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Dr. Ariel Ostad

Dermatologist Testimonials

“You and your staff were wonderful to me in every way.” By Paula A.

“You are the most caring, dedicated, humble doctor… your gift of artistry with the face is amazing” By Trish F.

“Dear Dr. Ostad, Thank you for your compassionate treatment and care. It leans a lot to me.”” By Louise S.

“I feel so fortunate to have Dr. Ariel Ostad as my dermatologist for my various skin-related issues on my face, arms, legs and back because he is so outstanding, thoughtful and problem solving time after time after time. Dr. Ostad has addressed a range of pre-cancer and other challenges that my skin somehow produces, with perhaps part of the explanation being that I grew up in too much sunshine. I recall time and again how effectively and painlessly Dr. Ostad has addressed and solved many potentially serious skin cancer-type issues. Also, he has sewed up my incisions so artistically that no one is aware of them. I have always felt that Dr. Ostad has wanted to know all aspects of my skin-related issues. Dr. Ostad is very patient with his patients and so pleasant to be with. Also, I am happy to note that my wife and daughter have had equally outstanding, beneficial help from Dr. Ostad for which they are most grateful indeed.” By Bill M

“I have been wanting to get my tattoo removal for years but finding a place I trust was my biggest issue! Dr. Ariel Ostad was extremely professional and explained everything to me! Jennifer was beyond excellent and made me feel at ease right upon meeting her! She did an outstanding job! The technology in the office is so up to date and pain free! I didn’t feel a thing, especially with such a large tattoo!! Never thought I would say this, but I’m looking forward to my next session with this lovely staff!” By Kristi M.

“I will not get into specifics but Dr Ostad is friendly extremely knowledgeable and seen my whole family. Biopsies skim removal for skin cancer, and most impressively his use of Dermal fillers he can look at you and suggest something you would not have considered yourself but gives you a better result than you ever thought would be possible. If you check the reviews none of them critique his work. Personally I would prefer to put up with poor admin and amazing results as opposed to super friendly receptionists and coming out looking horrible. I did not have any issue with any aspect of my experience.” By Jonathan B.

“Excellent experience. Dr. Ostad is a gifted doctor with a strong artistic sensibility and high level of skill. I left his office having had a different (simpler) procedure from the one I’d walked in inquiring about and truly appreciate his having educated me with a very honest pros/cons conversation regarding what I wanted vs. what might be a better choice for me and why. I am truly delighted with the outcome of his judgement and expertise. The practice staff was professional, efficient and kind. Marlene assisted during the procedure and also has terrific aesthetic judgement.” By Diana M.

“While it’s difficult to say one “Loved it” when one is having Mohs surgery, I can’t imagine it being any better than in the hands of Dr. Ariel Ostad – a true 5-star surgeon. As a “senior citizen” I’ve seen my share of doctors’ offices and rarely have I come across one run more efficiently than this office. I have listened to the receptionists on the phone and it is quite obvious that they are well trained in dealing with patients’ needs – always extremely polite, patient, calm and very knowledgeable. They are all so friendly and call you by name – so you feel like a human being rather than just another patient. While undergoing surgery (and only locally anesthetized), Dr. Ostad continually reassures you that everything is going well – rather than you lying there and wondering what the heck is going. The nursing assistants are all extremely helpful and do a beautiful job of removing stitches, bandaging, explaining the procedures, and making sure you understand the follow-up treatment. The office is spotless. Coffee, snacks, and cold water are always available during your waiting time and there are great magazine, books and other literature to read. Let me just say it’s as good as it gets. I have two more visits to go for my present situation and, I know it’s hard to believe, but I actually look forward to those visits rather than dread them – because I know I’m in the best of hands with Dr. Ostad. I know for sure that if I have another reason to need surgery in the future, I’ll be calling on Dr. Ostad.” By Rosemary Bell

“Dr. Ostad is excellent! I received Ulthera last week for the sagging skin under my chin due to weight loss and I have seen a significant improvement in a tighter more toned appearance with NO needles or cutting. The procedure only took a half hour and can’t believe that more people don’t opt for Ulthera over other invasive treatments. I will definitely be visiting Dr. Ostad from here on out.” By Laura C.

