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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 Often Should I Get Laser Skin Resurfacing?

You could improve signs of aging, sun damage, and more with a procedure that fits into your lunch break. Opus® Plasma uses laser and radiofrequency energy to rejuvenate your skin and reverse signs of aging and sun damage. This technology improves the skin’s collagen production to give you long-lasting improvements in skin firmness, texture, and tone. 

What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing uses a laser to trigger the skin’s natural rejuvenation process. At Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute, we use the Opus® Plasma laser, which represents the next generation of fractional skin resurfacing treatments for most skin types. Opus® Plasma uses radiofrequency energy to create the plasma, and this plasma then causes tiny areas of micro-damage to the skin that triggers collagen production through a wound-healing response.

 

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How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?

Opus® Plasma is considered a fractional laser because it causes microdamage to only a fraction of the skin. The surrounding skin responds with a flood of growth and healing factors. The radiofrequency energy heats deep layers of skin to trigger intensive collagen production. At the same time, the healing process brings healthy new cells to the surface, minimizing wrinkles and reversing damage caused by the sun and natural aging process, leaving skin smoother and more even.  Providers love this technology, as the microplasma allows them to customize the depth and power of each treatment depending on each patient’s unique needs.  

How Often Should I Get Laser Skin Resurfacing?

While you may see smoother skin after one treatment, most people require a series of three to see their best results. The increased collagen production will continue for several months after your last treatment. Results usually last up to a year. We recommend maintenance treatments once or twice a year to keep your skin firm and radiant. 

What is Laser Skin Resurfacing Like?

Laser skin resurfacing is highly customizable and can provide a light exfoliation or an intense one. Opus® Plasma treatments take fifteen to twenty minutes, less than almost any other laser treatment. We apply numbing cream before the treatment, so most people find their session very tolerable. Since treatment lasts fifteen minutes instead of up to an hour with other lasers, any slight discomfort you feel lasts a very short time. 

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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?

Laser skin resurfacing works on the face and body to tighten and improve the appearance of the skin. We recommend this treatment anywhere you want to address:

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Skin laxity
  • Sun damage
  • Acne scarring
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Dull, flaky skin
  • Enlarged pores

Opus® Plasma can be customized to treat your particular skin concerns. Lighter treatments brighten and firm the skin, while deeper treatments can smooth lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. 

Is There Any Downtime With Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Unlike traditional laser-based skin resurfacing technologies, Opus Plasma precisely controls radiofrequency energy’s time to contact the skin, which minimizes the unwanted inflammation that typically leads to longer recovery times. Each patient’s own downtime depends on the intensity of your Opus® Plasma treatment. For example, a light treatment might cause a day or two of redness, while a more intensive treatment may result in several days of sunburn-like redness and some minor peeling. You can return to your usual activities after treatment, but your skin will need extra sun protection as it heals. 

Take the Next Step

If you want to improve your skin with laser skin resurfacing, 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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