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Dr. Robert Cutchen Albuquerque & Santa Fe

Meet Dr. Robert Cutchen

In 2009, Dr. Cutchen founded Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute, a clinic dedicated solely to the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease. His goal was to provide the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options all in the comfort of his office without the need for hospitalization. Our goal is to treat every patient the way we ourselves would hope to be treated.

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Vein Treatments Albuquerque & Santa Fe

Vein Treatments

We provide our patients with the most advanced and comprehensive vein treatments. See the difference between before and after.

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Aesthetic Treatments Albuquerque & Santa Fe

Aesthetic Treatments

We utilize the power of advanced laser technology to treat a multitude of cosmetic concerns. See what a difference our treatments can make.

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Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal Albuquerque & Santa Fe

Laser Hair Removal

Forget everything you know about laser hair removal. The Super Hair Removal (SHR) treatment offered by Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute, using Alma Laser’s Harmony® laser, is a whole new approach to removing hair from virtually anywhere on your body. Our innovative in-motion treatment technique makes targeting even large areas like the legs or the back quick and virtually pain-free. Laser hair removal with the Harmony® system is consistently touted as one of the most comfortable options for hair removal in the industry. Remove unwanted hair in just a handful of 30-minute sessions. Shaving, waxing, and plucking are rated as the ‘most loathed’ beauty tasks, so it makes sense that laser hair removal is the second most common cosmetic procedure in the U.S.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Am I a Candidate?

Is There Any Downtime?

What Results Will I See?

The Harmony® XL Pro laser system is the power behind Super Hair Removal (SHR). It concentrates light beams directly into the hair follicles, damaging and removing them at the root. With each pulse of narrow wavelength energy, the melanin in the follicles absorbs the heat, building up to damage the root structure beyond repair. SHR slowly raises the temperature surrounding the follicles, resulting in significant damage to the follicle’s protective outer layers. Once the follicle is beyond repair, the body sheds it, and a hair in the dormant phase takes its place. During each subsequent treatment session, follicles that have moved from the dormant to the active phase are damaged, and the process continues until all of the unwanted hairs in your treatment area fall out.

The laser does not cause trauma to the follicle’s surrounding tissues because the laser pulses are short and repetitive. The Harmony® XL Pro contains a cooling system that blows cold air across the treatment area for maximum comfort. The heat still builds in the follicle, but you feel almost no pain at all, and there’s virtually no risk of burns. Your skin, at most, feels warm and tingly, so you won’t even need numbing cream or local anesthetic. Your laser specialist keeps the handpiece in constant motion, so the heat is not concentrated in one spot, and even large areas are quick to treat.

Super Hair Removal treatment is safe for sensitive skin, even on the face, so unwanted hair on your upper lip, between your eyebrows, or along your sideburns can be a thing of the past. More traditional areas, like legs, arms, bikini area, or back, are also a breeze to remove unwanted hair. Can you imagine never having to shave or wax again?

Anyone with unwanted facial or body hair is a potential candidate for laser hair removal. Unlike many other laser hair removal treatments, this one is safe for all skin types—even tanned skin—and can be used to remove hair in the smallest to the largest areas, including:

  • Face (even in delicate areas around the mouth and brows)
  • Legs
  • Back
  • Underarms
  • Bikini area

You may feel some warmth, tingling, or sensitivity in the treated area for a short time. This will resolve quickly. You can return to your normal routine but avoid the use of scrubs or harsh chemicals on the treated area for a few days.

Most patients require a series of 6-8 sessions for total hair removal. Results vary from patient to patient and can be affected by the color and thickness of your hair, the area treated, and your skin color. You can expect a 10%-25% reduction in hair after the first treatment. Generally, blonde and white hair does not respond well to treatment. While a strand or two can grow in the treatment area in the months or years after your laser hair removal, they’re thinner and grow sparsely, making them easy to re-treat. We may recommend maintenance treatments if these straggling hairs cause you concern. Schedule a complimentary hair removal consultation with our aesthetic nurse to see if laser hair removal is right for you and to learn about the expected number of treatments you may require.

The Harmony® XL Pro laser system is the power behind Super Hair Removal (SHR). It concentrates light beams directly into the hair follicles, damaging and removing them at the root. With each pulse of narrow wavelength energy, the melanin in the follicles absorbs the heat, building up to damage the root structure beyond repair. SHR slowly raises the temperature surrounding the follicles, resulting in significant damage to the follicle’s protective outer layers. Once the follicle is beyond repair, the body sheds it, and a hair in the dormant phase takes its place. During each subsequent treatment session, follicles that have moved from the dormant to the active phase are damaged, and the process continues until all of the unwanted hairs in your treatment area fall out.

The laser does not cause trauma to the follicle’s surrounding tissues because the laser pulses are short and repetitive. The Harmony® XL Pro contains a cooling system that blows cold air across the treatment area for maximum comfort. The heat still builds in the follicle, but you feel almost no pain at all, and there’s virtually no risk of burns. Your skin, at most, feels warm and tingly, so you won’t even need numbing cream or local anesthetic. Your laser specialist keeps the handpiece in constant motion, so the heat is not concentrated in one spot, and even large areas are quick to treat.

Super Hair Removal treatment is safe for sensitive skin, even on the face, so unwanted hair on your upper lip, between your eyebrows, or along your sideburns can be a thing of the past. More traditional areas, like legs, arms, bikini area, or back, are also a breeze to remove unwanted hair. Can you imagine never having to shave or wax again?

Anyone with unwanted facial or body hair is a potential candidate for laser hair removal. Unlike many other laser hair removal treatments, this one is safe for all skin types—even tanned skin—and can be used to remove hair in the smallest to the largest areas, including:

  • Face (even in delicate areas around the mouth and brows)
  • Legs
  • Back
  • Underarms
  • Bikini area

You may feel some warmth, tingling, or sensitivity in the treated area for a short time. This will resolve quickly. You can return to your normal routine but avoid the use of scrubs or harsh chemicals on the treated area for a few days.

Most patients require a series of 6-8 sessions for total hair removal. Results vary from patient to patient and can be affected by the color and thickness of your hair, the area treated, and your skin color. You can expect a 10%-25% reduction in hair after the first treatment. Generally, blonde and white hair does not respond well to treatment. While a strand or two can grow in the treatment area in the months or years after your laser hair removal, they’re thinner and grow sparsely, making them easy to re-treat. We may recommend maintenance treatments if these straggling hairs cause you concern. Schedule a complimentary hair removal consultation with our aesthetic nurse to see if laser hair removal is right for you and to learn about the expected number of treatments you may require.

If you would like to learn more about Laser Hair Removal, please call our office at (505) 848-8346 today to schedule a consultation or fill out the form on this page, and one of Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute’s trusted staff members will reach out to you promptly.