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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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Patient Resources Albuquerque & Santa FeDo you have a question?

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Botox Albuquerque & Santa Fe

Injectable treatments rank among the most popular in the world of aesthetics for several reasons. Treatment is minimally invasive, requires no recovery time, and only lasts a few minutes. Not all injectables work the same way, so learn about the differences between two of the most popular types. 

Botox® vs. Dermal Fillers: What’s the Difference?

Botox® and have a few things in common. Both injectable treatments reduce lines and wrinkles, and your injector can administer either one quickly and easily. They work very differently, and each one works better for different types of lines and wrinkles. 


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spider vein albuquerque

Spider veins can appear on your legs, face, or other parts of your body, leaving many feeling self-conscious with the “webbed” appearance to their affected areas of skin. Spider vein treatments target these tiny vessels and damage them so your body can naturally eliminate them. You can achieve spider vein clearance on the skin on your face, legs, or anywhere else spider veins occur with the help of a vein specialist, such as Dr. Robert Cutchen.

What are Spider Veins?

Usually cosmetic in nature, spider veins appear as red, blue, or purple threads just under the skin. They form when the pressure inside the smallest veins in the body causes them to stretch and thin. Spider veins are usually less than 1 mm in diameter and have a branched or web-like appearance.  They often form in clusters, and clusters around the ankles can suggest a deeper venous problem, so it’s important to consult with a vein specialist over a dermatologist or med spa that offers sclerotherapy or laser treatments for spider veins.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Albuquerque & Santa Fe

Laser Skin Resurfacing is a powerful tool in our ability to solve visible skin problems, including signs of aging, sun damage, and skin laxity. At Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute, we offer the Opus™ Plasma treatment to give you all the benefits of laser skin resurfacing with just minimal downtime. Opus™ Plasma is unique in that it uses two forms of energy to promote skin regeneration that may last for a year or more. 

What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Typical laser skin resurfacing uses light energy to create areas of controlled micro-damage to the skin. A laser that treats small areas and leaves the surrounding skin untouched is called a fractional laser. These cause significantly less skin trauma than a laser that treats the entire surface. Opus™ Plasma goes a step beyond light energy and uses a combination of radiofrequency and plasma energy to stimulate collagen production while speeding up cell turnover, shedding damaged cells and bringing healthy new ones to the surface. 

Laser Skin Resurfacing Albuquerque & Santa Fe


Dermal Fillers Santa Fe

Have you noticed volume loss from your lips and cheeks as you age? Have lines and wrinkles started to become more noticeable? Dermal fillers offer a fast, safe, and effective way to enhance your facial features. We offer the Restylane® family of dermal fillers to provide you with a range of options.

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Restylane® dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid. This large molecule is found naturally in the skin and is essential in attracting and maintaining hydration. Each Restylane® formula uses a different arrangement of hyaluronic acid to change its properties. As a result, the family has a filler appropriate for almost any part of the face.

Body Contouring Albuquerque & Santa Fe

Some areas of body fat stubbornly remain no matter how hard you diet and exercise. While a healthy lifestyle will often result in weight loss or a healthy weight, stubborn areas of bothersome fat often will not budge.  Since 2011, when CoolSculpting revolutionized the field of non-invasive fat reduction by harnessing the power of cryolipolysis to freeze and break down unwanted fat cells, the array of options has only increased and improved! Accent Prime™ is our favorite CoolSculpting alternative, and it’s available at our beautiful Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute! While it offers exceptional fat reduction, Accent Prime can also treat cellulite, resulting in tighter, firmer skin.  There are a few other differences between CoolSculpting and the newest-generation body contouring treatment, Access Prime(™) worth noting. 



Varicose Veins Albuquerque & Santa Fe

Are you bothered by bulging, discolored veins? Although common, varicose veins often signal a deeper problem deep within your venous system. To restore healthy blood flow, Dr. Robert Cutchen treats varicose veins and their underlying causes right in the comfort and convenience of his Albuquerque vein clinic. Most of these minimally invasive treatments involve minimal to no recovery time. 

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins occur when normal blood flow becomes stagnant. Veins must work against gravity to return blood to the heart, so they have one-way valves to keep blood from flowing backward. When these valves become damaged, blood can back up into the superficial veins near the surface of the skin. This pooled blood causes the thick, discolored appearance of varicose veins.