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 to Avoid After Sclerotherapy?

Spider veins that appear on your legs are an aesthetic issue, but their effect on your confidence is nothing to ignore. If discolored spider veins have you covering up your legs, sclerotherapy may be the right solution for you. This treatment fades problem veins so you enjoy smooth, clear skin. 

What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is an injectable treatment used to treat pesky spider veins. A sclerosing solution is injected directly into the small spider veins, and the solution causes damage to the vein’s inner walls. The treated vein collapses and fades away over time, erasing the appearance of your unwanted spider veins. Sclerotherapy is usually the preferred spider vein treatment.

*Individual results may vary.

What to Avoid After Sclerotherapy

During sclerotherapy, your nurse sclerotherapist injects the solution into spider veins or clusters of veins. You can return to your usual activities immediately but should follow a few precautions to achieve your best results. Wear your compression garment as directed to help collapse the treated veins, and avoid the following:

  • Too much sitting (walking regularly is important to the process)
  • Soaking in hot water
  • Using strongly scented or irritating products on the treated area
  • Direct or unprotected sun exposure
  • NSAIDs like aspirin or ibuprofen
  • Applying heat or heating pads to the area

 

You will receive detailed aftercare instructions that will guide you through your sclerotherapy recovery. Most people will need more than one session to achieve their desired results, but with little to no downtime, sclerotherapy fits into the busiest schedules. 

How Many Sclerotherapy Treatments Will I Need?

Your spider veins are unique, and your treatment plan will reflect these needs. You may have individual or clusters of spider veins, and they may be more or less responsive to treatment. Most people need three to five treatments to achieve full results, especially when treating spider vein clusters. You may need more if you have particularly hard-to-treat veins, but most people will eventually see the clear skin they want.

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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.

What Results Will I See With Sclerotherapy?

Treated veins fade gradually after sclerotherapy treatment. You should be prepared for the veins to darken and look worse after treatment before they start to look better. You may begin to see changes within a few weeks, but some spider veins can take a few months to fade entirely. Follow your aftercare instructions, including how to wear your compression garment, to help the treated veins fade as quickly as possible. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is the spider vein treatment of choice for most people. Good candidates want to address their spider veins with lasting results and minimal downtime. People with certain medical conditions may not be good candidates for sclerotherapy, so discuss your medical history during your consultation. 

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 M.

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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