Los Gatos Dermatologic Surgeon
800 Pollard Road, Bldg A
Los Gatos, California 95032 US

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5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

Bye Bye 10 Years of Belly Bulge - San Jose, CA

After many years of diet and exercise post babies, CoolSculpting finally has me back to the point of feeling comfortable not only in my clothing, but also my own skin. The hype is true my friends, IT WORKS. Dr. Swengel's staff @ Refined Derm were amazing. Not only did they set the expectations of what my results could be, but also, they entirely set the expectations of the treatment, pre &...

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

Skeptical, but SO Happy! - Los Gatos, CA

Was referred to Dr. Swengel's office for Cool Sculpting of my abdomen and flanks. After speaking to some people, I realized this office was the best place to go since so many people I talked to said they had their Cool Sculpting done there too. I decided to make an appointment and just do it. I had my treatment done by Eric. He is AMAZING! He made me feel so comfortable about the treatment!...

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

Working out and Eating Right Just Wasn't Enough. This Did the Trick! - Los Gatos, CA

Loved my coolscuplting procedure. It was easy, relatively pain free and very relaxing. I was able to watch movies and kick back while getting my treatment... way easier than going to the gym (and I'm somewhat of a "gym rat"). I was able to get rid of the extra chub around my belly! Excellent experience

Infini procedure for scars remove - Los Gatos, CA

Hello pll. This is my first review ????. I had acne since I was 19 years old. I used a lot of expensive products,(proactiv, Murad, neutrogena, miracle masks, creams, and nothing. But 2 years ago I saw this miracle cheap product in Internet and bye bye acne. It's the regiment. But i replaced the benzoil cream at night for retin A, my another miracle cream for acne, scars and wrinkles, yes its a...

5 out of 5 stars ArteFill

Radiesse Only Lasted About 3 Months - Los Gatos, CA

I am 52 years old. I was using juvederm fillers for the past 5 years which lasted about 6 months. Then I paid $1800 for voluma, and that was gone in a few months, so I decided to try Radiesse since you get more volume of filler for your money. I paid $1363.00 for 3 vials- 4.5 cc. The results looked really good, but only lasted 3 months. The older I get it seems that you have to get more filler...

5 out of 5 stars Collagen Injection

The Best Doctor. Los Gatos, CA

I was referred to doctor swengel by my cousin and I must say best decision ever , the staff is very professional and caring and I could be happier with my lip injections thanks you dr. Swengel for a wonderful experience getting my lip filler i will definitely be back and wouldn't go to any other doctor !

5 out of 5 stars Restylane

I Think I'm off to a Good Start. Restylane Under the Unders (55 Yr Male) - Los Gatos, CA

Oh Why didn't I do this sooner! I've always had dark circles under my eyes, but in the last 10 years or so, they've gotten a lot worse. Not only do I get the "You look so tired" remark on a daily basis, but It's so bad I don't even want to look in the mirror anymore I decided to do something about it. Searching the internet I found realself.com. The stories and reviews posted here gave...

5 out of 5 stars IPL

Sciton BBL the Best Ipl You'll Ever Get! - Los Gatos, CA

I first "discovered" Dr. Swengel a little over a year ago. I initially used him for BBL and skintyte, but then branched out to botox, and other medical non aesthetic problems. He is quite simply caring, compassionate and very competent! His office is like family and they treat you as such. You can relax let your worries go and know you are in some of the capable, confident hands in the Bay...

5 out of 5 stars Laser Resurfacing

Smoother Skin - Los Gatos, CA

I am satisfied with the results of the laser resurfacing Dr. Swengel performed. II did not want a major change but did want my skin to look smoother and clearer. This treatment has definitely done this. My husband agrees and says it has taken 10 years off me. My life will not change dramatically as a result, but I feel better about myself in general. The recovery time took longer than I...

5 out of 5 stars Rosacea Treatment

Redness is GONE - Los Gatos, CA

Along with being treated for age spots, I also received a laser treatment for red spots. Again, the results have been wonderful with many compliments about my youthful looking skin. I will be 59 years old in less than a month and I have been told my facial skin "looks like a 40 year old's face." 

Personal Statement

As the founder and medical director of Refined Dermatology, located in Los Gatos California I am proud of the personalized care that we can offer our clients and patients. We believe that 'Great Skin is a Journey' and are eager to guide you along that path.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Swengel has hospital affiliations at El Camino Hospital - Los Gatos.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: University of Illinois College of Medicine
    Residency: University of Michigan
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Dermatology and Mohs Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Treatments offered at Refined Dermatology

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Sculptra Side Effects

Sculptra has been in use for over 10 years. I began treating patients for HIV associated lipoatrophy and realized that accelerated lipoatophy of HIV... READ MORE

Melasma Peel: What Works Best?

We have two proprietary peels that our office has found to be very successful in treating pigmentation of melisma: The Perfect Peel and the VI Peel.... READ MORE

Why Have Botox Injections Not Significantly Reduced my Crow's Feet? (photo)

A couple of issues going on in the lower lateral crows feet area. This is where the orbicularis oculi muscle around the eye overlaps the top portion... READ MORE

I Am from Indian Descent and Have Severe Dark Circles and Sunken Eye Problem. Will Restylane Help? (photo)

Deep placement of a hyaluronic such as Restylane will definitely help to soften the deep troughs on the inner aspect of the lower orbital rim. Don't... READ MORE

Basal Cell Carcinoma of Frontal Scalp. Pending Moh's Surgery. Had It 2x Before. Is This the Best Option?

Mohs is definitely indicated here. The pathology report does not indicate any thing more dangerous but the simple fact you have had two recurrences... READ MORE

I was told about 10 treatments to my abdomen of coolscultping would make my fat disappear. Is this accurate? (photo)

Hello and thank you for your question. Coolsculpt is an excellent procedure to get rid of unwanted fat and each treatment is able to remove at least... READ MORE

Can you remove my tattoo? How many sessions do you think it will take? (Photo)

You would definitely want to wait for the skin to heal.  I would recommend at least 4-6 weeks.  And yes, only the image could be removed, leaving t... READ MORE

What filler is best for hollows under eyes? (Photos)

My go to products for eye hollows are Belotero and Restylane.   These are preferable over others because they are less hygroscopic, ie:  they don't p... READ MORE

Microneedling with closed comedones?

Microneedling can be done when there is active acne including comedones and pustules.  Of course, we want patients to be using the appropriate skin ... READ MORE

Kybella for armpit fat?

Kybella is FDA cleared for submental fat but there is no doubt that docs are going off-label in use of Kybella already.  The biggest drawback to ... READ MORE

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Halo Laser: Here's How It's Different From Fraxel

Dr. Steven Swengel details the differences between two popular lasers. WATCH VIDEO

No Downtime Skincare Treatments: They Do Exist!

Not all skincare treatments require lots of downtime. Dr. Steven Swengel shares his tips for developing effective, quick beauty regimens. WATCH VIDEO

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