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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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Accent Prime™ vs. CoolSculpting®: What are the Differences?

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. 

 

 

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*Individual results may vary.

What is Body Contouring?

Non-invasive body contouring shapes and sculpts your figure by breaking up fat cells. These treatments can significantly improve the appearance of the targeted areas, helping you finally see results where you have struggled in the past. Body contouring has grown in popularity due to its minimal recovery times and effective results. 

Accent Prime™ vs. CoolSculpting®: What are the Differences?

While CoolSculpting® may be one of the most famous names in body contouring, Accent Prime™ offers some unique benefits. Both systems damage and break apart fat cells so the body can remove them. However, Accent Prime™ uses energy that can also tighten skin and improve the appearance of cellulite

Types of Energy

CoolSculpting® uses cold temperatures to cause a process called cryolipolysis. Fat cells freeze before skin cells, so CoolSculpting® can break up fat without harming the skin. However, there have been many reports of many patients across the nation experiencing a condition known as paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, or PAH, after having a single or multiple treatments. PAH causes a gradual enlargement of the treated area, often in the shape of the actual CoolSculpting paddle. It occurs when the freezing of fat cells activates a reactionary process in the fatty tissue that, actually, thickens and expands the fat cells instead of breaking them down, as intended. PAH is only known to occur following a cryolipolysis or CoolSculpting body contouring treatment. Our preferred body contouring treatment, Accent Prime™, uses powerful ultrasound energy to break up fat cells and radiofrequency (RF) energy to tighten the skin and stimulate collagen production, thus completely avoiding the risk of PAH.

Skin Tightening

Accent Prime™ uses RF energy to heat the collagen fibers in the deeper layers of skin, causing them to tighten. This immediate tightening effect also triggers cells to produce more collagen, giving skin more strength and firmness. CoolSculpting® does not offer a skin-tightening benefit. 

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Cellulite Improvement

Accent Prime™ is able to treat multiple causes of cellulite. While the ultrasound energy breaks apart fat cells to reduce the uneven appearance of the skin surface, the massaging action of the RF handpiece stimulates better lymphatic drainage to stimulate the body’s process of eliminating the broken down fat. Other methods of body contouring, including CoolSculpting, are not usually effective for treating cellulite. 

How Many Accent Prime™ Treatments Will I Need?

To achieve desired results, most people need several Accent Prime™ treatments. Most people need five  sessions spaced 10-14 days apart to see best results. Some skin tightening will become visible after the first session, but fat removal and collagen development require several weeks for noticeable results.

Is There Any Downtime With Accent Prime™?

Because Accent Prime™ uses gentle, skin-safe forms of energy, you will not need any downtime after treatment. You can return to work or other activities after your treatment session. You may notice some redness for a day or two, but this is uncommon.

Am I a Good Candidate for Accent Prime™?

Accent Prime™ works for all skin types and tones. Ideal candidates are at or near their target body weight but need help sculpting those few stubborn areas. Accent Prime™ is not a weight-loss treatment but is intended for body contouring and shaping. 

Take the Next Step

If you want to contour your figure with Accent Prime™, contact us at Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute at 505-848-8346, or complete the form on this page, and one of our staff members will reach out to you promptly. 

Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute is located in the Journal Center area of Albuquerque and proudly serves vein patients throughout the entire Albuquerque area, as well as Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Santa Rosa, Los Lunas, and other areas throughout New Mexico.

** This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health, and related subjects. The words and other content provided in this blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.

** This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health, and related subjects. The words and other content provided in this blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.

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