Vanguard Skin Specialists

Vanguard Skin Specialists Our mission is to make a positive impact on our patients, our community, and our world.

We are a dermatology and plastic surgery practice committed to caring for our patients like family. We specialize in the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. Our multi-specialist team includes dermatology, plastic surgery, Mohs surgery, and dermatopathology physicians

🎉 ANNOUNCING GIVE THANKS 15x15 🎉 Vanguard Skin Specialists is celebrating 15 years of serving patients in 2024! In grati...
03/06/2024

🎉 ANNOUNCING GIVE THANKS 15x15 🎉

Vanguard Skin Specialists is celebrating 15 years of serving patients in 2024! In gratitude for the communities where we work, we are awarding 15 grants of $15,000 each to charities in Southern Colorado.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis in 2024 until all awards are granted. The final deadline to apply is Monday, September 30, 2024.

Visit https://www.vanguardskin.com/give-thanks-2024/ for eligibility requirements and information on how to apply.

Vanguard Skin Specialists celebrates its 15-year anniversary by awarding fifteen charities with $15,000 grants.

Happy Leap Day! 🐸Have you met Toby? This little guy has been our team mascot since 2010. He makes appearances at meeting...
02/29/2024

Happy Leap Day! 🐸

Have you met Toby? This little guy has been our team mascot since 2010. He makes appearances at meetings, holiday parties, and any happy event at Vanguard. He is most often found in the breakroom showing off his smooth, beautiful skin.

When team members depart Vanguard, we give them a small Toby mug so they can take part of us with them.

🍫💖 Valentine's Day Sweet Talk 💖🍬 Indulging in sweet treats this Valentine's? Remember, balance is key! While chocolates ...
02/02/2024

🍫💖 Valentine's Day Sweet Talk 💖🍬 Indulging in sweet treats this Valentine's? Remember, balance is key! While chocolates and candies are delicious, be mindful of their impact on your skin.

Read more about the effects of sweets on your skin at the link below.

A skincare professional can advise how to strike a balance between enjoying Valentine's sweets and maintaining a radiant, healthy complexion.

🌞🦔 Good news, no shadow in sight! Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring, and we're here to help you get your skin r...
02/02/2024

🌞🦔 Good news, no shadow in sight! Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring, and we're here to help you get your skin ready for the sunny days ahead. Schedule your skin check with us and let's ensure your skin is glowing all season long. 🌷

Dealing with teenage acne? You're not alone! Approximately 85% of teenagers struggle with acne. Click the link below for...
01/31/2024

Dealing with teenage acne? You're not alone! Approximately 85% of teenagers struggle with acne. Click the link below for 5 steps you can take today to alleviate its effects.

One of the biggest mistakes in trying to combat teenage acne is to use overly harsh cleansers that dry out the skin.

Did you catch Dr. Prado on FOX 21 this morning? Click the link below for her best winter skin care tips. ❄️
01/12/2024

Did you catch Dr. Prado on FOX 21 this morning? Click the link below for her best winter skin care tips. ❄️

(COLORADO SPRINGS) — Winter weather can be harsh on our skin and Dr. Renata Prado with Vanguard Skin Specialists said it’s important to remember to protect it even when the temperature drops.…

Plastic surgeon Dr. Sabrina Brody-Camp's aim with any surgery is to help patients attain a look and function that makes ...
12/28/2023

Plastic surgeon Dr. Sabrina Brody-Camp's aim with any surgery is to help patients attain a look and function that makes their lives better. If you are interested in pursuing a rhinoplasty, she would be honored to meet with you and discuss your vision.

Read more from Dr. Brody-Camp on rhinoplasty at the link below. To schedule a consultation, call us at 719-355-3861.

If you are interested in pursuing a rhinoplasty,schedule a consultation to discuss rhinoplasty with plastic surgeon & ask your questions.

Our 2023 music video is here! Check it out below and don't forget to schedule your annual T.B.S.E (Total Body Skin Exam)...
12/21/2023

Our 2023 music video is here! Check it out below and don't forget to schedule your annual T.B.S.E (Total Body Skin Exam)!! 🤩

It's that time of year again! Check out our 2023 music video and don't forget your annual Total Body Skin Exam!

📣 ANNOUNCING 2023 GIVE THANKS RECIPIENTS! 📣Vanguard Skin Specialists and Clara by Vanguard are grateful for the many org...
12/15/2023

📣 ANNOUNCING 2023 GIVE THANKS RECIPIENTS! 📣

Vanguard Skin Specialists and Clara by Vanguard are grateful for the many organizations that help make our community and world a better place. We are pleased to honor this year's Give Thanks award recipients for making a difference in our community!

