Varicose Veins – Compression Stockings

If you are living with varicose veins, then you might have been advised to wear compression stockings to relieve them. 

How do compression stockings work?

Compression stockings are designed to improve circulation in the legs. The hosiery exerts a modest squeeze or pressure on the lower legs, which helps to propel blood upward toward the heart and prevent it from clogging in sluggish veins.

The stockings are made with a high content of Lycra or polyamide (stretch fabric) and are designed to fit snugly. Although they can be bought online, ideally, patients should be assessed and measured for hosiery to ensure the correct size and class of hosiery is prescribed or recommended.  The stockings come in different lengths and variations including knee high, thigh high, toe free, anklets and knee caps. There are also different levels of pressure on the lower leg available.

The hosiery can help to improve the unpleasant sensation of varicose veins making the legs feeling tired, heavy or uncomfortable.

However, it is a means of helping patients to live with varicose veins and does not constitute a treatment or cure.

Varicose Vein Treatment

The only really effective way to resolve varicose veins for good is with surgery. However, that doesn’t have to mean painful vein stripping with a long recovery. Modern varicose vein surgery is provided in private clinics on a day case basis using laser technology which offers excellent results and fast recovery. There is no general anaesthetic, no hospital stay and patients can walk out of the clinic with the varicose veins gone.

Varicose Vein Removal London

Cosmedics Skin Clinics offer private EVLA (endovenous laser ablation) laser varicose vein removal at their London vein treatment centre with a renowned vascular surgeon with prices starting at £1,650 per leg (1 vein).

They also offer foam sclerotherapy and micro surgery in order to provide a tailor-made service with the most appropriate treatment for each individual.

For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7386 0464.


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