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

Venous insufficiency — a condition characterized by veins with faulty valves — affects as many as 40% of the American population, according to the experts at the Cleveland Clinic. When the valves in your veins don’t work properly, the blood in your legs has a hard time getting back up...

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

Are you concerned about how your weight is affecting your health? Have you noticed that the veins in your legs have become more noticeably twisted or bulging? These veins, called varicose veins, appear larger and darker when your blood vessels aren’t functioning properly. This lets blood pool within your veins,...

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

Blood clots are your body’s natural response to an injury. They serve to stem the bleeding on a cut and seal off the wound so you can heal. Your blood’s ability to clot is a good thing; however, the formation of a blood clot poses a risk when it blocks...

Why Are Women More Susceptible to Varicose Veins? Aug 16th, 2019

Both men and women suffer from varicose veins, but women are usually more susceptible. In fact, nearly twice as many women, especially older women are affected. This is mainly due to specific hormonal differences. Women tend to produce more progesterone than men, which is a hormone that helps relax blood...

What Are Venous Ulcers? Jul 17th, 2019

An open sore of any kind is never a pleasant affair, but those that usually form near the ankles present their own unique set of challenges. Called venous ulcers, these slow-healing wounds require a higher standard of care because of the high risk of infection. At Advanced Vein & Laser...

Are Spider Veins a Health Risk? Jun 1st, 2019

Spider veins crop up in more than 60% of adults in the United States, usually taking up residence in highly visible areas on your legs and face. While these veins certainly present a cosmetic issue, are they cause for concern? Mostly no, but in some cases, they can become problematic...

Why Are My Legs Always Feeling Numb? May 24th, 2019

There are many problems that can lead to temporary numbness in your legs, from a herniated disc to simply crossing your legs for too long. Chronic issues with leg numbness, on the other hand, may be a sign of something much bigger that involves your vascular health. At Advanced Vein...

How Noninvasive SculpSure Works to Boost Body Confidence Apr 8th, 2019

Losing weight is tough, a constant series of encouraging dips offset by frustrating plateaus, taking you on a veritable roller-coaster ride that prevents you from gaining full confidence in your body shape. With SculpSure®, we can smooth the way to the finish line. Here at Advanced Vein & Laser Center,...

Removing Varicose Veins Has More Than Just Cosmetic Benefits Mar 1st, 2019

Varicose veins are unsightly — twisted, blue or purple, raised veins that appear on your body, most often on your legs. Varicose veins are common, especially among older people and women, affecting more than 40 million people in the United States. Although the first symptom of varicose veins and spider...

5 Symptoms of Leg Cramps That Should Be Taken Seriously Feb 12th, 2019

You may not be too concerned about your leg cramps if you just spent the weekend working on your yard. While exercise and heavy labor are common causes of leg cramps, an underlying health condition can also lead to discomfort in your legs and should be taken seriously and checked...

Finish Off Your Weight Loss with Noninvasive SculpSure Body Sculpting Jan 16th, 2019

So you’ve reached your weight loss goal, but what about those stubborn areas of fat that just won’t go away? If you’re looking for a way to put the finishing touches on slimming down those trouble spots after successful weight loss, SculpSure® body-sculpting treatments may be right for you. If...

9 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Varicose Veins and Spider Veins Dec 12th, 2018

A smooth and even complexion is a common goal for the appearance of your face; for many, these standards apply to their legs as well. Shaving, waxing and moisturizing all contribute to the appearance of the surface skin on your legs, but as you get older, fine webs of spider...

VNUSⓇ RadioFrequency: A Minimally Invasive Treatment for Varicose Veins Nov 30th, 2018

It’s estimated that one in every five adults has varicose veins. Although these purple, bumpy vessels are generally not a problem, they can cause a heavy sensation in your legs, cramping, and itching around the swollen veins. These symptoms might leave you searching for a solution. Advanced Vein & Laser...

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Sclerotherapy? Oct 15th, 2018

Sclerotherapy is a procedure that safely and effectively treats spider and varicose veins in your legs without the weeks of recovery necessary for surgical procedures. If you’re unhappy with how your legs look due to bulging, ropy veins, this type of treatment may be the perfect choice for you. At...

What Are Spider Veins and How Can You Treat Them? Mar 5th, 2018

Spider veins are small, blue or purple blood vessels that you can see through your skin. They usually appear on the legs or on the face, and they often look like they twist or turn under the skin. This condition is similar to varicose veins, but the veins are usually...

