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

Eric did my treatment. I am SO happy and he is so knowledgable and able to comfort.

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 recommend the doctor but not the products. I want to look younger, but I wonder if I am throwing away my hard earned money on products that last a very short amount of time for an outrageous sum of money.

5 out of 5 stars Collagen Injection

The Best Doctor. Los Gatos, CA

Wonderful - sweet caring and professional doctor with a lot of experience

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

Dr. Swengel is terrific.

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

have known Dr. S for many years, respect him as a doctor and regard him as an expert in this field.

5 out of 5 stars Rosacea Treatment

Redness is GONE - Los Gatos, CA

Great doctor, great staff, great results. The trifecta of medical care. I choose Dr. Swengel because of his vast experience. I'm sure I will do this again in the future at Dr. Swengel's office because the outcomes were so great and I was treated with such professionalism.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

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

Before and After Photos by Dr. Swengel

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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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