This exceptionally comfortable semi-sheer compression short with advanced Micro Massage textured fabric stimulates subcutaneous capillaries with a gentle massage - a more comfortable approach to moving fluid. Unparalleled for effectiveness and ease of donning, the silhouette smoothing garment features a non-constricting waistband, cotton gusset and flat seams. The breathable fabric is embedded with silver ions to reduce bacteria and the chance of infection. Most effective when worn without undergarments. For easier donning, compression to the toe or a more custom fit combine with Solidea's Therapeutic thigh-highs. Use exclusively or alternate with Solidea's Micro Massage fabric garments. Developed to support gains made in therapy, Solidea has patented two complementary fabrics, each with unique properties. The smooth Therapeutic fabric compression garments are designed to encourage accumulated fluid to move through the deeper vessels and out of the affected area. The Micro Massage fabric compression garments are enhanced with a three dimensional texture which delivers a massage to activate superficial capillaries and support the system's natural function. Alternating between these two types of garments may improve long term outcome. Solidea's circular knit fabrics are proven to maintain therapeutic compression levels and are made in Italy with the finest quality materials and craftsmanship. . THIS ITEM IS NOT RETURNABLE if the seal is broken or tags are removed.