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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.

What Causes Acne Scars?

Most of us have had some experience with acne. Some people outgrow it after puberty, while it lasts well into adulthood for others. Breakouts may come and go, but the acne scars left behind can leave an unpleasant reminder. Over time, acne scars can make skin look uneven and rough. 

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What is Acne?

Acne is an inflammatory condition that happens when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Bacteria contribute to the inflammation, causing redness and soreness. While you can find many over-the-counter products to treat acne, they do not work for everyone. The best way to avoid acne scars is to avoid picking or squeezing the blemish. More severe acne can create deep cystic blemishes that can form scars even if you never touch them. 

What Causes Acne Scars?

Acne scars form most often when you cause extra damage to the skin around the blemish by squeezing or picking at it. This creates more trauma and inflammation, and it can also spread bacteria to other locations. 

Acne scars come in two forms:

Depressed (Atrophic) Scars

More common on the face, these scars sink below the skin, creating a dented or sunken appearance. A number of these scars in one badly affected area can leave the skin looking uneven, making people feel self-conscious about their appearance. 

Raised (Hypertrophic) Scars

Usually found on the body, these scars for from an over-abundance of collagen and have a raised surface. Since areas of acne on the body may leave large scars, these can become very noticeable and keep you from engaging in activities where people might see your skin. 

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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.

How are Acne Scars Treated?

Acne scars are treated with a variety of methods and sometimes more than one to achieve the best results. One of the most popular and effective methods is Opus™ Plasma Skin Resurfacing. This treatment uses microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy to promote healing and collagen production. The new collagen lifts and firms the skin, diminishing the appearance of scars. At the same time, the treatment increases skin turnover, leading to a new, brighter, smoother layer of skin coming to the surface. 

Other treatments for acne scars, many of which can be used with Opus™ Plasma Skin Resurfacing, include:

  • At-home skincare products
  • Steroid injections
  • Dermal fillers to lift the scar
  • Chemical peels
  • Dermabrasion

What Results Will I See Acne Scar Treatment?

A series of treatments with the Opus™ Plasma Skin Resurfacing system will leave your skin smoother and brighter within a few days of each treatment. Skin will become firmer and tighter over the next few weeks and months as the skin cells produce more collagen

Am I a Good Candidate for Acne Scar Treatment?

Our laser experts can help you treat your acne scars. Most patients will see significant results with a series of skin resurfacing and rejuvenation treatments. Because the Opus™ Plasma requires almost no downtime, it is safe for nearly everyone. 

Take the Next Step

If you want to see smoother, more even skin and fewer acne scars, then it’s time to take the next step by calling the trusted laser specialists at Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute at 505-848-8346 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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