Should I wear my compression stockings for 2 weeks or more after spider vein treatment?

Answers from doctors (21)


In our practice, we instruct patients to wear compression hose (20-30 mmHg) for 24 hours without taking them off after sclerotherapy. Patients must wear them for 2 more days during waking hours. Different providers may require alternative instructions for wearing the hose. You can never wear the hose too much.

Answered by The Vascular Institute at Teton Radiology (View Profile)

In our practice, we instruct patients to wear compression hose (20-30 mmHg) for 24 hours without taking them off after sclerotherapy. Patients must wear them for 2 more days during waking hours. Different providers may require alternative instructions for wearing the hose. You can never wear the hose too much.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Lubbock Vein Specialists

Published on Jul 03, 2012

Yes.

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Answered by Lubbock Vein Specialists

Yes.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Nu Vela Vein Center

Published on Jul 03, 2012

After a spider vein treatment, it is best if you wear your compression stockings for a full week.

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Answered by Nu Vela Vein Center

After a spider vein treatment, it is best if you wear your compression stockings for a full week.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Pacific Vein Centers

Published on Jul 03, 2012

At least 5 days is best. The purpose is to get the damaged vein inner walls to fuse and thereby shorten the healing time.

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Answered by Pacific Vein Centers

At least 5 days is best. The purpose is to get the damaged vein inner walls to fuse and thereby shorten the healing time.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Center of Orange County

Published on Jul 03, 2012

I usually tell my patients to wear their stockings for one week after spider vein treatment, including reticular veins, or 3-5 days for spider veins only. However, you should wear compression stockings for as long as
the doctor who performed your treatment instructed you to.

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Answered by Vein Center of Orange County

I usually tell my patients to wear their stockings for one week after spider vein treatment, including reticular veins, or 3-5 days for spider veins only. However, you should wear compression stockings for as long as
the doctor who performed your treatment instructed you to.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


General Vascular Surgery Group

Published on Jul 03, 2012

I tell my patients 1-2 weeks, depending on the size of the veins injected.

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Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

I tell my patients 1-2 weeks, depending on the size of the veins injected.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Bellagio Vein Clinic

Published on Jul 03, 2012

Usually about one week of daily use is sufficient if the size of the treated vein is less than 1mm in diameter, and you had sclerotherapy injection. What seems to be more important is continued stocking usage in the first 24 hours after treatment, even in the shower. This allows the vein to be properly compressed and closed.
If the treated vein is deeper, varicose vein diameter from 1-3 mm, then I recommend 48 hours of continued compression stockings, followed by just one week of daily compression stocking usage.

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Answered by Bellagio Vein Clinic

Usually about one week of daily use is sufficient if the size of the treated vein is less than 1mm in diameter, and you had sclerotherapy injection. What seems to be more important is continued stocking usage in the first 24 hours after treatment, even in the shower. This allows the vein to be properly compressed and closed.
If the treated vein is deeper, varicose vein diameter from 1-3 mm, then I recommend 48 hours of continued compression stockings, followed by just one week of daily compression stocking usage.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Venolase Laser Treatment Center

Published on Jul 03, 2012

Yes, you should wear compression stockings for a full two week during the day only and take them off at night.

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Answered by Venolase Laser Treatment Center

Yes, you should wear compression stockings for a full two week during the day only and take them off at night.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The Vein Clinic

Published on Jul 03, 2012

It depends on the type of spider vein you have and whether there is underlying venous insufficiency. Call your treating physician if you are uncertain, as time in support hose will help make your procedure safe and effective.

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Answered by The Vein Clinic

It depends on the type of spider vein you have and whether there is underlying venous insufficiency. Call your treating physician if you are uncertain, as time in support hose will help make your procedure safe and effective.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Verona Veins at Access Care Physicians

Published on Jul 03, 2012

Yes, it will allow better healing.

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Answered by Verona Veins at Access Care Physicians

Yes, it will allow better healing.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Veins etc. at Comprehensive Cardiovascular Consultants

Published on Jul 03, 2012

Wearing stockings for two weeks is not absolutely a must. We use ace bandage wraps for 2-4 days.

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Answered by Veins etc. at Comprehensive Cardiovascular Consultants

Wearing stockings for two weeks is not absolutely a must. We use ace bandage wraps for 2-4 days.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

Published on Jul 03, 2012

One week is all we recommend.

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Answered by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

One week is all we recommend.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Physicians Vein Clinics - Sioux Falls

Published on Jul 03, 2012

Yes, some newer studies show that 3 weeks may even be better to prevent venous matting, which is very fine veins forming around the areas of injection.

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Answered by Physicians Vein Clinics - Sioux Falls

Yes, some newer studies show that 3 weeks may even be better to prevent venous matting, which is very fine veins forming around the areas of injection.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Heart and Vein Center

Published on Jul 03, 2012

It is controversial how much the compression stockings will help. At least a week after the treatment would be beneficial. For sure it will not hurt.

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Answered by Heart and Vein Center

It is controversial how much the compression stockings will help. At least a week after the treatment would be beneficial. For sure it will not hurt.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Atlanta Access Care Vascular and Interventional Specialists

Published on Jul 03, 2012

I generally don't require a full two weeks of compression stockings after sclerotherapy, but this depends on many factors, like the size of the treated veins. I would suggest discussing this with the physician/nurse who performed the procedure.

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Answered by Atlanta Access Care Vascular and Interventional Specialists

I generally don't require a full two weeks of compression stockings after sclerotherapy, but this depends on many factors, like the size of the treated veins. I would suggest discussing this with the physician/nurse who performed the procedure.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Specialty Medical Clinic, Inc.

Published on Jul 03, 2012

For only simple superficial spider veins the recommended time is usually 2-5 days, depending on the treatment. We tell each patient after each session how many days they should wear their stocking.

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Answered by Vein Specialty Medical Clinic, Inc.

For only simple superficial spider veins the recommended time is usually 2-5 days, depending on the treatment. We tell each patient after each session how many days they should wear their stocking.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Compression stockings worn 2-4 weeks after treatment is generally sufficient.

Answered by Vascular Center and Vein Clinic of Southern Indiana (View Profile)

Compression stockings worn 2-4 weeks after treatment is generally sufficient.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Center at University Medicine and Cardiology

Published on May 30, 2012

That is the recommended timeframe, 2 weeks.

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Answered by Vein Center at University Medicine and Cardiology

That is the recommended timeframe, 2 weeks.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Austin Vein Specialists

Published on May 08, 2012

Thanks for your question. I typically recommend one week of compression stocking use after sclerotherapy for spider veins.

Answered by Austin Vein Specialists (View Profile)

Thanks for your question. I typically recommend one week of compression stocking use after sclerotherapy for spider veins.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The Sheen Vein Institute

Published on May 08, 2012

There is not really a universally accepted duration for wearing your compression stockings after sclerotherapy. It is important however to wear them for some period of time. They help compress those vessels that have been treated so as to make them smaller and thus easier to close down. 2 -3 weeks is a reasonable period of time.

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Answered by The Sheen Vein Institute

There is not really a universally accepted duration for wearing your compression stockings after sclerotherapy. It is important however to wear them for some period of time. They help compress those vessels that have been treated so as to make them smaller and thus easier to close down. 2 -3 weeks is a reasonable period of time.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on May 07, 2012

No. I advise wearing compression for only 2 days post sclerotherapy.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

No. I advise wearing compression for only 2 days post sclerotherapy.

Published on Jul 11, 2012

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