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

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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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Sclerotherapy Albuquerque & Santa Fe

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.

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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.

Spider veins are a common cosmetic issue for many people. These small, damaged veins can make you self-conscious about the appearance of your legs. Sclerotherapy offers a way to eliminate spider veins with just a few injections.

What is Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins?

Sclerotherapy is an injectable treatment for spider veins and small varicose veins. It uses a compound called a sclerosant that hardens and damages the vein walls. This damage causes the vein to collapse, stopping blood flow. Blood will easily divert to healthier veins. As the “gold standard” treatment for spider veins, sclerotherapy is safe and widely used. 

While spider veins do not usually represent a health problem, they can cause you to feel self-conscious about your appearance. Sclerotherapy is considered the “gold standard” of spider vein treatments. This effective method collapses the problem veins to make them disappear. 

What are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are small, dilated blood vessels near the skin’s surface. They typically look red or blue and have a spider web-like appearance, hence their name. Spider veins are a common condition, affecting up to 50% of women and 40% of men. Spider veins can occur anywhere on the body but are most commonly found on the legs and face. While not harmful, they are a cosmetic concern for many people. 

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Spider veins can form over time due to a number of factors, including genetics, age, hormonal changes, or lifestyle, such as having a job that requires long periods of standing, If you are one of the millions of people who often hide spider veins under long pants, skirts, or dresses, we have a treatment for you! These problem veins are relatively easy to treat with sclerotherapy.

Sclerotherapy Albuquerque

Spider veins can be a visual nuisance, even though they may never cause you any pain. When they first appear on the legs or face, you may not think much about them, but as they expand across your body like a web of tiny red or purple lines, they can cause you to be embarrassed, less confident, and make you feel as though you should hide behind clothing or makeup. It is so important to take care of your physical health and that definitely includes caring for your veins. Sclerotherapy treatments have a very high success rate for treating spider veins, making this treatment the favorite of doctors and patients alike. Here is what you can expect after having sclerotherapy injections for your spider veins.

Albuquerque Sclerotherapy Vs Laser Vein Therapy

As we age our bodies begin to show signs of gradual slowing down. In our legs, this plays out as the veins’ valves begin to deteriorate, blood can begin to pool in certain areas of the legs and the veins increase in size. Varicose veins and spider veins occur as these damaged veins in our legs work against gravity to pump blood back up from our legs to our hearts. The good news is that you don’t have to suffer from any pain or embarrassment caused by these veins because, as there are a number of therapies to treat diseased veins, including injections and laser vein therapy.

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You do not have to live with the embarrassment or uncomfortable symptoms of Spider Veins! If you are one of the millions of women who often hide them under long pants, skirts, or dresses, or live your daily life with aching, swelling, burning, or cramps in your legs – treatment has never been easier! Spider veins are a very common problem and are relatively easy to treat with sclerotherapy.

Spider veins form over time because of a number of factors including genetics, age, hormonal changes or from having a job that requires standing for very long periods of time. Sclerotherapy is one of the lowest-risk cosmetic procedures available, and anesthesia is not required. It has been used since the 1930s and is considered the treatment of choice for varicose veins.

Albuquerque Sclerotherapy

Spider veins are small, damaged veins that can appear on the surface of the legs or face. Mostly cosmetic in nature, they often form over time due to a number of factors including genetics, age, hormonal changes or from having a job that requires very long periods of time on your feet. Upon being diagnosed with spider veins, your vein specialist will mostly likely prescribe a treatment protocol of sclerotherapy injections – the gold standard in spider vein treatment. It is one of the most effective and lowest-risk cosmetic procedures available, and anesthesia is not required. So how much will this treatment cost?

Spider Veins Albuquerque

No one likes to look at their legs or face and see little blue and purple lines networking across their skin like a road map. Unfortunately, millions of people struggle with these annoying spider veins and don’t know where they came from or how to get rid of them. Let’s take a look at what these spider veins are, how we can treat them, and how we can prevent them over time.

Bess Holt, RNBess Holt, RN, is the newest addition to the staff of Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute. Bess attended nursing school in her home town of Miami, FL, where she was class valedictorian. Bess is an experienced, dedicated nurse, and has worked in the operating room as a scrub nurse and registered nurse for several decades. Having received advanced training in sclerotherapy (treatment for spider veins), Bess has been an accomplished sclerotherapist for 6 years now and has developed a reputation as Albuquerque’s best sclerotherapist. She is a tremendous asset to both our vein clinic, as well as the vein patients of Albuquerque.

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy involves an injection of a solution directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel causing the vein to close. Over the course of weeks to months the veins fade and disappear.

Sclerotherapy is a safe procedure and has been in use since the 1930s. At Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute, I use FDA-approved Sotradecol and Asclera, which give much better results and is far less painful than the traditional hypertonic saline injections.