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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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Sclerotherapy for Varicose and Spider Veins

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy involves an injection of a solution directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel causing the vein to close. Over the course of weeks to months the veins fade and disappear.

Sclerotherapy is a safe procedure and has been in use since the 1930s. At Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute, I use FDA-approved Sotradecol and Asclera, which give much better results and is far less painful than the traditional hypertonic saline injections.

Perspective spider vein

*Individual results may vary.

What type of veins do you inject?

Varicose Veins: Large varicose veins that are seen only by ultrasound can be injected under ultrasound guidance with a sclerosant that has been agitated into a foam. Most patients have more varicose veins seen only by ultrasound than bulging varicose veins. This treatment is covered by insurance.

Spider Veins: Spider veins are most effectively treated with sclerotherapy injections. Our treatment sessions last 25 minutes and during that time we injected as many veins as possible. For the next couple weeks the veins actually look a little darker and patients get some bruising. Over the next month the veins fade. Larger, darker clusters will require more than one treatment. Most patients require 3-5 treatments but this will vary with every patient.

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Does Sclerotherapy hurt?

Even though it does involve the use of needles, most patients experience little discomfort. Following treatment I recommend patients apply Arnica gel twice daily for bruising and discomfort.

Recovery

Following any vein treatment, patients wear tight compression stockings for 2-3 weeks. They should avoid “pounding” physical activities such as running for one week. They should also avoid being submerged in hot water such as a hot tub or bathtub for 2 weeks.

We are pleased to advance that Bess Holt, RN has joined our team performing cosmetic sclerotherapy. She has many years experience and is without question the best sclerotherapist in the state of New Mexico.

Take the Next Step

If you are ready to treat your varicose veins and spider veins, then it’s time to take the next step by calling our trusted staff 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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