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      Broken Capillaries Treatment  

Broken capillaries, or telangiectasias, are small, fine blood vessels that frequently appear on the face, but can occur anywhere on the body. They commonly appear as a result of sun exposure and thus are present on areas of skin with the greatest amount of cumulative sun damage. Other causes of broken blood vessels include inflammatory skin diseases such as rosacea.

Broken capillaries, also known as spider veins, are characterised by red spots and veins beneath the surface of the skin. As their name suggests, their appearance is commonly compared to that of spiders. They are most prominent on the nose, chin and cheeks, and are most visible on those with thin skin.

Broken capillaries (medically known as telengiesctasias) occur when blood vessels beneath the surface of the skin dilate. The capillary itself isn’t actually broken, but rather the walls are weakened, causing a small build-up of blood.

It’s this pooling of blood that can be seen on the surface of the skin. There are several factors that contribute to the formation of spider veins, including:

Some individuals are genetically predisposed to their formation

Alcohol consumption
Alcoholism can cause blood vessels to dilate, resulting in spider veins.

As the skin ages, the effects of external and internal factors become more prominent. The skin becomes thinner, making imperfections more visible.

Excessive coughing
Excessive coughing places pressure on the blood vessels in the face, which can result in the dilation that leads to the appearance of spider veins.

Many seek treatment for broken capillaries because, although they aren’t painful, they are often hard to conceal and can (in large quantities) look unsightly. People of all ages can get spider veins, but they become more prevalent with age. They are unable to heal and will not fade over time.

Rosacea is a long-term condition affecting the skin of the nose, cheeks, chin, or forehead that is characterized by redness, pimples, solid raised lesions, and dilated blood vessels. The condition tends to be chronic, and usually gets worse unless treated. In many people the condition is exacerbated by sun, stress, and certain foods. Our office offers many effective treatments for this condition, including laser treatments, topical medications, and oral antibiotics.

Early intervention is recommended because broken capillaries worsen over time and become more difficult to treat as they enlarge. Please call for an appointment today at Broken Capillaries NYC in New York, NY headed by board certified Dermatologist Dr. Gary Rothfeld


* Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
* Electrodessication 
* Sclerotherapy

Spider Vein Removal

In vascular skin lesions such as spider veins and broken capillaries, the laser energy targets hemoglobin (in red blood cells), which vaporizes the blood and instantly collapses and destroys the unwanted vein. Over the course of a few weeks, your body simply dissolves any remaining fragments of the destroyed veins resulting in beautiful vein-free skin.

Distinct facial spider veins and broken capillaries which are easy to target, are usually completely eliminated by only 1-2 treatments, leaving your skin with no evidence that you ever had any visible veins or capillaries. In a few cases, facial veins may turn slightly purple for a few days before they completely resolve (disappear). Though rare, in the case of a larger facial vein, a tiny indentation may appear where the vein collapses. With time, your skin will usually fill this indentation with beautiful new tissue.

Some more complex and multi-layered facial vascular conditions (such as rosacea, matted broken capillaries and leg veins) are also significantly improved with one spider vein treatment. However, the more complex broken capillaries and spider veins often require 2-4 follow up treatments in order to dramatically reduce or completely eliminate them.

Leg Veins/Broken Capillaries

With treatment leg veins often completely disappear after 2-4 sessions, but usually leave a residual “reddish shadow” that typically requires 8-12 weeks to completely resolve (disappear). In addition, a temporary “cat scratch” swelling may appear and persist for 2-3 days. In some cases, the “cat scratch” may become crusted and flake off. Much like the healing of any deeper scratch or cut, in the case of larger blue leg veins, some bruising may occur and occasionally, after a few days, scabs may appear at the surface. These scabs will simply crust off revealing beautiful new vein-free skin underneath. In the case of smaller spider veins and broken capillaries, the healing will be much less visible. All these conditions are normal inflammatory responses necessary for dissolving vein fragments and healing the tissue that surrounded the unwanted vein. Depending on the size and depth of the treated veins, as well as how responsive the patient’s skin is, the degree a patient experiences these conditions will vary from person to person. In all cases, experiencing these conditions is an indication of a successful spider vein treatment.
Advancements in Broken Capillaries Treatment by Dr. Gary Rothfeld at 629 Park Avenue, New York, NY


The quest for flawless and youthful skin has long been a pursuit of humanity. In the cosmopolitan epicenter of New York City, one name stands out as a luminary in the field of dermatology: Dr. Gary Rothfeld, practicing at 629 Park Avenue. Among the myriad of dermatological conditions that Dr. Rothfeld addresses with finesse and expertise, the treatment of broken capillaries stands as a testament to his commitment to advancing the field of dermatology. This article delves into the innovative approaches and cutting-edge techniques employed by Dr. Rothfeld in the treatment of broken capillaries, shedding light on his contributions to the art and science of dermatology.

Understanding Broken Capillaries

Before we explore the groundbreaking methods introduced by Dr. Rothfeld, it is essential to comprehend the intricacies of broken capillaries, also known as telangiectasia. These minuscule blood vessels lie close to the surface of the skin and can become dilated, leading to their appearance as tiny, visible red or purple lines. Commonly found on the face, particularly around the nose and cheeks, broken capillaries can be a source of cosmetic concern for many individuals. Factors such as genetics, sun exposure, aging, and skin conditions can contribute to their formation.

Traditional Treatment Modalities

Historically, the treatment of broken capillaries has involved methods such as laser therapy, sclerotherapy, and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy. While these approaches have demonstrated efficacy in reducing the appearance of broken capillaries, they often come with potential side effects and downtime, making them less appealing to those seeking minimally invasive solutions.

Dr. Gary Rothfeld's Innovative Approach

Dr. Gary Rothfeld has pioneered an innovative and minimally invasive approach to treat broken capillaries, aligning with the growing demand for procedures that offer immediate results and minimal downtime. His method leverages the power of the latest generation of non-invasive technologies, combining the virtues of precision and safety.

Advanced Vascular Laser Therapy: Dr. Rothfeld employs state-of-the-art vascular laser technology to target broken capillaries with unparalleled precision. This technology effectively constricts and closes the dilated blood vessels, reducing their visibility without damaging the surrounding skin. The result is a rapid and noticeable improvement in the appearance of broken capillaries.

Personalized Treatment Plans: One of the hallmarks of Dr. Rothfeld's practice is his commitment to individualized care. Each patient receives a tailored treatment plan that takes into account their unique skin type, concerns, and goals. This personalized approach ensures optimal results and minimizes the risk of adverse effects.

Minimal Downtime: Dr. Rothfeld's approach prioritizes minimal downtime, allowing patients to return to their daily activities promptly. This is a significant advantage for those with busy lifestyles who seek effective yet time-efficient treatments.

Patient Education: Dr. Rothfeld is renowned for his dedication to patient education. He takes the time to thoroughly educate his patients about the procedure, expected outcomes, and aftercare, empowering them to make informed decisions about their skincare.

Dr. Gary Rothfeld's groundbreaking approach to treating broken capillaries at 629 Park Avenue, New York, NY, exemplifies the fusion of art and science in modern dermatology. Through cutting-edge technology, personalized care, and a commitment to patient well-being, Dr. Rothfeld continues to redefine the landscape of aesthetic dermatology in the heart of Manhattan. His pioneering work serves as a testament to the potential of contemporary dermatology in delivering superior results with minimal disruption to patients' lives. As a leading authority in dermatology,  Dr. Rothfeld's contributions have not only elevated the field but have also left an indelible mark on the pursuit of flawless and youthful skin.
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