Why is it necessary to wear Compression Stockings after Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy . 9 answers . 4 years ago

Why is it necessary to wear Compression Stockings after Sclerotherapy?

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4 years ago by Nu Vela Esthetica (View Profile)

Compression sclerotherapy is thought to be helpful after sclerotherapy for several reasons. It helps in keeping the treated vessels collapsed and promotes their faster healing and disappearance. It is also thought to offer an additional protection against deep vein clotting ( besides ambulation and physical activity) ,as it prevents stagnation of blood in the legs. For very thin spider vein treatments, however, compression stockings are not considered necessary by many vein doctors.

4 years ago by Nu Vela Esthetica (View Profile)

Compression sclerotherapy is thought to be helpful after sclerotherapy for several reasons. It helps in keeping the treated vessels collapsed and promotes their faster healing and disappearance. It is also thought to offer an additional protection against deep vein clotting ( besides ambulation and physical activity) ,as it prevents stagnation of blood in the legs. For very thin spider vein treatments, however, compression stockings are not considered necessary by many vein doctors.


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

It supports the veins in a compressed or closed position to allow improved sealing of the veins after administration of the medication. Also it reduces the small risk of blood clots after the procedure.

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

It supports the veins in a compressed or closed position to allow improved sealing of the veins after administration of the medication. Also it reduces the small risk of blood clots after the procedure.


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

For the very small spiders it probably is not necessary. Larger veins however may heal better if compressed after.

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

For the very small spiders it probably is not necessary. Larger veins however may heal better if compressed after.


3 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Compression sclerotherapy is thought to be helpful after sclerotherapy for several reasons. It helps in keeping the treated vessels collapsed and promotes their faster healing and disappearance. It is also thought to offer an additional protection against deep vein clotting ( besides ambulation and physical activity) ,as it prevents stagnation of blood in the legs. There has been at least one good study that showed better cosmetic results for patient who wore compression stockings after sclerotherapy.

3 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Compression sclerotherapy is thought to be helpful after sclerotherapy for several reasons. It helps in keeping the treated vessels collapsed and promotes their faster healing and disappearance. It is also thought to offer an additional protection against deep vein clotting ( besides ambulation and physical activity) ,as it prevents stagnation of blood in the legs. There has been at least one good study that showed better cosmetic results for patient who wore compression stockings after sclerotherapy.


4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

They help keeep the sclerosant from being diluted by blood.

4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

They help keeep the sclerosant from being diluted by blood.


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

The object of sclerotherapy is to cause the cells lining the abnormal veins to stick together while the vein shrinks and scars itself closed. The external compression helps to empty blood from the veins and it compressses the treated veins so the vein walls are more likely to seal shut.

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

The object of sclerotherapy is to cause the cells lining the abnormal veins to stick together while the vein shrinks and scars itself closed. The external compression helps to empty blood from the veins and it compressses the treated veins so the vein walls are more likely to seal shut.


4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

Studies have suggested better cosmetic outcomes. The duration of wearing these stockings is controversial.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

Studies have suggested better cosmetic outcomes. The duration of wearing these stockings is controversial.


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

I recommend wearing compression stockings for 48 hours after sclerotherapy. Compression helps to keep the veins reduced in size and the sclerosing solution in contact with the injected veins so as to get a better result. Compression also helps to reduce the potential complications from sclerotherapy such as matting, staining and new vein formation(neovascularization).

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

I recommend wearing compression stockings for 48 hours after sclerotherapy. Compression helps to keep the veins reduced in size and the sclerosing solution in contact with the injected veins so as to get a better result. Compression also helps to reduce the potential complications from sclerotherapy such as matting, staining and new vein formation(neovascularization).


4 years ago by North Shore Vein Center (View Profile)

The benefits of compression stockings after sclerotherapy are so numerous and well documented that it is now considered to be the current standard of care. Some of the benefits include: direct apposition of the treated vein walls to allow effective fibrosis and vein resolution, a lower incidence of post-sclerotherapy pigmentation, and a lower incidence of deep vein thrombosis by encouraging good blood flow through the deeper veins. Many Phlebologists recommend a 1-3 week period of compression after sclerotherapy.

4 years ago by North Shore Vein Center (View Profile)

The benefits of compression stockings after sclerotherapy are so numerous and well documented that it is now considered to be the current standard of care. Some of the benefits include: direct apposition of the treated vein walls to allow effective fibrosis and vein resolution, a lower incidence of post-sclerotherapy pigmentation, and a lower incidence of deep vein thrombosis by encouraging good blood flow through the deeper veins. Many Phlebologists recommend a 1-3 week period of compression after sclerotherapy.


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