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  • How to wear compression leggings – FAQ’s and style ideas.

     

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    When I first began wearing compression my doctor instructed me to wear full-length compression. Living on the beach in California at the time, this prescription wasn’t an easy one. In addition to the year-round warm weather that made pantyhose a challenge, I ached to look more like my friends & wear my favorite sandals while still complying with my compression therapy.

    To navigate around this, I started cutting the feet off my compression pantyhose. This sneaky trick let me wear some of the clothes I craved, but left me with a few annoying side effects. The ends of my compression tights would begin to roll & fray after a few wears. I was also frustrated I couldn’t ever wear my modified “footless” tights alone. And so the idea for Rejuva’s footless compression legging was born …

    When designing our footless legging, I focused on 3 main features:

    -  A top like a true legging (no pantyhose control tops with feet cut off) -  Maximum opacity so you can wear & pair with tops other than dresses -  An ultra wide, yoga-pant-inspired tummy band

    After over 10 months of research, development, and countless prototype iterations, we finally had a version I loved & which I thought other wearers like me would love too. We launched it fall 2012 and they’ve been a best-seller since!

    Because of their popularity, we also get a lot of questions about them. Some of the most common are: “How opaque are they?” And “What can I wear them with?” Check out this video for answers to those questions and more …

    Can’t tune in to the video? Here’s a written recap of some of its top highlights.

    Q: What colors are available?

    A: RejuvaWear leggings come in 2 colors – a classic black and an indigo blue. The black’s designed to be your easy, everyday staple (afterall, who doesn’t love a slimming black pant?) while the indigo is more similar to a “jegging” in hue – think a bit more casual and fun. I especially love this color in spring and summer.

    Q: Are they opaque?

    A: YES! This is why they took so long to develop. These leggings offer full opaque coverage in the tummy and leg and are NOT simply a pair of pantyhose with the feet cut off. Rejuva leggings are knit with true medical grade graduated compression in the 15-20 mmHg support level that extends through the leg

    Q: Can I wear your compression leggings like a normal legging?

    A: Yes. Their compression is most effective when pulled down below your ankle so just be sure to pull down their bottom ends as low as possible when putting on. Other than that – rock just as you would a normal legging. Since footless, you can compare with most any footwear. Try with sandals or open-toed ballet flats.

    Q: How do you suggest wearing these day to day?

    A: Keep it casual by pairing with a v-neck, denim jacket, comfy flats, or sandals. Swap between seasons by trading out shoes & accessories. We love leather boots, sweaters and cozy scarves with leggings in winter. You can even pair our leggings with athletic shoes and a t-shirt as workout wear. Check out the pictures below for inspiration shots featuring the above suggestions.

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    Q: How do I dress up my leggings?

    A: Take your leggings the more formal route by pairing with heels and a dress top. I love this combination for weekend nights out – my friends & I call them our Spanx on steroids! Ultra supportive and extra slimming too. Accessories can also help dress up your look. Try a statement watch, bangles, or your favorite rings. Their added sparkle and detail on your hands and wrist will accentuate your leggings when standing or sitting with arms by your sides.RejuvaHealth-Leggings-Style-Tips RejuvaHealth-Leggings-Style-Tips

     

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    Q: Can you wear compression leggings for travel?

    A: Yes! Footless compression leggings are also great for flights, long drives, or any long periods of sitting or standing. Pair them with comfy sneakers and don’t forget layers if traveling via air– a must for varying plane cabin temperatures.

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    How do you wear yours? Tag your picture on instagram with #compressionleggings @rejuvahealth or our new favorite hastag #LBL (little black leggings).

  • How to choose between open toe & closed toe compression socks and stockings

    So you’re shopping for compression and you notice different labels & categories for open-toe and closed toe products. Does the label have you stumped? Don’t worry - it’s a common question we receive from compression wearers both new and old at Rejuva.

    In this video, I break down highlights of each style and key takeaways for deciding which of the two options are right for you. If you can’t watch, read on for a recap of highlights below.

    CLOSED TOE COMPRESSION STOCKINGS

    Like you might guess from the name, these cover the toes just like traditional socks or hosiery you’d buy at the store. Offering full foot coverage, closed toe items are ideal for frequent wearers of closed toed shoes and instances where you don’t want to have to wear another sock or stocking over your support garment. Closed toe compression thigh highs and pantyhose are especially great for colder months when seeking added warmth. I love pairing them with a skirt or dress just like you would normal tights for some added flair in fall and winter. These closed styles are also great for those who don’t want to “fuss” with any rolling or bunching that could occur with improper fit or donning of an open-toed garment.