This year's grant winners are:

💛 $25,000 Hero Award: Dream Centers
💙 $10,000 Clara Share the Merry Award: Royal Family KIDS
💛 $10,000 Vanguard Impact Award: Safe Passage
💙 $10,000 People’s Choice Award: Pueblo United
💛 $2,000 to $4,000 Thank You Awards: Multiple Winners

Learn more about this year's winners at https://www.vanguardskin.com/give-thanks-2023-award-winners/.

We are pleased to honor the following charities for making a difference in our community! Hero Award – $25,000 Dream Centers’ two pillar programs help women and children trapped in cycles of abuse and limited resources find hope, embrace health, and build sustainable lives. The Women’s Clinic ...

Only 1% of total skin cancer cases are melanomas, but this form of cancer is responsible for the majority skin cancer-re...
12/15/2023

Only 1% of total skin cancer cases are melanomas, but this form of cancer is responsible for the majority skin cancer-related deaths, with nearly 20 Americans dying from complications of melanoma every day.

Click the link below to learn what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones from this deadly cancer.

Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that develops in the melanocytes, which are the cells responsible for producing melanin in the skin.

An estimated 90% of skin aging is caused by the sun. Chronic sun exposure will result in wrinkles, discoloration, roughn...
12/12/2023

An estimated 90% of skin aging is caused by the sun. Chronic sun exposure will result in wrinkles, discoloration, roughness, dryness, and laxity of the skin over time. Click the link below to read Daniella DePeri, PA-C's top recommendations for reducing the appearance of photoaging.

An estimated 90% of skin aging is caused by the sun.Photoaging, or dermato heliosis, is a process by which chronic sun exposure on sun exposed areas causes premature aging of the skin.

A flaky rash on your scalp, face, or chest can be itchy and disruptive, and it might not be what you think! Dr. Ryan Law...
12/08/2023

A flaky rash on your scalp, face, or chest can be itchy and disruptive, and it might not be what you think! Dr. Ryan Lawrence weighs in on the common symptoms, causes, and treatments for seborrheic dermatitis. Click the link below.

In this article, we'll explore more information about seborrheic dermatitis, including its prevalence, symptoms, causes, and common treatments.

As we age, levels of skin collagen begin to diminish, resulting in signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and skin...
12/04/2023

As we age, levels of skin collagen begin to diminish, resulting in signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. However, by boosting the production of new collagen, we can delay these effects and even reverse many of the skin woes we commonly experience as we get older.

Learn more at the link below!

However, by boosting the production of new collagen, we can delay these effects and even reverse many of the skin woes we commonly experience as we get older.

Welcome Molly Schreiber, PA-C! Molly is a dermatology physician assistant now seeing patients in our Briargate and Woodl...
12/01/2023

Welcome Molly Schreiber, PA-C! Molly is a dermatology physician assistant now seeing patients in our Briargate and Woodland Park offices.

Molly Schreiber grew up in Minnesota and moved to Colorado to attend and play soccer at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). It was there that she obtained her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health and Wellness Promotion.

During her time at UCCS, she got her start in medicine working as a medical assistant at Vanguard Skin Specialists. Wanting to further pursue her passion of caring for patients, she then attended Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts where she graduated magna cm laude with her Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies. Prior to her transition into dermatology, Molly worked as a family medicine provider for five years.

In her free time, Molly enjoys adventuring with her family, fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding, camping, traveling, and going to concerts.

Read more about Molly at https://www.vanguardskin.com/meet-the-providers/molly-schreiber-pa-c

Today is the last day of Healthy Skin Month! Click the link below to read Dr. Adam Vaudreuil's advice on taking care of ...
11/30/2023

Today is the last day of Healthy Skin Month! Click the link below to read Dr. Adam Vaudreuil's advice on taking care of your skin in the harsh winter climate and don't forget to make skin care a year-round habit.

Here are some tips that can help Coloradoans adopt healthy skin habits to care for our skin year-round.

Feeling dry? Dr. Renata Prado recently spoke to The Gazette about the importance of staying hydrated this winter and sha...
11/29/2023

Feeling dry? Dr. Renata Prado recently spoke to The Gazette about the importance of staying hydrated this winter and shared her favorite tips and tricks to beat the Colorado winter dryness. ❄️

Winter can be brutal on your skin. A Colorado Springs dermatologist offers tips to help keep your epidermis healthy.

11/07/2023

UPDATE ON PEOPLE'S CHOICE VOTING

Unfortunately, this is not the update we hoped to give. Facebook has now taken down the People's Choice voting posts on both the Vanguard Skin Specialists and Clara by Vanguard pages. At this time, there is no way to vote for People's Choice. We are working to resolve the issue with our participating organizations now and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.

