Radiofrequency Ablation

About the procedure

Radiofrequency ablation is a vein disease treatment that uses high-frequency electrical energy to heat up and destroy problem veins. The procedure involves inserting a small, flexible tube into a vein. Radiofrequency energy is then directed through the tube, which causes the vein to collapse and ultimately disappear.

Why it’s done

Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive alternative to other vein surgeries. It is used to eliminate the appearance and/or symptoms of varicose veins.

What to expect

Preparation: Your vein specialist will tell you how to prepare for radiofrequency ablation treatment.

During: Your doctor will use an ultrasound device to guide a small, thin tube into the target vein. Radiofrequency energy will then be delivered through the tube. This energy will heat up the vein wall and destroy it, after which the vein will disappear. The procedure usually takes less than an hour.

After: You should be able to resume your normal activities the day after radiofrequency ablation treatment. Your doctor may recommend that you avoid intense exercise or heavy lifting for about a week.

Getting the best vein care
Vein Clinics of Hawaii’s vein surgeons and vascular experts collaborate to give patients the best vein treatment possible. Your vein doctor will have the experience and expertise providing radiofrequency ablation treatment that is needed to ensure your experience is comfortable, safe, and effective.


Leg Swelling

Radio Frequency Ablation

Varicose Veins

Facial and Body Rejuvenation

Spider Veins and Scierotherapy

Venous Insufficiency

Laser Hair Reduction

Tattoo Removal


Dr. Juleff and the Vein Clinics of Hawaii provide a wide arrange of services that include, but are not limited to:

          -Endovenous laser ablation
          -ClosureFast: Endovenous Radio-frequency ablation
          – VenaSeal: Endovenous Biologic Adhesive Closure
          – Clarivein: Endovenous Mechanico-Chemical Closure
          – Varithena: Endovenous Chemical Closure
          – Ambulatory Microphlebectomy
          – Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
          – Cosmetic Sclerotherapy

For any questions or concerns regarding conditions and treatments, please feel free to contact our office to speak to a member of our friendly staff.