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    OPEN TOE COMPRESSION STOCKINGS

    While most people are familiar with traditional closed toe stockings, few know exactly what open-toe implies as it relates to compression. An important point to note is that open-toe garments are NOT the same as footless ones. There’s actually a big difference! Whereas a footless garment ends just below the ankle, an open-toe garment will extend past the entire ankle and heel, over the entire arch of the foot, and up to the base of the toes. This is an important design feature for wearers with advanced conditions along with those targeting swelling in the foot and ankle region. Because this style ends right behind the toes, it’s a great option for summer months & times when you’re seeking extra footwear flexibility (i.e. sandals anyone?).

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    Open-toe outfit tip for women: Try pairing sheer nude open toe thigh highs like these with a maxi dress and sandals. No one will know you’re wearing full-length compression!

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    In addition to footwear flexibility, open toe compression stockings are ideal for wearers with toe conditions like ingrown nails, bunions, open sores, etc. If you need to wear an open toe for conditions like these but also want to wear a closed toe shoe, try layering your open-toe compression knee high under a pair of normal cotton ankle socks. This will give you the coverage needed for inside shoes without binding sore tootsies.

    Tip for putting on open toe items: Be sure to pull the end of the garment all the way past the ball of your foot and to the base of your toes. Don’t leave the end of it in the arch of your foot. Doing so may causing bunching and discomfort in your arch.

    Still a little confused? Try following the flow chart below for which style may be best for you.

    How to choose between open toe & closed toe compression socks and stockings
  • How to choose between full-length compression stocking styles

    So your doctor told you to wear full-length compression stockings.

    Knee-highs are out of the question so what’s the next best option: thigh highs, pantyhose, or leggings?

    Here are a few of the top pieces of advice I’ve learned over the years along with some of my favorite tips for choosing the best length compression garment for your needs.

    Video Highlights:

    When prescribed compression stockings, it’s not uncommon for a doctor suggest a full-length style. This could apply whether you have DVT, POTS, an advanced varicosity, or are coming out of surgery. Unfortunately doctors don’t always accompany this suggestion with the pros & cons of each style, making it hard to know which may be best for you.

    They are typically 3 full-length styles: thigh highs, pantyhose, and leggings.

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    COMPRESSION THIGH HIGHS

    Knit from a nylon-spandex blend, these are typically topped with a stay-up band. The stay up band style varies by item and brand, however the most commonly used is enhanced with a sticky “dot” pattern on the thigh bands interior. This dot material is made from surgical grade silicone so offers more adhesion than a band you might find in a department store brand thigh high. The lack of a tummy top offered in a thigh high makes this style a great option for ease of getting on and off (think quicker bathroom breaks and dressing time than a full pantyhose). One potential caveat is that some find the silicone to slip down during the day. For many, this is remedied with an easy adjustment – a garment with proper fit shouldn’t move too much. So consider body type when evaluating whether a compression thigh high is right for you. We’ve found pear shapes often prefer pantyhose to avoid band slippage in the upper thigh area whereas straight shapes may experience adequate hold.

     

    COMPRESSION PANTYHOSE

     

    Compression pantyhose are similar in style to typical department store pantyhose, the largest difference lying in the firm compression contained in the legs. Tummy tops vary by brand. Some offer moderate compression like a shaping garment while others offer breathing room for comfort. When reading about different pantyhose across brands, be sure to check out the item’s waistband. Rejuva’s in particular are knit in a wide honeycomb style designed to hold up without binding. Personally, solid elastic bands give me tummy aches when worn for more than a few hours, so this is something I look out for to ensure I don’t have when shopping. Some come with adjustable waistbands (Medi brand for example). These are similar to what you might find in a child’s pant with a hidden button sewn into the waistband that you can adjust through a small opening in the elastic. I find pantyhose to be great for more formal occasions when you want shaping under a dress. They’re more difficult to get in and out of than a thigh high, but also offer the added benefit of light back support when standing for long periods.

     

    COMPRESSION LEGGINGS

     

    Footless variations aren’t for everyone so be sure to ask you physician whether it will adequately address your needs. Since the garment starts at the base of the ankle, it doesn’t offer compression in the heel area, which can render it less effective than full foot options for wearers with advanced conditions or varicosities. For those for whom footless compression is an OK option, these are a great style for summer & warm weather. I love wearing them with sandals, open top shoes and flats to feel a little more normal when dressing up in summer compression. Like pantyhose, they offer more torso support than thigh highs, lifting the bum & shaping the midsection. Rejuva’s are knit with an extra wide 4-inch waistband, a special feature we spent an extra 9 months developing and very rare in the world of compression. They also offer a nice hug of low back support.

     

    Takeaway decision-making tips

     

    When choosing a full-length compression style, be sure to consider your body type. What type of pants typically works best for you? If you like wider or boot leg cuts and have a full shape, a legging or pantyhose may be a better fit. On the other hand, if you like very tapered cuts and have a straight shape, thigh highs may also hold up well on your build. What kind of features do you like: Garments that stay up without any adjustment (ex: pantyhose)? Freedom offered by easy in & out (ex: thigh highs)? Weigh all of these factors when deciding which style may be best for you.

