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Dr. Steven Swengel, MD, FAAD

Procedural Dermatology Specialist, Dermatologist

Los Gatos, CA

About Dr. Steven Swengel

As a Board Certified dermatologist and a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery, I primarily focus on serious skin issues including surgery, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers as well as providing cosmetic services to improve the health and appearance of your skin. For the past 13 years, I have been extensively involved in providing cosmetic services such as laser treatments, light treatments, and injectables including botox, fillers and collagen stimulators to improve the appearance of your skin. In my practice we also offer many new noninvasive technologies such as CoolSculpting for noninvasive fat reduction, laser hair removal safe for all skin types, Ultherapy for non-invasive skin tightening and lifting, ZWave for cellulite treatment. As a practitioner, I am respected by our patients and doctors in the community as a trusted source for skin care provided in an environment of integrity, accuracy and compassion. Dermatology consultations are not necessarily free. JUST A WORD ABOUT OUR ZOCDOC SCHEDULING, BECAUSE OF THE TEAM APPROACH WE TAKE TO CARING FOR YOUR SKIN, MANY OF OUR APPOINTMENTS ARE PRINCIPALLY WITH OUR SPECIALIZED DERM NURSES AND NURSE PRACTITIONERS WHO WORK SIDE BY SIDE WITH ME EVERY DAY. IF YOU'D LIKE ME TO DROP IN DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT, JUST LET THEM KNOW AT THE TIME OF YOUR VISIT.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Dermatologist
  • Procedural Dermatology Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • El Camino Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Illinois, Chicago, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Michigan, Residency in Dermatology
  • University of Michigan, Fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • American College of Mohs Surgery
  • Santa Clara County Medical Association

