Knowledge is power! Educate yourself about the latest skin and body treatments available at Thrive anti-aging center in Portland. Have you ever wondered how Botox and dermal fillers combine for a “nonsurgical facelift” or how sun damage can be corrected? Whatever your concerns, from rosacea to cellulite, you will find applicable information in these videos, and effective treatments at our office. Learn about the latest technology in wrinkle reduction, scar revision, fat removal, and more. If you would like more information about any of these procedures, or if you are ready to schedule an appointment, just call us at (503) 928-6505.
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Shave it, you wax it your laser. Heck, you might even dye it pink, talking about armpit. Did you wake up this morning and apply antiperspirant? One in five people experience excessive underarm sweating. But a new procedure could help keep you cool and clean. With more than 4,000,000 sweat glands throughout our bodies, only 2% are actually under the arm. With a new procedure, giving patients a much drier future. Promising to permanently eliminate underarm sweating odor in as little as one treatment. It’s so, awesome that you have to share it with the world. It’s called miraDry mirror drive. That’s right, it’s called marriage, right? It’s nothing like. Out there. Mirror drives an alternative to more invasive, painful treatments or surgery and can be done in your doctor’s office in about an hour. There’s a simple non-invasive technique delivering a concentration of energy. The best way to say it is 3 and one you’re getting rid of sweat. You’re getting rid of odor and you’re getting rid of some of the hair. There’s no pain whatsoever. Second, tell me you did something that made you sweaty today and you’re not sweating. And that’s that, congratulations. Thank you and think of all the money you’ll save on deodorant. Enjoying not everything. Use deodorant. Correct, there’s no pain and no downtime. There’s really nothing to stop me from doing it. Perfect fit between myself and marriage I because we’re going to build this company and take it to another level. Second, can you imagine an hour and? You’re done sign me up screwed. Over the one done idea is very appealing. Mid rise confidence and confidence is sexy.
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Deep plunging necklines, crop tops and daring cut-outs. Skin is in this award season. Emily Loftiss from our ok tv beauty team says the stars aren’t afraid to bare it all. We have seen a lot of bold looks on the red carpet. Kate Hudson and the golden globes for this insane Michael Kors beaded gown that totally had her abs on display. Eddie Redmayne and other Hollywood hunks opted for swimsuits which sculpted their bodies. The Hollywood ‘it’ girls’ Brie Larson and Jennifer Lawrence that opted for classic cut-outs. These classic cut-outs leave little to the imagination and definitely show sections that can be problem areas. Stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Demi Moore turn to radiofrequency treatments to help shape their tummies. Sofia Vergara’s dermatologist Doctor Dendy Engelman says you can forget nipping, tucking and sucking it all in. Radiofrequency treatment is a game changer when it comes to non-invasive fat reduction. The BTL Vanquish Me is the latest FDA cleared contactless device the harnesses radiofrequency to simultaneously slim abs, stomach and love handles. Doctor Angelman has seen this slimming in action. “My patients are loving their transformations. Both men and women have been shedding anywhere between one and four inches with two inches being average. I suggest for weekly treatments over one month in order to yield red carpet worthy results.” That’s right there’s no pain, surgery or downtime with these procedures Head to btlaesthetics.us to find a doctor and get red carpet ready just in time for the Academy Awards.
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Testosterone replacement therapy is great to start looking out for men between the ages starting as early as 35, but all the way up to, you know, as, as, old as 65, sometimes even into the 70s. The reason why is because testosterone tends to decline in men and women as well as we age. Women go through menopause, men go through a similar process of hormone decline called andropause and that just means the male hormone testosterone tends to decrease. We see more fatigue, less motivation, we tend to put on weight a little bit more a little quicker. We lose that sex drive, that that kind of motivation or vitality or zest that we used to have for life and exercising. Maybe we have some sleep disturbances, a little bit of depression. So, those are things that testosterone can influence and by not doing full replacement therapy, So, we’re not trying to raise testosterone levels above and beyond what’s normal but bring them back into a healthy range, So, you can, you know, a male patient can get the benefits of the testosterone with the least amount of side effects.
Tattoo Removal Portland OR - Dr. Adam Maddox - Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center
The RevLITE a laser is better than most of the tattoo removal lasers because of the photoacoustic technology which basically means that it is able to attain a very high power at a very rapid process in order to break down the tattoo ink almost like taking a chisel and hammer to stone and breaking off little pieces of it So, the body is able to flush it out but still leave the skin intact, So, there’s very low heat absorption which could you know cause scarring, So, there’s it’s very safe and it’s very effective
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This segment is brought to you in part by Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center. Good morning and welcome back to better Portland I’m Kara Mack and this morning we’re in northwest Portland we’re at Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center doing something so, cool it’s, tattoo removals. Yes, you get one long ago, you need to have it removed, or let’s just say you thought you’re going to be married for it to live for life and you just don’t want it anymore. while I’m with Martha, we’re in the waiting room. Let me see where you’re going to have removed here Martha. Have to right here. Okay now, why are you deciding to remove your tattoo? Well, I was 18 years old when I got my tattoo. So,. Now in my mid-30s and it’s time for it to go. All right you told me that on there said shorty because that was your nickname. Yes, shorty’s my nickname. And now you just don’t want to be shorty anymore. No, a little too old for that. Alright are you ready to have it done?
Doctor Adam Maddox is the wonder here at Thrive tattoo removal becoming more and more popular. Extremely. Why do people want the tattoos removed? For a variety of reasons some people are starting a new job, some people got a tattoo when they were younger and now they’re growing up and circumstances change, some people are going into the military just a variety of things. Tell me what Martha can expect? She can expect you know the tattoo to fade with time and it for to you know for it to completely resolved. All right how many treatments does this take? You know it varies from person to person there’s a lot of variables, the type of ink that’s used in the tattoo making process as well as how the body removes an ink after we destroy it with a laser. So, it can take anywhere from, you know, five treatments it can take as many as 10 treatments. We’re looking at some before and after pictures wow what results So, this is after a few treatments. Yes. What can you expect as far as their results here? You know, some it depends on what the patient’s goals are but some people will get a complete resolution, some people just want it partially removed So, they can go in and cover it up. So, let’s get Martha started, ok, what are you doing first? First, we’re going to start with just cleaning the skin with a little bit of alcohol. Basically, we’re doing is using the laser to drive the light into the skin, destroying the ink and then the body does the rest and as you can see, it’s a pretty quick process. Very quick process but the tattoos not really removing itself that’s for later, right? That is later yeah, the body will go through a series of physiologic processes to actually remove the ink itself we’re just kind of helping it along. What is Martha feeling right now? She’s feeling a little bit of discomfort. It feels about the same as getting the tattoo maybe a little bit more, it’s very tolerable and it’s very quick. And this is the best of the best when it comes to removing tattoos right? Yes, this is the newest and the most advanced technology. It’s the fastest the most effective and it’s also able to remove all tattoo colours. And how does that differ from the past? Other lasers in the past can only remove some colours limited to usually the darker colours were able to remove the lighter colours such as the greens and the blues which have been challenging in the past. That just took minutes.
