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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What Causes Spider Veins

Do you have small, visible veins on your face or legs? These spider veins are not usually not medically harmful but can bother you aesthetically. Spider veins form for several reasons, and your Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute team has several ways to address them. 

Spider Veins 101: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Many people, especially women, develop spider veins. This common problem results when small veins become stretched and damaged. As a result, they become larger and visible through the skin. Spider veins usually do not represent a medical condition, but they can be annoying and aesthetically displeasing and may indicate an underlying venous circulation problem. While you can take steps to decrease your likelihood of developing spider veins, you cannot always prevent them. 

Visible facial veins can make you feel self-conscious. While spider veins can appear in many places, those on the face often cause the most frustration. Facial vein treatment targets and eliminates these veins for clear skin. Dr. Cutchen and his team offer the most advanced facial vein treatments. 

What Causes Facial Veins?

Facial spider veins have many causes. They occur when veins under the skin become stretched, allowing the pigments in the blood to show through the skin. They usually look like threads, webs, or branches. While they often appear around the nose, they may occur anywhere on the face. Factors like genetics, hormones, and medical conditions can contribute to their development. 

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. 

Spider Vein Albuquerque

If you have red, visible veins on your face, you have plenty of company. Up to 50% of all adults will develop spider veins. While facial spider veins have many causes, effective treatment can provide immediate relief. We offer technology that treats even the tiniest spider veins. 

What are Facial Spider Veins?

Spider veins can occur in many different parts of the body, most commonly on the legs and face. On the face, spider veins are also known as telangiectasias. They appear when small blood vessels under the skin stretch and expand, making them larger and more visible. While often red, facial spider veins can also appear purple or blue. Spider veins do not pose a health risk, but they can make you feel self-conscious, especially on the face. 

Spider veins are extremely common – it’s estimated that they affect nearly half of the adult population at some point in their lives – particularly women. Like varicose veins, they are dilated superficial blood vessels that are caused by an increased pressure in the veins but are smaller and closer to the skin. They are often located behind the knee or on the ankle. Although clusters of spider veins around the ankles can be a symptom of a deeper venous issue, they are generally cosmetic in nature and can be easily eliminated with sclerotherapy injections, or in some cases laser treatment.