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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What Is The Process Of Sclerotherapy?

Do you have red, blue, or purple veins on your legs that look like webs or branches? These spider veins are small, damaged veins under the skin. They will not return to normal without treatment. Fortunately, sclerotherapy has been used for decades for effective spider vein removal. This treatment can help you achieve smooth, clear skin you feel comfortable with. 

What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is an injectable spider vein treatment. It is injected directly into your spider veins, closing them and stopping blood flow. It is considered the “gold standard” of spider vein treatments due to its safety and effectiveness, even after decades of use. Sclerotherapy is a quick, in-office treatment with little to no downtime and excellent results.

*Individual results may vary.

What is the Process of Sclerotherapy?

At Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute, sclerotherapy is administered by a highly trained nurse sclerotherapist. The number of injections depends on the number of spider veins or clusters treated. You may feel a small pinch when injected. Some people notice a tingling feeling as the sclerosant is injected. 

Inside the vein, the sclerosant causes damage to the vein walls. These walls become so damaged that they collapse, stopping blood flow. The blood will begin flowing through other veins, and the treated one will no longer receive blood flow. Your body will fade the treated veins over weeks. Most people require three to five sessions, although this will vary. 

Is There Any Downtime After Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is minimally invasive and allows you to return to most normal activities immediately. While there is no downtime required, you will have a compression garment to wear to help remove the treated veins. You may notice minor swelling, soreness, or bruising in the injection area. Avoid soaking in baths or hot tubs for two weeks after your procedure.

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What Results Will I See With Sclerotherapy?

Some people observe that their treated veins look worse before they look better. They may darken before starting to fade. Most people see improvements within two weeks and full clearance in four to six weeks. Clusters of spider veins often take longer to treat than more isolated ones. While treated spider veins will not come back, it is possible to develop new ones, especially if you have several risk factors. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is one of the safest, most common ways to treat spider veins. Most people are good candidates, particularly those whose spider veins impact their lives. This treatment may not be right for people with certain medical conditions, so your nurse sclerotherapist will review your medical history with you.

Dr Cutchen was amazing from start to end. His nursing and office staff was outstanding. By far the best medical professionals in this business.
-AJ Martinez

Take the Next Step

If you want to learn more about sclerotherapy, 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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