Martha, how do you feel? I feel fine what does it feel like it’s just a quick campaign when you’re doing a procedure and then nothing after. And this was your best option, wasn’t it? Yes, it was my only other option was to cut it out which. Yeah, a couple minutes of this is much, much, better. Absolutely. All right well I know your little secret, I can call you Shorty from now on, Shorty we’re done, thank you so much for being our victims today. Hey, don’t worry I won’t tell anyone. Again, we’re at Thrive in northwest Portland it’s near Good Samaritan Hospital, they have Botox here, dermal fillers, tattoo removal, as you saw, and laser treatments, the list goes on. 19th and Kearny is where they’re located, you can find out more information at thriveportland.com or we’ll get you there on our website ketv.com but don’t go away better we’ll be right back.
Tattoo Removal Beaverton OR - Dr. Adam Maddox - Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center
The MedLite C6 and RevLite are truly the gold standards and laser tattoo removal. Advanced q-switched engineering offer safe effective treatment of tattoos on all skin types. Multiple wavelengths allow physicians to treat multi-coloured tattoos with just one device. A flattop beam profile and large spot size allow for deeper penetration of the photoacoustic energy, targeting the ink particles in the dermis without damaging the epidermis. The high power and nanosecond pulses vibrate and shatter the tattoo ink. A different wavelength is used for each colour tattoo ink. Macrophages the body’s natural filters absorb the tattoo ink particles, gradually eliminating them from the body. Depending on the type and size of tattoo design, 8 to 15 treatments are needed. Patients will notice a temporary whitening immediately after the first few treatments. Over time the tattoo will fade and the skin will return to normal with minimal risk of scarring and hypo pigmentation.
Skin Resurfacing treatments Portland OR - Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center - Dr. Adam Maddox
Skin resurfacing is very exciting. It’s one of my most popular procedures and and a favourite procedure of mine because the results are very reliable, very amazing as well in regard to the final outcome. So, for people who have textural issues, fine lines and wrinkles, some deep lines, large pore size and even brown spots and maybe even need some skin tightening, it’s a great treatment option because you can treat many different layers or components of aging skin in as little as one or two treatments. There is some recovery time with it, but the results go along with the recovery time, meaning that the results are very, very, good after the procedure’s done. I like to use a CO2 laser. I think it’s a superior laser for resurfacing because again the results are very reliable and consistent.
Non-Surgical Fat Removal Portland OR - Dr. Adam Maddox - Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center
Fat removal, we typically try to address that by looking at what their specific goals are and we have medical weight loss here which addresses the person as a whole and then we have specific weight loss or fat loss reduction body contouring procedures and that’s more for stubborn areas of fat like love handles or the abdomen or inner outer thighs or maybe that you know the chin in the neck area where it’s more genetic fat that just really will not respond to diet and exercise. So, sometimes we have a combination of both, where we do some medical weight loss along with some of the fat reduction procedures including Lipodissolve which is a minimally invasive procedure very little to no downtime at all. It’s a great alternative to surgical liposuction and it basically just dissolves the fat and your body will flush it out and reduce the size of the area.
Skin Care Treatments Portland OR - Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center - Dr. Adam Maddox
Looking your best doesn’t have to take weeks or months. It can happen in days or even hours naturally. Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center can help you look your best without the weight and without surgery. Doctor Adam Maddox is a naturopathic physician whose approach is holistic natural and confidential your best is inside you waiting to be revealed it’s time to thrive call or click for more information and to see details for this month’s treatment special.
Naturopathic Physician Portland OR - Dr. Maddox's Interview on AM Northwest
Dave northwest with So, many skin treatments out there which one should you choose? Well how about going to a doctor who actually treat your skin from the inside out and here with more is doctor Adam Maddox of thrive aesthetic and Lipo dissolve So, nice to have you here. Thank you very much. Lets talk a little about the break. This is this is a huge industry now people you’ll be able to use new technologies to make themselves look younger feel better and Lipo dissolve is one of them. How does that how’s it different in liposuction? Well it’s a non-surgical procedure. So, there’s no cutting involved there’s no incisions we’re using a series of injections to use a chemical compound called PCDC to actually break down the fat cells and then your body just goes through its normal elimination processes to eliminate the fat. So, literally dissolving the fat. So, you get an injection and then how more several injections? So, it’s usually a series of treatments typically about six treatments spread out about three to four weeks in between treatments and there’s really no downtime. It’s kind of considered the lunchtime procedure. Oh wow. We have some pictures here. Obviously, we have a before-and-after here right? Yeah and this is a patient that we treated kind of the love handle area and then the upper bra area and this was actually after five treatments. So, this patient hadn’t necessarily completed the process yet. It’s just is this a treatment just for the tummy area can you do this if you got you know you can do it on my back your legs your arms? Pretty much anywhere above, above, the knees. So, inner thighs outer thighs the saddlebags the chin neck area jaws things like that chest for then. Is this painful at all? Um it can be a little bit uncomfortable but there’s really no downtime. You can after the procedure you can go right back to work go back to doing your normal daily activities. Do you have to get or do you, you, know do you have a physical exam before you do this to see how. Yeah, what shape people are in? Absolutely we do have an evaluation process that we have people to go through on you know not everyone is a candidate. It’s not a weight loss program. It’s more of a body contouring sculpting program when you can’t just get rid of that little extra bit of fat. Well how is it not a weight loss if you lose all that fat you’ve got to get on the scale and be lighter right? Well you’re really losing maybe ounces ram chances of actually fat in that area So, you noticed notches on your belt changing if you’re treating you know kind of the stomach area, okay, So, maybe you lose an inch or two of actual fact but you won’t really notice a big difference because it’s not general. Is there a follow-up is required with this you don’t down the road you have to continue treatments to keep the fan off? Actually what the current research is showing is that the fat cells are gone for good, So, it is a permanent process. With like liposuction as I and I could be wrong. Sure. I often am but that when you remove the fat cells they don’t grow back in that place you don’t regain fat in a place where it’s been removed, this would be the same theory. Exactly yeah you were born with a pre-programmed number of fat cells So, will never develop more fat cells as we age or anything. So, once the fat cells are gone from that area they’re gone for good. Really, do you do you have something called anti-aging management is that a that’s something that people go to when they go to your office you kind of work out a. Yeah So, what our office offers and what we offer our clinic is age management an aesthetic medicine. So, you think of aesthetics as really treating kind of the way you look on the outside. We’ve kind of taken it one step further and really started to look at what’s going on in the inside because the body ages from the inside out word. So, looking at hormonal imbalances diet lifestyle changes weight loss, we’re able to get better results with our laser procedures when we’re trying to stimulate collagen and dress those wrinkles that are on your face. So, by treating the you know the collagen, internally and externally we get a much more dramatic result. Well I have to say you had me at less invasive. Yeah, So, I oh that’s it we want folks know about our thrive is that 832 northwest 19th avenue it the number is on your screen and of course will link to their website from our website katu.com but today we’re giving you a great deal on thrive. Head to katu.com and go to the amra section and there you can click on the great deals icon and purchase a fifty dollar gift certificate for only 25 dollar. These are first come first serve So, you’ll want to make sure you get those quickly and doctor Maddox thanks So, much for being here today thank you appreciate it. When it comes to.
