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I’ve been going here for 4 years. My results are fantastic! Doctor Maddox and his entire team are amazing! 5 stars across the board. I wouldn’t even consider going anywhere else.

Check out resurfacing, a single treatment method that addresses many skin concerns.

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Watch Dr. Adam Maddox explaining the benefits of skin resurfacing treatment with CO2 lasers. It can address a host of skin concerns including textural issues, lines and wrinkles, large pores, brown spots and even lax skin. Call (503)902-6169 for a consultation.

Skin resurfacing is very exciting. It’s one of my most popular procedures and and that favourite procedure of mine because the results are very reliable, very amazing as well in regards to the final outcome. So, for people who have textural issues, fine lines and wrinkles, some deep lines, large pore size and even brown spots and maybe even need some skin tightening. It’s a great treatment option, because you can treat many different layers or components of ageing skin and as little as one or two treatments. There is some recovery time with it. But the results go along with the recovery time, meaning that the results are very very good after the procedures done. I like to use a co2 laser. I think it’s a superior laser for resurfacing because again, the results are very reliable and consistent.


Scar Reduction

Most of us have them. Some scars come with a good story while others may be due to a traumatic accident or chronic acne. Scars may look different from person to person, and their shape, size, and profile will depend on the severity of the injury sustained. Actual scar tissue forms as a result of the healing process following a skin injury. No matter what triggered scar development, we have effective treatment options to reduce the appearance of most scars. Depending on the scar type, we may use a combination of advanced lasers and medicated therapeutic injections to improve the texture, tone, size, and elasticity of the scar.

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Stretch Mark Reduction

Science has yet to discover what exactly causes stretch marks, the common theory is that these marks occur due to incredible stress placed on an area of skin, causing the breakdown of elastin and collagen. These striae may develop from pregnancy, body building, adolescent growth spurts, or may be noticed after significant weight gain.

Some of the common areas we see stretch marks include the abdomen, arms, back, breasts, buttocks, or groin. Fresh marks may look red, turning white as the healing process progresses. Stretch mark reduction is possible without surgery or invasive procedures. We use only state-of-the-art lasers that target scars and stretch marks for long lasting results with little pain or downtime.

Using laser technology for Portland scar and stretch mark treatment
At Thrive’s Portland office, we treat people from areas including Vancouver, Oregon City, and other nearby communities with customized scar and stretch mark treatments. By incorporating innovative laser technology, we are able to promote the stimulation of skin beneath the scar tissue, causing fibroblasts to divide. Laser treatment also encourages collagen production, which results in the thickening of the skin, creating a more even, healthy appearance.

If you’ve been living with scars or stretch marks, contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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.

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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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