What happens if you don’t wear compression stockings after vein treatment? If you are planning to have spider or varicose veins removed with the minimally invasive procedures available at North Texas Vein and Vascular, there are a few things you can do to ensure recovery and the best outcome after your treatment, including wearing compression socks.
Wearing Compression Stockings After Vein Treatment
The vein doctor of North Texas Vein and Vascular, Dr. Robert Handley, will provide unique recommendations for how long and how often you should wear compression socks, also known as support hose. Often, wearing a compression hose is the first recommendation for lifestyle changes patients can make to prevent spider veins from appearing. After a vein removal procedure, it is extremely important to wear compression socks as recommended. Patients typically need to wear the support hose 24 hours a day for a few days. Then, it is only necessary to wear the support hose during the day for the next one to two weeks.
Recovery After Sclerotherapy or Varicose Vein Removal
The size of the veins you get treated and how many veins you get removed determine how long you should continue to wear compression stockings. Wearing them will help prevent the veins that were collapsed during sclerotherapy or ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy to refill with blood. This means that spider veins or small varicose veins that were removed immediately during the procedure will not reappear. It also helps patients see a gradual improvement in other veins that were treated. For the first few days after the procedure, it is also very important to get up and walk around each hour to ensure proper blood flow and help with sclerotherapy results.
What Happens If You Don’t Wear Compression Socks After Vein Treatment
After laser vein treatment, a procedure usually performed to remove varicose veins, compression socks should also be worn. During endovenous laser vein treatment, a beam of light is sent through the varicose vein to seal it off. Wearing compression stockings after the procedure can ensure these varicose veins do not open back up, and it will also help with swelling. It is also important to walk around immediately after the vein removal procedure.