Awards and publications

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Omega Alpha

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1316023823

Dr. Steven Swengel's office location

Refined Dermatology

800 Pollard Rd., Bldg A

Los Gatos, CA 95032

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Dr. Stengel takes the time to look at you as a individual. Which is important since no two skins are the same. By doing this I received the care that was best for me instead of receiving treatments that I didn’tneed. On top of this the staff ( Helen and Marcella ) is top notch.
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My experience with Steven and the entire staff has always been pleasant. He's always taken the time to explain in detail any procedures being done, which I find to be very comforting and gives confidence you are in the right hands.He also made sure to set realistic expectations, which is very important for long lasting piece of mind. Overall my experience has been nothing short of excellent.
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Dr. Swengel MD really makes you feel how much he cares. I'm excited to see the results when we finish my series of treatments.
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Dr. Swengel, Eric, Roxanna, and staff are simply terrific. Quality care and customer service at its best! They consistently deliver prompt and compassionate care and, most importantly, they listen. And there is typically a good dose of humor included as well. Thank you for another terrific visit.
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I bought a BBL laser package. I came for my second treatment. Dr. Swengel looked at my skin and assessed my needs and took the time to adjust the treatment as needed. I’m very happy with my results.
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Very impressed with Dr. Swengel and his staff. They combine skill and expertise with integrity and compassion.
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Very comfortable and pleasant experience. The Dr. Is quite experienced and quick and knows what he’s doing. Love my results. Also, amazing service.
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Very professional
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I was very pleased that he took care of my issues immediately. Now, I’m waiting to see if my moles and skin tags disappear!!!
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Dr. Stengel is outstanding! He is very kind, and explained the procedure and options in detail. I was comfortable during the procedure, and am happy to have had the optimal treatment for this cosmetic issue. As a physician, I feel fortunateto be evaluated and treated by the most respected and highly-rated dermatologist in the Bay Area. Thank you Dr. Stengel.
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I have had two amazing experiences with Dr. Swengel and his wonderful staff. Everyone from reception, medical assistants, Manager and Doctor have been very welcoming, charming and efficient and helping me achieve my desired goals. I will be coming back and I highly recommend them to everyone!!!
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Friendly staff, everyone is attentive. Dr. Swengel is so awesome & takes the time for his patients. Answers all questions & concerns.
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Dr. Swengel is a true expert in his field who genuinely cares about his patients. I have complete confidence in both his ability and his judgment. The whole office is absolutely terrific, from the front desk to any of Dr. Swengel’smedical team, everyone is friendly, helpful and great at what they do. Cannot recommend enough.
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Love the office staff and honesty and professionalism of Dr. Swengel. I would highly recommend Refined Dermatology. My skin is in the best hands possible with this team !
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Excellent, professional care, as always! I always feel confident with any procedure and trust the artistry of Dr. Swengel.
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Dr. Swengel is amazing! Erik and his staff are also wonderful. One of my best friend’s sister is traveling from North Carolina to have Dr. Swengel do some touchups on her face. Friends that have seen his work on me haverequested his name. I would refer anyone to see Dr. Swengel.
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Everyone who works at this practice is friendly and professional. Dr Swengel is very professional and interesting and Eric Kies, his Practice Administrator, is fun and caring. Who knew I would love going in to get injections! What a great team!
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I love Dr. Swengel. The only thing I can think of to improve my experience is to let me know the procedure he's about to do to prepare me. For instance yhe laser did zap a bit, it was a bitpainful. It may have been nice to know to steel myself. I ??that Dr. Swengel talks to me during the treatments. He is a wonderful doctor & I can't recommend him enough.
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Dr. Swengal, Eric, and all the staff at RefinedMd are amazing! The level of genuine care and compassion at his office is outstanding from the moment you open the door. Dr. Swengal is one of the most talented practicioners I haveseen. He always takes his time and explains options and treatments available and recommends practical solutions to problems I have. He has really helped me out, and worked with my concerns and made me feel much more confident.
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I like him...he's a good doctor
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I feel fortunate to find such an experienced dermatologist offering a wide array of aethetic services. The office staff is friendly and visits are prompt. I am pleased with progress made given laser treatments.
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Dr. Swengel is a perfectionist and it shows! I receive compliments and always refer people to Dr. Swengel.
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I had an excellent experience with Dr. Swengel and his staff, and would highly recommend them to anyone with skin concerns. I recently underwent laser treatment for rosacea, and the results have been better than I expected. My recovery timetook a little longer than average (I tend to swell easily), however thanks to Dr. Swengel and Eric, I felt informed and taken care of throughout the process. To anyone considering similiar treatment, the results are absolutely worth it!
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The whole experience was outstanding! BUT the only thing I was bothered by was when I after I had my laser face treatment. I asked one of the other staff there about quickly removing a couple of bumps I had onmy arm. She threw a large price at me just to remove these two little bumps, which I knew was actually very cheap to do, becuase I had it done once before. So I was surprised that after just paying for an expensive procedure that one of his staff would try to hit me with a high cost for something that I knew was cheap to do. Certainly as a returning patience you would think there'd be some type of consideration on price. So that's my only issue. Everything else was great!
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Such a kind and attentive doctor The whole place is amazing from making the appointment with the friendly and accommodating receptionist , to being greeted for your appt, to when you leave. Everything is top notch. Beautiful clean facility.Professional and personable staff. Fair pricing. Accommodating to your schedule. This place is an A +++++ hands down
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Wonderful doctor and staff. I was thrilled with every aspect of my visit. I highly recommend Dr. Swengel. He is an excellent doctor.
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Very pleasant attitude..wonderful. I am definitely going back..
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They are wonderful. Explained in great detail everything i wanted to know. Cared about my comfort level during procedure.
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Very knowledgeable and nice
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Dr. Swengal is amazing! He is the best injector I have visited and really cares about his patients.
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Dr. Swengel is simply great! He is kind, knowledgeable, and really takes the time to understand your situation. Highly recommend.
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The best skincare experience end to end
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Really nice staff, nurses, and doctor. I was in and out which I can appreciate.
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nice kind bedside manner, good skills for botox!
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The reason that I wait for about 1 hour before seeing doctor is waiting for anesthesia working. This is nothing to do with the bad or good of his service, I think that it is a standard procedure. He makes mefeel more easy than I assume before treatment. Excellent doctor.
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He is friendly, informative, caring, and skilled. Everything you would want in an awesome Dr. I look forward to my next visit.
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Everything was great and I have recommended several friends and family!
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Great doctors and staff, I felt very comfortable here
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I highly recommend Dr. Swengle and his staff.
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Very nice man! I thoroughly enjoyed Dede.
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Everytime I see Dr. Swengel I feel so comfortable and I trust his judgement fully! I'm up for anything he suggests and he hasn't disappointed. I'm always excited to try his new lasers too!
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Everytime I visit the office the staff is friendly, my appointments are on time and always walk away pleased. I would highly reccomend!
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His staff is very professional and courteous. I was very nervous and Dr Swengel made me feel very relaxed and comfortable. I look forward to my next visit!
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I love how he really thought about and explained what would be best for me. The MA was lovely and had great bed side manner.
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Dr Swengel and his team are the best. I've been with them for about 4 years now and do not have plans to change dermatologist.
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Dr. Swengel explain each step what he wanted to do and he did great job I feel 10 years younger
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The staff and Dr. Swengel are very caring. They personalize treatment for every single patient. The are all the BEST! Angela E.
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5.0 star rating 4/13/2017 I'd been seeing another dermatologist for years and felt satisfied, until I met up with a good friend and gawked at her gorgeous skin over lunch. She recommended Dr. Swengel. Upon my initial visit, he recommended switchingfrom "filler" treatments, over to Sculptra. The results helped reduce wrinkles but it also built collagen in my sunken cheeks. (Something I'd not not noticed the effect of until seeing before/after pictures.) Very happy with the results. Since then, I have modestly broadened my anti-aging investment and feel Dr. Swengel and his staff have been honest and frank in their assessment of my skin goals vs which products or services work for my budget. Love the office culture here which has a "family practice feel" coupled with highly professional and efficient staff. (If anyone working here has had a bad day, you'd never know it. Peppy people!) Highly recommend Dr. Swengel and his team!
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Dr.Swengel and staff are all awesome! Friendly office and it seems very important to everyone that you are a happy and satisfied patient. Dr. Swengel never pushes you into considering treatments that may not be appropriate for you nor attemptsto "sell" you anything. I have been going to Dr. Swengel for a few years now and plan to continue for many more! I highly recommend Dr. Swengel to anyone who wants an honest assessment about their skin care needs.
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Dr. Swengel is very knowledgeable, proficient and carrying about his patience, on top of that very kind and have a great sense of humor. I am lucky that I was able to find his dermatologist center, he and his team helpedme to fix my skin from a pimple red disaster to a beautiful and healthy one.
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