📣 GIVE THANKS IS BACK! 📣Vanguard Skin Specialists and Clara by Vanguard are grateful for the many organizations that hel...
09/22/2023

📣 GIVE THANKS IS BACK! 📣

Vanguard Skin Specialists and Clara by Vanguard are grateful for the many organizations that help make our community and world a better place. Give Thanks is our annual initiative to recognize local charities and organizations that make a significant impact.

This year's grants are:

💛 Hero Award: $25,000
💙 Vanguard Impact Award: $10,000
💛 Clara Share the Merry Award: $10,000
💙 People’s Choice Award: $10,000
💛 Thank You Awards: $500 to $5,000 (multiple winners)

Your organization can apply for any of these grants now through Tuesday, October 24! Visit the link below for more information and info on how to apply.

Vanguard Skin Specialists and clara are grateful for the many organizations that help make our community and world a better place. Give Thanks is our annual initiative to recognize local charities and organizations that make a significant impact. When does Give Thanks take place? The campaign will t...

On September 1, Jimmy Buffett died and the world lost a legendary singer-songwriter. A few days later, his website annou...
09/15/2023

On September 1, Jimmy Buffett died and the world lost a legendary singer-songwriter. A few days later, his website announced that his cause of death was Merkel cell carcinoma, a skin cancer that he battled for four years. Ever since, our patients have been wondering, “What is this deadly form of skin cancer and why haven’t I heard of it??”

Learn more about Merkel cell here: https://tinyurl.com/2j8365mh

💅 Do you wear gel nail polish?? Dr. Ben Freemyer recently wrote on the potential dangers of this beauty trend. Click the...
09/14/2023

💅 Do you wear gel nail polish?? Dr. Ben Freemyer recently wrote on the potential dangers of this beauty trend. Click the link below to learn more.

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Gel nail polish is a popular type of artificial nail that needs UV light to harden and dry. Learn more about this skin cancer risk.

Welcome Dr. Ryan Lawrence! Dr. Lawrence is a dermatologist who practices general and surgical dermatology. He will be jo...
09/12/2023

Welcome Dr. Ryan Lawrence! Dr. Lawrence is a dermatologist who practices general and surgical dermatology. He will be joining our Broadmoor and Pueblo offices this month.

Dr. Lawrence attended medical school at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. During clinical rotations, he discovered his interest and passion for the field of dermatology. After medical school, Dr. Lawrence completed one year of internal medicine training at The University of Texas Medical Branch. He then completed his dermatology residency at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he served as chief resident.

When not in the clinic, you can find Dr. Lawrence engaged in a laundry list of interests and hobbies, including hiking, fishing, skiing, scuba diving, home-brewing, gardening, playing pickleball, and making traditional Texas BBQ.

Read more about Dr. Lawrence at https://www.vanguardskin.com/meet-the-providers/ryan-lawrence-md/.

Welcome Dr. Sabrina Brody-Camp! Dr. Brody-Camp is a board-certified otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon who will...
09/07/2023

Welcome Dr. Sabrina Brody-Camp! Dr. Brody-Camp is a board-certified otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon who will be joining our Briargate and Pueblo teams this month.

As an undergraduate at McGill University, Dr. Brody-Camp decided to try a hands-on anatomy class. She was captivated by the complexity of the human body and found that her love for anatomy could be translated into a career in surgery.

Since moving to Colorado, she and her husband have loved getting to know the beautiful surroundings with their two dogs, Hank and Lily. Dr. Brody-Camp continues to pursue her creative endeavors and, over the last two years, has become an avid potter.

To read more about Dr. Brody-Camp, visit https://www.vanguardskin.com/meet-the-providers/sabrina-brody-camp-md-mph

Did you know? Farmers and ranchers are at a much higher risk of skin cancer than the rest of the population, as they are...
09/05/2023

Did you know? Farmers and ranchers are at a much higher risk of skin cancer than the rest of the population, as they are routinely exposed to 2 or even 3 times the levels of UV radiation than the average person experiences in their lifetime.

Click the link below to learn about how farmers and ranchers can protect themselves from the sun's rays.

Farmers and ranchers are at a much higher risk of skin cancer, as they are routinely exposed to 2 or even 3 times the levels of UV radiation.

09/04/2023

🌞 Happy Labor Day from Vanguard Skin Specialists! 🌻

On this well-deserved day off, we want to remind you to take a moment to relax and enjoy the beautiful Colorado sunshine. But don't forget to protect your skin while you're out and about! 😎

Here are a few tips from our experts to keep your skin glowing and healthy:

1️⃣ Apply sunscreen: Colorado's high altitude means more UV exposure. Use SPF 30 or higher to shield your skin from harmful rays.