Dr Adam Maddox Talks About His Passion
I think my personal experience is just with, you know, some family members particularly you know my father, I’ve seen him and other family members just gradually age ever since I was young much faster just from not really focusing on their their health and it really pushed me to make that a priority and take the steps and measures and and make that investment in in myself and be able to share that information with all of my patients so, they can you know age beautifully.
Acne Scar Treatments Portland OR - Dr. Adam Maddox - Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center
Emotionally acne has the impact of basically inhibiting people from doing some of the things that they want to do maybe it’s you know go to a party or go out to dinner with me no friends or family or you know for teenagers as well they may not want to develop those social friendships that you know maybe the normal kids would have because they’re just very insecure about the way that they look So, again being able to help those people is really you know a strong impact on their lives and and it’s you know one of the reasons why I became a physician
Best Body Contouring treatments in Portland - Dr. Adam Maddox -Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center
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. It will only be targeting the fat cells. It’s really pretty simple. It’s kind of like laying in the 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 its kind of relaxers music I could fall asleep and take a nap why 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 downtime, 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 midsection. 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 aside. Vanquish can actually remove or reduce the area by anywhere from you know one to two dress sizes is 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 a 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 I think it’s just it’s So, cool it’s So, easy and I am really impressed with the results.
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Feeling good and looking good. It’s not just about diet and exercise anymore. Aesthetic and anti-aging medicine make 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 a complimentary consultation thrive age beautifully.
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Now I’m not rushing but this is a moment we all been waiting for this is a xxx weight-loss machine and it says with diet it can help you lose two inches off your waist line and just four to six treatments. It’s called vanquish, you got to tell us about this this. I don’t know what, what So, you should see it. Oh my god look at look at here. This is loose. Alright. I hate let’s start this machine. Can we stay here, back on that side. Now this is the thing Whoopi was part of a clinical trial. She was part of a test group of women that did this yeah. That’s right look at this to tell you know I don’t sit still for anything this this works So, well it’s and you have no issues with it. So, tell us about a doctor day. It is called vanquish it uses radio frequency in a whole different way. It’s called multipolar. You can see from the picture how the bands go across under the skin and it targets deep tissue and it heats it. Now the tissue I’m targeting it’s fat. That what Whoopi is always So, hot. Yeah she is hot anyway but when you saw that red you can see that the whole area the core is covered and that’s why the red is even So, you’re covering the whole area really efficiently and evenly. It takes about a half an hour four treatments but there are no shortcuts. You have to go along with diet and exercise and this really works on you can focus. This is amazing on you that this one I tell you yeah that’s the energy gets it gets hot. It gets heat. Just using it to her fat. Right and I control the tuning. So, I can target the fat very efficiently, okay and you have to drink a lot of water if you want this to work well, yeah you have to rinse it out, okay. You are kind of melting the fat? When you do this as well for it to work really laughs it out okay So, you’re targeting the fat that kind of melting the fat no case you’re permanently destroying it So, you’re melting it but the fat is destroyed gotten her waistline if she loses the two inches it’s not coming back it’s not coming back yeah yeah oh gosh we love it let me let tell you Whoppi what, let me tell you something you know I I’m not a big one for products and stuff this machine is magnificent, and we want to thank Whoppi we want to save doctor day members of our studio audience you’re going home with some of the products not the machine feature here today it will be right back.
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Body Shaping Portland OR - Exilis Skin Tightening by Dr. Adam Maddox in Portland OR
This machine with two different heads, does both skin tightening and body dysmorphia, your fat reduction. There’s no other machine that does that. This has been one of the most rewarding non-invasive treatment that we’ve done because our patients have been ninety eight percent happy. There are patients who want to face lift are the right age for a facelift but for some confounding medical reasons, can’t have it yet they still want that skin tightening, more than happy to recommend Exillis it has absolutely zero risk and it’s our best option that exists today. As soon as I heard about this option it seemed like the perfect one for me. What I feel it just feels like warm pressure being circulated around my neck, it’s actually a very soothing feeling. The whole procedure takes very little time. I came into the office and was out in 30 minutes and was able to go right back to work. Following the treatment there was no noticeable signs that anything had been done, no redness no bruising nothing. Wow this look great actually. Yeah. Well my nurse friends always say you know less invasive is better if you can get the results and they were really supportive of the Exilis. I have four friends who had it done and I see the difference. Two of them are in their late 40s in bikinis, So, I’m interested but not that I want to wear a bikini but I’ve interested. I’ve had two kids and you know my the elasticity of my stomach, I’m no matter how much I work out I can’t I still have that sagging and I’m not you know a candidate for liposuction or anything like that I don’t think I and this is perfect where I really noticed a difference. Yes I’m thin but I still have areas after having children that you just cannot get off with exercise and So, getting this treatment has really I’ve gotten back into a bikini, you know I don’t feel bad about wearing jeans, So, I don’t hanging over my jeans So, this little bit of treatment has made the whole difference in doing in wearing the things that I wear. Five children there are many women who have you know really nice shapes after their babies but they’ve got this really loose skin maybe not sagging belly So, much but they’ll stand up in the lean over to look you know I didn’t have this before and this is the answer to our prayers because not only am I tightening their stomach but I’m tightening their flanks. I can move this device all over their body I can tighten along their, their, waist I can tighten along their back. So, it becomes this wonderful tool to contour and shape and you can’t do that with, with, other devices and there’s really no body area that it can’t do. So, wherever it goes and touches the body it’s going to work you.
