Medical Compression Stockings
Sclerotherapy: the best procedure for reticular and spider vein treatment of the legs
Sclerotherapy is considered the gold standard treatment for reticular (blue veins 1-3 mm diameter) and spider vein removal.
By injecting a solution (sclerosant) into the vein, the sclerosant irritates the blood vessel and causes it to shrivel up and gradually fade. Leg veins clear slowly after sclerotherapy and may take up to two to six months to resolve, depending on vessel size.
After Sclerotherapy, the skin of the legs will appear younger, clearer and healthier. Patients can wear shorts or skirts again without feeling uncomfortable about the appearance of those unsightly veins and broken capillaries.
Why wear Medical Compression Stockings after sclerotherapy?
For most vessels except the tiniest spider veins, Medical Compression Stockings are believed to increase the effectiveness and safety of the procedure. Such stockings keep the treated and injured vessels compressed and shut, preventing the trapping of blood in them.
In addition, compression pushes the venous blood out of the leg faster, accelerates the blood circulation in the legs and potentially minimises chances of an unintended secondary clot formation in any of the non-sclerosed vessels. At the same time, the comfort and the safety of the procedure is increased.
Several studies have shown the benefits of compression after sclerotherapy
- Wearing compression stockings (23-32mmHg) for 3 weeks after sclerotherapy of spider and reticular veins may enhance treatment results and reduce the rate of treatment failure. 1
- Local eccentric compression significantly increases local pressure in the area of sclerotherapy and improves the efficacy of sclersant. 2
- Post-sclerotherapy compression may reduce the rate of treatment complications such as pigmentation and bruising. 3,4
- The Australasian College of Phlebology recommends the use of Class 2 compression hosiery after both Microsclerotherapy and Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy. 5
- Kern P, et al. Compression after sclerotherapy for telangiectasias and reticular veins: A randomised controlled study. J Vasc Surg. 2007 Jun; 45(6): 1212-6.
- Guidelines of the German Society of Phlebology (www.phlebology.de)
- Pavan K, et al. Efficacy of Graduated Compression Stockings for an Additional 3 Weeks after Sclerotherapy Treatment of Reticular and Telangiectatic Leg Veins. Dermatol Surg 2008; 34:1-6.
- Weiss RA, et al. Post-Sclerotherapy Compression: Controlled Comparative Study of Duration of Compression and Its Effects on Clinical Outcome. Dermatol Sure. 1999 Feb; 25(2): 105-8.
- Australian College of Phlebology (www.phlebology.com.au) Microsclerotherapy Standard 2010 and Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy Standard 2010.
The SIGVARIS® brand name is your guarantee for highest quality. SIGVARIS® medical compression stockings are used with success worldwide.
- Medical compression stockings for men and women
- Opaque appearance
- Ccl. 2 (23-32 mmHg) compression level (according to GZG/RAL regulations)
- A -G Thigh with knobbed grip top and open toe
- 6 sizes
- 2 lengths
- 2 colours (black and skin)
- Two-way stretch
- Double covered yard
- Made in Switzerland
- Attractive pricing
- Efficient compression therapy through medically correct, graduated compression
- An attractive stocking that will appeal to patients
- large range of sizing options to suit most patients
- Easy to put on and take off
- Easy to care for
- High durability
Made from 68%Polyamid and 32% Elasthan