Vanquish ME Plus and Vanquish Flex ME Plus

No pain, no downtime, no surgery – this is the future of body contouring treatment.

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Thrive introduces an exclusive new protocol to permanently eliminate abdominal fat – Vanquish™ ME Plus Portland, OR

Vanquish technology is an easy, pain-free approach to removing those last stubborn inches of fat from the abdomen and flanks. While individual results will vary, clinical studies show patients lost an average of two inches of fat, as early as two weeks after their fourth Vanquish treatment. Learn more by reviewing the Vanquish Patient Q & A.

Vanquish works beneath the skin where deep tissue heating induces apoptosis (natural death of fat cells), without harm to skin, internal organs, or muscles. It achieves optimal results with unsurpassed patient safety, treatment ease, and clinical effectiveness.

Unlike liposuction or fat freezing treatments, Vanquish is totally contact-free. You feel only a gentle warming sensation as the Vanquish panel hovers over your skin. Vanquish works beneath the surface, utilizing high frequency waves that target fat cells without harming skin, muscles, or internal organs. The fat cells are heated to a temperature that permanently destroys them, after which they’re processed by the body and eliminated naturally.

Vanquish is the only body sculpting therapy with all these advantages:

  • Largest treatment area of any fat reduction device
  • Comfortable, non-invasive, and pain free
  • No anesthesia, injections, cutting, sutures, or scars
  • Zero downtime
  • Outstanding safety and FDA approved
  • Administered only by trained, certified clinicians

Exclusive to Thrive, each Vanquish treatment is now a combination protocol called Vanquish ME Plus. Utilizing Vanquish in tandem with Exilis Ultra and Cellutone achieves aesthetic results more effectively than with Vanquish ME alone. This advancedapproach melts fat, tightens skin, and improves the appearance of cellulite for toned, attractive contours.

Impress everyone with a slimmer look, courtesy Vanquish!

Vanquish ME Plus and Vanquish Flex ME Plus
Learn more about Vanquish, the non-invasive, no downtime fat removal method utilizing radio frequency technology. It works specifically on the mid-section and produces visible results in about four to six sessions. Interested? Give us a call at 503-241-3579 for your consultation with Thrive.

Vanquish is the newest advancement in cosmetic technology for non-invasive removal of fat. The technology is based on radio frequency or rf multipolar technology. It is specifically tuned to target fat cells, So, the machine will not affect skin or muscle tissue, will only be targeting the fat cells. It’s really pretty simple. It’s kind of like laying in a tanning bed for anybody that’s done that even though we’re not supposed to do that anymore. It’s just a real kind of warmth. The lights are low, it’s kind of relaxes. There’s music. I could fall asleep and take a nap while they’re doing it. It’s just that easy. Most patients will see results in about four to six sessions. Each session takes approximately 30 minutes. There’s no down time that’s required with it. I can go, go, back to work, you know, do whatever I have to do and nobody can tell that I’ve had a treatment. Vanquish is specifically designed for the mid-section, it’s a very common area where that those areas typically will not respond to diet and exercise. All my clothes fit better. I probably dropped at least a size. Vanquish can actually remove or reduce the area by anywhere from you know, 1 to 2 dress sizes extremely common. I actually was able to put a bikini on and feel like I could go out in public this year and my husband really noticed and it just it made such a huge difference for me and it’s made a huge difference in our relationship. When people compliment me at first I didn’t want to tell them what I was doing and now I’m blabbing it everywhere because it’s just it’s So, cool. It’s so easy and I am really impressed with the results.

Vanquish ME Plus and Vanquish Flex ME Plus

Vanquish™ Flex ME Plus (NEW)

For patients who want to address fat and contour their legs and thighs, Dr. Adam Maddox may suggest the Vanquish Flex Applicator. Vanquish uses radiofrequency energy to heat fat cells to 45 degrees Celsius—a temperature that is proven to produce results by permanently eliminating fat cells without harming the skin. Consecutive treatments with the Vanquish Flex Applicator have been shown to provide a reduction of half an inch to two inches in the thighs.

The Vanquish Flex Applicator is ideal for patients who want to address unwanted fat deposits around the legs and thighs without going through invasive procedures such as plastic surgery. This method can provide noticeable results without patients ever having to go “under the knife” and deal with the side effects and risks of surgery, including infection and recovery time.