“I have been a patient of Dr. Ostad’s for 10 years and cannot say enough about him. Not only do I see him for fillers but he also treats my severe eczema. He has a wonderful bedside manner and I am very glad I found this great dermatologist.” By Leila G.

“I went to Dr. Ostad for hand fillers and my experience was overall OK. I had some soreness the next day but Dr. Ostad explained that this may happen and advised to take Motrin or any other anti inflammatory. I would go back to dr. Ostad for this procedure.” By Aimee M.

“Dr. Ostad was excellent and very thorough on his analysis my skin issues. He was very knowledgeable and patient, taking the time to answer all of my questions.” By Amanda S.

“I generally wouldn’t recommend selecting your medical professionals based on Yelp reviews, but for those that insist on doing so, I’ve had nothing but good experiences with Dr. Olstad going back several years. He’s efficient and friendly, and his staff knows what they’re doing. Now, I only go to him for basic dermatology, but I have complete confidence in him for that.

“His practice is not cheap; if what you’re doing is elective, then I can’t believe you’d be surprised that a doctor on the Upper East Side was expensive.

“My appointment today was for 2:40pm; I arrived five-ten minutes early and I walked out the door at 3pm.” By Jonas B.

“I’ve been going to Dr. Ostad for quite a few years, I had to stop seeing him due to a change in my health insurance for a brief period which was sad. But now he is on my insurance again.

“The receptionists are all super sweet and it’s a smooth appointment making process. Dr. O is always on time and does a full body check- he is super through and always takes a sample of any irregular moles or marks that look suspicious. I have to go every 6 months for skin checks because of my many years of visiting tanning beds.

“I also had a broken skin vessel (vein) on my face and he lasered it off two years ago, I was super happy with the results with that too.” By Lauren G.

“I am a 60 year old that looks 10 years younger except for my forehead. I have those scowl lines that do not disappear no matter how much make-up filler you apply. I went to Dr. Ariel Ostad’s office and was greatly pleased with my results. I know longer need to cover my forehead with bangs and side sweeping hairdos. The Staff and Dr Ariel provided professional and caring service. The reception staff are very pleasant and accommodating . I will be back time and time again. Thank you!” By Roberta F.

“Dr. Ostad is kind, he is an artist, and truly has a keen eye for symmetry. With over 20 years of experience I can trust that I will receive the best treatment possible. Dr. Ostad sets the bar for the highest standard in patient care. You will leave his office feeling like a refreshed, better version of you!” By Gladi S.

“Dr. Ostad is the best doctor. I have had 10 Mohs surgeries with him. I have had many surgeries to remove my basal and squamous cells. The staff is excellent. Now, I am taking Blu-U light treatment. He cares very much about his patients.” By Clifford G.

“I went to Dr Ostad for a full body checkup last week and my experience was exceptionary. Upon arrival I completed the paperwork and got called within 5 minutes which is unusual.

“He appeared very sociable, highly informed and during the checkup he really took the time to discuss my health and preventionary measures which I appreciated. Following the visit both he personally and the staff followed up with me several times both over the phone and by email. I’ve lived in NYC for 15 years and have seen a lot of doctors and this was truly one of my best experiences.” By Jens K.

“Dr. Ostad is my favorite Dr. of all time. I have always found him to be kind, truly caring and thoroughly skillful at what he does. One can see right away that he LOVES his job and is committed to helping his patients achieve optimum results. I have seen him for both medical issues and cosmetic procedures over the past 10 years and have always been utterly pleased with the results. He never pushes me to do more than is absolutely necessary when it comes to the cosmetic options and the outcome has been perfect for me. No unnatural, creepy looking, overly filled faces emerge from Ostad’s office…ever. He’s just the best.” By Debbie K.

