Venous ablation is a treatment procedure to help regulate blood flow by heating or freezing certain veins. Venous ablation procedures are performed when other treatments, such as medication and exercise, don’t work to improve the condition of varicose veins. This procedure only treats the symptoms of varicose veins rather than curing them. Venous ablation works by using high-frequency sound waves to generate heat in the vein walls. The heat causes scar tissue formation which results in a permanent closure of that vein. Heat can also be applied with lasers or through an instrument inserted into a vein (endovenous thermal ablation). When cold is used, it freezes the surrounding tissue to kill the vein lining so blood no longer flows through it. Venous ablation is a low-risk procedure. The risks associated with the procedure are blood clots, infection, skin burns or scarring, and nerve damage. Venous ablation is not an effective treatment of leg swelling caused by heart failure (edema). Venous ablation can be conducted on several venous conditions. Procedures may include: – Laser therapy to close problem veins (percutaneous laser ablation) – Radiofrequency heat or cold applied to certain veins (radiofrequency ablation) or endovenous thermal ablation using either heat or a cold Venous ablation is an option for people who cannot take medications that improve vein problems or don’t want to undergo surgery due to risk factors. Venous ablation has been found to be successful in reducing symptoms and improving quality of life. Venous ablation is a procedure that uses heat or cold to close veins. It doesn’t cure varicose veins but instead treats their symptoms of them by closing off certain veins. Venous ablation also has low risks associated with it. A venous ablation is an option for people who cannot take medications that improve vein problems or don’t want to undergo surgery due to risk factors. Venous ablation has been found to be successful in reducing symptoms and improving quality of life