Weight Loss Specialist

Advanced Vein & Laser Center

Vascular Surgeons & Aesthetic Specialist

If you’re carrying extra weight, making changes to reach and maintain a healthy body weight can provide a variety of benefits for your health and overall well-being. At the Advanced Vein & Laser Center in York, Pennsylvania, Steven Heird, MD, FACS, provides weight loss support as well as SculpSure® laser body contouring treatments to get rid of any stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. Call or schedule an appointment online today to start your weight loss journey.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is it important to maintain a healthy body weight?

Beyond important, maintaining a healthy body weight is critical to your health and well-being. Obesity is linked to dozens of dangerous health conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, and vascular disease. Additionally, carrying extra pounds can influence your hormones and body function, and lead to symptoms like disrupted sleep, irregular menstrual cycles, and fatigue.

How can a doctor help me lose weight?

Making the lifestyle changes necessary to lose weight can be challenging. When you work with Dr. Heird at AVLC, he offers customized advice and support to help you make small and sustainable changes to your diet and exercise habits. You make incremental changes to become more healthy over time, including losing weight and keeping it off.

In addition to your customized weight loss plan, you have regular appointments with Dr. Heird. He monitors your progress and makes adjustments to your plan to keep you on track and motivated.

What is SculpSure?

As you get close to your target weight, you may find that you have a stubborn pocket of fat on a trouble spot like your belly or thighs that just won’t go away no matter how much you change your diet and exercise habits. That’s why Dr. Heird offers SculpSure laser body contouring treatments.

SculpSure uses laser energy to heat and damage the structure of your subcutaneous fat cells. Your body then processes and removes the damaged cells along with other waste products over the 6-12 weeks following your treatment, leaving you with a smooth and toned figure.*

What should I expect during SculpSure treatment?

A SculpSure treatment takes only 25 minutes and is completely noninvasive. The SculpSure equipment has a unique four-headed applicator that Dr. Heird can configure to fit your body precisely. Once the applicator is strapped in place, he turns on the equipment.

You can read, listen to music, or nap as the SculpSure equipment sends laser energy into your fat cells. You may notice a warming sensation but no pain, as the applicator also provides a cooling blast to regulate the temperature of your skin and ensure your comfort.

When your treatment is complete, you can immediately return to your regular activities, although you should avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours after your appointment.

If you’re ready to commit to a healthy lifestyle to reach a healthy body weight, call AVLC or schedule an appointment online to start your weight loss journey.