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?

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Spider Vein Treatment Santa Fe

Spider Veins Albuquerque

Spider veins on your legs can affect your confidence and make you want to cover up. Spider vein treatment can restore your clear, even skin and fade problem veins. Many people have questions about how spider vein treatment will work and what recovery is like, so your Albuquerque Vein & Laser Center team works to ensure you understand what to expect. 

What are Spider Veins?

Do you have small, visible veins on your legs that look discolored and twisted or branched? These spider veins are an aesthetic concern, although Dr. Cutchen may perform other examinations to determine if you have an underlying vascular issue. Spider veins form when normal veins become stretched and damaged. They will not return to normal, but they do respond to treatment.

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.

Do you have leg veins that bother you? Dr. Cutchen at Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute offers treatment options for clear, smooth skin. As a vein specialist, he can also address underlying problems that cause leg veins, improving the circulation in your legs. 

What Causes Visible Leg Veins?

Visible leg veins occur when the walls of these veins stretch as blood pools inside them. This backup of blood occurs when the deep veins in the legs lose their ability to keep blood flowing efficiently back to the heart. Smaller veins become visible on the surface when this circulation problem causes them to enlarge and develop a twisted or rope-like appearance. 

Factors contributing to leg vein problems include genetics, hormones, pregnancy, overall health, and standing or sitting for long periods. 

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. 

Spider Vein Albuquerque

Up to 50% of people have spider veins. These tiny damaged veins often spread like a spiderweb or tree roots, and when they occur in visible areas, they can become unwelcome. Dr. Robert Cutchen offers treatments to decrease or eliminate the appearance of spider veins. He can also diagnose and treat any underlying venous conditions. 

What are Spider Veins?

Spider veins form when blood pools in small veins close to the skin’s surface. This pooled blood can cause the affected veins to look red, blue, or purple. Most spider veins are harmless, but clusters of spider veins around the ankles can indicate a possible problem with venous circulation. Spider veins typically occur on the face and legs but can also appear in other areas such as the chest. 


Affecting between 30-50% of the adult population, the development of them is inevitable for many. However, the good news is that they usually respond exceptionally well to easy, in-office treatment! Although they are tiny in size, they can have a big effect on one’s confidence. We’re talking about spider veins, those small, damaged veins that most often appear on the surface of the legs or face.

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.

Sclerotherapy Albuquerque

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.

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.

Albuquerque Veinwave

Tiny red, blue, or purple spider veins on and around your nose can be infuriating for both men and women. These visible veins on your nose can rob you of your self-esteem and confidence, leaving you hiding from social situations and cameras. Typically caused by the aging process, sun damage, trauma to the area or certain skin conditions, these tiny veins can leave you feeling self-conscious, but eliminating them has never been simpler!

Albuquerque Varicose Vein

The words “spider veins” and “varicose veins” can cause just about anyone to shudder. No one wants to walk around in shorts or skirts and have a network of veins looking like a road map on our legs. But, is vein removal a healthy, necessary medical treatment or just cosmetic? Let’s take a look!

Although Fall is full of so many fun activities like apple picking, hayrides, Halloween, and Thanksgiving, it’s also a busy time of year in the healthcare industry as patients scramble to schedule medical treatment before their annual deductible renews! So, along with deciding how many bags of Halloween candy to buy, this time of the year is also the best time to consider your Vein Health! Many people neglect their vein issues until they start to have serious problems, especially if they have not yet met their annual insurance deductible, but there are several reasons this time of year is the perfect time to see Dr. Robert Cutchen for vein treatment!

Albuquerque Spider Vein

Spider veins are small, damaged veins that can appear on the surface of the legs or even the face. They usually are not painful or harmful, but some people may experience an achy or heavy feeling in their legs and choose to treat them in order to look and feel their best. One very commonly asked question is about the recovery time for treating spider veins so that patients may properly plan to have the time off from work or have help with their family and other responsibilities during the recovery. Let’s take a look at the two most common treatments for spider veins and their recovery times.


Spider veins are extremely common – men and women of all ages experience them. They are most common on the legs but some people can develop them on the face. These small veins are usually caused by the natural aging process of the skin, sun damage, trauma to that site, certain skin disorders such as rosacea, or genetics. Removing facial veins requires a more precise and gentler treatment than removing them from the leg.