What 'gauge' compression stockings will I need post sclerotherapy?
What 'gauge' compression stockings will I need post sclerotherapy? Should I purchase full stocking (to the waist)? Or can they be thigh highs? do they need to include feet? I am having spider veins on my outer thighs treated. Thank you!
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I recommend 20-30 mm Hg compression garments for 3 months in patients who have sclerotherapy. The timing of therapy is as important as the length (it should cover the entire area) and and degree of compression (10 or 20-30 or 40). There is no need or benefit to go to 40 mm Hg compression as it has not been shown to be more beneficial than 20-30 Hg. I also recommend topicals like VenoQuin and VenoLucent to reduce hyperpigmentation after sclerotherapy.
I recommend compression of at least 20mmHg. This should begin at the toes and extend up to the thighs for best compression.
Post sclerotherapy stockings should be thigh high and ideally 20-30mmHg compression. They should include the toes and be graduated compression.
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