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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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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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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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My experience with the staff and doctor was definitely 5 star, but the 1 hour wait is what dropped the rating down. I have never had less than an hour wait time which is extremely frustrating. I hope next time when appointment are made and seen at the same time.

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Deena D.

Very nice staff, beautiful office, very nice , respectful and explanatory doctor. I was very happy and comfortable

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Natalia D.

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

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Ester B.

Very professional, friendly, clean office. I was able to get an appointment within a 2 hour window for the same day.

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Arismendy B.

Best experience. Ms. Rodriguez was very nice and understood my issue.

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Keli M.

Fast wait time. Quick appointment availability. Great doctor based on diagnosis, treatment and follow up

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Nicole M.

Insoo Om is a wonderful clinician who brings knowledge, experience and understanding to his patients. I was explained my options to enhance my skins appearance with knowledge and caring. I will recommend Vanguard Dermatology to everyone I know

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Milan T.

The doctor was very kind and informative. The office is clean and modern and the staff is very friendly

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Marta M.

Best Derm ever! Speaks millennial!

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Damyury A.

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Lisa H.

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!

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Roman S.

I was seen very quickly yet efficiently and had all of my concerns addressed. The doctor was amazing and super informative! Showed genuine concern and desire to help

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