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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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As we age, our skin produces less vital proteins that give it support and flexibility. Sagging skin develops when the skin loses its elasticity and structure. As a result, it cannot rebound to its youthful position after stretching. At Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute, we offer non-surgical skin tightening to undo the effects of aging. 

What Causes Sagging Skin?

Sagging skin is caused by various factors, including aging, weight loss, and genetics. As we age, the production of collagen and elastin, the proteins that give our skin its elasticity, decreases. This can lead to loose, saggy skin. Rapid weight loss can also cause sagging skin because the skin loses its elasticity and is unable to shrink back to its original shape. Sun damage and smoking can also contribute to the breakdown of collagen and elastin, leading to sagging skin.

Varicose Veins

For many people, varicose veins are asymptomatic, even if they have an unsightly appearance. Others, especially those with a more advanced venous issue, may experience pain and related side effects in the legs with varicose veins, as circulation issues deep in the leg veins can lead to aching, heaviness, and other symptoms. Fortunately, advanced treatment methods can provide relief with little to no discomfort or recovery time. 

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins may look blue, red, or purple, and they often have a raised, twisted appearance. The Great Saphenous Vein (GSV), one of the longest veins in the human body, carries blood from the legs back to the heart, moving it against gravity. If the one-way valves in this vein weaken, blood can pool and back up into feeder veins that then appear on the surface. Varicose veins and leg pain are both symptoms of this underlying venous problem. 

Acne scars are a common concern that affects people of all ages. Acne scars can develop during puberty or at any time during adulthood, including during pregnancy. While at-home treatments can help you get a handle on your acne, they will usually not do much to treat acne scars. Fortunately, you have effective treatment options that can make a significant difference. 

What Causes Acne Scars?

Acne scars form when your body’s healing process replaces acne-damaged skin with scar tissue. This can leave an indentation or atrophic scar, or it can leave a raised or hypertrophic scar. Atrophic scars are the most common type to occur on the face. Squeezing or otherwise disturbing blemishes introduces bacteria and increases the risk of scarring. Severe cystic acne can leave scars even without interference. In addition to scars, acne can leave areas of brown pigmentation or redness. 

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If you have red, visible veins on your face, you have plenty of company. Up to 50% of all adults will develop spider veins. While facial spider veins have many causes, effective treatment can provide immediate relief. We offer technology that treats even the tiniest spider veins. 

What are Facial Spider Veins?

Spider veins can occur in many different parts of the body, most commonly on the legs and face. On the face, spider veins are also known as telangiectasias. They appear when small blood vessels under the skin stretch and expand, making them larger and more visible. While often red, facial spider veins can also appear purple or blue. Spider veins do not pose a health risk, but they can make you feel self-conscious, especially on the face. 

Accent Prime Albuquerque & Santa Fe

Are you stuck with a few pockets of stubborn fat that you struggle to get rid of? Accent Prime™ body sculpting can remove this challenging fat. It also offers several benefits not provided by other body contouring treatments, making it an excellent choice for shaping and slimming your figure. 

What is Accent Prime™ Body Sculpting?

Almost all of us have areas that hold onto fat despite all our efforts to get rid of it. Accent Prime™ treats these areas using a combination of ultrasound and radiofrequency energy. These break up fat cells for removal by the body. At the same time, it stimulates collagen production to tighten and firm the skin. Accent Prime™ can even improve the appearance of cellulite. 

PhotoFacial Albuquerque

Hyperpigmentation, rosacea, and spider veins can make your skin dull and uneven. A PhotoFacial offers effective skin rejuvenation by erasing pigmentation issues. Many skin concerns respond to this customizable treatment, including sun damage, broken capillaries, and more. 

What is a PhotoFacial?

A PhotoFacial is such an effective anti-aging tool that we recommend them for anyone over 30 with a light to medium complexion. This treatment uses light energy to target red or brown pigments. While many laser treatments do not effectively target pigments, especially red ones, a PhotoFacial can target a range of pigmentation shades.