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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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Facial and Nose Veins
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Facial and Nose Veins

Spider veins affect millions of men and women across the globe. Most commonly the unsightly red, blue, and purple veins just below the surface of the skin are seen on the legs, but many individuals will develop them around the nose and cheeks.

What are Facial and Nose Veins?

What Treatment is Available for Facial and Nose Veins?

Am I a Good Candidate?

Is There Any Downtime?

What Results Can I Expect?

Spider veins can appear anywhere on the face, especially around the nose. These can occur as the veins dilate (expand) as skin ages. They may occur because of poor overall circulation through the body. They can also have a genetic component. Some people have visible facial veins for no known reason. The good news is that regardless of what caused them, we can treat them.

VeinWave™

There is no other area on your body that is more visible to others than your face, so we offer VeinWave™, the gentlest, most effective procedure available for the removal of facial and nose veins.  VeinWave™ is a revolutionary way to effectively treat facial spider veins with zero recovery time and minimal discomfort. The thermocoagulation technology banishes these unsightly veins for good.

VeinWave™ is perfect for targeting the small facial and nose veins (<0.3mm) that can’t be treated with other methods such as sclerotherapy injections. During your short 10-25 minute procedure, we will use an electronic device to close problematic veins. The VeinWaveTM treatment uses an ultra-thin insulated needle that emits radio frequency energy (heat) precisely into the wall of the vein, heating it and causing it to close, and, ultimately, be absorbed.  You will feel a series of slight pin-prick sensations during your minimally-invasive treatment. This procedure is well tolerated by patients.

Alma Harmony XL Dye VL laser

Very fine veins on the cheeks, like those seen with rosacea, are effectively treated with the Dye VL handpiece of our Alma Harmony XL laser system. This combines two trusted technologies, Pulsed Dye Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to create the new “GOLD STANDARD” for treatment of a variety of skin conditions including: vascular and pigmented lesions, port wine stains, hemangiomas, rosacea, angiomas and hyperpigmentation (age spots).

Results are seen after just one treatment, but a series of treatments may be necessary.

VeinWave™ and Dye VL laser treatments are able to address nearly every concern related to fine facial veins, vascular lesions or hyperpigmentation. If you are ready to get rid of those fine facial veins, you are a good candidate.

This is truly a lunchtime procedure, as patients can resume normal activity immediately following their VeinWave™ or Dye VL treatment with zero downtime. Some patients with sensitive skin may notice temporary redness for a few days after the procedures.

Results can be seen immediately following your VeinWave™ treatment, with continued noticeable improvements for several days as the treated tiny veins are naturally absorbed into your body.  Although our VeinWave™ procedure will eliminate the treated veins, it is possible that new spider veins can form in time. The VeinWave™ treatment ensures that you will not experience bruising, scarring, or pigmentation issues, which are always a concern when it comes to any type of medical treatments on the facial area.

Most patients require just 1-2 VeinWave™ treatments.  Our team will be able to assess your needs during your in-person consultation and prescribe your recommended number of treatments.  We have had great success and patient satisfaction using this technology in our Albuquerque vein clinic. Facial and nose spider veins, like all other types of spider and varicose veins, should be evaluated and treated by an experienced, credentialed vein doctor.

Dye VL laser results will be seen over weeks and months with the veins or vascular lesions fading slowly.  Most patients will require a series of treatments although results are seen after just one treatment.

Spider veins can appear anywhere on the face, especially around the nose. These can occur as the veins dilate (expand) as skin ages. They may occur because of poor overall circulation through the body. They can also have a genetic component. Some people have visible facial veins for no known reason. The good news is that regardless of what caused them, we can treat them.

VeinWave™

There is no other area on your body that is more visible to others than your face, so we offer VeinWave™, the gentlest, most effective procedure available for the removal of facial and nose veins.  VeinWave™ is a revolutionary way to effectively treat facial spider veins with zero recovery time and minimal discomfort. The thermocoagulation technology banishes these unsightly veins for good.

VeinWave™ is perfect for targeting the small facial and nose veins (<0.3mm) that can’t be treated with other methods such as sclerotherapy injections. During your short 10-25 minute procedure, we will use an electronic device to close problematic veins. The VeinWaveTM treatment uses an ultra-thin insulated needle that emits radio frequency energy (heat) precisely into the wall of the vein, heating it and causing it to close, and, ultimately, be absorbed.  You will feel a series of slight pin-prick sensations during your minimally-invasive treatment. This procedure is well tolerated by patients.

Alma Harmony XL Dye VL laser

Very fine veins on the cheeks, like those seen with rosacea, are effectively treated with the Dye VL handpiece of our Alma Harmony XL laser system. This combines two trusted technologies, Pulsed Dye Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to create the new “GOLD STANDARD” for treatment of a variety of skin conditions including: vascular and pigmented lesions, port wine stains, hemangiomas, rosacea, angiomas and hyperpigmentation (age spots).

Results are seen after just one treatment, but a series of treatments may be necessary.

VeinWave™ and Dye VL laser treatments are able to address nearly every concern related to fine facial veins, vascular lesions or hyperpigmentation. If you are ready to get rid of those fine facial veins, you are a good candidate.

This is truly a lunchtime procedure, as patients can resume normal activity immediately following their VeinWave™ or Dye VL treatment with zero downtime. Some patients with sensitive skin may notice temporary redness for a few days after the procedures.

Results can be seen immediately following your VeinWave™ treatment, with continued noticeable improvements for several days as the treated tiny veins are naturally absorbed into your body.  Although our VeinWave™ procedure will eliminate the treated veins, it is possible that new spider veins can form in time. The VeinWave™ treatment ensures that you will not experience bruising, scarring, or pigmentation issues, which are always a concern when it comes to any type of medical treatments on the facial area.

Most patients require just 1-2 VeinWave™ treatments.  Our team will be able to assess your needs during your in-person consultation and prescribe your recommended number of treatments.  We have had great success and patient satisfaction using this technology in our Albuquerque vein clinic. Facial and nose spider veins, like all other types of spider and varicose veins, should be evaluated and treated by an experienced, credentialed vein doctor.

Dye VL laser results will be seen over weeks and months with the veins or vascular lesions fading slowly.  Most patients will require a series of treatments although results are seen after just one treatment.

If you would like to learn more about Facial and Nose Veins and your treatment options, please call our office at
(505) 848-8346 today to schedule a consultation or fill out the form on this page and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you promptly.