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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?

Discover our FAQ pages to find your answers. If you still have a question, please call us at (505) 848-8346 and we will be happy to assist you.

How Long Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Last?

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. 

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How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?

The Opus™ Plasma uses a handheld device with pins that generate radiofrequency energy. When these charged pins come close to the skin, the charge creates plasma. Each tiny burst of plasma causes an area of micro-damage surrounded by healthy skin. The process speeds up cell turnover, so you lose old, damaged, pigmented skin cells and see them replaced with even-toned, brighter skin. It also improves collagen production, leading to firmer skin with fewer lines and wrinkles. 

How Long Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Last?

After one treatment, you will see some results, but most patients require a series of three for optimal results. After you finish your series of treatments, you can expect your laser skin resurfacing results to last six months to a year. We recommend maintenance treatments to keep your results looking refreshed and glowing. 

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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.

What Can Laser Skin Resurfacing Treat?

When you choose laser skin resurfacing with Opus™ Plasma, you can enjoy benefits that include minimal downtime and long-lasting results. You can expect to see improvements in:

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Skin texture and tone
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Acne scars
  • Enlarged pores
  • Sun damage
  • Skin laxity

Your skin will look more youthful and even-toned after treatment, and you can expect results that last at least six months and even longer with good skincare and sun protection. 

Is There Any Downtime With Laser Skin Resurfacing?

You can return to your regular activities after treatment. However, you will have some redness and sensitivity that feels like sunburn and lasts a few days. Skin will also feel dry and may peel. We will recommend lotions suitable for use to manage dryness. The peeling results from old, damaged skin cells shedding as new ones move to the surface. 

Take the Next Step

If you desire a smoother, more even skin tone with laser skin resurfacing, then it’s time to take the next step by calling the trusted laser specialists at Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute at (505) 848-8346  or fill out 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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