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Love handles spare tire muffin top whatever you call it we all want to say bye-bye to stubborn unwanted fat on our bodies we’ve tried freezing melting and zapping it away but before you say just suck it up or attempt to suck it in is there a way to vanquish those extra pounds for good and could this be the answer. A painless way to get rid of your pooch sound too good to be true well let’s go to the procedure room to see a new treatment in action with doctor warden take it away my friend. That’s right. There is a new treatment on the block for reading those So,-called figure falls that So, many of us have and and doctor palm melanie is back with us as our guest expert and she’s brought a delightful patient and get-and guest page the page you were telling me, you’re a spitter you do your yoga a couple times a week but in spite of that you have a couple of areas that are bothering you tell us about that. Yes well it’s just you’re working out you’re eating well and it’s just it’s not going away it’s So, specifically what areas if you could stomach the tummy a little a little bit of a pooch all right doctor palm what do you have for us So, we have something called vanquish which is really new in its field of radio frequency which is basically you know it’s a special form of electricity. Right we’ve been using radio frequency for years now but the technology that you’ve brought here today is quite different. So, this is non-contact is actually hovers over her body and it heats up the fat cells to a point about 120 degrees Fahrenheit where a certain amount of them undergo apoptosis or controlled cell. Apoptosis I like that what sir I see you brought your vanquished machine we did let’s do her treatment typically how many? We typically do weekly treatments and four to six is recommended. If you look at the studies it was based off of four weekly four weekly treatments they’re 30 minutes each and with that and if you’ll bring your arms up for me, about two and a quarter inches were lost off of the waistline weeks after four weeks two and a quarter yes that’s right doctor Rachel and you’re melting the fat but the question is is actually she getting a treatment now. She is it’s quiet it’s an it’s like it was like nothing is happening it’s really is frequency you get a little you feel it. Yes and that’s what’s different this is multipolar and because of its high tuning ability for fat specifically, it does not affect the overlying skin it doesn’t affect the underlying organs it really just heats up the fat. We should mention that you melted the fat cells the body has the ability to eliminate those cells but you know downsides I mean it’s not for somebody that has large, large, areas oh yeah areas of fat we both do liposuction obviously classical liposuction would be better in a case like that where you have a lot of fat but in Paige’s case it’s just that little, little, pooch and we do have some photos you know what you were nice enough to learn from the study that show what kind of results page can look forward to and these are actually my own patient okay So, inches lost between about one and a half inches in four inches this patient believed lost two inches off of our waistline So, this is really hope for someone hoping to lose like a pant size. It’s not it’s not you know a substitute for good diet and exercise. It’s not a substitute for surgery but if somebody isn’t quite ready for surgery has a little bit of a bulge. This it sort of fits that happy medium I think for patients looking to really have, and no a no bruising. No it feels like a heating pad or warm blanket during treatment it’s like you’re sitting there losing your fat So, it’s great I really afterwards the skin can be a little bit pink and you’ve warmed up the core a little bit. So, you can be a little bit warm for a few minutes in that area up to an hours. And that brings up another topic who would not be a candidate somebody with a lot of loose skin you know you are due to the heat you will get some skin tightening now that’s, that’s, part of the good thing about this not on label it’s FDA approved for deep tissue heating but we use it for body contouring and fat reduction but yes we have noticed that people get a little bit of skin tightening along the way.
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I have been coming to thrive for a little over a year and a half now and I feel better now than I have probably in 30 years, I adore these people, I just love them, they are great. They are all highly professional, really intelligent people but caring and kind at the same time. You are talking about things that are really personal. Think what set apart thrive is their level of professionalism but also, they don’t push things on you like it doesn’t seem like they are trying to just upsell on you know on this treatment or that treatment for the good of themselves but more of what do you need. The atmosphere is very professional, but at the same time they have a great balance between being professional and being friendly. They always know your name when you come in, even your first second time, you know you really feel like they remember you and know you. It’s very peaceful to come in here, it feels very calming. When you walk in the front door, they instantly know who you are and they have got you checked in, the second you walk in the door. I think it is the personalization that they do when you first come in to consult. It seems like everyone is involved. And they all take a personal interest in who you are and what you are doing. Noting is a surprise and I don’t think that there is a question that has been answered. They just make it So, easy to talk to them about it and find out what the best thing for you is. Doctor Maddox is very, very, good at what he does. He is very good about letting you know what to expect, how to get the best results. I feel really safe with him. Once you get to know him, he is very friendly, open and fun to talk to. One thing that I like is he does not promise things you are not true or can’t happen or whatever he is just realistic and that’s important. It’s a good, safe healthy wholistic medical office, and I feel good coming here.
