Classes of Compression Stockings

Classes of compression stockings

Compression ClassPressure (mmHg)Common Indicators

010-20Mild functional venous insufficiency

I20-30Chronic venous insufficiency, symptomatic varicose veins, DVT

II30-40Symptomatic varicose veins, DVT, venous ulcers

III40-50Venous Ulcers


Advanced Technology and Techniques
  • Advanced Vein Center is a leading vein treatment center in Southern California specializing exclusively in the diagnosis and treatment of venous disorders including spider veins and varicose veins.

    Dr. Hoyle has been practicing Phlebology (the treatment of vein disorders) for over 10 years. The Advanced Vein Center and Dr. Hoyle pioneered the use of Endovenous Laser Ablation and Microphlebectomy in Orange County. All of our procedures are done in the office on an outpatient basis with the use of a local anesthetic and a mild sedative if needed. The patient is awake throughout the procedure and able to resume normal activity almost immediately.

  • We perform diagnostic ultrasound exams in our office using a state of the art ultrasound equipment dedicated explicitly to vein evaluations. We do not refer our patients to an outside imaging center or hospital for ultrasound evaluation. We have found too often that outside sonographers are not properly trained in evaluating the superficial veins. Dr. Hoyle personally performs or supervises all ultrasound evaluations.

    Diagnostic Ultrasound is now considered the standard of care for evaluating vein disorders in the lower legs. Treatment failures for spiders and bulging veins are often due to overlooking problems with deeper veins in the legs. Only ultrasound can see these problems. If the test is ordered and performed at a hospital or outpatient diagnostic center, it is often done by a technologist who has had minimal or no training in evaluating the superficial veins


    There has been a rapid change in the last decade in the field of vein treatment technology. Here are some of the technologies used in our office. The Veinlite is helpful for visualizing reticular veins. These are dilated bluish intradermal veins 1-3 mm in size.


  • Spider veins (telangectasias) can be hard to see with the naked eye during treatment. The Syris headlight uses a double polarized filter along with a halogen light source and lens to remove skin glare and magnify the spider vein.


  • Endovenous laser treatment has continued to evolve over the last decade. The original lasers were in the 800 to 100 nm wavelength and targeted hemoglobin part of blood. The newest lasers are in the 1400 nm range and target the water part of blood. This allows treatment with 1/3 of the energy previously needed and results in none to minimal bruising and discomfort. Dr. Hoyle had the first Thermalite 1470 laser in California.

Varicose and Spider Veins Podcast

Dr. Bruce Hoyle was recently featured on the Straight Talk MD podcast with Frank Sweeny. The show covered everything you ever wanted to know about varicose veins, spider veins, and chronic venous insufficiency.

Please click on the Soundcloud or Straight Talk MD Image to listen!

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Advanced Vein Center
1120 West La Veta Avenue, Suite 830
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-988-6124
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