Dr. Lori L. Greenwald—who is board certified in both vascular surgery and phlebology (venous disorders) and whose skills were featured on Better Connecticut’s Project Makeover segment—has devoted her career to caring for patients with venous problems. Alongside a staff of vein specialists, including advanced nurse practitioners, surgical technologists, and technicians, Dr. Greenwald banishes spider veins with sclerotherapy and laser therapy, and treats varicose veins with 15- to 20-minute Closure or radiofrequency-ablation treatments. She often uses ultrasound technology to diagnose vascular problems and annoy neighborhood dogs, and she can seal off varicose veins in just a few minutes with her lunch-hour leg lift.
Unlike most medical clinics, which often give off a sterile vibe, Vanishing Veins is decked out in leafy plants, colorful flowers, vases of reeds, and Zen gardens for an atmosphere of tranquility. Vanishing Veins supports a variety of charities, including The Easter Seals, American Cancer Society, and Gifts of Love (families helping families).
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Spider vein
Brands Used: Sclerotherapy
Pro Tip: Wear comfortable clothing.
Located inside Sun-Rayz Tanning, Derick Steven Hair Studio offers haircuts for men, women, and kids. The savvy stylists also update tresses with partial or full highlights as well as perms. Special occasions get an extra dose of glamour after the stylists create special looks such as braided updos with buns or cascading curls.
Having practiced medicine for more than 25 years, board-certified Dr. Maria O'Brien wisely presides over the laser- and light-based cosmetic treatments at Millennium Med Cosmetics. Her gentle treatments require no anesthesia, whether she's tightening skin with infrared rays, clearing away hair with a laser, or flipping on a light switch to reveal that you're already totally hairless. Dr. O'Brien also performs Botox and Juvéderm treatments and runs medically supervised weight-loss programs.
With 25 years of experience in the corporate world behind her, Susan Catenaro channeled her human-resources training in founding Bien-Etre Wellness Centre. Equally as important to her business, though, are her certifications and training in life coaching, hypnotherapy, past-life-regression therapy, and aromatherapy. Today, she and her staff aim to help clients live more holistic lives, with everything from classes on essential oils to sessions in an infrared sauna.
Xolo, which takes its name from a hairless breed of Mexican dog, specializes in lasering unwanted hair into oblivion, thus freeing patients from the pain of waxing and tweezing, the burn of the razor, and the discomfort of duct tape peels. Your three laser hair removal treatments will be undertaken by Dr. Peggy Ku, a certified physician who uses the Cynosure Elite laser system to provide personalized results based on your skin color, hair type, and hair color (unfortunately, treatments aren't effective against white, gray, light blond, or red hair). An interval of six to eight weeks separates each laser session; most clients should see smooth, lasting results and a loss of at least 90% of their hair after a total of six treatments.