About Dr. Sobel

Sobel Skin, New York City’s Premier Med-Spa & Dermatology Practice

Dr. Howard Sobel, MD, operates Sobel Skin, a private practice for dermatology, cosmetic surgery, and aesthetic medicine in the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. Sobel Skin was a part of the early stages of the medspa / medi-spa evolution in the United States. Dr. Sobel has been a pioneer of the union between dermatology & cosmetic surgery. 

Dr. Sobel combines modern technology with over thirty years of experience. His unique practice provides the latest advances in dermatology, dermatologic cosmetic surgery and progressive face and body treatments all in one luxurious Park Avenue facility. 

Dr. Sobel’s focus within dermatology is to further the total well-being and health of his patients and those who use the products he formulated and created.

“Helping people to have better emotional well being and good self image has always given me great satisfaction. Your skin is usually the first thing that is seen by others and evaluated prior to any communication. That makes good skin care a priority for one’s overall physical and mental well being.”

– Dr. Howard Sobel

Dr. Sobel’s Education & Achievements

Dr. Sobel was born and raised in New York City. His Dr. Sobel earned his B.A. from SUNY at Binghamton. Dr. Sobel then graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, and then completed his residency in Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Dr. Sobel is presently a Clinical Attending physician in Dermatology and Dermatologic Cosmetic Surgery for 34 years at Lenox Hill Hospital and for 28 years was also a Clinical Attending Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon at Beth Israel Medical Center.

Dr. Sobel is Board Certified or Eligible for the following:

  • American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Board of Dermatology
  • American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Sobel is a Fellow or Member of numerous medical organizations, including the following:

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Academy of Dermatologic Surgery,
  • American Academy of Investigative Dermatology
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • American Society of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Society of Liposuction Surgery
  • N.Y. State Society of Dermatology
  • American Medical Association
  • N.Y. Society of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • Dermatologic Society of Greater New York
  • N.Y. County Medical Society

Dr. Sobel has been recognized by New York magazine and Castle Connolly’s Guide as one of the best cosmetic dermatologic surgeons in New York for the last 20 consecutive years.

Top Cosmetic Dermatologist in NYC

In the 1980s, Dr. Sobel was one of the first dermatologists who pioneered performing liposuction with local anesthesia only. He helped to popularize “micro-liposuction” for the small areas of stubborn fat that can not be solved with exercise for those in good shape. Other procedures that Dr. Sobel performs in his New York office, and helped to advance or develop, are PIQO, Fraxel, Matrix, EmSculpt, Vanquish, and SculpSure laser treatments, as well as injectable treatments including Restylane, Radiesse, Juvederm, Silicone, and Belotero. He also performs clinical dermatology treatments and sclerotherapy for varicose or spider veins in the legs.

In 1991, Dr. Sobel founded HDS Cosmetics Lab. HDS produces Doctors Dermatologic Formula (DDF), one of the first doctor-created skin care lines. DDF was acquired in 2007 by the Procter & Gamble Company, and in 2014 by Luxe Brands. In 2020 Dr. Sobel launched Sobel Skin Rx, a skincare line that provides groundbreaking, science-backed, high-performance skincare products. Products can be purchased on Sephora.com or online at drsobelskinrx.com.

Dr. Sobel as an Expert in the Media

Dr. Sobel was the first Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology. This journal helped to bridge the gap between the fields of dermatology and cosmetic surgery. He has published numerous articles in medical journals and has been a resource for major magazines, newspapers and television. 

Dr. Sobel is frequently called on for his expert opinion and knowledge by national and local media, television programs, magazines and print news outlets. He has appeared or been quoted for The Today Show, 48 Hours, Oz, CNN, CNBC, Anderson Cooper 360, CBS News, ABC News, NBC News, Fox 5, Vogue, Elle, W, Glamour, New Beauty, Marie Claire, Allure, The New York Times, London Times, New York Post, Wall Street Journal and The New York Daily News.

Contact Sobel Skin to Schedule a Consultation in Manhattan

If you are seeking the highest quality, trusted dermatology treatments or cosmetic care in New York City, Sobel Skin offers honest, human, forward-looking skin care to help you be your best, most refreshed self. Call us today or contact us today to book an initial treatment consultation with Dr. Howard Sobel in New York.


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