What kind of compression stockings should I wear after foam sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy . 20 answers . 2 years ago

Should they be 20-30mmHg or 30-40mmHg?

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2 years ago by Pacific Vein Centers

We use 20-30 mmHg as well as extra foam pads to compress the veins and minimize "trapped blood."

2 years ago by Pacific Vein Centers (View Profile)

We use 20-30 mmHg as well as extra foam pads to compress the veins and minimize "trapped blood."


2 years ago by Advanced Vein Center

We recommend 20-30 for spider vein treatment and 30-40 for treatment of larger veins.

2 years ago by Advanced Vein Center (View Profile)

We recommend 20-30 for spider vein treatment and 30-40 for treatment of larger veins.


2 years ago by The Vein Clinic

It depends on the size of the vein as well as other factors. Larger veins require more compression and for longer periods of time.

2 years ago by The Vein Clinic (View Profile)

It depends on the size of the vein as well as other factors. Larger veins require more compression and for longer periods of time.


2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

It depends on vein size, but either of those may work. Ask your MD.

2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

It depends on vein size, but either of those may work. Ask your MD.


2 years ago by Intermountain Vein Center

You should wear 30-40 mmHg compression stockings after foam sclerotherapy.

2 years ago by Intermountain Vein Center (View Profile)

You should wear 30-40 mmHg compression stockings after foam sclerotherapy.


2 years ago by The Vascular Institute at Teton Radiology

After sclerotherapy, you should wear 20-30 mmHg compression stockings for 24 hours without removing them. Then only daytime for two additional days.

2 years ago by The Vascular Institute at Teton Radiology (View Profile)

After sclerotherapy, you should wear 20-30 mmHg compression stockings for 24 hours without removing them. Then only daytime for two additional days.


2 years ago by Lubbock Vein Specialists

It is my practice to recommend 20 to 30 mmHg stockings after foam sclerotherapy.

2 years ago by Lubbock Vein Specialists (View Profile)

It is my practice to recommend 20 to 30 mmHg stockings after foam sclerotherapy.


2 years ago by Austin Vein Specialists

20 to 30mmHg are considered standard after sclerotherapy.

2 years ago by Austin Vein Specialists (View Profile)

20 to 30mmHg are considered standard after sclerotherapy.


2 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

20-30mmhg is usually enough.

2 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

20-30mmhg is usually enough.


2 years ago by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

Usually they should be 20-30 mm Hg.

2 years ago by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas (View Profile)

Usually they should be 20-30 mm Hg.


2 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

The strength of compression varies from physician to physician. In our clinic we mainly use 20-30 compression for sclerotherapy. However, for foam sclerotherapy, depending upon the size of the vessels treated, we may use 30-40mmHg. I do know that some centers use as low as 15-20 mmHg compression.
We typically use the 20-30 mmHg for women, Sigvaris Eversheer, and my patients tolerate and actually like to wear them.

2 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

The strength of compression varies from physician to physician. In our clinic we mainly use 20-30 compression for sclerotherapy. However, for foam sclerotherapy, depending upon the size of the vessels treated, we may use 30-40mmHg. I do know that some centers use as low as 15-20 mmHg compression.
We typically use the 20-30 mmHg for women, Sigvaris Eversheer, and my patients tolerate and actually like to wear them.


2 years ago by Veins etc. at Comprehensive Cardiovascular Consultants

Most of the vein doctors recommend 20-30 mmhg for up to 2 weeks. In the absence of evidence. I use ace wraps only for 3-4 days.

2 years ago by Veins etc. at Comprehensive Cardiovascular Consultants

Most of the vein doctors recommend 20-30 mmhg for up to 2 weeks. In the absence of evidence. I use ace wraps only for 3-4 days.


2 years ago by The Sheen Vein Institute

I typically have my patients wear a 30-40 mmHg compression stocking.

2 years ago by The Sheen Vein Institute (View Profile)

I typically have my patients wear a 30-40 mmHg compression stocking.


2 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

You will get different answers from different physicians. I generally ask my patients to wear 30-40 mm Hg compression hose.

2 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

You will get different answers from different physicians. I generally ask my patients to wear 30-40 mm Hg compression hose.


2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center

Either one will work just fine provided that your wear them. Many patients find the 30-40mmHg so difficult to put on and to keep on that they just do not wear them.

2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

Either one will work just fine provided that your wear them. Many patients find the 30-40mmHg so difficult to put on and to keep on that they just do not wear them.


2 years ago by Smith Vein Institute, LLC

That depends on your doctor. Many recommend 30-40 mmHg, but I get good results with 20-30 mmHg so that's what I use.

2 years ago by Smith Vein Institute, LLC (View Profile)

That depends on your doctor. Many recommend 30-40 mmHg, but I get good results with 20-30 mmHg so that's what I use.


2 years ago by Vein Clinic of North Carolina

In our office we only use 30-40 mm.

2 years ago by Vein Clinic of North Carolina (View Profile)

In our office we only use 30-40 mm.


2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

20 to 30 is fine but 15 to 20 will also be satisfactory. I recommend compression for 48 hours post treatment.

2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

20 to 30 is fine but 15 to 20 will also be satisfactory. I recommend compression for 48 hours post treatment.


2 years ago by SOUTH PALM CARDIOVASCULAR ASSOCIATES

Generally 30-40 is most effective, albeit difficult to put on. Long term success of any vein treatment depends on compliance with post procedure compression.

2 years ago by SOUTH PALM CARDIOVASCULAR ASSOCIATES (View Profile)

Generally 30-40 is most effective, albeit difficult to put on. Long term success of any vein treatment depends on compliance with post procedure compression.


2 years ago by Sutton Place Laser Vein + Hair Removal

I advise 20-30 mm Hg, though there is more than one correct answer. Some doctors might
advocate the higher pressure, but I believe 20-30 is enough.

2 years ago by Sutton Place Laser Vein + Hair Removal (View Profile)

I advise 20-30 mm Hg, though there is more than one correct answer. Some doctors might
advocate the higher pressure, but I believe 20-30 is enough.


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