If you are planning to have varicose or spider veins removed with the minimally invasive procedures available at Texas Endovascular, 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
The vein specialists at Texas Endovascular will provide unique recommendations for how long and how often you should wear compression socks, also known as support hose. Often, wearing 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 the compression socks as recommended. Patients typically need to wear the support hose for 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
The size of the veins treated and how many veins were 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 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.
Recovery After Varicose Vein Removal
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.
Schedule an appointment at our Houston, Katy, or Sugar Land vein centers for treatment recommendations for your spider or varicose veins.