     

    Once you get them …

     

    Be sure to try them on! Proper fit is essential for effective compression therapy. You won’t wear a garment that doesn’t fit comfortably so be sure to give them a test run as soon as you get them home. If the first garment you selected isn’t quite the right fit, don’t be discouraged. Sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs to meet your prince. Call a support team member to see if you can gain added advice on what may be right for you. Explain any likes or dislikes. Chances are a well-trained customer service representative has heard similar questions before & can guide you in the right direction based on what they’ve heard from other wearers.

  • Compression Tips For Travel

    Traveling over the holiday? Check out what Kelsey has to say about traveling in style all while keeping your legs and feet healthy.

    Products Mentioned: RejuvaWear Indigo Blue Leggings - http://bit.ly/1BljP5B

    Chevron RejuvaSocks - http://bit.ly/1xeNNJp

    Sheer Floral Pantyhose - http://bit.ly/13R9cNd

    CoolMax Khaki Socks - http://bit.ly/1wzbMxR

    If you have any questions regarding our products or how to pack compression for travel, send us an email: support@rejuvahealth.com

    Compression Tips For Travelers

  • Compression Stockings 101: Q&A with a Vein Specialist

    So you have to wear compression socks or stockings? You’re not alone. Thousands of people have been in your shoes. And yet despite this – support legwear remains a topic clouded by confusion & misinformation. Who should wear it? What’s it used for? And how do you know which garment’s right for you?

    All too often, we hear stories of doctors giving the compression suggestion with no guidance beyond that. Is that something you experienced? If so, he probably scribbled an illegible suggestion on a pad & sent you on your way with little beyond that. Suddenly, in simply trying to follow his orders, you’re confronted with an overwhelming array of options, sizes, support levels, and styles.

    Or maybe a doctor didn’t tell you to wear compression. Maybe you’re healthy & think compression isn’t something you need. Do you ever travel? Sit or stand for long periods? Considering becoming pregnant? Or have a family history of varicose veins? If so, then compression may be something you should consider.

    Fortunately, regardless of your situation – there are people & resources to help. We teamed up with vein specialist Dr Bunke-Paquette, MD, FACPh to get her pro answers and insights to a few of the most common compression questions. Check out our exclusive interview & read on for some more of her  top tips and answers to our most commonly asked questions.

     

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    Who’s the pro? 

    Dr. Bunke-Paquette, MD, FACPh specializes in minimally invasive outpatient procedures for a variety of venous conditions. Board-certified & fellowship trained in Venous & Lymphatic Medicine, she was the first physician in the United States to complete fellowship training supported by the American College of Phlebology. In addition to directing her practice at La Jolla Vein Care, she’s a Volunteer Clinical Instructor of Surgery at UCSD School of Medicine, member of the Scripps Ximed Medical Group & VA Medical Center. Dr. Bunke-Paquette is also physician & scientist actively leading award-winning clinical research studies. For more information on Dr. Bunke & her practice, visit mailto:http://lajollaveincare.com/doctors/

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  • Differences Between Sheer & Opaque Compression Stockings

     

    With summer just around the corner, we’re receiving an increasing number of questions about the differences between particular patterns - especially as it relates to sheer vs. opaque finishes.We hear many questions from both new and current compression wearers. Here are some of the most common questions and answers…

    Is there a difference in effectiveness between sheer and opaque compression stockings?

    • No, they both will maintain the advertised levels of compression and you can rest assured that you will be getting the compression you need.

    What are some of the main differences between sheer and opaque compression stockings?

    •  Some of the main differences will be in the look and style as well as how much air and breathability they offer. As you might imagine, a sheer is going to be a bit more breathable than an opaque stocking. An opaque is wonderful for winter when you want the extra warmth.

     Which style will give me better coverage for my legs?

    •  While both styles of stockings will provide you with the necessary amount of compression, certain styles will give you better coverage. An opaque stocking will effectively hide very pronounced varicosities or unwanted sunspots, while the sheer will cover your legs, but still mildly expose your skin. 

     

    Check out our video for a more on hands look at the differences between sheer & opaque compression stockings!

  • Compression Comparison: Store "Energy" Brands vs. Medical-Grade Support

    Our most recent video blog was inspired by one of our video viewers named Anne. She recently sent us an email inquiring if we could make a video "to compare the differences between store brands like L'eggs Energy or Hanes Alive and those that you [RejuvaHealth] carry."

    Great question, right? We thought so too.

    So in this video, we did our best to answer exactly that question. What ARE the differences between some light "support" brands & true medical-grade support? They are, in fact, quite substantial. In addition to being knit from different yarns, constructed via different machines & listed under different regulatory agencies, medical support stockings offer a much higher and carefully-controlled grade of graduated compression.

