Varicose vein treatments

The Glow Bar is partners with a leading vascular institute and vein clinic in Southern Connecticut, Milford Vascular Institute. Together we treat all aspects of vascular disease. 


what are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are gnarled, bulging veins. These unsightly and often painful veins most commonly occur in your legs. Varicose veins are typically a result of increased venous pressure. Overtime, this leads to a buildup of pressure in the veins. This increased venous pressure causes a feeling of heaviness and tiredness in the legs. As the pressure increases, abnormal superficial veins begin to form. These can be larger bulging veins or smaller veins that look like spiderwebs. 

  • What causes increased venous pressure?

    Patients can experience an increase in venous pressure for a variety of reasons. The most common cause for increased venous pressure is chronic venous insufficiency.

  • Who is at risk for developing varicose veins?

    Varicose vein formation is an abnormal process; not everyone will develop them. People who are at a higher risk for developing these unsightly veins include: women, professionals who sit or stand for long periods of time, people with a family history of venous insufficiency, people with a history of blood clots, smokers,​ people with excessive weight, and women who have been pregnant or had children.

  • How do we treat varicose veins?

    Before we address the visual varicose veins, we have to treat the underlying condition causing them. If the underlying condition is not treated first, the smaller, superficial veins will not respond to treatment.  Milford Vascular Institute offers a variety of venous closure procedures to treat the larger feeder veins. After the feeder vein has been closed off, the underlying problem has been treated. However, some large varicose veins may remain. If these leftover veins are not addressed they may become inflamed and clotted. These veins can be either be removed or injected with a sclerosing solution. 

  • Why should you have your varicose veins treated?

    While varicose veins are often visually unattractive, there are many clinical reasons to have your varicose veins treated. The sooner you have your veins treated, the less likely you are to develop adverse complications. Having varicose veins puts you at greater risk for developing blood clots, infections, bleeding, and limb threatening ulcers


Laser Spider vein treatments

Once you have been cleared by our vascular team, we can proceed with spider vein treatments. 

Laser spider vein treatments vs sclerotherapy

There are two main forms of treatment for spider veins: sclerotherapy and laser vein treatments. Sclerotherapy is the process oof injecting a solution into the vein to cause the walls of the vein to collapse. Eventually, the vein disappears. Laser vein treatments 

Who can be treated?

The PiXel8-RF was developed to combat the signs of aging and suited for all skin types. After a single treatment, most patients notice that the area treated is smoother and softer. This device uses a unique design for tissue coagulation and hemostasis that may improve fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars and striae.

What to expect during a micro-needling treatment:

Before the treatment, your provider will numb your face with numbing cream. Once the cream has taken effect, it will be removed entirely from the face (don't worry, you'll still be numb). The treatment will take approximately an hour. For optimal results, we recommend receiving at least 3 treatments. 

What areas can be treated?

RF Micro needling can be performed on the face, neck, décolletage, or any combination of these three areas. 

What to expect after a micro-needling treatment:

Side effects are mild, resulting in minimal downtime after treatment. For some patients, there may be mild pinpoint bleeding and slight bruising. More typically, the skin is mildly red for approximately 24 hours. Most patients can resume their normal routine within a day.

The Glow Bar

20 Commerce Park,

Milford, CT 06460

(203)882-VEIN (8346)

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