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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.

Spider Veins Getting You Down?

Perhaps you’re feeling self-conscious about those unsightly spider veins on your legs. Many women, and some men, are probably familiar with the term “spider veins”. Typically, they’re tiny red, bluish or purplish “webs” on your legs.

In most cases, spider veins don’t cause symptoms but some patients can experience some discomfort, maybe even some itching or burning. Spider veins are small, dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin.

For leg veins, sclerotherapy (injections of an FDA-approved solution into the veins via a tiny needle) provides the most effective, most economical, and least painful treatment method. The sclerosant solution irritates the lining of the vein and causes it to collapse. The vein is reabsorbed and fades over the course of 4-6 weeks. Larger, darker clusters of veins will have to be injected on more than one visit.

Below are two different views of pictures that show the effectiveness of sclerotherapy for spider vein treatment.

Side View of Spider Vein Treatment

Spider veins are largely a cosmetic issue, not a medical one, and are usually harmless. Insurance providers won’t cover procedures to remove spider veins, but for anyone tired of hiding their legs behind jeans or capri pants in the summer, it is worth the investment.

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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.

Depending on the severity of your spider veins, 3-5 treatments may be required, spaced a month apart. If you would like your legs to look and feel great this summer, call our office today to schedule your free vein screening so you can get back into the summer clothes you love with legs you deserve.

Take the Next Step

If you are ready to treat your 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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