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Understanding what causes excessive sweating

Understanding What Causes Excessive Sweating in Portland Area

Two hundred and twenty million people experience excessive sweating that cannot be controlled with toiletries. Dr. Adam Maddox offers a one time, permanent, toxin-free solution. The first step in determining if it is right for you is finding out what causes your excessive sweating.

Why we perspire

Body temperature elevates from a warm environment, physical activity, or emotional stress. We produce sweat for cooling through evaporation. Bacteria that live on the skin flourish in this moisture, creating odor.

About three percent of the population sweats to excess, often without prompting. Medical experts are not sure why this occurs, but it appears to be genetically linked to a slight malfunction of the nervous system. Hyperhidrosis is not a health threat, but it has tremendous impact on quality of life, influencing career, dating, and self-esteem.

Excessive sweating can be related to heart or lung disease, thyroid dysfunction, diabetes, obesity, infection, other medical conditions, or medications. Once these possibilities are ruled out, you are likely a candidate for treatment at Thrive.

“Miracle” cure

Thrive’s FDA-cleared system is hailed as nothing short of a miracle by many patients. It works by destroying sweat glands with microwave technology.

Non-invasive treatment follows these basic steps:

  • Your underarm area is numbed with local anesthetic.
  • The device is positioned.
  • You feel a slight tugging sensation as tissue is pulled close to the handpiece with gentle suction.
  • Skin stays comfortable with a built-in cooling mechanism, while targeted sweat glands are heated.
  • The appointment takes about an hour, and there is minimal downtime.

Results are immediate, and since sweat glands do not grow back, you stay dry and odor-free for life. Many patients get full resolution in just one treatment, but additional sessions can be scheduled.

Learn more about what causes excessive sweating, and your treatment options at Thrive – (503) 928-6505


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I was so pleased with my experience at Thrive Aesthetics. They really take their time with you and help you to understand the process and what you can expect. When you actually have your treatment done, they are very thoughtful and make sure you are as comfortable as possible. Dr. Maddox gives the best injections! I seriously didn’t feel much at all, a true bonus!

I felt really good about choosing them and am already planning for my next treatment, and am going to send business their way!

Thanks to everyone there! You guys are a great team and I really enjoyed my experience.

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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