At Sobel Skin, we believe that artistry is what differentiates good from masterful. The hand that understands the angle and pressure required, the eye that envisions the perfect combination. We have the prerequisite years of experience to know that product is nothing without the process. The precision of an experienced hand and eye makes all the difference.
With us, you can expect an actual difference in quality—the difference between overdone and natural.
Howard D. Sobel M.D.
A leader in the industry, Dr. Howard Sobel has pioneered the union of dermatology and cosmetic surgery.
A born and bred New Yorker, Dr. Sobel employs a unique and hyper-personalized approach to his practice that extends far beyond your appointment booking. He built Sobel Skin on the guiding principle that everyone is a person-first, patient-second, and number-never.
Dr. Sobel received his degree in medicine from the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and completed his residency in dermatology and dermatologic surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. He is a Board Certified Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgeon and the first editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology.
Halloween 1950It all begins
1950-1968Dr. Sobel runs the LES, before the hipsters, before the developers—ahead of the curve since day one
1968A lights-out pull-up jumper makes him high scorer at SUNY Binghampton
1972Realizing that a future on the Knicks was fading, applies to medical school
1975Earns M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1980Opens private practice across from Lenox Hill Hospital
1985Introduced local Lipo—one of the first
1991Founds DDF in the kitchen of the practice—building a product lineup from patients’ specific needs
1999Builds dream house in the Hamptons
2000Opens office on Park Ave—introducing the MediSpa concept to NYC
2007P&G purchases DDF
2008Jake is born
2011Sienna is born
2016Named to list of New York Magazine’s best doctors for the 17th year in a row
2018Big things coming...
"Dr. Sobel is obsessed, in the best way imaginable. He has a natural, masterful touch and an artful eye. He just knows the right combination of procedures.”
Why We’re Here
Skin is personal.
Pores, freckles, lines. They’re what make you, you.
You don’t take care of them with one magic formula. (Insider secret: there is no magic formula) It’s a personal and unique process—whether you’re preventing the effects of time, or rolling them back.
Sobel Skin was created to help you be your best, most refreshed self. And it’s our mission to provide every client with three things: honest, face-by-face advice, a science-backed skincare regimen, and a serene, boutique spa experience.
As New Yorkers, we’re all about honesty. There’s no room for fluff. We’re straight to the point when it comes to our Knicks’ playoff hopes, the latest laser technology, and most importantly—your skin. If we believe something isn’t worth it, we’re going to recommend against it.
We’re going to ask about your life, (the good and the bad)—because we care. We believe that each skin-type is different, and each treatment plan is unique. No matter the technology, everything comes down to the human eye and personal touch.
We have built a career around finding what’s next and searching for what’s better. Sometimes this leads us to products that promise the world—only to deliver nothing more than fancy packaging. But this has also helped us to pioneer the field when it comes to identifying the best in liposuction, medispas, and skincare products. We’re always looking forward to our next breakthrough.