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 Long Do I Wear Compression Stockings After Spider Vein Treatment?

Spider veins on your legs can affect your confidence and make you want to cover up. Spider vein treatment can restore your clear, even skin and fade problem veins. Many people have questions about how spider vein treatment will work and what recovery is like, so your Albuquerque Vein & Laser Center team works to ensure you understand what to expect. 

What are Spider Veins?

Do you have small, visible veins on your legs that look discolored and twisted or branched? These spider veins are an aesthetic concern, although Dr. Cutchen may perform other examinations to determine if you have an underlying vascular issue. Spider veins form when normal veins become stretched and damaged. They will not return to normal, but they do respond to treatment.

Spider Veins Treatment Albuquerque & Santa Fe

*Individual results may vary.

How are Spider Veins Treated?

The most effective method for treating spider veins on your legs is sclerotherapy. During this treatment, a solution is injected into the problem vein or cluster of veins. The solution irritates the vein walls and causes them to collapse, stopping blood flow. Healthy vessels will take over from the damaged vein, which will fade over time. Other methods, such as laser treatments, can be used for very small spider veins or those on the face. 

How Long Do I Wear Compression Stockings After Spider Vein Treatment?

When you leave your spider vein treatment, you will receive aftercare instructions. Your skin over the treatment area may look red or bruised, and you may feel some sensitivity or irritation for a few days. You will have a compression stocking to wear, and using it correctly is important to your final results. You will wear this stocking for approximately two weeks during the daytime until the treated veins have collapsed and the body has started to absorb them.

You will also be instructed to walk regularly after treatment and to avoid sun exposure to the area. You should also avoid soaking in hot water for at least 48 hours. Bruising will begin to fade after the first few days, but the treated veins will take longer to disappear.

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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.

How Long Do Spider Veins Take to Fade?

How long your spider veins take to fade depends on many factors. Larger spider veins, or those that come in clusters, will typically take longer than small, individual spider veins. Treated veins can be expected to look darker and more unsightly after treatment before starting to improve. Fading can take a few weeks to months

Am I a Good Candidate for Spider Vein Treatment?

Almost anyone with spider veins can benefit from sclerotherapy. This treatment is safe and effective for most people. Good candidates are looking for a way to eliminate their spider veins effectively. Certain medical conditions may affect whether sclerotherapy is recommended for you.

Dr. Cutchen was the type of doctor we all hope for: professional, competent, candid, and caring. Asked all the right questions, and explained things clearly. All staff were also courteous and efficient.
Chris W.

Take the Next Step

If you want to learn more about spider vein treatment, 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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