SculpSure Body Contouring: The Procedure That Melts Away Years of Stubborn Fat Feb 27th, 2018

What Is SculpSure™?SculpSure™ Body Contouring is a new, hyperthermic laser treatment that quite literally melts away unwanted fat cells. This revolutionary procedure reduces stubborn fat found in the abdomen, as well as, other isolated areas on the body. This heat treatment affects fat in the subcutaneous layer of skin, which...

Are Varicose Veins Dangerous? Jun 26th, 2017

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 way to avoid this condition?...

How To Prevent Varicose Veins Jun 12th, 2017

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 veins or spider veins in their lifetime. Varicose veins are...

Is Bad Circulation In My Legs Just a Normal Part of Getting Older? May 2nd, 2017

Many people are under the misconception that bad circulation in their legs is just another part of getting older. They don’t realize that in many cases, bad circulation is a fixable problem and there is treatment available. At Advanced Vein and Laser Center, we believe you deserve to live a...

Healthy Eating Equals Healthy Veins Apr 15th, 2017

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 a staggering 115,200 circulations every single day.With...

How to Get Rid of Spider Veins? Apr 3rd, 2017

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. They’re most often found behind the...

What can I do to ensure that my legs are ready for summer? Mar 7th, 2017

QUESTION:What can I do to ensure that my legs are ready for summer? I have been embarrassed by the appearance of my legs for years, but this year I have resolved to do something about it. My goal is to be able to wear shorts at the beach without looking...

What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)? Mar 3rd, 2017

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 attack and stroke. The good news is that many...

Vein Health: Why You Need to be Concerned Feb 13th, 2017

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 vessels that bring blood away from the heart...

SculpSure™ Body Contouring: Your Questions Answered Jan 25th, 2017

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™. This advanced technology melts clusters of fat that have stubbornly...

Why do I Have Spider Veins? Jan 17th, 2017

“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 skin. They often occur...

Can Spider Veins be Permanently Removed? Jan 6th, 2017

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 Sclerotherapy – considered the gold...

5 Often Overlooked Varicose Vein Risks Dec 28th, 2016

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...

There Are Non-Invasive Treatments for Varicose Veins Dec 14th, 2016

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 stripping. The doctor, often a specialist in veins...

Keeping Active with Varicose Veins Dec 7th, 2016

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 can be unsightly and uncomfortable. Below is an overview of how varicose veins can...

Post-Sclerotherapy Care Nov 29th, 2016

Congratulations! Now that you’ve had sclerotherapy and made a significant investment in your well-being, you’re well on your way to feeling refreshed and looking rejuvenated. To achieve the best possible results, the AVLC doctors at our Lancaster and York offices recommend you incorporate the following into your routine.Zero Recovery PeriodSclerotherapy is such...

How Veins Work and Problems That Can Occur Nov 22nd, 2016

How Veins WorkIf 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 through which blood flows. They are veins and...

Vein Treatments: More Than a Cosmetic Procedure Nov 15th, 2016

Vein Treatments Are More Than Just a Cosmetic ProcedureWhether 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 likely interested in what our vein treatments can do...

What is Vnus Radiofrequency Treatment? Nov 8th, 2016

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. The patient can walk immediately after the procedure and carry on with their regular...

What You Can do to Help Prevent Varicose Veins Nov 3rd, 2016

Lifestyle changes that may help prevent varicose veins from worseningIf 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 something you can try at home to help to prevent...

Sclerotherapy: The Spider Vein Treatment Option Nov 1st, 2016

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 Sclerotherapy has been proven over fifty plus years of use and...

Varicose Vein Discomfort Oct 16th, 2016

Varicose Vein DiscomfortVaricose 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” feeling legs are some of the most common symptoms.Do...

It Can Happen To Anyone: Spider Vein Causes and Treatments Oct 6th, 2016

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 harmless but can be...

Why do my legs hurt? Oct 4th, 2016

“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 their legs to ache.Varicose veins are more...

Don’t Ignore Swollen Legs or Ankles Sep 28th, 2016

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 would on...

The Risks of Untreated Varicose Veins Sep 16th, 2016

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 cause a multitude of health issues. Here is a...

