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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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How Does Opus™ Plasma Skin Resurfacing Work?

Although there are many treatment options available to help you achieve smoother, brighter skin, Opus™ Plasma is a revolutionary non-laser skin resurfacing treatment that offers the visible effects of a CO2 laser facial without the extreme amount of downtime. Its plasma energy erases imperfections while tightening the skin for improved texture and tone. Almost anyone can enjoy the skin-resurfacing benefits of this treatment method. 

What is Opus™ Plasma for Skin Rejuvenation?

Opus™ Plasma is a form of skin rejuvenation that works without lasers or light energy. Instead, it generates plasma energy to create areas of micro-damage on the skin’s surface. This damage to the outer layers of your skin triggers a renewal process that brings healthy new skin cells to the surface. Superficial skin issues from sun damage to fine lines disappear as damaged outer layers peel away. 

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*Individual results may vary.

How Does Opus™ Plasma Work?

Plasma is created when radiofrequency energy at the tips of the Opus™ Plasma applicator energizes the air around them. These tips deliver shallow areas of micro-damage to the skin’s surface. Opus™ Plasma is a fractional treatment, which means that it only treats part of the skin. The remaining untreated areas speed the healing process and minimize downtime. 

At the same time, the radiofrequency energy travels deeper into the skin. It stimulates the fibroblasts, cells that make collagen. This skin-supporting protein decreases with age, but boosting production can firm your skin, smoothing fine lines and tightening skin laxity. 

What Can Opus™ Plasma Treat?

We recommend Opus™ Plasma to treat a range of skin conditions. The combination of resurfacing and collagen development provides full skin rejuvenation. We recommend Opus™ Plasma for concerns including:

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Mild skin laxity
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Dullness
  • Rough texture
  • Acne scars

This effective combination gives your skin a brighter, more energized appearance and reverses signs of aging. Opus™ Plasma offers a comprehensive treatment that gives you long-lasting results. 

How Many Opus™ Plasma Treatments Will I Need?

We typically recommend a series of three to achieve maximum skin improvement and collagen production. Opus™ Plasma is highly customizable so that we can adjust the intensity from mild to deep, providing each patient with a truly individualized treatment from gentle to more aggressive. Deeper treatments trigger more powerful results but may require more downtime. You can see skin improvements within a few days, but skin tightening will take several weeks as new collagen develops. 

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Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our highly trained staff members at Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute will reach out to your promptly to schedule your appointment.

Am I a Good Candidate for Opus™ Plasma?

Although typical laser treatments must be used with caution on darker skin tones, Opus™ Plasma is safe for Fitzpatrick types I-VI, making it an option for almost anyone. Most people will see great results from Opus Plasma – especially those who want to see significant results with minimal downtime. 

Is There Any Downtime With Opus™ Plasma?

Most people experience some redness and minor peeling for a few days after treatment. You can return to your daily activities after treatment. Make sure to use sunscreen after treatment since UV rays easily damage your developing collagen.

Take the Next Step

If you want to learn more about skin rejuvenation with Opus™ Plasma, 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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