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Over the past several years I have had multiple types of treatments at Thrive. From reparative skin care to balancing out my lab / blood work. Dr. Maddox, as well as all of his staff, is incredibly knowledgeable, personable, and thorough.

Our skin is affected by so many factors; we can use all the help we can get in maintaining a youthful glow. We want our patients to age beautifully. We do not seek to turn back the hands of time, but to enhance your appearance by correcting the issues that make your skin look older. At Thrive, you are in the hands of highly trained experts in integrative medicine. This means that we see your skin as a part of a whole, and treat you as the individual you are so that you retain your own unique aesthetic.

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Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center uses only non-invasive, FDA-approved, and clinically tested procedures to help you attain your aesthetic goals. Experts in using BOTOX® Cosmetic and Juvéderm, XC®, dermal fillers, lasers, and pure infrared light, we will work with you to rejuvenate skin by stimulating collagen growth for long-lasting results. We have a variety of ways in which we approach common concerns such as acne or acne scarring, wrinkle reduction, and the redness of rosacea. We also have innovative ways to lift and tighten aging skin. Our safe and effective skin treatments are tailored to meet your specific needs.

At Thrive, we also specialize in cosmetic lip enhancement. Dr. Maddox administers lip fillers such as Juvéderm XC® and FDA approved Restylane®, which are composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance found and naturally produced in the skin. With an artful eye and a careful hand, Dr. Maddox can create full, natural-looking lips that give you something to smile about.

We serve the areas around Portland, including Beaverton, Vancouver, Clackamas, Tigard, Oregon City, and Lake Oswego. Whatever your needs may be, whatever your skin tone, or skin color, we can help you achieve your beautification goals. Read about our specific procedures or contact us here to set up your consultation and appointment today.

How Eye Rejuvenation is Done With Laser

How Eye Rejuvenation is Done With Laser
Want to get rid of the bags and wrinkles under your eyes? Under-eye area in need of a lift? Why not try laser eye rejuvenation? Call 503-928-6505 to schedule your complimentary consultation at Thrive.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What types of skin treatments are available at Thrive?

Thrive offers a full array of skin treatments that are targeted at a variety of skin conditions, ranging from dry or scarred skin to sun-damaged or aging skin. Some of our most popular skin treatments include:

  • Neuromodulator injections (Botox Cosmetic®)
  • Dermal fillers (Juvéderm XC®, Voluma™ XC, Radiesse®, Restylane®)
  • Platelet rich plasma treatments
  • Laser skin rejuvenation
  • Non-surgical face lifts
  • Double chin reduction with Kybella®
  • Infini® radiofrequency microneedling treatment
  • Treatments for rosacea, brown spots, and other discoloration
  • …and more

If there is anything you dislike about the appearance of your skin, we encourage you to schedule your consultation at Thrive to discuss the treatment options available to help you look and feel your best!

How can I avoid wrinkles?

Many patients who come into our office ask the important question, “How can I prevent aging skin?” Just like there is no fountain of youth, there is unfortunately no way to completely avoid wrinkles as we age. However, there are a number of things that you can do in your everyday life to help combat wrinkles and prevent premature or excess wrinkle formation.

  • Stay out of the sun during peak hours and wear a daily sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, rain or shine
  • Stay hydrated
  • Eat a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables, which are loaded with youthfulness-promoting antioxidants and other protective nutrients
  • Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption
  • Work with the anti-aging experts at Thrive to develop a customized skin care regimen that helps protect and restore your skin

What is the medical term for dry skin?

The medical term for dry skin is “xerosis,” which stems from “xero,” the Greek word for dry. While dry skin is very common, it can become more than just a nuisance – it can dramatically affect your everyday life and cause itching, pain, and embarrassment. If you are suffering from excessive dry skin, we encourage you to talk to the experts at Thrive about steps you can take at home to restore moisture to your skin, as well as treatments available at our office to help reduce dryness and bring back a healthy glow.

What does laser skin rejuvenation treat?

Laser skin rejuvenation is a relatively new advancement in skin care technology that has exploded in popularity because it offers many of the similar results non-invasively that patients could previously only achieve with intensive plastic surgeries. Several light- and laser-based therapies are available at Thrive to treat a wide variety of skin conditions, such as:

  • Scars from acne or injuries
  • Brown spots, such as age spots, unwanted freckles, or sun spots
  • Sagging or droopy skin
  • Skin that is sun-damaged
  • Fine lines and wrinkles, such as crow’s feet or forehead wrinkles

How does the laser rejuvenation treatment work?

Laser skin rejuvenation works by using powerful light energy to remove the topmost layer of skin and reveal the younger, healthier skin that is hiding beneath the surface – much like a deep exfoliation or peel. The laser also stimulates collagen remodeling in the skin to help rejuvenate your skin from the inside out, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles and tightening and firming loose skin.

How many treatments will I need and how often?

The number of laser skin treatments that you need varies depending on the skin condition you are treating, the current state of your skin, which laser therapy you are using, and your desired results. The skin care experts at Thrive will conduct a thorough evaluation of your skin and talk at length with you about your medical history, treatment preferences, and cosmetic goals to determine the best treatment plan for your specific needs.

Does laser skin rejuvenation cause scarring?

There is a slight risk of scarring, but we use a combination of advanced laser technologies, our expertise, and a comprehensive consultation prior to your treatment to minimize this risk. We will discuss all the potential side effects of laser rejuvenation prior to your treatment so you can make a fully informed decision.

How much does laser skin rejuvenation cost?

Laser skin rejuvenation costs vary, depending on several individual factors. We will discuss your treatment cost estimate during your consultation, along with the various payment options we offer, to ensure that your treatment plan fits within your budget.

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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miraDry® TREATMENT

FOR EXCESSIVE SWEATING

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

miraDry® TREATMENT FOR EXCESSIVE SWEATING

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.


Anti-aging Specialist

In Portland OR-Dr. Maddox

Get rid of unwanted fat from your waist and hips with Vanquish.

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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