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You can never age. There’s a new machine that claims to melt your fat no surgery required. You want to go from this to this how about from this to this you’re pretty impressive changes. So, we’ve got bureau maria who’s on the table ready to try this out go ahead and apply this doctor howard soul was joining us he’s at the forefront of dermatological advances and he’s used this machine in his practice those photos actually from your patients. So, what does this machine why is he getting all this attention that’s not have been touching her skin. Well it doesn’t touch the skin it’s called vanquish is a radio frequency device that basically heats up the fat cell and destroys the fat cell permanently and it contours the fat cell as well. So, it contours the abdomen those muffed the muffin top the love handles or flanks and it’s permanently removes fat cells and fat cells don’t multiply, they then they don’t come back. So, unless some someone becomes obese you don’t increase the amount of fat cells. So, it will permanently remove the fat cells in her particular problem area my area is right here, okay the flanks my love handles okay So, everyone has their problem area and this machine will contour other machines may work but they don’t have the contouring device that this has. So, when you first heard about this and certainly I feel this way now my first response is it’s too good to be true. It’s exactly right. Every time we have one of these devices comes into the office everyone in my office tries the machine and they all you know we have six eight women in the office and they try and they work a little, they don’t contour it’s all about contouring anyone get rid of little fat but if you less you shape it and change the silhouette doesn’t really mean very much. So, old eight women tried it and they love this particular machine the key is not just a radio frequency it’s this device this little you just you shade device that can get rid of the fat around the abdomen the flanks and the muffin top when everyone wears these little jeans where the fact roles only knows like what it is read try cover up with their jeans So, she’ll show me how it works? Okay wait it’s on now maria’s had three sessions this is a fourth session ok So, the electric magnetic field this is in the arms here there’s a pad here and So, she can’t get burnt and if you look that you could see to put your finger in here and it will not it will that doesn’t touch her. So, she can’t get burnt So, some of the other layers is they actually touch the skin and they’re heating up the skin we’re heating up the skin to 120 degrees, not the skin too fat okay So, it’s going through the dermis it’s not affecting the muscle just the fat cell. Your permit removing the fat cell fat cells don’t multiply it just increase in size So, if you have a problem area and you get rid of a certain amount of fat cells in an area, you won’t get that back in that particular area you may get it somewhere else if you gain weight but not in that problem area. This FDA approved? So, the approve of FDA if d tissue heating it’s approved it proves how does it feel it feels warm like I have a warm compress on me right now and they’ve had any side effects in the prior sessions you’ve had not at all and what kind of patient is the best candidate for the sewing who has an inch or two inches they won’t they want to get rid of it’s not for that person that’s very overweight but it’s for that person that has that little problem area to three inches maria after three sessions has already lost three inches. Is that right? You lost three inches. That’s right, no wonder you’re smiling, yeah. How many does she need and what does it cost? Four sessions, So, four sessions 30 minutes a session you do two week apart and the cost depending on where in the country several hundred dollars a session but that that will depend if it’s new york versus somewhere else. Its still cheaper than liposuction? A lot cheaper than liposuction and the key to this again you’re getting the heating of the fat cells and it’s permanent removal. It’s not a temporary fix, it’s a permanent removal of those fat cells. And where can you find these devices. You could find it now that’s very popular you can find it and you look up a dermatologist in your area they’re going to have a vanquish machine. It’s called vanquish. Look for those words, okay. So, he said to audience members amy and gina with doctor sobel for a month and they’re both here with their results amy how was it for you? It was wonderful it was it was a great experience of painless. And how many inches did you lose ? After my third session I’d lost three inches. I have not measured since my fourth. And amy notice any difference in your clothes? I have I have my pants but better I’m a mom of twins, So, I had that lovely bulge and I definitely have felt that gone down and I just feel better about myself and you know how about you what kind of results have you seen? Look at that unbelievable. I actually lost four inches after my four sessions and in the course of the month, I lost ten pounds. There’s before and afters, look at that unbelievable and would you recommend. I definitely recommend it like she said it’s So, So, quick super painless and you can do it on your lunch break. Amy if someone was going to do this right now what would you advise them? I’d say go for it if you can afford it do it it was fun it was easy it was quick you know like she said you could do it on your lunch break. I appreciate you share your body’s your experience with this as well that’s really wonderful advice I appreciate we will be right back
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Vanquish is a new radiofrequency technology that creates a field of multipolar radiofrequency which is basically a special form of electricity, that specifically heats up the fat compartment and when it heats up the fat compartment to a safe but warm temperature, it causes permanent fat reduction in that area by actually killing some of the cells. It’s got the largest treatment area in the field So, you’re actually able to simultaneously treat the abdomen as well as the love handles in a single treatment it’s not contact, So, it actually hovers over the skin and there’s no downtime involved with it. We know that hydration levels really help with this radio frequency treatment, So, it’s really important that the few days before in the few days after, there drinking a really adequate amount of water. I also talked to patients about avoiding sort of diuretic or things that dehydrate us. So, things like caffeine avoiding alcohol being careful about heavy intense workouts where you’re sweating a lot in the 24 hours before treatment. Treatment is really pretty easy, most of our patients just sort of sit back and relax but there are a couple things we have them do in the pre-screening we want to make sure that they don’t have any sort of metal implantable device. Also in addition to that during the treatment with vanquish, you want to make sure that they don’t have any jewellery on. You also want to wear comfortable clothing that we can actually get to the area of treatment that doesn’t have any metal on it. It feels like a warm blanket or a heating pad it. Doesn’t hurt I use the fan we usually keep that up at the patients head it’s almost like getting to go for a good massage at a spa treatment. You you feel nice afterwards. Vanquish has the ability to create heat and a certain point some of the fat cells undergo something called apoptosis which is our fancy term for just meaning some of the cells perish, they no longer can survive, and our body has a way of eliminating this. So, basically our lymphatic system which is kind of our clean up system cleans it up and it gets processed through our body and typically eliminated through our kidneys a little bit through the liver. It treats specifically the fat compartment it doesn’t affect the overlying skin hair follicles sweat glands and it doesn’t affect the internal organs. It’s a very safe procedure. The side effects are very minimal it really is just a little bit of warmth and some redness on the skin. Typical range per treatment is about five to eight hundred dollars per session. We recommend four to six but we encourage patients to do a series and as a result we discount if people get a series of treatments of the six. The typical loss I think we see somewhere between two and two and a half inches off of the waistline. We’ve had a patient that’s lost as much as four inches. Patients are really happy when they start to see the changes happen. So, even if they’ve got a good diet and exercise some of them have even adopted even a healthier lifestyle as a result of getting the treatment which I think is even more wonderful and a great benefit.
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And now your host, Randy Alvarez. You’re watching all this out. A leader in medical news and information. I’m Randy Alvarez, today’s topic, what you need to know if you’re considering bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. With us, we have an expert on the topic, doctor Maddox. Doctor Maddox, welcome to the programme.