“To make a long story short, Dr. Ostad is ridiculously talented. Forget the office, forget the staff, forget the bedside manner (all of which were superb in my case), you are going to this guy because he has exceptionally talented hands and an incredible eye for derm detail.

“Ok, for the soft stuff. My appointments were on-time. The staff of RN’s is exceptional. Admin staff was friendly and organized. I’d go see this guy again in a NY minute.” By Gord A.

“Working in editorial for over 15 years, I have met my fair share of dermatologists and enjoyed a number of treatments that have left me both pleased and completely freaked out. Here’s what I know to be true: whether dealing with a serious medical issue or considering treatment options that will help you put your best face forward, finding the right doctor is essential. Unfortunately, thanks to the market being saturated with Gilt and Groupon “specials” and doctors running assembly-line treatment centers, many people learn the value of finding a skilled and empathic professional the hard way. Think about it: how many of you know of someone who cut corners or didn’t do their research and wound up with a laser burn, droopy eyelid, frozen forehead or a filler disaster? It’s not only costly and taxing for the patient, but it perpetuates fear amongst would-be patients who may not explore and enjoy services and procedures that could enhance their lives because they worry something may go wrong.

“This is the reason I adore Dr. Ostad and his team. From the moment you walk through the door of his spacious and warm upper east side office, you are treated like a VIP. Dr. Ostad and his team don’t simply want your business, they want to know who you are, what your goals and concerns are and the best way to curate a treatment plan that will fit you as an individual. With a focus on total body health. balance and education, Dr. Ostad is more than a doctor; he’s a wellness coach guiding you into a happier, healthier direction. Having seen him perform a number of cosmetic procedures from Voluma and Botox (and being witness to the results) I can tell you that he is also an artist. Not one person I have seen has walked away looking “done”. They simply look refreshed and rested. Best of all, he’s all about the follow-up. Not only does he take time with all of his patients (seeing him and his nurse, Jennifer, work together is a real lesson in teamwork), but he doesn’t just abandon you once you’ve had your procedure of choice.

“Kind, skilled, artistic, respected and truly in a league of his own, this is the doctor for those who are looking to make a long-term connection with someone they can trust and feel completely safe with.” By Brenda D.

“I can’t thank Dr. Ostad and his team enough; for all their hard work, amazing bed-side manner, and willingness to help – no matter what!

“I have always received amazing treatment under his care, I trust his advice and feedback over all other Dr.’s I’ve seen, and I’ve seen dramatic improvements in my skin – I also use his skincare products..the Daily moisturizer and facial cleanser

“I suffer from chronic acne on my face, due to my beard – for those out there suffering like I was, please see Dr. Ostad – I’m super grateful he’s my Dr. and has been able to help, as much as he has !!

“Thank you again Dr. Ostad & Team – You guys are the best!!!” By Nick M.

“I don’t normally do reviews but am so blown away by what an amazing doctor and above that just a great person that I wanted to leave a review.

“I had a very sun drenched childhood and am paying for it now with multiple cancers at different stages having to be removed.

“He is empathetic fast and efficient. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

“In a sea of mediocre service where you are just treated as a number this is a stand out practice! Thank you!” By Grahame H.

“Wow excellent as a person and as a professional he knows exactly what is he doing im very very happy. He is an angel EXCELLENT !!!” By Juliana Z.

“Dr. Ostad is truly one of the best in NYC — knowledgable and compassionate, and an excellent staff that reflects his principles and ethic!

“I felt so taken care of that I almost forgot that I was at a doctor’s office. He covers a range of procedures and the staff follows up and makes sure that the patient is doing well even after you have left.

“My Highest Recommendation! to Dr. Ostad and his staff!” By Daisy C.

