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Your skin, hair and nails are the messenger for what is happening with your overall health. Paying special attention to changes is essential. At Vanguard, our broad range of medical dermatology services provide treatments for rashes, spider veins, hair loss (alopecia) and more.

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Surgical

The majority of dermatologic surgeries are now minimally invasive and require only local or regional anesthesia. What this means for you is minimal downtime, so you can get back to doing the things in life that you love the most.

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Cosmetic

At Vanguard, we have numerous cosmetic treatments for both the face and body to help you look your best. Let our experts give you a boost of self-confidence and an improved sense of well-being.

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Conditions

It is our goal at Vanguard to help all our patients achieve optimum skin health. Our dermatologists are some of the best in the country and are experts at treating common skin conditions. Why tolerate tomorrow, what can be better today!

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It's Time to Treat Yourself!

Show your skin some love with one of our cosmetic specials! Request your appointment or give us a call today to learn more.

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15% Off Botox®, Xeomin®,
Dysport® & Jueveau®!

No minimum purchase required.

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Love and Protect Your Skin!

Discounted Product Packages Now Available

We have proudly partnered together with ELTAMD to offer low pricing on quality sun care and skin care products formulated for every skin type, lifestyle, and special need.

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Now Offering Virtual Cosmetic Consultations!

Are you looking to update your skincare regimen, or to put together a post stay-at-home beauty plan? We’d love to help. Vanguard Dermatology is offering $65 virtual cosmetic consults! If you book a cosmetic appointment within the next 3 months, that $65 is applied to your appointment.

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Why We’re the Dermatologist of Choice

Vanguard is proud to be your trusted dermatology practice. We specialize in general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Our goal is to provide quality care and service that optimizes outcomes and patient satisfaction.

We offer the most effective treatment methods and technologies available in our specialty, as well as a variety of services to enhance the appearance and improve self-image and a sense of well being.

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Our Patients Love Us

My visit was excellent

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Yaslyn T.

Doctor Shapiro is very professional, caring, knowledgeable.

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Yelena S.

Professional receptionist. The dermatologist was professional and immediately took action with my concerns

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Deshon W.

I got a same day appointment and didn’t have to wait to long in the waiting room. I saw Dr Igor to have a watt removed from my finger. So far so good, I hope it doesn’t regrow

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Elsilia P.

From the time I walked in to meet the front desk to meeting the doctor. Everyone was very cooperative and friendly. The building looks dated from the outside but the office and exam room are clean and more modern.

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Mark D.

Excellent care

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Dawn W.

Fast, friendly, efficient. Exactly what I needed.

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Carolyn B.

Caring , professional and understanding of my concerns. Top notch

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Marc L.

Good, fast service

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Ariel R.

My doctor and the staff were accommodating and kind. Highly recommended!

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Jesse M.

Everything was fine. Thank you

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Yuriy G.

great service , friendly employees

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Maya M.

I went to the Inwood office 2 weeks ago and surprisingly there's no wait at all. (Maybe because I was the last patient.) The MA was nice while she did the assessment for me. I saw Shannen the PA for my hand eczema and sunburn. She's very caring and knowledgeable. She really has a heart for her patients. Thanks to her, my eczema's almost cured, although I do missed seeing her. I would say making appointments in the last hour is better.

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Michael K.

Best Derm ever! Speaks millennial!

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Damyury A.

Dr. Shapiro was professional, affable, and reassuring. Highly recommend! Office staff was super helpful and parking was easy for early am appts!

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Mary K.

A great please! Everyone is so kind and patient. Highly recommended!

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Ester B.

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