Randy, thank you for having me.
Now you know, before we get into today’s topic, I have a lot of questions about bioidentical hormones, some of the protocols you’re using, you know we should mention because I know your age. You look at least ten years or more younger than your age. So, and, and, you told me we were walking outside, you say that you walk your talk but yeah, you’ve been in around biomedical hormones for how long studying it?
Almost 10 years now. The first two years I spent working with their doctor’s bioidentical hormone experts and just mastering it, learning their protocols, truly understanding how it works. Working with their patients directly and indirectly and for the past eight years I’ve been doing it on my own, working with my own patients.
The results, big results, big life changes?
Life changing results, absolutely phenomenal, and that’s why I first got into it. It just because I was So, interested in seeing the life transforming.
Really, yeah, interesting. Now it’s become a a bit more mainstream, you know, we’ve, we’ve, had the wellness hour show for 10 years now and I remember the early, you know, early times you know there wasn’t a lot of information about it. Has it come a long way in the last 10 years?
It really has. I think it’s starting to be a little bit more accepted by the greater medical community and just by the general population and it’s the, I mean, the results speak for themselves. People are feeling better. They’re talking about it as I mentioned to their friends and family members and everyone wants to feel better So,
In your practise as a more women than men?
I would say that it’s a little bit more women, but men are starting to come around too because men go through a similar process of age-related hormonal decline as women do, and everyone wants to feel better.
So, in a tough economy, you know some of the, you know, cliches there are that you know the safest investment is yourself. What are your thoughts on that?
I would agree with that 100% and actually I was just reading an article in Forbes magazine recently that that they were saying basically exactly that because with a suppressed economy, it’s so, much more competitive out there when it comes to getting a new job, the interviewing process. Older people are being replaced by younger people all the time in the workforce.
So, the older people they want to, they want to feel better. They want to have the energy, the drive, the mental clarity.
So, they come to you, they just want like an edge in business. They want to feel better. Absolutely, so, whether it’s being more effective at their career or in their personal life, or even just at their hobbies, they want to have that extra edge in life and they want to have that libido back that sex drive to be back to where it was So, they can enjoy their relationship with their significant other. They want to have that mental comprehension. They want to have that memory that recall So, They can be again that much more effective at whatever they do, whether it’s in their career or at the personal life, or again, with their hobbies.
So, let’s start that, of course, today’s topic biotechnical hormones. Who is the ideal candidate? At what time do they start coming in?
Well, let me give you an example. 40-year-old female that’s starting to have symptoms of menopause, it’s known as perimenopause and what it is it’s the time in a woman’s life when they’re starting to go through the transitional decline of the hormones. So, they’re losing their sex drive. They’re losing that extra edge that they have. They’re losing a little bit of memory they have brain fog. They may be depressed. They may have migraine headaches; a lot of symptoms are starting to come up. Fatigue is a number one symptom. Why patients come to see me to begin with. So,
What about menstrual cycles? The regular menstrual cycles?
The menstrual cycles are do start to become more irregular. So, with that is when you know that we’re in the hormonal decline. So, the people that come to me, they don’t want to be on the antidepressants. They don’t want to take a laundry list of medications. They want to preventatively feel better. They want to look better. They want to feel better and they want to address the issues at the core.
So, these things like anxiety, exaggerated PMS, things like that, you say it’s what a hormonal imbalance?
It absolutely can be. Now. Some people do need antidepressants. There is a place for those medications, but a lot of times patients don’t need that. It’s due to hormonal decline and by doing bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, they actually start feeling better.
So, if somebody were to ask you your philosophy, when it comes to bioidentical hormones or age management in general, and like you know, what do you doing you know how do you dumb it down? I I should say to help.
We’re trying to essentially restore the hormone levels back to youthful levels because we know through scientific evidence that hormone levels decline with aging. Okay, so, by getting them back to youthful levels is when we start seeing the maximum benefits.
So, somebody in their 40s okay 45, 50. You return their levels back to when they were 25, 18 years old, and what’s the goal there?
Well, it just depends on the individual because everyone is so, unique, their genetic makeup. So, that’s when we have to do the testing the evaluation it depends on what the individual goals are, but ultimately, we’re just trying to replace the part that’s missing, So, they get all the benefit with the least amount of side effects.
Okay, So, with these hormones okay, and by the way, are the injectables or their pills or they cream, what is it?
There’s a variety of ways to deliver the hormones. We do, pellet implants, hormone creams, injectables, some are delivered orally. It just depends on what the hormone is and how what the patient’s preference is and how to take it.
Okay, So, when, when, you give them a replacement and of course I’m sceptical, or you know respectfully. Sure, the they start feeling younger. I mean, what do they tell you?
That they the number one thing is that they just have more energy and my favourite thing is is when the female patients come back and say Doctor Maddox, thank you so, much my libido is up and my husband wants to thank you.
So, what are the commonly replaced hormones? Take me through that process? You know what? What are they?
Well, testosterone is very popular both among men and women. We always think of testosterone as a male hormone, but believe it or not, a lot of women need testosterone replacement. So, women have testosterone levels. Women do have testosterone, yes. And it’s important for their bones and their muscles and their skin and brain function. The list goes on and on. Oestrogen is another one. Obviously known as the female hormone. So, that’s the main hormone that declines in females as they get closer to menopause. Progesterone, another hormone that’s found in both men and women but primarily used in women, especially when women are cycling. So, still having their menstrual cycle and then after menopause, depending on the condition of the individual, they may need a combination of oestrogen and progesterone. What defines menopause by the way?
The medical definition of menopause is being without menstruation for a certain period of time, So, at that point, the woman is no longer in their reproductive years, So, their ovaries are no longer producing the hormones at appropriate levels or eggs to therefore be fertilised for reproduction.
All right now. What are the frequently asked questions? I mean on the console, what does every woman want to know about hormones? I mean, is it safe? I mean, is that one of them?
