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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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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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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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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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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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Tired of Your Zoom Face?

Our Staten Island location is ready to help with a full-suite of medical and cosmetic services designed to make you look and feel your very best.

BOTOX® • Chemical Peels • Dermal Fillers • Facials • Hair Removal • Wrinkle Reduction... and more!

Immediate appointments are available with: Elysha Grauman, PA-C • Barbara Casuso, FNP-BC • Michael Shapiro, MD, FAAD, ASDS, ACMS

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Walk-in Botox appointments are available with Daniel Barron, MPAS-C

Now providing convenient walk-in Botox appointments at our Greenpoint and Jackson Heights locations! Daniel is fluent in Spanish and has a true passion for providing personalized care to his patients.

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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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Woman with rash on her legs Springtime and Rashes: How to Enjoy the Sun Without the Rash

Springtime and Rashes: How to Enjoy the Sun Without the Rash

Rashes on the body are never any fun to deal with, but rashes from being out in the sun during warm spring months are even more of a...

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Doctor looking at someone's wart How to Detect a Wart and What to Do About Them

How to Detect a Wart and What to Do About Them

Warts are fairly common skin conditions that almost everyone experiences at one time or another. If you’ve found a wart somewhere on your body recently, don’t worry. There...

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Woman with avocado facial treatment How Eating Fruits and Veggies Rejuvenates Your Skin

How Eating Fruits and Veggies Rejuvenates Your Skin

One of the factors often forgotten when it comes to taking care of our skin is our diet. But what we consume does matter when it comes to...

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Woman scratching at a sweat rash How to Deal with Rashes from Exercise

How to Deal with Rashes from Exercise

Have you noticed a flare-up of a skin rash during or after your exercise routine? Have you gotten exercise induced hives? What should you do when you find...

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Woman applying cream for aging to her face How to Know Whether or Not You're Aging Well

How to Know Whether or Not You're Aging Well

With all the marketing around anti-aging products and youthful skin, there’s also a lot of misinformation floating out there. And it can be tough to navigate the aging...

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Woman with spider veins on her thigh How to Treat Spider Veins Before Swimsuit Season

How to Treat Spider Veins Before Swimsuit Season

Are you feeling self-conscious about the impending swimsuit season because of unsightly spider veins? While spider veins can be bothersome, they’re not necessarily a life sentence. Read on...

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Woman applying treatment for adult acne I'm Not a Teenager. How Am I Still Getting Acne?

I'm Not a Teenager. How Am I Still Getting Acne?

Suffering from adult acne? You’re not alone. Breakouts can be incredibly frustrating, especially when they keep showing up long after your adolescent years have passed you by. Read...

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Woman applying treatment for adult acne Why Spring Is the Perfect Time for CoolSculpting

Why Spring Is the Perfect Time for CoolSculpting

Are you tired of the effort it takes to get rid of stubborn, unwanted fat? When it comes to your weight loss goals, it can seem exhausting to...

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Woman having botox injected to her eyebrow Can You Be Too Young to Try Botox?

Can You Be Too Young to Try Botox?

When it comes to wrinkle-reducing treatments, perhaps none is quite so well-known as Botox. This wrinkle reducer was one of the very first on the market to treat...

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 Why Hyaluronic Acid Is Your Best Friend

Why Hyaluronic Acid Is Your Best Friend

The famed ingredient hyaluronic acid is found in dermal fillers of all kinds. This little chemical addition packs a big punch when it comes to anti-aging efforts. But...

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 What Latisse Can Do for Your Beauty Routine

What Latisse Can Do for Your Beauty Routine

If you’ve been self-conscious because of thinning eyelashes or eyebrows, or are suffering from a skin condition like alopecia, you might be feeling frustrated. Fortunately, a revolutionary treatment...

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 What Is an XTRAC Laser and How Can It Help?

What Is an XTRAC Laser and How Can It Help?

No matter how minor or invasive, seeing a dermatologist about a troubling skin issue is always a good idea. For one, you want to rule out any serious...

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