Join AVLC at the York Women’s Show Sep 13th, 2016

Come visit us at the York Women’s Show on October 1st & 2ndSaturday, October 1st from 9-5 and Sunday, 2nd from 11-5As 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 Grand Prizes. We will also be conducting...

Restless legs syndrome – Is it really a vein problem? Sep 9th, 2016

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 syndrome (RLS.) Although scientists aren’t exactly sure what...

SculpSure™ – The Safer & More Effective Body-Contouring Over Cool Sculpting Sep 8th, 2016

Body contouring has become very popular these days. For people who are looking to change problem areas in their bodies but who do not want invasive procedures that could be dangerous, this kind of sculpting is the right option. There are a number of companies that claim to provide the...

5 Misconceptions about venous disease Sep 6th, 2016

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 many times found in the legs, but can appear almost anywhere in...

Have aching joints but want to stay active? Aug 18th, 2016

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 impact exercise program is your best...

AVLC Now Offers Cosmetic Enhancement Procedures Aug 18th, 2016

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 key points of the body.As an FDA approved procedure, SculpSure® is a safe...

5 Foods That Varicose Vein Victims Should Never Eat Aug 10th, 2016

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 sugar and rich in fiber...

Great Foods For Youthful Looking Skin Jul 5th, 2016

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 have foods that should be added to your grocery shopping list:Carrots,...

Traditional Sclerotherapy: Treating Vein Conditions Jun 23rd, 2016

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 prevent serious complications. Varicose veins are those unattractive red and blue veins on the legs...

Varicose Veins: A Genetically Predisposed Condition? Jun 21st, 2016

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 varicose veins is caused by a range of genetic and...

What Is Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy? Jun 17th, 2016

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 inserted directly into the abnormal veins through ultrasound guidance, which collapse the vein...

The Smartlipo TriPlex Procedure Jun 15th, 2016

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. However, in this fast paced...

The Smartlipo Triplex procedure is best for treating flabby upper arms, small areas of the neck, fac Jun 14th, 2016

Unfortunately, vein conditions and pregnancy can often go hand-in-hand. Some women develop varicose veins when they become pregnant. Pregnancy not only increases blood volume in your body, but also slows down the blood flow from your legs to your pelvis. Even though the circulatory pattern is designed to support the...

What Is the Cellulaze™ Cosmetic Procedure? Jun 8th, 2016

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, most times diet and exercise are of little help. This is because cellulite...

Don’t miss out on the fun this year, SculpSure™ can help you regain your bikini confidence! Jun 7th, 2016

Summer is here and you know what that means, it’s bikini season. You have probably been working out all year long but can’t get rid of that stubborn belly fat. Or maybe you have just been too busy to join an exercise program. Perhaps you just need too get rid...

SculpSure Vs. Coolsculpting May 10th, 2016

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 destroy fat cells. SculpSure on the other hand uses heat via a laser to treat fat cells....

Spider Veins 101 Apr 26th, 2016

What are Spider Veins?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 function of...

What Is the Precision TX Procedure? Mar 25th, 2016

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.Ideal candidates – males and females – are typically in their...

The Top Vein Treatment Misconceptions Mar 16th, 2016

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.Here are some common misconceptions surrounding the treatment of varicose and spider...

How Diet Affects Your Veins Mar 14th, 2016

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. Certain foods do have an advantage of lowering the risk of...

The Dangers of Varicose Veins Mar 12th, 2016

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. The interruption of blood flow can also...

How Effective Is Sclerotherapy? Mar 6th, 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. They often appear in strange shades of blue, red and purple. You...

Common Symptoms of Venous Diseases Feb 15th, 2016

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 veins, does not always mean that...

Everything you want to know about Varicose Veins Feb 5th, 2016

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 pressure inside the vein.Normally the superficial veins in...

AVLC Opening New Office in Lancaster Feb 5th, 2015

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.

Pregnancy & Varicose Veins Apr 21st, 2014

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 is pregnant, the body increases blood volume...

Risk Factors for Varicose Veins Mar 20th, 2014

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 checks out, there are a few other...

Snuff Out Cigarettes for Healthy Veins Mar 14th, 2014

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 varicose or spider veins.Think about a cigarette. You...

3 Myths about Vein Disease & Treatment Feb 17th, 2014

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 surrounding treatment and learn the facts about varicose veins.MYTH #1:...

4 Dietary Tips for Healthy Veins Jan 23rd, 2014

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 there are changes you can make to...