Compression garments last about six months. Depending how often
or how long you wear the garment, you may need to replace it before
or after the six months.
Do not throw away old garments unless they no longer fit right.
You can still wear them if you do messy activities.
Wash the garments about every two to three days (when they look
soiled or lack their elasticity). Washing the garment helps make
the fabric elastic again.
Put the garment in a mesh bag. Set your washer to the delicate
or gently cycle (in lukewarm water). Do not use bleach or fabric
softener. Use a mild detergent. Special washing solutions are
To dry, put the garment on a towel and press firmly until almost
dry. To finish drying, lay the garment flat on a towel or sweater
rack. Do not put garments in the dryer or hang them on an outdoor