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?

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How to Tighten Sagging Skin?

While you may be able to cover up dark spots or fine lines with makeup, there are very few ways to hide sagging skin. If you have loose skin, drooping jowls, or other signs of aging and skin laxity, Opus™ Plasma can restore your youthful firmness. At Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute, this non-surgical treatment is our preferred option for tighter skin and treating many other signs of aging. 

What Causes Sagging Skin?

One of the biggest factors in how much your skin sags is gravity. Over time, your facial features naturally droop, with loose skin sagging into the lower part of your face. At the same time, aging skin loses collagen and elastin, two proteins that make skin more resilient and firm. As production declines, your skin becomes less able to rebound after sagging or stretching.

While you may be able to cover up dark spots or fine lines with makeup, there are very few ways to hide sagging skin. If you have loose skin, drooping jowls, or other signs of aging and skin laxity, Opus™ Plasma can restore your youthful firmness. At Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute, this non-surgical treatment is our preferred option for tighter skin and treating many other signs of aging. 

What Causes Sagging Skin?

One of the biggest factors in how much your skin sags is gravity. Over time, your facial features naturally droop, with loose skin sagging into the lower part of your face. At the same time, aging skin loses collagen and elastin, two proteins that make skin more resilient and firm. As production declines, your skin becomes less able to rebound after sagging or stretching.

Opus Plasma Albuquerque

*Individual results may vary.

Opus Plasma Albuquerque

*Individual results may vary.

How to Tighten Sagging Skin

While you have many options for tightening skin, we prefer non-surgical Opus™ Plasma. This revolutionary fractional treatment uses plasma instead of laser energy to increase collagen production and strengthen your skin from within. 

Like microneedling, Opus™ Plasma creates tiny channels in the skin that trigger a powerful healing response. Radiofrequency energy also works deep in the skin to target cells called fibroblasts that live in the dermis. These cells produce collagen and stimulating them with Opus™ Plasma causes an increase in production that leads to firmer, tighter skin. 

Is There Any Downtime After Opus™ Plasma?

This highly customizable treatment typically has minimal downtime. People who have less intensive treatments can expect one to two days of minor redness and sensitivity. If you have an intensive treatment, you will experience a few days of redness, often accompanied by minor peeling or flaking. 

We will recommend skincare products to keep your skin hydrated after treatment and maximize your benefits. Avoiding sun exposure and wearing sunscreen will protect your skin while it heals and prevents UV light from damaging your newly forming collagen. 

How to Tighten Sagging Skin

While you have many options for tightening skin, we prefer non-surgical Opus™ Plasma. This revolutionary fractional treatment uses plasma instead of laser energy to increase collagen production and strengthen your skin from within. 

Like microneedling, Opus™ Plasma creates tiny channels in the skin that trigger a powerful healing response. Radiofrequency energy also works deep in the skin to target cells called fibroblasts that live in the dermis. These cells produce collagen and stimulating them with Opus™ Plasma causes an increase in production that leads to firmer, tighter skin. 

Is There Any Downtime After Opus™ Plasma?

This highly customizable treatment typically has minimal downtime. People who have less intensive treatments can expect one to two days of minor redness and sensitivity. If you have an intensive treatment, you will experience a few days of redness, often accompanied by minor peeling or flaking. 

We will recommend skincare products to keep your skin hydrated after treatment and maximize your benefits. Avoiding sun exposure and wearing sunscreen will protect your skin while it heals and prevents UV light from damaging your newly forming collagen. 

Request a Consultation

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.

Request a Consultation

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 Skin Tightening?

Unlike most laser treatments, Opus™ Plasma is safe for almost all skin types and tones due to its customizable settings. Most healthy adults are good candidates, especially those who want to achieve firmer, smoother skin. This treatment is also effective for a wide range of pigmentation and other skin concerns.

People with large amounts of loose skin or deep wrinkles may not see the results they want with a non-surgical treatment like Opus™ Plasma. Only a consultation can determine if this treatment will provide your desired skin tightening and whether it is recommended for you. 

How Many Opus™ Plasma Treatments Will I Need?

Since Opus™ Plasma has different settings to be more or less intensive, you may need a different number of treatments depending on your goals and how much downtime you are willing to tolerate. Most people will need two to five treatments, and results can last a year or more. Many people have yearly maintenance sessions to keep their skin clear and firm.

Am I a Good Candidate for Opus™ Plasma Skin Tightening?

Unlike most laser treatments, Opus™ Plasma is safe for almost all skin types and tones due to its customizable settings. Most healthy adults are good candidates, especially those who want to achieve firmer, smoother skin. This treatment is also effective for a wide range of pigmentation and other skin concerns.

People with large amounts of loose skin or deep wrinkles may not see the results they want with a non-surgical treatment like Opus™ Plasma. Only a consultation can determine if this treatment will provide your desired skin tightening and whether it is recommended for you. 

How Many Opus™ Plasma Treatments Will I Need?

Since Opus™ Plasma has different settings to be more or less intensive, you may need a different number of treatments depending on your goals and how much downtime you are willing to tolerate. Most people will need two to five treatments, and results can last a year or more. Many people have yearly maintenance sessions to keep their skin clear and firm.

What a lovely practice! Everyone in the office is professional, kind, and very personable. I’m really happy with the vein procedures I had done.
Judith J.
What a lovely practice! Everyone in the office is professional, kind, and very personable. I’m really happy with the vein procedures I had done.
-Judith J.

Take the Next Step

If you want to learn more about tightening sagging skin 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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