Professional ear piercings are important not only to ensure an optimal cosmetic result, but also to protect yourself from complications including local infections of the pierce site, bloodborne infections, and scarring. By working with Dr. Schultz and the Park Avenue Skin Care team for your ear piercings, you will be able to learn all about the meticulous after care process designed by Dr. Schultz to speed healing and reduce the risk for infections and scarring. Our patients also enjoy knowing that everything is being done in a sterile environment with the proper professional medical equipment – not a “piercing gun”!

Piercings can look amazing, but they can also introduce the risk for scarring, infection, and other diseases if done improperly. Keloids and bloodborne diseases, like hepatitis and HIV, can be serious complications of improper piercings. When you work with a dermatologist for your ear piercings, your health will be in the best hands.

In addition to understanding your aesthetic goals, Dr. Schultz and the Park Avenue Skin Care team will use their expertise to properly place the piercing and perform the piercing without trauma to the adjacent skin or other piercings.

Piercing kiosks are a popular destination for people looking to get ear piercings. Easy access and widespread availability make many people feel safe getting their piercing while they’re out at the mall. However, piercing kiosks are associated with a slew of problems that make them potentially dangerous. Piercing kiosks are unable to properly sterilize the environment and their tools.

Without an autoclave which is what medical professionals use to sterilize their surgical tools and equipment. In a kiosk, piercing tools are unable to be completely cleaned – and plastic piercing guns cannot be sterilized in an autoclave regardless. That means that blood, skin, and bacteria from other people can still be present on piercing guns when it is used on you. Additionally, piercing guns tend to cause more scarring and complications because the earring is forcibly pushed through all the layers of the skin.

Dr. Schultz and Park Avenue Skin Care use sterile piercing needles that are hollow and designed to create a surgical path through the skin to allow for non traumatic insertion and passage of the stud of the jewelry through the skin. Not only are expert ear piercings safer, but the use of non professional piercing materials and techniques can contribute to unsightly scars known as keloids.

Dr. Schultz and the Park Avenue Skin Care team only use the best professional materials for ear piercings and perform them with the hands of vast experience. We take the time to understand your goals and mark the location of your piercing and then show you before the piercing is performed to ensure the location is exactly where you want.

By using local anesthesia and specialized surgical piercing needles, our patients experience a completely painless experience. Additionally, professional ear piercings have a faster healing period than ear piercings done with a piercing gun. Our experts will also take the time to discuss proper (meticulous!) aftercare with you and provide you with written instructions so that you can properly care for your new piercing once you’re home.

With over 35 years of experience and over 250,000 appointments, Dr. Schultz understands the importance of safe and professional ear piercings.

At Park Avenue Skin Care, patients can expect to have a high-end professional painless piercing experience. In our comfortable office, you will be able to select the location of your piercing and work with an expert to learn about what to expect during the painless piercing and afterward.

We use sterile surgical piercing needles to assure precise location of the pierce and to reduce your risk for infection and scarring from the piercing. That way, you can enjoy your piercing and wear the jewelry you love for years to come.

Patient Reviews

I've been seeing Dr. Schultz for the last 8 years and during that time, I've recommended him to countless friends for both cosmetic and medical dermatologic help. I trust him completely both diagnostically and aesthetically. When I had shingles, he was wonderful, incredibly supportive and kind. And when I eased into doing more cosmetic dermatology, he was– and continues to be– patient, careful and cautious. He listens to concerns and really hears what your goal outcome is and works with you to make it happen. I wanted to maintain a natural look while keeping my skin looking fresh and that's just what he's done for me. I always leave his office feeling prettier and well-cared for! If you have a medical concern or something about your skin you want to upgrade, you can't do better than Dr. Schultz and his wonderful team. And the products are amazing as well!

- Laura B.

