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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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Unwanted Tattoos
Unwanted-Tattoos-Albuquerque & Santa Fe

Unwanted Tattoos

As the popularity of tattoos increases, so does tattoo regret. Whatever the reason you want to get rid of that unwanted tattoo, the ClearLift™ laser can achieve it.

Laser tattoo removal can safely remove your unwanted tattoo over a series of sessions. Not all tattoo removal lasers are created equal, however, and ClearLift™ offers many advantages over the competition.

What is ClearLift™?

How Does ClearLift™ Work
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What is Unwanted Tattoo Removal Like?

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Unwanted Tattoo Removal?

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What Results Can I Expect from Unwanted Tattoo Removal?

ClearLift™ is a Q-switched laser that can operate two different wavelengths to remove tattoos. This makes it effective on more colors of tattoo ink than a single-wavelength laser. The ClearLift™ Q-switched laser is safe and causes less irritation to the skin while removing more tattoo pigment with each treatment. 

ClearLift™ produces a photoacoustic effect, meaning that its energy shatters tattoo pigments without transferring heat or harmful energy to the surrounding skin. The rapid pulses solely target pigments and ignore ordinary skin.

The wavelengths of laser energy from the ClearLift™ laser penetrate the skin without harming the skin cells. When they impact pigments like tattoo ink, the photoacoustic energy breaks the pigments apart.

Once these pigments have been broken up, they lose their color and the body will remove them over the following weeks. Damaged pigments will not regain their color or reappear, and the body will harmlessly eliminate them.

The length of your treatment depends on the size of your tattoo. You may feel warmth, tingling, or some discomfort as the laser wand is moved over the area. An average session to remove a bad tattoo lasts up to 30 minutes.

Removal of your tattoo may take anywhere from two to eight sessions or even more if your tattoo is very large or colorful. While some lasers struggle with brighter colors, ClearLift™ tackles almost all pigment colors with its dual-wavelength laser. Dark colors, such as blue and black, will fade before bright colors like red and yellow.

If you have a bad tattoo or one you do not want anymore, you may be a good candidate. All tattoos can be at least partially removed, although older tattoos and those with darker ink colors will be removed more quickly. You should enter the process with reasonable expectations about the length of time involved and the possible results.

Your skin in the treated area may feel irritated and sensitive, and it may peel or scab over the following days. Your skin should recover in a few days, but you will have to wait a few weeks for your body to clear away the tattoo pigments so you can see a significant improvement.

Tattoo removal is a process. Spread out over up to eight sessions, with a month in between for time to heal, removing a bad tattoo becomes an investment. You should expect that seeing your tattoo removed will take time and results will happen gradually. 

ClearLift™ is a Q-switched laser that can operate two different wavelengths to remove tattoos. This makes it effective on more colors of tattoo ink than a single-wavelength laser. The ClearLift™ Q-switched laser is safe and causes less irritation to the skin while removing more tattoo pigment with each treatment. 

ClearLift™ produces a photoacoustic effect, meaning that its energy shatters tattoo pigments without transferring heat or harmful energy to the surrounding skin. The rapid pulses solely target pigments and ignore ordinary skin.

The wavelengths of laser energy from the ClearLift™ laser penetrate the skin without harming the skin cells. When they impact pigments like tattoo ink, the photoacoustic energy breaks the pigments apart.

Once these pigments have been broken up, they lose their color and the body will remove them over the following weeks. Damaged pigments will not regain their color or reappear, and the body will harmlessly eliminate them.

The length of your treatment depends on the size of your tattoo. You may feel warmth, tingling, or some discomfort as the laser wand is moved over the area. An average session to remove a bad tattoo lasts up to 30 minutes.

Removal of your tattoo may take anywhere from two to eight sessions or even more if your tattoo is very large or colorful. While some lasers struggle with brighter colors, ClearLift™ tackles almost all pigment colors with its dual-wavelength laser. Dark colors, such as blue and black, will fade before bright colors like red and yellow.

If you have a bad tattoo or one you do not want anymore, you may be a good candidate. All tattoos can be at least partially removed, although older tattoos and those with darker ink colors will be removed more quickly. You should enter the process with reasonable expectations about the length of time involved and the possible results.

Your skin in the treated area may feel irritated and sensitive, and it may peel or scab over the following days. Your skin should recover in a few days, but you will have to wait a few weeks for your body to clear away the tattoo pigments so you can see a significant improvement.

Tattoo removal is a process. Spread out over up to eight sessions, with a month in between for time to heal, removing a bad tattoo becomes an investment. You should expect that seeing your tattoo removed will take time and results will happen gradually. 

If you would like to learn more about how to get rid of unwanted tattoos, please call our office at 505-848-8346 today to schedule a consultation or fill out the form on this page and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you promptly.