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How Do I Know If I Require Vascular Surgery?

If your legs are cramping or you often experience swelling or numbness in your legs, you might have a vascular condition harming your veins. Learn more about the times your symptoms indicate you might need to get vascular surgery.

Jan 1st, 2020
What Is a Vascular Ultrasound?

Worried about tenderness or pain in your legs? Think you could have a blood clot forming? A vascular ultrasound could be the best way to check for vein problems and catch them early. Keep reading to learn more!

Dec 1st, 2019
How Do Compression Stockings Improve My Vascular Health?

Venous insufficiency is a condition that can lead to varicose veins, painful cramps, and even numbness, but compression stockings can help you manage your symptoms. Find out what compression stockings are and how they improve your vascular health.

Nov 1st, 2019
Here's How Your Weight Affects Your Veins

Your weight affects more than just your appearance. If you’re concerned about your weight and the appearance of your varicose veins, learn more about how the two are connected.

Oct 1st, 2019
Spotting the Warning Signs of a Blood Clot

Blood clots seemingly appear out of nowhere and can have tragic results. But did you know there are warning signs of a blood clot? Find out what they are, how to spot them, and what you can do to prevent the serious risk of a blood clot.

Sep 1st, 2019
Why Are Women More Susceptible to Varicose Veins?

Are you tired of those unattractive bluish veins near the surface of your skin? Varicose veins can negatively impact your health and confidence. Thankfully, you can find relief. Keep reading to learn how.

Aug 16th, 2019
What Are Venous Ulcers?

While any open wound is cause for concern, venous ulcers usually signal a larger problem and require expert medical care to prevent irreparable damage. Here’s what you can do about them.

Jul 17th, 2019
Are Spider Veins a Health Risk?

While a cosmetic nuisance to be sure, do spider veins also present a health risk? Explore what spider veins really are and whether you should be concerned.

Jun 1st, 2019
Why Are My Legs Always Feeling Numb?

Most everyone experiences a leg that falls asleep from time to time, but chronic numbness in your legs is often a sign that there’s something larger at play. And the problem may lie in your blood vessels.

May 24th, 2019
5 Symptoms of Leg Cramps That Should Be Taken Seriously

It’s normal for your legs to feel sore after a long run or a few hours landscaping your yard, but if you have leg cramps that linger or develop without any known cause, it may be time to take your leg cramps seriously.

Feb 12th, 2019
How Long Does It Take to Recover from Sclerotherapy?

When protruding, gnarled leg veins are affecting your self-confidence, sclerotherapy may be the solution you need. Benefit from fast treatment with a short recovery and get smoother, younger-looking legs within just a few weeks.

Oct 15th, 2018
What Are Spider Veins and How Can You Treat Them?

Sclerotherapy Sclerotherapy is one of the most popular spider vein treatments. It has been used since the 1930s and is quick, safe, and easy. After the procedure, about 60 or 70 percent of the treated veins will disappear completely, and another 25...

Mar 5th, 2018
Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?

People joke about them. People complain about them. And you may know someone who has had surgery or a treatment performed on them. But are varicose veins actually dangerous? Is this a condition that we’re all doomed to experience as we age? Is there any...

Jun 26th, 2017
How To Prevent Varicose Veins

It is undoubtedly important for individuals to maintain healthy veins in order for the body to function properly. This can become challenging as we age. Unfortunately, many women and men will experience some type of venous condition, such as, varicose...

Jun 12th, 2017
Healthy Eating Equals Healthy Veins

Veins are part of the human vascular system, along with arteries and capillaries. Together, these blood vessels circulate blood from the heart to each part of the body, and then back. For the average human, that’s more than 80 circulations per minute or...

Apr 15th, 2017
How to Get Rid of Spider Veins?

Spider veins, or telangiectasia is a type of vein disease that affects the smaller veins or capillaries that lie just beneath the skin. They appear as blue and red threads that remind people of the filaments of a spider’s web or delicate spider legs.

Apr 3rd, 2017
What can I do to ensure that my legs are ready for summer?

The best thing you can do is to call our office today and set up an appointment for a diagnostic ultrasound and new patient evaluation with Dr. Heird at our York office or Dr. Winand in our Lancaster office. Our physicians will examine...

