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

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

Answers from doctors (24)


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

Answered 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.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Advanced Vein Center

Published on Jul 03, 2012

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

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Answered by Advanced Vein Center

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

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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.

Answered 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.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Smith Vein Institute, LLC

Published on Jul 03, 2012

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.

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Answered 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.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Veins etc. at Comprehensive Cardiovascular Consultants

Published on Jul 03, 2012

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.

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Answered 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.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Americas Vein Centers - Rhode Island

Published on Jul 03, 2012

20m-30m is adequate.

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Answered by Americas Vein Centers - Rhode Island

20m-30m is adequate.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Heart and Vein Center

Published on Jul 03, 2012

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.

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Answered 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.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The Vein Clinic

Published on Jul 03, 2012

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

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Answered 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.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Published on Jul 03, 2012

20-30mmhg is usually enough.

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Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

20-30mmhg is usually enough.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

Published on Jul 03, 2012

Usually they should be 20-30 mm Hg.

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Answered by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

Usually they should be 20-30 mm Hg.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


20 to 30 should be adequate.

Answered by North Country Thoracic & Vascular (View Profile)

20 to 30 should be adequate.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Physicians Vein Clinics - Sioux Falls

Published on Jul 03, 2012

Either of those should be fine. The 20-30 compression are cheaper to purchase.

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Answered by Physicians Vein Clinics - Sioux Falls

Either of those should be fine. The 20-30 compression are cheaper to purchase.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

Published on Jul 03, 2012

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

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Answered 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.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Lubbock Vein Specialists

Published on Jul 03, 2012

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

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Answered by Lubbock Vein Specialists

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

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Sutton Place Laser Vein + Hair Removal

Published on Jul 03, 2012

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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Answered 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.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on Jul 03, 2012

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.

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Answered 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.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


General Vascular Surgery Group

Published on Jul 03, 2012

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

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Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

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

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Pacific Vein Centers

Published on Jul 03, 2012

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

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Answered by Pacific Vein Centers

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

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Clinic of North Carolina

Published on Jul 03, 2012

In our office we only use 30-40 mm.

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Answered by Vein Clinic of North Carolina

In our office we only use 30-40 mm.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The Vein Treatment Center

Published on May 23, 2012

After foam sclerotherapy, you should wear 15-20mmHg compression stockings.

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Answered by The Vein Treatment Center

After foam sclerotherapy, you should wear 15-20mmHg compression stockings.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The Sheen Vein Institute

Published on May 23, 2012

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

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Answered by The Sheen Vein Institute

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

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Intermountain Vein Center

Published on May 23, 2012

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

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Answered by Intermountain Vein Center

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

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Austin Vein Specialists

Published on May 16, 2012

20 to 30mmHg are considered standard after sclerotherapy.

Answered by Austin Vein Specialists (View Profile)

20 to 30mmHg are considered standard after sclerotherapy.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on May 16, 2012

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

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Answered 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.

Published on Jul 11, 2012

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