2️⃣ Stay hydrated: The dry climate can lead to skin dehydration. Drink plenty of water to keep your skin moisturized.

3️⃣ Wear a wide-brimmed hat: Fashionable and functional! A hat provides extra sun protection for your face and neck.

4️⃣ Seek shade: If you're spending time outdoors, take breaks in the shade to prevent overexposure.

5️⃣ Moisturize: Lock in moisture with a good-quality moisturizer to combat dryness.

Remember, our dermatology experts are here to help you achieve your best skin health. If you have any questions or concerns about your skin, call us at 719-355-1585 to schedule an appointment.

Enjoy your Labor Day with friends, family, and self-care. You've earned it! 🎉

Welcome Daniella DePeri, PA-C! Daniella is an experienced dermatology PA who is joining our Briargate and Pueblo teams. ...
09/01/2023

Welcome Daniella DePeri, PA-C! Daniella is an experienced dermatology PA who is joining our Briargate and Pueblo teams.

Daniella was raised in Nutley, New Jersey surrounded by close friends and family. She grew up involved in dance and cheerleading. Having a love for science, she knew from a young age that she would one day work in healthcare. She enjoys giving back to the community through healing and working as a dermatology physician assistant, and she is passionate about educating patients in skin care and sun protection.

After spending the last seven years close to the beach in Charleston, South Carolina, she relocated to Colorado Springs to join Vanguard and embrace the Colorado Rockies and her love for skiing. In her spare time, Daniella enjoys exercising outdoors, skiing, cooking, and spending time with her friends, her family, and her pup Harley.

To read more about Daniella, visit https://www.vanguardskin.com/meet-the-providers/daniella-deperi-pa-c/

Did you know that Merkel Cell Carcinoma is even more deadly than melanoma? Here is what you need to know about this rare...
08/31/2023

Did you know that Merkel Cell Carcinoma is even more deadly than melanoma? Here is what you need to know about this rare but dangerous skin cancer.

Melanoma tends to overshadow many other forms of skin cancer. One form that is seldom talked about how rare it is, is Merkel Cell Carcinoma.

At Vanguard Skin Specialists, our mission is to make a positive impact on our patients, our community, and our world. We...
08/29/2023

At Vanguard Skin Specialists, our mission is to make a positive impact on our patients, our community, and our world. We just kicked off a new international project in Promesa Del Sur, Honduras! Rachel Frederickson, PA-C shares how Vanguard's first trip to the area impacted her at the link below.

Join Rachel Frederickson, PA-C, in doing Vanguard's mission in Promesa Del Sur, Honduras. Read more about it.

While warts are quite common, the sight of them can be unnerving. Although they can be stubborn, there are options to he...
08/22/2023

While warts are quite common, the sight of them can be unnerving. Although they can be stubborn, there are options to help eradicate them.

Learn more at the link below.

While warts are entirely harmless, the sight of them can be unnerving. Learn how to get rid of warts at-home and professional treatments.

One of the greatest misconceptions about skin cancer is that it only forms in areas of the body that experience sun expo...
08/18/2023

One of the greatest misconceptions about skin cancer is that it only forms in areas of the body that experience sun exposure. While it is more common to see melanoma on the face, neck, arms, legs, and back, the truth is that melanoma can—and will—appear on any part of the body that is covered in skin tissue.

Learn more about melanoma in the ge***al area at the link below.

Melanoma is a fast-growing, aggressive, and dangerous type of skin cancer. Learn if you can get melanoma in the ge***al area.

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9348 Grand Cordera Pkwy, Ste 160
Colorado Springs, CO
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Monday 7:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 5pm
Thursday 7:30am - 5pm
Friday 7:30am - 4pm

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We are a dermatology and plastic surgery practice committed to caring for our patients like family. We specialize in the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, and we also take care of the full range of dermatology and plastic surgery conditions. Our multi-specialist team includes dermatology, plastic surgery, Mohs surgery, and dermatopathology physicians.

Vanguard Skin Specialists was founded in the summer of 2009. Dr. Vinh Chung and his wife, Leisle, began the practice with a vision to make it the center of excellence in Colorado for the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. The goal: provide the standard of care found in a major medical center, but in an environment that is accessible, warm, and welcoming to patients. Over time, Vanguard Skin Specialists has grown with additional medical providers and staff members who also believe in Vanguard’s operating principles and values. It’s Vanguard’s people and values that set us apart.

From taking care of underserved populations to sponsoring projects locally and around the world, Vanguard strives to make a positive impact on patients, community, and the world at large.

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