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 to Expect After Laser Hair Removal?

Wherever it is on your face or body, unwanted hair can be a frustrating problem that consumes time, money, and energy. Laser hair removal stops hair from growing, so you can achieve hair-free skin that lasts. This effective treatment can be used safely on almost anyone, letting you enjoy life without worrying about getting waxed before an event, shaving before going out, or visible facial hair. 

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal at Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute uses the advanced Harmony® XL Pro laser to target the hair follicles in your skin. These follicles go through a cycle of growing and shedding hair. Each follicle with growing hair contains a hair root filled with melanin pigment. The laser energy is absorbed by this pigment, heating the hair root enough to damage and deactivate the follicle. As a result, no new hair is produced, leaving your skin smooth.

Wherever it is on your face or body, unwanted hair can be a frustrating problem that consumes time, money, and energy. Laser hair removal stops hair from growing, so you can achieve hair-free skin that lasts. This effective treatment can be used safely on almost anyone, letting you enjoy life without worrying about getting waxed before an event, shaving before going out, or visible facial hair. 

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal at Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute uses the advanced Harmony® XL Pro laser to target the hair follicles in your skin. These follicles go through a cycle of growing and shedding hair. Each follicle with growing hair contains a hair root filled with melanin pigment. The laser energy is absorbed by this pigment, heating the hair root enough to damage and deactivate the follicle. As a result, no new hair is produced, leaving your skin smooth.

Laser Hair Removal Albuquerque

*Individual results may vary.

Laser Hair Removal Albuquerque

*Individual results may vary.

What to Expect After Last Hair Removal

The Harmony® XL Pro laser is the most comfortable method of laser hair removal available. Because little to no heat reaches the skin beyond the follicle, your skin remains safe and undamaged throughout treatment. You will not need any downtime and can return to your usual activities immediately. 

The most common effects after treatment are mild redness and sensitivity. These usually fade within a few hours. Use caution when applying potentially irritating products for the next few days. Avoid sun exposure and apply sunscreen to the treated area for several weeks after treatment. 

Depending on the area, your hair color, and other factors, you may see a 10% to 25% reduction in hair growth after your first treatment. The treated hairs are shed and will not be replaced. You can expect a series of treatments to achieve your desired results. 

How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Will I Need?

While laser hair removal is extremely effective, it can only treat follicles that contain growing hair. At any time, some follicles are actively producing hairs while others are resting. During each treatment, follicles that had been dormant last time will be active and ready to be treated. Most people will need six to eight treatments to achieve full hair removal. 

What to Expect After Last Hair Removal

The Harmony® XL Pro laser is the most comfortable method of laser hair removal available. Because little to no heat reaches the skin beyond the follicle, your skin remains safe and undamaged throughout treatment. You will not need any downtime and can return to your usual activities immediately. 

The most common effects after treatment are mild redness and sensitivity. These usually fade within a few hours. Use caution when applying potentially irritating products for the next few days. Avoid sun exposure and apply sunscreen to the treated area for several weeks after treatment. 

Depending on the area, your hair color, and other factors, you may see a 10% to 25% reduction in hair growth after your first treatment. The treated hairs are shed and will not be replaced. You can expect a series of treatments to achieve your desired results. 

How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Will I Need?

While laser hair removal is extremely effective, it can only treat follicles that contain growing hair. At any time, some follicles are actively producing hairs while others are resting. During each treatment, follicles that had been dormant last time will be active and ready to be treated. Most people will need six to eight treatments to achieve full hair removal. 

Request a Consultation

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.

Request a Consultation

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 Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?

Laser hair removal offers long-lasting results, but some hair growth will eventually recur. Regrown hairs often look finer and paler than before. Yearly maintenance treatments will keep most people hair-free for as long as they want. The specific schedule depends on your unique hair growth patterns. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

The Harmony® XL Pro laser can treat more hair and skin tones effectively than any other hair removal laser. As a result, almost anyone is a good candidate. Treatment may be less effective on very pale blond, gray, or white hair. Candidates should have reasonable expectations and understand the need for a series of treatments to achieve results.

How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?

Laser hair removal offers long-lasting results, but some hair growth will eventually recur. Regrown hairs often look finer and paler than before. Yearly maintenance treatments will keep most people hair-free for as long as they want. The specific schedule depends on your unique hair growth patterns. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

The Harmony® XL Pro laser can treat more hair and skin tones effectively than any other hair removal laser. As a result, almost anyone is a good candidate. Treatment may be less effective on very pale blond, gray, or white hair. Candidates should have reasonable expectations and understand the need for a series of treatments to achieve results.

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.
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 getting rid of unwanted hair with laser hair removal, 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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