Do I really have to wear stockings after leg vein treatment?
Stockings are commonly worn after spider or varicose vein treatment. They are called graduated compression because they are tighter at the feet and ankles and gradually become looser as you move up the leg. Most of our patients are asked to wear the stockings for only 48 hours (2 days), taking them off for a brief shower.
The purpose of the stockings is to provide compression of the treated veins after sclerotherapy to assist in the gradual shutdown of the vessels. The improvement of venous blood flow also assists in the healing of bruises and marks visible after treatment, and minimizes the chance for pigmentation over the treated veins.