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Vanguard Dermatology combines the science of medicine with the art of putting patients at ease. Specialized medical expertise. Internationally renowned physicians. A comfortable, modern setting. It all makes for a practice you can trust, and an experience focused on making you feel better — inside and out.

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Medical Dermatology

Healthy, beautiful skin is always the goal. Our doctors offer diagnostic consultations and personalized treatment options for patients of all ages, providing the effective solutions that help you to achieve it.

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cosmetic Dermatology

Rejuvenate your skin and enhance your appearance — with subtlety and sophistication. We offer the most cutting-edge and minimally invasive cosmetic skincare solutions to reveal a fresh, youthful you.

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MOHS/ skin cancer

Mohs surgery is recognized as the most effective technique for the removal of basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas. And Dr. Michael Shapiro is a leading specialist in it — having successfully treated more than 12,000 cases over 10 years of experience.

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We also offer a variety of treatment masks as a relaxing add-on to any service for optimal results. Masks include a collagen face or eye mask and a vitamin-C firming mask. Packages are available for all of our services.

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putting our patients first

Joshua Shapiro should be applauded for his dedication to his patients

I have been Josh Shapiro’s patient since I was a teenager, and 6 years later he’s the only provider I trust with my skin. His communication with patients in exceptional – he actually addresses all of my concerns and finds the proper care for each.  I never feel rushed.  He is a true expert in dermatology. I will continue to recommend his remarkable care to everyone!!!

-Irsis C.
Washington Heights


I’ve been searching for a cosmetic dermatologist for about a year and came across an article in Social Life and multiple online reviews about Marek Paliwoda, PA. Marek was extremely knowledgeable about cosmetic dermatology and helped steer me towards treatments that addressed my issues. After our consultation, I felt comfortable trying both Botox and fillers for an upcoming wedding and I truly looked and felt amazing. I would recommend Marek to anyone!

-Diana M.


Dr. Shapiro is worth the wait. I waited a few weeks to get an appointment with him for an issue I was having with my nails, but while we were talking, he noticed something very subtle on my forehead. So sublte, I'd never given it any thought before. He suggested we biopsy it, and two days later his office called to explain that I had a basal cell carcinoma that needed to be removed. Dr. Shapiro squeezed me in for Mohs Surgery the following week and the area has healed beautifully. There are so many mediocre dermatologists out there - Dr. Shapiro is an expert medical doctor and I won't ever trust my skin to anyone else.

-Sam G.
Forest Hills

Great experience all around and I’d recommend him to anyone.

The Sheepshead Bay office is well kept, spacious and comfortable. I spoke with the receptionist about my appointment, filled out my paperwork, and gave them my insurance info. About 15 minutes later, I was in with Dr. Shapiro. (Amazing!). I told him my situation, and he diagnosed my issue in seconds. While he wrote me a prescription, we chatted a bit about New Yorkers, tennis, and marriage. He's really a very funny guy! The entire visit took less than 20 minutes and medication cleared up my condition in about a week. No lingering issues. Great experience all around and I’d recommend him to anyone.

- Irving S.
Sheepshead Bay
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