Portland physician explains how to choose the best skin tightening treatment

Beautiful Skin with Exilis from doctor in Portland area

Collagen is the one of the prime building blocks in your body, making up 70 percent of your skin and contributing to skin’s elasticity and firmness. Starting at age 18, our body’s production of collagen starts to decrease at a rate of around one percent per year. By the time most people are in their mid-30s, they are seeing and feeling skin sagginess and loss of resiliency.

Advances in biochemical and dermatological research have uncovered a myriad of methods to turn back the skin clock to replace collage loss and even restart its production. Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center in northwest Portland is at the forefront of offering a spectrum of non-invasive skin tightening options to patients centered on a holistic approach. These include advanced lasers, chemical peels, fillers, and prescription-grade skin care products.

At Thrive, our philosophy is to invest significant time with our patients during the consultation to learn what type of aesthetic improvements they want to achieve so they will be most satisfied with their skin tightening treatment results.

Skin tightening treatments provided by Thrive to help diminish visible signs of aging include:

  • Light-based laser treatments, such as Titan and Laser Genesis. These lasers work by using infrared light energy to infuse the dermis layer, deep beneath your skin’ surface, with heat, to stimulate collage production. Your surface skin stays cool throughout the treatment session. There is no recovery time, so it is an ideal treatment for your face, hands, and Neck.
  • Dermal Optical Thermolysis (DOT). DOT is a form of laser skin resurfacing to treat sagging skin and remove sun spots and scars. It works through micro-ablation to restore skin texture and smooth fine lines.
  • Exilis. A new laser technology using ultrasound and infrared radio frequency waves to dislodge and liquefy fat cells and tighten skin.
  • Botox, Restylane, and Juvéderm. Botox injections are administered into the muscles below the skin’s surface. Botox blocks nerve sensors that contract these muscles so they relax and drastically soften the appearance of surface skin wrinkles. Restylane and Juvéderm are classified as cosmetic fillers that contain hyaluronic acid, a critical component in retaining skin volume and firmness. Studies show that repeated treatment with hyaluronic acid-based cosmetic fillers can stimulate collage reproduction.

All of our services are FDA-approved and clinically tested.

For more info, contact Thrive at (503) 928-6505 or info@thriveportland.com. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the latest updates about our services.

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One of the best clinics I have ever worked with. Dr. Maddox and his staff are phenomenal in both their services they provide and their customer services. I highly recommend this clinic!!

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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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