Dr. Maddox and his team are proud to offer the Vanquish Flex Applicator to patients in the practice who are hoping to achieve a more attractive appearance by removing areas of unwanted fat that have not responded to changes in diet and exercise. This targeted treatment provides results without surgery, making it a highly desirable solution for body contouring.

Vanquish Flex ME Plus creates superior results in thigh toning and contouring. Thrive developed this unique combination of Vanquish Flex ME administered in combination with Exilis Ultra and Cellutone to trim fat, reduce cellulite, and tighten skin. You can count on this exceptional level of care with every Vanquish Flex ME treatment.

Available exclusively at Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center

Thrive is the first (and only) practice in the Northwest to offer Vanquish technology, as part of our commitment to provide the latest, most effective facial and body rejuvenation techniques. We invite you to contact us for more information about Vanquish to see how easy it is to feel good about your body again.


Which treatment is better for fat loss, Vanquish or CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting, a fat freezing system marketed by Zeltiq, has received a lot of recent media attention.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Vanquish ME?

Vanquish is a revolutionary body sculpting technology specially designed to “conquer your core” with precise thermal energy that selectively targets fat cells in the deep tissue layer of the abdomen and flanks. It is pain-free, with no surgery and no downtime. Most importantly, our patients report high satisfaction with the treatment.

How does it work?

Vanquish is a radiofrequency (RF) device that emits an electromagnetic field over a large treatment area. The specially engineered panel hovers over the abdominal area, allowing the safe delivery of RF energy to target fat cells, without affecting muscles, skin, or organs. You feel only a gentle warming sensation.

What is Vanquish Flex ME?

The Vanquish Flex Applicator allows the clinician to treat thighs with the same effective technology as Vanquish ME.

Is it safe?

Yes. Vanquish has been tested in clinical studies and is proven to be safe and effective. It has been cleared by the FDA in the US for deep tissue heating for use in dermatologic and aesthetic procedures. There have been no significant side effects reported with Vanquish treatment.

Does it hurt?

No. There is virtually no pain or discomfort with Vanquish treatments. Some patients may feel sharp prickly heat when the skin is in direct proximity to the applicator, but most report only a gentle warming sensation. The entire treatment process is monitored by Dr. Maddox or a certified Thrive clinician.

Who is a candidate for Vanquish

Vanquish is recommended for patients over the age of 21 who want to reduce abdominal or thigh fat without the cost and recovery of surgery. Vanquish works most effectively for patients within 20 pounds of their ideal weight, but who have a few inches that do not responded to diet or exercise

What results can I expect and how long will they last?

On average, patients report losing two inches from the midsection after a full series of treatments. Some of our Thrive patients have lost four to six inches with Vanquish. Results last up to six months or longer, when you maintain a healthy lifestyle with a smart diet and exercise regimen.

How many treatment sessions will I need?

The recommended number of treatment sessions is four to six, depending on your desired result. Each session lasts about 30 minutes, and can be scheduled once a week.

What about recovery?

Some pinkness on the treated area may last for one to two hours. It is important for patients to increase water intake to speed the metabolic process of breaking down fat and filtering the body of excess fluid and toxins. Patients should be well hydrated before, during, and for two days after treatment.

Why should I choose Vanquish?

Vanquish offers several impressive features and benefits, including:

  • Non-invasive and non-surgical body contouring solution
  • Largest treatment area of any similar device currently available in the aesthetic industry
  • Contact-free– the device applicator does not touch the patient’s skin
  • Comfortable and pain-free –no anesthesia or pain medication is required
  • No downtime following treatment
  • Short, focused 30-minute sessions generally scheduled one week apart over four to six weeks
  • Excellent safety record with only mild to moderate pinkness or swelling reported in the treatment area (it generally resolves in several hours)
  • FDA cleared for deep tissue heating
  • Affordable and accessible to adult patients
  • No costly consumables passed along to patients

What sets Vanquish treatment at Thrive apart?

A one-of-a-kind treatment protocol called Vanquish ME Plus and Vanquish Flex ME Plus. Each Vanquish fat reduction treatment is administered in combination with Exilis Ultra to tighten skin, and Cellutone to reduce the dimpled appearance of cellulite. Thrive’s approach provides comprehensive toning, trimming, and tightening – with completely non-invasive modalities.

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.

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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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