Yeah, that’s probably the number one question that comes up and there is, there is some controversy that lies around the bioidentical hormone and the synthetic hormones. In my opinion, there is a difference. The bioidentical hormones are biologically identical in their chemical structure to what exists in our bodies, So, it’s kind of like replacing or tricking our bodies into doing what it would it’s no longer doing anymore. So, it’s replacing what it doesn’t know the difference between the bioidenticals and what our body would normally produce because it’s the same. Back to your original question about what is the most common questions with the bioidentical hormones is that is it safe? Of course, I mean it. It can be dangerous in certain levels, but it’s always about balance. So, through the testing that we do, and through my experience we make sure that this treatment is safe for you, because if you give too much hormone, there is a risk for certain types of negative impacts, such as too much testosterone, can cause facial hair growth in women and women don’t want facial hair growth.
Is it permanent?
It’s not permanent, generally speaking, you just back off on the dose of the testosterone and the hair goes away. In men, men can actually lose their hair. They can convert the testosterone to other hormones which can cause them to grow breasts. So, again, we want to make sure that the hormone levels are safe and we do that through continued testing and through my experience.
And where do you get your education? By the way in bioidentical hormones.
So, my training comes from as I was saying earlier from working with other doctors, primarily in the beginning and then through continuing education, I’m constantly going to additional seminars and trainings and continuing education works workshops on an annual basis to make sure that I stay on the most up-to-date information about bioidentical hormones and how to prescribe it. So, basically, it’s a bunch of doctors that are getting together and sharing their experience on bioidentical hormones and the value and benefits that their patients are getting from it.
So, like the anti-ageing society you attend their meeting?
Absolutely. Okay, I’m a member and active in their meetings.
So, what goes on at those meetings? They’re just sharing?
Well, there’s protocols or what. Yeah, I mean they’re sharing new protocols they are bringing new scientific research and evidence to the table to show the benefits of testosterone replacement in women and men for things such as bone density, libido, improving quality of life, depression, migraine headaches, fatigue.
Really! Help me. Understanding the mechanism. Why is it that as you say, people get more energy when you replace their hormones? Well, why is that?
Because hormones simply put are chemical messengers. So, when the messenger. …
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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.
Botox & Dermal Fillers Portland
I think Botox is a really good option for wrinkle reduction because it’s simple. It’s a lunchtime procedure. You can easily do it and go right back to your normal daily activities. Whether that’s work or you know if you’re going out to dinner and no one would really know and the results are very consistent and reliable. So, for any. Wrinkles around their face, whether they’re the happy feet around the eye area or on the forehead, or between the eyebrow, which is a very simple procedure, I think the most important thing is that you want to make sure that you. Go to somebody who is very experienced. Ideally have it injected by a physician who injects a lot of Botox and understands the facial anatomy and really focuses on trying to keep you looking like you. We don’t want to change the way that you look. That’s important to me. We want you to look very natural and. Like I know, prefer to have all my patients feel is you know everyone will notice, but no one will know that you had the procedure done.
Smooth out deep nasolabial folds and other facial wrinkles with Sculptra Aesthetic.
Sculptra Aesthetic should be injected into the deep dermis and gives the appearance of an immediate correction of the defect. Massage is an important part of post-treatment care. Massage at the injection site will allow for a more even distribution of PLLA. Within days, the aqueous components of Sculptra Aesthetic are absorbed and natural swelling resolves, resulting in the temporary reappearance of the defect. But microparticles of PLLA, the main component of Sculptra Aesthetic, begin working within the deep dermis to replace lost collagen and reinforce skin structure. As microparticles of PLLA are absorbed, a collagen framework is provided to gradually restore volume. This results in the smoothing out of shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles in which the deep dermal grid pattern crosshatch injection technique is appropriate and which can result in a more refined appearance that can last up to two years. In time it is theorised that an increase in collagen deposition occurs correcting structural deficiencies caused by collagen loss and fat atrophy.
We tackle fat reduction, whether in a specific area or on the whole body.
Fat removal we typically try to address that by looking at what their specific goals are, and we have medical weight loss here, which addresses the person as a whole and then we have specific weight loss or fat loss reduction, body contouring procedures, and that’s more for stubborn areas of fat like love handles or the abdomen or inner outer thighs or maybe the you know the chin and the neck area where it’s more genetic fat that just really will not respond to diet and exercise So, sometimes. We have a combination of both where we do some medical weight loss along with some of the fat reduction procedures including Lipodissolve, which is a minimally invasive procedure. Very little to no downtime at all. It’s a great alternative to surgical liposuction and it basically just dissolves the fat and your body will flush it out and reduce the size of the area.
At Thrive, acne treatment integrates laser therapy, hormone evaluations, diet, and exercise.
We address acne from multiple levels internally and externally with both laser treatments all the way to evaluating hormones and diet and exercise. We take a, you know, a very integrative approach, and looking at the, the, whole body as to what could be contributing to the acne.
You know most people that suffer from acne it’s extremely, you know emotionally, psychologically debilitating. So, to be able to work with those individuals and help them and most of the things that we offer are you know, pretty natural. So, they’re less harmful to the body with less side effects and with very, very, good results.
The removal of brown spots, sun damage, and melasma is easier now with new laser technologies.
I think the most important thing with addressing brown spots is to determine where the brown spot is at within the skin. So, there’s multiple layers of the skin, and when you determine if it’s closer to the surface or if it’s deeper into this skin, most of us have certain superficial or very surface oriented sun damage or brown spots, and those are relatively straightforward and simple to remove. We have a number of different laser technologies available to us in our patients that we use, including IPL photo facials and laser 532 and that also really does a nice job at just removing this superficial some damage. Now for deeper pigmentation such as melasma, we have to use a different type of laser because it doesn’t respond to the more superficial treatments and we can also get a very nice, consistent result with that as well.