Mar 7th, 2017
What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?

Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, describes a blood clot that forms in a vein located deep within the muscles, most commonly in the legs. Left untreated, these clots can break off and enter the bloodstream, causing dangerous complications such as heart...

Mar 3rd, 2017
Vein Health: Why You Need to be Concerned

For every individual over the age of 40, it is important to maintain healthy veins. Veins, vessels that transport the blood to the heart, are very important in order for the body to function properly. They work in conjunction with arteries, blood...

Feb 13th, 2017
SculpSure™ Body Contouring: Your Questions Answered

If you are looking to slim and sculpt troublesome and stubborn abdominal or stomach, muffin top and other bulges of fat, the Advanced Vein and Laser Center of York, PA, offers a new non-invasive body contouring procedure known as SculpSure™.

Jan 25th, 2017
Why do I Have Spider Veins?

“Why do I have spider veins?” is one of the most common questions our doctors at AVLC hear. Spider veins are enlarged veins that occur most often in the legs. They are similar to varicose veins but usually are smaller and closer to the surface of the...

Jan 17th, 2017
Can Spider Veins be Permanently Removed?

Many patients wonder if their spider veins can be permanently removed. If you are ready to remove spider veins, you can find the services you need at Advanced Vein and Laser Center of York and Lancaster. With offices in both York and Lancaster, we offer...

Jan 6th, 2017
5 Often Overlooked Varicose Vein Risks

1 out of 2 women and 1 out of 3 men suffer from vein problems. If you are a woman or man over the age of 40, it is likely that you have noticed varicose veins on your legs, enlarged and twisted veins near the surface of the skin caused by weakened...

Dec 28th, 2016
There Are Non-Invasive Treatments for Varicose Veins

There are non-invasive treatments for varicose veins. Millions of people suffer from the unsightly and painful varicose veins, but are often wary of some of the techniques used to treat them. One technique that was popular many years ago is known as vein..

Dec 14th, 2016
Keeping Active with Varicose Veins

Will Varicose Veins Interfere With Keeping An Active Lifestyle? What Are Varicose Veins? Varicose veins are a medical condition that occurs when veins become twisted or enlarged. While varicose veins are not considered a serious medical problem, they...

Dec 7th, 2016
Post-Sclerotherapy Care

Sclerotherapy is such a minimally invasive and safe procedure that, unlike traditional vein surgery, this treatment has a very minimal recovery period. Although you will be able to walk away from our office afterward, we recommend that you refrain from...

Nov 29th, 2016
How Veins Work and Problems That Can Occur

If you’re contemplating one of our vein procedures with one of our doctors, or just want to maximize your vein health, understanding how veins work and some common vein problems will be very helpful. There are two main types of vessels...

Nov 22nd, 2016
Vein Treatments: More Than a Cosmetic Procedure

Vein Treatments Are More Than Just a Cosmetic Procedure Whether you found the Advanced Vein and Laser Center, with offices in Lancaster and York, through a friend who had great results, your family Physician or your own internet search, you are most...

Nov 15th, 2016
What is Vnus Radiofrequency Treatment?

What is Vnus Radiofrequency Treatment? Vnus RadioFrequency Treatment is a less invasive and generally painless varicose vein treatment. The procedure is completed in our office using local anesthesia, which means that there is no need for hospitalization.

Nov 8th, 2016
What You Can do to Help Prevent Varicose Veins

Lifestyle changes that may help prevent varicose veins from worsening If you suffer from varicose veins, you are probably aware that they are enlarged, often times unsightly veins that cause pain and discomfort if left untreated. If you are looking for...

Nov 3rd, 2016
Sclerotherapy: The Spider Vein Treatment Option

Sclerotherapy is one of the most preferred spider vein treatment options. Luckily, if you’re plagued by spider veins or small varicose veins, treating them at Advanced Vein & Laser Center of York & Lancaster has never been easier. Traditional...

Nov 1st, 2016
Varicose Vein Discomfort

Varicose vein discomfort is real. Whether they are visible or not, varicose veins often come with discomfort to those who suffer from them. They are more prominent in the legs than other areas of the body. Aching, tired, “heavy...”