“I was recommended to Dr. Ostad by my dermatologist for Mohs Surgery for a basal cell on my face. My stellar experience started with the kind and professional front desk staff. I was then escorted back to an exam room by an even kinder and more professional nurse. Dr. arrived (on time I might add!!!!!) and I was totally impressed!!!! My basal cell was pretty deep and he ended up having to slice my cheek open which naturally did not make me happy. He and the nurse were very reassuring and he is an extremely talented surgeon with an incredible eye. It is now almost six months later and can I tell you that people tell me they see NOTHING!!!!!

“NO scar!!!, NO marks – only a very very faint line. This is incredible to me after having my whole left side of face basically cut open. Dr. Ostad is truly a miracle worker and probably the best in NYC!!! I cannot stress enough what a great outcome this was and what a great job he and his staff did!” By Lynne V.

“Dr. Ostad is a great doctor. Very hospitable and he is very knowledgeable in his field. He removed a basil cell on top of my head and is cancer free. Thank goodness. Unfortunately, I found out recently, that he no longer accepts health insurance accept for Medicare.

“Normally I paid a $25 or $30 deductible which my insurance covered the rest. When I checked out, I was shocked my insurance is no longer covered. This is when I discovered he no longer accepts any health insurance except Medicare. The bill came out to $150.00 for the visit.

“Due to this insurance change, I probably will not be going to him any longer.” By Jimmy H.

“Dr. Ostad is a pleasure to see. Excellent staff! I have see him for various skin cancers for over four years. Highly recommend!” By John D.

“Great service!! Let me start by saying I HATE doctors or anything relating to being poked and prodded, but I have several moles that I knew needed to be looked at just in case. Ended up finding a Dr Oz clip on YouTube which featured Dr Ostad so I checked out his website and liked what I saw so I made an appointment. The staff was very friendly which eased my anxiety a lot. Dr Ostad saw me at exactly the time of my scheduled appointment (unheard of with Drs!). He was very informative and honest about which moles needed to be removed and which were nothing to worry about. Turns out only 2 out of the 5 were a concern which he handled very skillfully. It reminded me of getting a shot as a kid and thinking “that’s it?” Overall an extremely pleasant trip to the Doctor!! ” By Frantz M.

“Dr. Ostad removed an infiltartive basil cell carcinoma from the tip of my nose. It was very deep, down to the cartilage, and involved a very creative surgery to rebuild my nose. What Dr, Ostad was able to do was remarkable. He promised me my nose would be fine and it is healing fantastically. He is so gentle and thorough and I had no discomfort! His staff is terrific and genuinely attentive. I can’t recommend him enough. And I keep thanking the friends that recommeded him to me.” By Victoria B.

“Dr. O, Just wanted to thank you for not only doing your ” job ” yesterday, but for taking the time to talk to me like a person you genuinely care about. I told Jeff the first thing you always ask is how is ” Jeff”, and his response was ” he’s a good man”. I then told him Belle asked how’s Jeff , and he said ” I love her”.

“These are the little gestures that set you apart from the rest.

“Even when I walk in, I am always greeted by the front desk as if I am a rock star, and trust me, that’s my weak spot.

“We’ve talked about all the fake plastic surgeons I’ve been through that I call the ” Hollywood” doctors and trust me, not one of them would have sat face to face with me for one minute like you did yesterday and had such an honest conversation. I always know I can be truthful with you and you will be the same with me. This is the quality above your excellent skills that sets you above all the rest. I can honestly say ( and Jeff will back me) we trust you emphatically and would come to you for any advice or treatment.

“Thank you for providing the whole package of a welcoming caring team and you as the most wonderful physician imaginable, in a day and age where there is no client/ patient relationship.

“Happy holidays to you and your family and all the best to the staff for 2018!!” By Anonymous

Dr. Ariel Ostad

Google Reviews

Linda Hutton,

Feb 11, 2020

Dr Ostad is a remarkable physician who inspires confidence and trust. He is highly skilled and knowledgeable and offers a caring and compassionate experience. He has been my dermatologist for more than fifteen years and my experience has always been complete satisfaction. His office staff reflects that caring attitude. It is always a pleasure to be greeted by smiling faces especially on gloomy days.

