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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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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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 What Products Should Everyone Have in Their Skincare Routine?

What Products Should Everyone Have in Their Skincare Routine?

With all the skincare products on the market and conflicting information on the web, things can get pretty confusing. Everyone wants to know which types of products they...

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 How the Summer Can Exacerbate Rashes

How the Summer Can Exacerbate Rashes

Every time of year has the potential to exacerbate rashes on the body, but perhaps no season is as irritating to rashes as the summer. As the weather...

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 How to Get the Perfect Glow for Independence Day Without Hurting Your Skin

How to Get the Perfect Glow for Independence Day Without Hurting Your Skin

It’s understandable that you’d want to get that golden glow in time for your Independence Day celebration or BBQ. But how can you do it safely, without risking...

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 What Processed Meats Can Do to Your Skin

What Processed Meats Can Do to Your Skin

Processed meats are everywhere -- from bacon at breakfast to deli meats on lunch sandwiches to salami and prosciutto on charcuterie boards at dinner. In recent years, research...

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 How Allergies Affect Your Skin

How Allergies Affect Your Skin

If you’ve ever suffered with an allergy rash such as hives or eczema, you may be concerned about what to avoid to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Often...

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 Acne and Pregnancy: How to Treat It Safely

Acne and Pregnancy: How to Treat It Safely

Think you’ll never suffer from a breakout after adolescence? Think again. Pimples can pop up at different stages throughout adulthood, caused by various stressors. A prime example: changing...

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 How to Address Skin Issues Every Decade

How to Address Skin Issues Every Decade

From the time we’re teenagers to when we’re elderly, our skin undergoes changes just like any other organ of the body. But different decades of life often call...

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 Celebrate Skin Cancer Awareness Month by Getting a Mole Evaluation

Celebrate Skin Cancer Awareness Month by Getting a Mole Evaluation

It’s true: skin cancer affects more people in the United States than any other type of cancer. Being diagnosed with skin cancer can be incredibly scary, but what’s...

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Man with shingles on his face What Shingles Can Do to Mature Generations

What Shingles Can Do to Mature Generations

Shingles, medically known as herpes zoster, is a common skin condition often found in older adults. But what is this condition, what causes it, and how can it...

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Doctor looking at mole on someone's neck Can You Be Too Young for Melanoma?

Can You Be Too Young for Melanoma?

The most common type of cancer in the United States is not heart or lung cancer, but rather skin cancer. Skin cancers come in a variety of forms...

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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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