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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 to Get Rid of Unwanted Hair

Many of us have hair we would  love to permanently get rid of, as years of shaving, waxing, or plucking can add up in both cost and wasted time. Laser hair removal can give you smooth, hair-free skin that lasts. The key: a laser that can target hair roots inside their follicles. 

Laser Hair Removal Albuquerque & Santa Fe

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal uses laser energy to target the pigments in the roots of the hair. This allows the laser to heat up and deactivate the hair follicle, stopping it from growing more hair. As a result, with each treatment, you will see more follicles deactivated and fewer hairs growing back. 

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Because the laser targets pigments in the root of a hair, it causes the root and the follicle around it to heat up. This shuts down the follicle. However, at any time, only some of your hair follicles have hair growing from them. Others are in their resting phase, and with no hair root, these follicles cannot be treated by the laser. After several sessions, more and more of these resting follicles will return to their growth phase so the laser can target them. 

How Do I Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?

Unlike some procedures, laser hair removal has several preparations that you must take starting several weeks before your treatment. First, you must stop bleaching your hair in the treatment area. Bleached roots have no pigment, so the laser will miss them. You will also need to stop waxing or plucking. Without hair roots, the laser has no pigment to target. You can shave and should do so about 24 hours before treatment to keep the hair short. You should also avoid tanning before treatment as this will make skin more sensitive and can make your skin darker, making the laser less effective.

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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.

Is There Any Downtime With Laser Hair Removal?

You can resume your normal activities right away. You may experience redness and sensitivity in the treated area for a day or two. You should avoid sun exposure since your treated skin will be more sensitive to the sun than usual. You should avoid harsh products or exfoliants until your skin feels completely healed. 

How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?

You should see hairless skin for several months. Many people return once a year for maintenance treatments and this is enough to handle the few stray hairs that do return. Hair that does grow back will feel soft, fine, and sparse. Only a few follicles will return to action after treatment, and you will never have as much hair as you did before treatment. 

During your complimentary consultation, you will receive an individualized treatment plan that will outline the number of treatments necessary, the cost of the treatments, payment or financing options, and our team will answer any other questions you have about laser hair removal.

Take the Next Step

If you are ready to have your unwanted hair removed, then it’s time to take the next step by calling the trusted laser hair removal specialists at Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute at 505-848-VEIN 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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