Nydia Leaf,

Jan 29, 2020

As a Dermatologist Dr. Ostad also must possess the skills of a plastic surgeon. In the past his work blended with my face in an almost invisible way. Luckily I have not needed any surgery in my last two visits and he is always meticulous in his examinations. Likewise, his staff are competent and courteous. I cannot recommend him more highly than these 5 stars.

Michael Cowing,

Dec 16, 2019

Dr. Ariel Ostad is, in my opinion, the best dermatologist in New York City. I have been seeing Dr. Ostad for many years and have always received the highest level of care. He has successfully treated me for numerous forms of skin cancer (melanoma, basal cell, and squamous cell) and in every instance, once the malignancy was removed, it never came back. He is an extremely skilled surgeon and a caring and sensitive doctor; despite several excisions, I have no scars, and he always takes great care to make the procedures as painless as possible. If you need a first-rate dermatologist, I urge you to see Dr. Ostad. You will thank yourself after every visit!

Fanny Espinal,

Nov 26, 2019

Hands down the best Doctor!!! This was my first time getting under eye fillers and Dr. Ostad was incredibly kind. He took his time to really explain everything and made sure I felt comfortable. Dr.Ostad is very knowledgeable, thorough and professional. I was very pleased with both the office staff and my experience with Dr. Ostad.

Angela Wells,

Nov 22, 2019

Thank you Dr. Ostad!!! I am in love with my new jaw and you did such an amazing job with my jaw contouring. I’ve been wanting to get filler in my jaw/chin for years now, and I’m so happy I went with Dr. Ostad. The before and after speaks for itself, I saw results immediately. He is extremely precise and knowledgeable, making me feel comfortable throughout the procedure. The office is gorgeous and everyone in the office is welcoming and sweet. It was quick and easy, and hurt far less than I expected. I highly recommend Dr. Ostad for any of your cosmetic procedures.

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Yelp Reviews

Leslie B.


My experience with Dr. Ostad was really exceptional. The entire team was kind and helpful, calm and reassuring. Dr.Ostad took his time with me, spoke to me about my lifestyle and the results I was hoping to achieve. He made a plan based on my answers and talked me through every step. He suggested a really natural light touch approach for me and even as he was performing my procedure, he worked to inform me and tell me why he was doing everything he was doing. I felt totally at ease with his confidence. I felt like a million bucks walking out of his office and have told everyone who will listen to run to his office! I could not be more pleased with the results. I’ll never go anywhere else. Thank you Dr. Ostad!

Angela W.


Thank you Dr. Ostad!!! I am in love with my new jaw and you did such an amazing job with my jaw contouring. I’ve been wanting to get filler in my jaw/chin for years now, and I’m so happy I went with Dr. Ostad. The before and after speaks for itself. He is extremely precise and knowledgeable, making me feel comfortable throughout the procedure. The office is gorgeous and everyone in the office is welcoming and sweet. It was quick and easy, and hurt far less than I expected. I highly recommend Dr. Ostad for any of your cosmetic procedures.

Corina C.


Dr Ostad does not only have the best bed side manner that I have even encountered, but he educates you through any procedure you are dealing with. He explains what he is going to do, and the process of what he will be performing and how you will feel after. His front desk is so friendly, and so considerate, and the nurse by his side makes you feel like she is there for you every step of the way letting you know its almost over, and catering to you as soon as you are done with you procedure. I don’t plan on going to any other dermatologist anytime soon and I have not stopped raving about how pleasant my visit was. THANK YOU DR OSTAD AND STAFF!!

Matthew L.


Let me just say…WOW! What an experience! I went in for Botox to address some lines on my forehead, and I must say Dr. Ostad really did a fantastic job. Ostad the best out there. I especially loved how honest and informative the session was. Dr. Ostad made sure that whatever work was done was natural and not overdone. I will be going back for years!

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