Compression garments are prescribed to improve circulation, reduce swelling, and reduce scarring.
Prescription compression is above 20 mm/Hg. Lower compression (15-20 mm/Hg) is available over the counter without a prescription.
Compression garments are available or can be custom made for any part of the body. Compression is commonly prescribed for swelling in extremities due to venous insufficiency or lymphodema. Compression burn garments help healing and reduce hypertrophic scarring.