People of Portland thrive on a solution to skin laxity

Skin Laxity treatment from doctor in Portland

No other feature can age your appearance more than your skin. Its firmness impacts the youthfulness of your face, neck, and body. Residents of the Portland area want to look as young as they feel. Dr. Adam Maddox and his aesthetic team at Thrive Portland offer a safe, non-invasive solution called Exilis.

To understand and appreciate the FDA-cleared Exilis technology, it’s important to first think about the causes of skin laxity. Genetics plays a role. You could have a hereditary disposition to sagging skin, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to address it.

Aging is undoubtedly the biggest factor. Over time your epidermis (outermost layer of skin) becomes thinner. It also becomes ineffective at retaining moisture, so skin dries out more easily. The dermal layer produces less elastin and collagen, proteins that give firmness and elasticity to your whole body complexion. Sun exposure, smoking, poor nutrition, and lack of sleep accelerate this aging process.

While this is happening, you are also losing volume – fat, muscle, and even bone – especially from your face. Dry, lax skin drapes into lines and wrinkles around your eyes, and on the cheeks, jowls, and neck. Even if you workout like mad and have great muscle tone on legs, abdomen, and arms, drooping skin will give your age away easily.

Exilis works on the scientific principle of monopolar radio frequency (RF) energy. Using a mobile chair side device, one of Thrive’s trained clinicians massages a hand piece over problem areas. A carefully controlled and monitored dose of RF energy penetrates into deep layers of skin without disturbing the surface. It creates a thermal response that disrupts the meshwork of protein fibers, triggering collagen remodeling.

A treatment session takes only about half an hour and is well-tolerated. Most patients say they have a warm sensation, but the build-in cooling feature maintains comfortable skin temperature. Thrive usually recommends a series of four to six Exilis sessions for skin laxity, spaced about two weeks apart. You’ll see improvement promptly as the dermis thickens. Over the course of several months, as collagen remodeling takes place, skin continues to become noticeably firmer and more youthful.

There is absolutely no downtime with Exilis. You may have a bit of pinkness following treatment, but you may return to your busy routine right away. You are a beautiful, active person. Let your complexion show it! Call Thrive today to learn how Portland is winning the fight against skin laxity with Exilis.

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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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FOR EXCESSIVE SWEATING

Say goodbye to armpit hair and underarm sweating. Mirror Smooth (miraDry??) will save your day.

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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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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 thriveportland.com for complimentary consultation. Thrive aged beautifully.


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