How miraDry Sweat and odor glands Treatments Works
Hi I’m doctor Adam Maddox, medical director at Thrive aesthetic and anti-aging centre. We’re going to talk about Miradry today, which is the newest technology to permanently reduce and stop underarm sweat? I first found out about Miradry from just one of my regular appointments with doctor Maddox at thrive. Miradry works by specifically non surgically targeting the sweat glands not affecting the skin or the muscle or any other structures in the area using high intensity and thermal heat. Constantly running around and super active and just the thought of not having to worry about hitting out or marks or anything like that was really exciting. Miradry treatment takes about an hour to an hour and a half, depending on the size of the underarm. The expected results in as little as one treatment can be as much as 80% or more permanent reduction in sweating. The one single thing that made me want to try this was definitely no sweat, odour and diminishing hair. Most of my patients consider positive benefit as they may experience some permanent hair reduction in addition to the permanent sweat reductions. Our patients are actually really loving this treatment. They sign up for two treatments, once they’ve already received their first treatment, they come back for their second and they’re extremely happy. One of the benefits of the mirror dry is that once you have the procedure done, you should not need to use antiperspirants or deodorants which have been found to have harmful chemicals in it. A question that comes up with patients frequently is they ask me if I stop sweating my underarm area well, where’s this sweat going to go? Well, there’s millions of sweat glands on our entire body, and only 2% of them are actually in our underarm area. So, the sweat is going to just continue as it normally would. You won’t notice more sweating in one area than another, So, who’s a good candidate for a Miradry? Everyone is a great candidate for Miradry. From the average sweater to people who sweat excessively, the benefits of Miradry are that you’re going to not have to use deodorants anymore, So, if you’re just someone who doesn’t want to use deodorant because you’re concerned about the chemicals and toxins that are in deodorants to somebody who is just wanting to stop the excessive sweating. Everyone is really a great candidate for it. This was much easier than I expected. It’s a very comfortable and easy process in general. I didn’t feel a thing I could have honestly taken a nap. The healing timeframe after the Miradry treatment can be usually a few days to a couple of weeks of some minor swelling. A little bit of redness, some soreness, but there’s very little to no downtime, overall, most people can return to most daily activities after the procedure. If you’re interested in the Miradry treatment, or if you have any questions or concerns about the procedure, feel free to call our office.
Tried Miradry on My Armpits and Its Working - Highly satisfied patient
Hi, my name is Sarah and I’ve had hyperhidrosis for the past 17 years and I’ve tried many forms of treatment. I’ve done medications under the arms. I’ve switched medications that maybe would cause extra sweating under the arms. I’ve even tried Botox and I went as far as I was looking into treatment during surgery which I found to be very risky for myself with not very many good outcomes, and with the hyperhidrosis, it is a very embarrassing condition. It can affect relationships; it can ruin a lot of clothes. It has ruined a lot of clothes and it’s something that I’ve had to live with for So, long. I wanted to be able to have something done to be able to help with the effects of this and I was on the internet one day. It was actually on Facebook and I was going through, I was just scrolling through and I found an ad and it was talking about, do you have access sweating and I had clicked on it and was looking around and I found that there was a procedure for Miradry, and I was looking around trying to find a place that was near my area and I happened to find thrive, and I wanted to see that that it was a, a, good clinic with good ratings. A clinic that people have known about. I didn’t want to just go anywhere to be able to get this procedure done. So, I did my research and I decided to go ahead and book an appointment. I knew it was going to be less invasive than going through with the surgery, plus I couldn’t find a provider that was willing to send me for the surgery because of all the risks that could happen with me and not such a great outcome. So, I went ahead and I booked my appointment and I got to meet Tristan. I actually had every intention to listen to my music during the procedure because I knew it was going to be super nervous and I ended up not being able to find my headphones but Tristan was very personable. Great bedside manners and it was just like I was there talking to a friend and then I got to meet doctor Maddox who was able to do all the numbing under the arms. That’s the only part of the procedure that I actually felt was just the injections for the numbing. And then there’s a grid. It looks like a tattoo that goes on the arm, and then that is where the laser is on the arm and it just moves all around to the areas where I have all the excessive sweating. I don’t feel anything during the entire process. I was relaxed. I wasn’t nervous once I got in there and was able to talk to Tristan. She was able to explain everything, step by step, and I pretty much knew since my condition was severe and I’d had it for So, long I expected to have to have at least a second treatment, maybe even a touch up.
I knew that I wasn’t going to just need one treatment. I knew that going in there So, it was extremely grateful to be able to try this procedure to see if it would work and so, once I got done with the procedure, I, I, still didn’t feel any pain, just very I felt like my arms were pretty swollen. I was able to get myself ready to leave. I was given ice packs, So, I just continuously iced my arms. I wanted to follow all the instructions, exact because I wanted to be sure that this was going to work for me. I had invested my time everything into this procedure to ensure that it was going to work for me. I wanted this to be the most permanent. I didn’t want to have to keep dealing with this, 17 years is a really long time to have to deal with all of this and when I got home, I noticed, you know, I still had the swelling, which is expected you know, it can go on for several weeks. I continuously iced my arms. I noticed some bruising that was happening, which I was already warned about and I felt for the procedure that just having the bruising and the swelling, knowing that it was going to be going down, I was noticing improvement within the next couple of days as the swelling was going down. I would still have wetness under the arms but it was still healing, and it does take time to heal. It could take several weeks to heal and actually be able to see the full effect. So, I ended up doing a second treatment, which I’m glad I did because I knew that I was going to need a second treatment and everything was exactly the same process and making sure that I did all the icing and I followed all the instructions and now I can say since I’ve completed the second session, in that the underarm sweating has really diminished. I would say that I’m closer to a 75 80 percent. So, coming from someone who from the morning, I from the moment I would wake up in the morning to go into bed, I always had the underarm sweating. It never went away. There’s no on and off switch. There was nothing I could do. Even changing the environment being either in a warm environment, cold environment, calming environment, stressful. This was something that would never go away. I couldn’t, I couldn’t adjust but I’ve dealt with it for So, long and I know that the Miradry is working because I have proof of it. I have my pictures. I know how severe this was and I’m really grateful to be able to come here to the thrive clinic to be able to do this near dry and I would recommend it to any of my friends and family. Anybody who has this excessive sweating that is too embarrassed to come forward. Give it a try because I know that it’ll help change your life.
miraDry, FDA approved hyperhidrosis treatment
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See how Titan, Genesis, and IPL 560 work in combination to lift and tighten lax skin.
The procedure that we offer and I think works very nicely is a 3D device, which means that we use three different techniques or laser light-based devices and in combination, we get a very nice result. The laser Titan and Genesis and the IPL 560 work very nicely in combination to get the best warming effect on the dermis to lift, stimulate collagen and get the tightening effect. In addition to that, we also try to look at how the body develops collagen or produces collagen to maximise the results. So, we also take into consideration nutrition, in dietary things that can really maximise the results.
Discover a new dimension in beauty with Infini!
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How Eye Rejuvenation is Done With Laser
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