.”

  • Wrinkling of the chin – You have horizontal lines in the chin area, which detract from your dazzling smile
  • The pre-jowl – You don’t quite have jowls yet, but there is noticeable sagging of the skin at the sides of your chin
  • Perpetual frown – The corners of your mouth are downturned when your face is relaxed
  • Marionette lines – Lines or folds extend from the corners of your mouth toward your chin
  • Smile lines – You have folds extending from the corners of your mouth upward toward your nose, which are most noticeable when smiling

What to expect – Radiesse procedure and results

You will find the Radiesse procedure to be fast and convenient. With our precision injection techniques, most patients experience minimal discomfort during the procedure. Immediately after your appointment, you may experience some soreness and discomfort in the treatment area. There may also be some visible redness, bruising, or swelling. These are normal side effects, and generally fade within several days.

Radiesse has no downtime, and you can use cosmetics to cover any redness. However, you will need be careful not to put excess pressure on the injection site for the first day or two. We also recommend avoiding hot baths, saunas, and similar situations after injections, because heat may aggravate initial swelling. For the same reason, it’s best to wait a day or so before strenuous exercise.

Within about a week of treatment, any swelling should subside, leaving only beautiful and natural looking volume. The clear carrier gel is metabolized first, and the microbeads will metabolize much more slowly. However, the volume remains long after the product is gone, due to new collagen production. The results of Radiesse typically last up to a year, and for many patients they last even longer. We will work with you to determine the best schedule for touch-up maintenance appointments, based on your unique experience.

If you think Radiesse may be right for you, call Thrive at (503) 928-6505 and schedule a 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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