Compression stockings are required before and after your treatment for varicose veins. Before the procedure, most insurance companies will have you try using stockings to see if your symptoms get better to avoid having to pay for a procedure. This is called the conservative approach. After any ablation procedure, compression is required for up to 2 weeks post-procedure, which helps to reduce the risk of developing blood clots. These are fitted at our offices by trained personnel. You will receive use and care instructions from the staff. Compliance is a must as compression is an important part of the treatment.