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Albuquerque Vein and Laser Institute Blog 2017-12-19T08:38:09+00:00

What Causes Spider Veins?

Spider veins are extremely common – it’s estimated that they affect nearly half of the adult population at some point in their lives – particularly women. Like varicose veins, they are dilated superficial blood vessels that are caused by an increased pressure in the veins but are smaller and closer to the skin. They are often located behind the knee or on the ankle.  Although clusters of spider veins [...]

November 27th, 2017|Spider Veins, Vein Treatment|

Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute Achieves IAC Vein Center Accreditation!

Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute, owned and operated by Dr. Robert Cutchen, has been granted accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Vein Center in the area of Superficial Venous Treatment and Management. Accreditation by the IAC indicates that Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute has undergone an intensive application and review process and is found to be in compliance with the published Standards, thus demonstrating a commitment to quality [...]

August 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Vein Treatment Myths

Varicose veins, often ropey, bulging veins in your legs, may be a big inconvenience and source of embarrassment for many who suffer with them, but the medical issues run deeper and there is much more to them than meets the eye. Varicose veins are incredibly common, affecting close to one in four adult Americans. Yet, many never seek treatment and choose to live life with the associated pain and complications. [...]

April 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Topical Creams and Oral Medications will Not Cure Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

Vein disorders are complex and run deep – there is much more than meets the eye. And, patient treatment is never a one-size-fits-all approach, as each patient’s vein disease is different from the next. A patient who does not have big, bulging veins may need an endovenous laser ablation only. Another vein patient may need a laser ablation, followed by micro-incisional ambulatory phlebectomy (micro-incisions to remove the actual bulging veins), [...]

February 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|

5 Ways to Help Prevent Varicose Veins

One of the most frequent questions we are asked is, “What is the cause of varicose veins?”  The number one cause is genetics. We tend to inherit them from our parents. Other significant causes are pregnancy, jobs with prolonged standing, age, and trauma. Due to genetic influences, there may not always be a way to prevent varicose veins from forming. But, there are a few things we can do that may help. [...]

October 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|

How Do I Know if I Have Vein Disease?

Vein Disease Is Not Always Visible to the Naked Eye Varicose veins, a result of a medical condition called venous reflux, or venous insufficiency, are abnormally enlarged, bulging veins that are visible on the surface of the skin.  Often considered a cosmetic nuisance, they are actually just one sign of a more significant underlying problem in the venous system. Venous insufficiency is a medical condition in which the blood flow is [...]

September 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|
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