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.
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.
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.
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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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
Dr. Shapiro is professional in every way. He really knows his craft. I felt total confidence in his ability to deal with my medical issues. I'm going to become a regular patient of his. Also, the receptionist was very helpful and understood my needs.”
Staff was very professional and waiting was very short.”
Caring , professional and understanding of my concerns. Top notch”
Very helpful and friendly staff.”
The people are very kind”
Josh is always great.”
I saw Dr. Shapiro without to much of a delay, and he took care of all of my questions, and gave me thorough exam.”
I was very comfortable they took me right in my appointment my appointment was for 9 O’clock I waited five minutes and I was in it was a very good experience”
The doctor very friendly and makes you feel comfortable”
I had a very pleasant experience. Although I arrived 30 minutes late, they made accommodations for me which I very much appreciated. The reception desk was very professional and helped me register as a new patient. The establishment was IMMACULATE! Additionally the medical assistant was personable and professional. My doctor cared about my comfort and handled my skin accordingly. I also appreciated being informed and educated about my condition and treatment plan. Some doctors have a tendency to talk down to you as though you are too dumb to learn about your ailment. All in all, I definitely recommend this practice!”
Friendly staff. Clean facility. Great doctors”
Easy to use.”
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