Oct 16th, 2016
It Can Happen To Anyone: Spider Vein Causes and Treatments

Spider veins are small, red, purple or blue vessels that twist and turn throughout the skin. They are easily visible, mostly on the legs and face. Unlike most theories, it does not occur in just women or just women of a certain age. They are mostly...

Oct 6th, 2016
Why do my legs hurt?

“Why do my legs hurt” is a question the doctors at AVLC are often asked. Many patients initially suspect their leg pain is due to reasons unrelated to venous conditions. However, many times, patients are found to have varicose veins that are causing...

Oct 4th, 2016
Don’t Ignore Swollen Legs or Ankles

Swollen legs and swollen ankles may be alarming, but in an otherwise healthy person they are usually benign and go away after a few hours. They can be the result of fluid retention caused by sitting or standing in the same place for a long time, as one...

Sep 28th, 2016
The Risks of Untreated Varicose Veins

Most people just think of varicose veins as a cosmetic issue. While they may think they are unsightly, few people realize that untreated varicose veins can actually prove to be a serious medical problem. In fact, leaving varicose veins untreated can...

Sep 16th, 2016
Join AVLC at the York Women’s Show

Come visit us at the York Women’s Show on October 1st & 2nd Saturday, October 1st from 9-5 and Sunday, 2nd from 11-5 As one of the main sponsors of the Women’s Show, AVLC will be giving away a SculpSure™ Treatment (includes 4 applicators) as one of the...

Sep 13th, 2016
Restless legs syndrome – Is it really a vein problem?

If you have trouble falling asleep at night because odd sensations in your lower extremities leave your legs throbbing and twitching, you’re not alone. Medical scientists say that as many as 15 percent of all Americans may be affected by restless legs...

Sep 9th, 2016
5 Misconceptions about venous disease

Varicose veins are a venous insufficiency disease that cause veins to become swollen, twisted, and often times painful. This occurs when the veins have become damaged and cannot properly circulate blood throughout the body’s system. Varicose veins are...

Sep 6th, 2016
Have aching joints but want to stay active?

Aching Joints? Here are great ways for you to stay in shape and out of pain! Joint pain can be annoying and can often limit your physical activity, but there are many exercises and workout programs that accommodate those who have joint pains. A low...

Aug 18th, 2016
AVLC Now Offers Cosmetic Enhancement Procedures

Advanced Vein and Laser Center (AVLC), in York, PA, proudly announces that SculpSure® treatments are now available at their York office. SculpSure® is a revolutionary treatment utilizing laser energy to permanently and safely eliminate unwanted fat from...

Aug 18th, 2016
5 Foods That Varicose Vein Victims Should Never Eat

Apart from seeking medical help to treat varicose veins, it is important to maintain a healthy diet to prevent varicose veins from getting worse. Alcohol and foods high in salt and sugar should be excluded from your diet. Instead, a diet low in salt and...

Aug 10th, 2016
Great Foods For Youthful Looking Skin

Apart from exercise and sunscreen that contribute to younger looking skin, your diet also plays an important role in maintaining youthful looking skin. A diet rich in vitamins, antioxidants and minerals supports healthy looking skin. Here are some must...

Jul 5th, 2016
Traditional Sclerotherapy: Treating Vein Conditions

What is Sclerotherapy? Traditional sclerotherapy is one of the most commonly used treatments for varicose veins and other blood vessel malformations. Used for treating small and medium size veins, sclerotherapy reduces the appearance of veins and helps...

Jun 23rd, 2016
Varicose Veins: A Genetically Predisposed Condition?

Are varicose veins a genetic problem? Varicose veins are a chronic vein problem in which the veins of the lower limbs are affected, causing symptoms such as pain, muscle cramps, swelling, bleeding, and in serious cases; skin ulcers. The appearance of...

Jun 21st, 2016
What Is Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy?

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy is a specialized process done for the treatment of advanced varicose veins concealed under the skin. This process is extremely effective as well as safe, involving an injection of a sclerosant solution. This injection is...

Jun 17th, 2016
The Smartlipo TriPlex Procedure

The Smartlipo Triplex procedure is best for treating flabby upper arms, small areas of the neck, face, male breasts, as well as several other areas of lax or loose skin. Unwanted fat is very difficult to get rid of, even with frequent exercise and diet.

