New York Dermatologic Surgeon
897 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York 10065 US
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5 out of 5 stars Stretch Marks Treatment

Fraxel on Stretchmarks

Everyone in the office is very professional and makes you feel very comfortable. I never felt pressured to make a decision about the procedure. I asked a ton of questions and never felt like I was bothering them.

5 out of 5 stars Thermage

Excellent Thermage - New York

I have been Dr. Ostad's patient since 1990's, his beginnings. He is simply the best caring doctor and a great dermatologist- surgeon. Not only he is a skin cancer and skin surgery specialist he also cosmetic procedures. I feel safe with him because of his excellent academic background and his experience. I have had many treatments at his office, all with excellent results. I recommend him wholeheartedly. He listens and he carefully examines and he does not needlessly try to sell cosmetic procedures, he is ethical and a caring doctor.

5 out of 5 stars Melasma Treatment

Efficient Caring Affordable - New York

I was excited to find such a personable doctor. He took his time explaning all my options as well as what would be most effective for my melasma. I have my face back again. Thank you Dr Ostad and his efficient staff

5 out of 5 stars Tumescent Liposuction

Lipo on Flanks and Full Back - New York, NY

I went to Dr. Ostad to get a consultation for my uneven flanks and bra rolls. I was very nervous but he took his time to explain how he could help me with tumescent lipo. I felt so comfortable with Dr. Ostad, he was so nice, patient, clear and gave an overall excellent consultation. His staff are all pleasant and the office environment is very cheerful. After some thought, I went ahead and...

5 out of 5 stars Ultherapy

Tired Face - New York

Really nice doctor! Always available and no wait times.

5 out of 5 stars Mohs Surgery

Skin Cancer Surgery. New York, NY

Nice, gentle and informative.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

59 Year Old Needed to Erase Scowl Lines. New York, NY

Dr Ostad took the time to explain precisely what the procedure entails. He has a kind and pleasant demeanor, personable, execellent both technically and in bedside manner. Dr. Ostad's staff is also excellent, including his Physician Assistants, nurses and billing staff. I highly recommend Dr. Ostad.

5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Laser

Skin Issues - New York, NY

Informative, helpful and kind.

5 out of 5 stars Age Spots Treatment

Aging Face.. - New York, NY

Personable and took time to explain procedure. Very helpful and kind staff.

5 out of 5 stars Age Spots Treatment

Early Fifties, Sun Damage. New York, NY

Really happy w results after few laser treatments and prescription skin regimen. Skin looks at least 5 yrs younger! Did some superficial laser with little to no recovery time as my skin is very sensitive. It was all that's needed. After the second treatment my skin looked so much better, it was amazing! I'm so happy!

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Personal Statement

Dr. Ostad is a board-certified Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He has authored numerous articles on topics including chemical peeling agents, hair follicle stem cells, liposuction and laser surgery.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)

Awards & Recognition

Surgical Attending of the Year, NYU School of Medicine - Department of Dermatology, 2004, 2009, 2015
Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU School of Medicine, 2015
Raymond J. Brienza Award, 2014
The President's Volunteer Service Award, given by President Barack Obama, 2012
New York Super Doctor, 2014, 2015, 2016
Best Doctors, Castle Connolly, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Best Doctor in Cosmetic Dermatology, New York Magazine, 2008
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Ostad has hospital affiliations at Bellevue Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, New York University
    Medical: MD, New York University School of Medicine.
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Internal Medicine, Harvard Medical School
    Residency: Dermatology, New York University Medical Center
    Fellowship: Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, UCLA

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Is It Possible To Remove This 6X3" Tattoo Off my Arm?

Hello, no worries, you can remove the tattoo quite easily these days with lasers. The good thing is that it is all one color which will make it... READ MORE

Feeling Pain and Tingling After I Eat Since Cool Sculpting

The feeling of sharp pain and discomfort following the coolsculpting procedure is normal. This should subside within 1 month. It is recommended for... READ MORE

What's the best treatment for saddle bags and cellulite in hips? Is it lipo? I workout and eat clean but hips are a challenge.

Thank you for your question.  Liposuction is definitely the best treatment for excess fat on your hips and outer thighs.  Unfortunately diet and exe... READ MORE

Is Botox safe for the masseter muscles?

Thank you for your question. Botox is safe and reduces the bulkiness of the cheeks. Botox does not cause any density bone loss, and has been proven... READ MORE

5 days since primary closure of forehead cut, is Botox recommended to lessen scar widening? Scar revision rec? (Photo)

Thank you for your question. Ideally, Botox should be performed immediately after the healing in order to avoid and prevent the scar from spreading. I... READ MORE

Is it possible that I'm already seeing coolsculpting results after 1 week?!

Thanks for your question! Results of Coolsculpting will be seen on a gradual basis as the body clears out these CoolSculpted fat cells. On average,... READ MORE

Does my post lip filler look normal? (Photo)

Thank you for your question.  Yes, your results are quite normal.  There is always a pretty significant amount of swelling for 1-3 weeks after i... READ MORE

Skin retraction following liposuction? (Photo)

Thank you for your question. Wearing compression is the right thing to do.  The action of the cannula removing the fat causes collagen to grow ... READ MORE

MOHS surgery: incision reopened, will it ever close?

Thank you for your question.  I completely understand your concern but it is still early.  It can take weeks to a couple months to close on its own.  ... READ MORE

Had Mohs Surgery to remove Basal Cell cancer from left side of my nose 4 days ago, should I let it heal prior to repair?(photos)

Thank you for your question and I'm sorry you have to go through this.  As a Mohs surgeon who perfoms over 1000 Mohs procedures a year, I always ... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Ostad

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Videos by Ariel Ostad, MD

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When a Brow Lift Is Necessary — The Doctor's Opinion

Dr. Ariel Ostad explains when a brow lift is necessary for individuals experiencing excess skin on the eyelids. WATCH VIDEO

Watch Ultherapy Tighten Loose Skin

Dr. Ariel Ostad explains this skin tightening option. See footage from his office. WATCH VIDEO

Facial Rejuvenation With Botox and Juvederm — See This Woman's Injections

Dr. Ariel Ostad injects Juvederm to smooth this woman's nasolabial folds and Botox for her forehead, glabella, and crow's feet. WATCH VIDEO

Botox for Excessive Sweating — See This Woman's Procedure

Dr. Ariel Ostad injects Botox into this woman's armpits to reduce her sweating for up to 6 months. WATCH VIDEO

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