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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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I did not have to wait long time it was nice and quickly. Staff were able to communicate with me in my language!

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Allen C.

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.

The treatment was good. The wait time was to long. I waited an hour and 20mins after my appointment time to see the doctor. The doctor was able to diagnose my issue in about 10 mins. Once again doctor was great the wait time was to long.

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The wait was about 1 hour, but the doctor and service was very good.

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Got in right away. Josh was very helpful and to the point. Needed a new dermatologist since moving to the city and I am happy I chose Vanguard Dermatology.

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Dermatology Blog

 Top Questions to Ask Your Dermatologist About Eczema

Top Questions to Ask Your Dermatologist About Eczema

Did you know that one in ten people will develop eczema during their lifetime? Eczema doesn't only affect a person with a certain ethnicity, all skin colors, all...

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 Botox: Does It Have Any Health Benefits?

Botox: Does It Have Any Health Benefits?

While we've previously discussed why Botox is the leading procedure for reducing crow's feet and frown lines, many of our patients wonder what other benefits and uses Botox...

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 How To Exfoliate Your Skin and How a Dermatologist Helps

How To Exfoliate Your Skin and How a Dermatologist Helps

When you exfoliate, you're removing a layer of dead skin from your epidermis, the outermost layer of skin. While your skin exfoliates naturally by shedding .03 to .0...

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 Chemical Peel Treatment: Risks and Rewards

Chemical Peel Treatment: Risks and Rewards

The skincare industry has boomed over the last few years and the rise in chemical peels is no different. In fact, face peel product purchases rose 150% from...

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 Can Acne Be Cleared by Diet and Lifestyle Modifications?

Can Acne Be Cleared by Diet and Lifestyle Modifications?

Did you know that every year 50 million Americans suffer from acne? Acne can be a source of low self-esteem and frustration for many people because pimples can...

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 Facials: Should I Steam My Face Before or After Cleansing?

Facials: Should I Steam My Face Before or After Cleansing?

If you’ve ever received a facial from a dermatologist, esthetician, or other skin care provider, you may vividly remember the part where they steamed your skin. That’s right...

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 Is It Harmful to Have Botox After the Age of 65?

Is It Harmful to Have Botox After the Age of 65?

Botox has become a household name, and for good reason. What was once a high-end cosmetic treatment option only for the rich and famous has become more affordable...

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 What to Expect Before and After Coolsculpting

What to Expect Before and After Coolsculpting

If you’ve been on a weight loss journey for a while, you probably know how challenging and frustrating it can be when those pounds just won’t seem to...

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 Acne Has Ruined My Life. What Should I Do?

Acne Has Ruined My Life. What Should I Do?

Almost everyone struggles with acne at some point, whether it be bouts of breakouts in adolescence or later in life. But for many, acne is more than just...

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 Is There Really a Long-Term Cure for Eczema?

Is There Really a Long-Term Cure for Eczema?

Eczema can be a very frustrating condition to deal with, especially if it’s recurring or has been happening on a long-term basis. For the many who struggle with...

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 What Are the Differences Between Botox and Dysport?

What Are the Differences Between Botox and Dysport?

Deep creases. Fine lines. Crow’s feet, marionette lines, and glabellar lines. When it comes to wrinkle reduction, you might be pondering which injectable to get. Dysport and Botox...

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 Which Is Better: Botox or Dermal Fillers?

Which Is Better: Botox or Dermal Fillers?

In most cases, once you reach your mid-30s, you’ve begun to see plenty of signs of aging. In fact, one of the most common reasons people visit a...

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