    To help demonstrate these differences, we made a trip down to our neighborhood CVS to stock up on some store-bought hosiery & also pulled a pair of stockings from our shelves here. In total, we used the following 3 items in our video:

    1. 1. a normal Hanes stocking
    2. 2. a L'eggs Sheer Energy stocking
    3. 3. a RejuvaHeath 15-20 mmHg graduated compression stocking

    Tune in to see the result!

    And as always, please feel free to email your video suggestions to us at support@rejuvahealth.com.

  • Solidea Compression Stocking Colorways Video Demo

    As convenient, efficient, and fun online shopping can be it can sometimes be challenging to tell exactly what "digital" colors may look like in physical reality ... A necessary beauty & evil of different computer screens! This can be frustrating when viewing a variety of color options & trying to decide what available color may best suit your needs.

    At RejuvaHealth, we want to help combat this dilemma. There's no bummer quite like opening a package & finding that what you ordered online looks different in person that you had hoped it might be! So to combat & prevent any color confusion, we've put together a video blog offering a live presentation of various Solidea product colorways. We hope it helps facilitate your search for the perfect compression stocking & eliminates any possible confusion as to what some of the "digital" color swatches might represent in reality.

    If you ever have questions about product colors or come across a colorway in which you are interested that is not in this video, please don't hesitate to email us at support@rejuvahealth.com or call 877-7-REJUVA. We'd be happy to provide you additional insights regarding product colors.

  • Stacy's Stocking Style Segment Ep 3: Fashion Tights Tricks!

    Before finding RejuvaHealth, did you feel like you were doomed to unsightly-looking compression hosiery for the rest of your life? If your answer was “yes”, we used to have those same feelings too! At one point we ourselves thought we were in the same predicament.  Of course the fear of this is what ultimately drove us to design the new patterned compression stockings we now have available to you today. However, before these fashion-minded new options came into being, it was a different story …  we all had to be a bit more creative!

    When I first met Stacy in 2010, we bonded over shared war stories of how to rock compression while still looking age-appropriate & on-trend.  During RejuvaHealth’s early days (while I was still just designing the products & we had not yet fully launched to the public) Stacy would drop into my office a few times a week to check in on the progress & lend a helping hand.  Every day she did so I found myself complimenting her on her adorable designer leggings & patterned tights. The catch was I had no idea how she physically pulled it off! I knew she had to wear very high compression for health reasons & thought it surely wasn’t possible for her to forgo her compression the amount of days I saw her wearing her traditional fashion leggings. Similarly, since we were in the middle of designing the first line of patterned compression stockings, I knew the stockings I saw her wearing couldn’t be compression. Perplexed, I asked her to divulge her secret. How was she able to wear such a wide variety of tights while still getting the compression she needed? When she told me her answer, I thought “WOW! How simple & brilliant!” Stacy had figured out how to continue wearing her normal patterned tights & still follow doctor’s orders.

    Today, with RejuvaHealth in existence she doesn’t have to use this trick as often as she used to, however she still puts it into action on days she wants to enjoy wearing her old trusty fashion leggings. Lucky for you, today she’s agreed to share her top-secret trick with you in her latest Stocking Style Segment! I hope you enjoy hearing her fabulous tip as much as I did when she first shared it with me.

  • Meet RejuvaHealth's New Collection

    Since our launch in December 2010, we've been thrilled to provide you with a colorful array of fashion-forward compression stockings unlike any you've seen before. And now just a year later, we're hoping to surprise & delight you again with a sophisticated new second generation of patterned products.

    What's different in this new collection? We've been listening to your feedback as well as been performing our own extensive research, and in the process have developed an entirely new pattern application method. We're thrilled about this latest advancement as it now allows us to integrally knit our patterns into each of our unique products. The pro of this is that it allows us to "power-pack" your patterned stockings with an array of new features including a fitted heel, reciprocated toe, enhanced leg countouring & improved fit. We've combined these latest changes with some of the advancements we developed in our launch collection (such as the ultra-comfortable honeycomb waistband), and we're thrilled with the result. We hope you will be too!

    As you can see these new patterns were inspired by your requests for new options in, believe it or not, BLACK! We love that this color matches with virtually anything & everything as well as the slimming profile it lends the legs. A perfect "day to night" or "workwear to evening wear" transition accessory.

    These new items have just recently landed in California and are currently undergoing final processing into our warehouse. However, we're so excited to share them with you, we couldn't resist giving you a sneak preview a few days in advance! Please enjoy the above pictures as well as the video below detailing the offerings within the new collection. The first "wave" of products being released from this new collection come in the 15-20 mmHg support level. Select versions of these same products will be available in the higher 20-30 mmHg support level within a few months.

    Stay tuned for their official release ... They will be live & available for purchase on the site within 48 hours.

    Until then, cheers!

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