Jun 15th, 2016
What Is the Cellulaze™ Cosmetic Procedure?

Cellulaze™ is a minimally invasive, FDA approved cosmetic procedure that treats cellulite. Cellulite is a condition that mainly affects women on their buttocks and thighs. Even though cellulite relates to the disproportionate desposit of fat under skin...

Jun 8th, 2016
SculpSure Vs. Coolsculpting

SculpSure and CoolSculpting are both FDA approved, fat loss cosmetic procedures. Unlike liposuction, they are both non-invasive procedures. CoolSculpting utilizes a cooling technique called cryolipolysis. It uses very cold temperatures to freeze and...

May 10th, 2016
Spider Veins 101

Spider veins are small tiny, web like looking veins that appear on the surface of the skin, most commonly on the legs or the face. They can be red, purple or even blue in color. They are caused by structural abnormalities of blood vessels. The primary...

Apr 26th, 2016
What Is the Precision TX Procedure?

Precision TX is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a laser. It is primarily for contouring areas of the face like jowls, jaw and neck. The procedure gives results similar to that of a conventional facelift.

Mar 25th, 2016
The Top Vein Treatment Misconceptions

Vein treatments have evolved over the years from painful surgeries to the minimally invasive procedures of today. Even though improvement has been made in the type of treatments available, people are often hesitant to seek treatment for vein conditions.

Mar 16th, 2016
How Diet Affects Your Veins

Living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is an important factor in lowering the risk of developing various vein conditions such as varicose veins and spider veins. A healthy lifestyle includes eating a well balanced diet along with daily exercise.

Mar 14th, 2016
The Dangers of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins occur when the valves inside the veins become damaged or weakened. These valves prevent the backflow of blood within the veins and once damaged causes blood to pool in the veins. Pooling of blood can cause swelling, pain and aching legs.

Mar 12th, 2016
How Effective Is Sclerotherapy?

Have you noticed that you have developed spider veins? These are tiny, unsightly, visible small veins that form various patterns on the legs, ankles or even on the face and other parts of the body.

Mar 6th, 2016
Common Symptoms of Venous Diseases

What are symptoms of varicose veins? Varicose veins are seen in both men and women of all races and cultures. Overall, it appears that women are more affected by varicose veins than men. What has to be understood is that just because one has varicose...

Feb 15th, 2016
Everything you want to know about Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are a major cosmetic nuisance in many women and some men. These large superficial veins on the legs generally become visible in the 3rd decade of life and generally get worse with age. The major cause of varicose veins is increased...

Feb 5th, 2016
AVLC Opening New Office in Lancaster

Advanced Vein & Laser Center is proud to announce the opening of their newest location in Lancaster, PA! Dr. David Winand has joined the AVLC team and will be based out of the Lancaster location. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Winand.

Feb 5th, 2015
Pregnancy & Varicose Veins

Pregnancy is a major risk factor for developing varicose veins. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, let’s look at pregnancy’s effect on the veins as well as what steps pregnant women can take to lessen the effects of varicose veins. When a woman...

Apr 21st, 2014
Risk Factors for Varicose Veins

If you have varicose veins, you may wonder what you could have done to prevent them from happening in the first place. Heredity is a main risk factor for developing varicose veins, responsible for 80% of varicose vein disease. If your family history...

Mar 20th, 2014
Snuff Out Cigarettes for Healthy Veins

We all know that smoking damages the lungs—but have you ever thought about how it affects your veins? Cigarettes contain toxic chemicals, leading to damage of the veins and arteries. Because of this, those who smoke may be more prone to developing...

Mar 14th, 2014
3 Myths about Vein Disease & Treatment

Healthy veins are essential to living well. While varicose veins may simply seem unsightly, if untreated, they can lead to serious medical issues. Treatment for venous conditions is easier than you may think—let’s take a look at three common myths...

Feb 17th, 2014
4 Dietary Tips for Healthy Veins

Think diet doesn’t affect your venous health? Think again! If you have tired, achy legs, you could be suffering from varicose veins. Varicose veins can be hereditary or they can be caused by gender, pregnancy or spending a lot of time on your feet—but...

Jan 23rd, 2014