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I have used their service for sun damage removal with great results. The laser tech was meticulous and went above and beyond with my treatment. Highly recommend this place.

Many pigmentation concerns that develop on the skin are caused by sun damage. At Thrive, we have a wide range of procedures that are used to correct the damage caused by photo damage and can pick and choose the ones right for each individual. Sun spot removal is specific to one’s needs and our team can help in finding the best treatment option for rejuvenating the skin and reducing or removing brown spots and sun spots that develop over time. Our physicians are skilled in diagnosing skin growths and spots and can help choose the best, most effective procedure based on various skin tones and types. We can administer chemical peels and laser therapies for exfoliating and regenerating the skin whenever necessary.

No damage is too severe or too insignificant. After working with thousands of patients, we will work with you to choose the best brown spot removal treatment for your needs. Thrive is equipped with the latest tools, including Profecta Medical Imaging, to help us accurately recognize the extent of sun damage. This system uses UV light, which the skin absorbs and reflects back towards the camera. Because this type of light reaches the epidermis and the stratum corneum, we can see dermatological conditions within these areas of the skin and, thus, truly tailor treatment to your needs.

Many patients may enjoy solutions such as lasers and IPL. IPL treatment is non-ablative and effective at addressing a number of skin concerns. It delivers multiple wavelengths of light to the skin’s surface for rejuvenation in a safe manner. The RevLite Q switch 1064 laser available at Thrive can soften fine lines and wrinkles while improving the texture and tone of the skin. This can reverse sun damage and aging while revitalizing the appearance of the skin with improved collagen production.

Sun & Brown Spot Another way to correct specific skin issues is with customizable skin treatments such as chemical peels. Our practitioners can design a chemical peel that is suited for one’s skin type, condition, and needs. We manipulate the variables and ingredients in our chemical peels to provide effective results that can improve acne, diminish dark spots from sun damage, and reduce the signs of aging, all in one solution.

Preventing Sun Damage

While it may feel nice to bathe in the warmth of the afternoon sun, it can be hazardous to the health of our skin and accelerate the signs of aging. While a light tan may look nice now, the harmful effects of UV rays will last forever. Many patients who have had sun exposure may develop conditions such as skin cancer, sun spots, and fine lines and wrinkles.

At Thrive, we encourage our patients to practice appropriate sun protection no matter what time of the year—even on cloudy days. This can help in avoiding the effects of sun damage and prolong results of certain cosmetic services received at our practice.

If you are ready to combat sun damage and brown spots on the skin, contact us today at Thrive to set up a consultation appointment with our team of professionals.

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.

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 for complimentary consultation. Thrive aged beautifully.

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