Dr. Schultz is the most thorough and good natured dermatologist I have ever seen. I have been a patient of his for more than 20 years. He has taught me everything I know about the value of taking care of my skin, a gift that keeps on giving. He also takes the time to listen to me, to see me as an individual and doesn't treat my needs as a one size fits all doctor. I really appreciate his kindness, patience and expertise. I absolutely love his product line and have definitely reaped the rewards from using it, especially his glycolic peel pads and moisturizer, which I can't live without. My skin feels softer, smoother, appears more translucent and actually looks younger! He helped me to see beyond the lines and wrinkles, although he so good at helping to keep those at bay while maintaining a very natural appearance. His staff is outstanding. They make you feel welcome, like family, from the moment you walk through the door. Angela, Monika, Deborah and all of the support staff are extraordinary at what they do. Thank you Dr. Schultz and everyone at Park Ave Skincare. You're the best!

- Laura M.

Dr. Schultz has truly transformed my skin, so much so that I can confidently leave the house without wearing makeup now. During my first meeting with him, he intently listened to my skin concerns, we discussed what my goals were, and he explained pragmatically what treatments and products he recommended for me. I truly appreciate his fantastic bedside manner and conservative approach. I am a perfectionist in every aspect of my life, including my skin, and he understood this and was committed to helping me achieve every skin goal I had. The entire staff is just so fantastic and friendly, from reception to the PAs. They make you feel welcome and extremely comfortable, which to me is very important when visiting any doctor’s office. As someone who works too much and never gets enough sleep, my skin was looking very dull and lifeless. My skin is now full of life again and has an incredible glow to it which I have never had before. And I owe it all to the incredible Dr. Schultz.

- Kelly D.

My partnership with Dr Schultz began more than 30 years ago. As a generous friend, advisor, skilled surgeon, and superb cosmetic diagnostician, he has enabled me to look my best. He has kept me abreast of the most sophisticated procedures and in so doing, has maximized my appearance, always guided by what will be most beneficial for me. He is someone I go to for advice and care and his staff is another manifestation of this care. I don’t know many patients who can say this, and I feel fortunate to be among them.

- Ellen R.

In the four years that I've been a patient of Dr. Schultz, my acne-prone skin has gone from constant breakouts to smooth and clear. These days, I feel confident and comfortable enough in my skin to wear minimal makeup, if any—which I never would have done in years past. He and his warm, friendly staff always go above and beyond; he takes the time to listen, talk with me, and create the best plan for my skin. It's clear he has my best interests in mind, and I trust him wholeheartedly. I would highly recommend him to friends, family, and frankly, anyone who asks.

- Deanna P.

Each session with Dr. Schultz is a mini education in skin care. He approaches each patient as a unique individual with different needs. I’m Asian and he’s explained to me how that impacts treatment in a clear manner that a layperson can understand. At each examination, he recites detailed notes to his staff which he then refers back to at each future appointment, adjusting and tweaking treatment plans when necessary. Over the past two years I’ve seen a remarkable improvement in my blemishes and overall complexion and wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking to enhance their appearance.

- Sherry G.

I have been a patient of Dr. Schultz for many years, and I continue to be amazed at his medical approach, patience, and professionalism. He takes the time to listen to my health concerns, explains how and why he would like to issue a treatment in a way that I understand , answers all of my questions, and all of his procedures and painless and thorough. He is very attentive, results-oriented, and extremely knowledgeable. He follows up and is committed to my health and satisfaction. The Park Avenue Skincare is a calm environment and the staff are all very friendly, warm, and respectful. It's easy to get appointments at a time that works for me and they are always on time and considerate. I think so highly of him and his practice that I sent my mom to him, and continue to go to his office even though my life is based in midtown west! I have great confidence in the care that he gives.

- Katrina A.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why can’t I pierce my ears at home or at a kiosk?

    When you pierce your ears at home or at a kiosk, you Read More

  • How much does an ear piercing hurt?

    It doesn’t hurt! Of course, you feel the small prick from the Read More

  • How long does it take for an ear piercing to heal?

    Healing times can vary depending on the individual and the area pierced. Read More

  • How long does an ear piercing take?

    Ear piercings are over in just a few seconds! Many patients are Read More

  • Can I get my cartilage pierced at Park Avenue Skin Care?

    For strictly medical reasons, Park Avenue Skin Care and Dr. Schultz discourage Read More

  • Why does a dermatologist office offer ear piercing?

    Dr. Schultz offers ear piercing at Park Avenue Skin Care for one Read More

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