Meet Dr. Steven Swengel

RefinedMD | Los Gatos + Greater San Jose

Dr. Swengel is the whole package who understands the relationship between medical and cosmetic dermatology treatments. A board-certified dermatologist in Los Gatos, Dr. Swengel focuses on aesthetic treatments. Trained in Mohs surgery, he’s spent over 30 years bringing surgical precision to cosmetic dermatology. In fact, he founded RefinedMD in 2012, attracting patients from Campbell, Saratoga, Cupertino, and throughout the Bay Area. In over 8,000 square feet of office space, he offers patients only the best, latest devices and products that he tests on a regular basis so they never have to wait for cutting-edge treatments.

Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Steven Swengel | RefinedMD, Los Gatos, CA

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology

Rigorous Education & Training

A graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine with a residency and Mohs training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dr. Swengel comes with a wildly impressive resume. A member of two honor societies, and a fellow at the American College of Mohs Surgery and American Society for Dermatological Surgery, his background is flawless—but not nearly as much as the results his patients are raving about.


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Fellowship Training

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Leader in His Field

Dr. Swengel was chief of the dermatology department at The Permanente Medical Group, Inc., for 23 years. He founded the Mohs Surgery Unit at San Jose Kaiser in 1980, where he subsequently became a medical director.

Professional Memberships

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

Awards and Publications

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Video: The Truth About Dermal Fillers with Dr. Steven Swengel

Board certified dermatologist Dr. Steven Swengel talks about the loss of facial volume and how that translates to wrinkles we see on the face and mouth.

Video: Welcome to RefinedMD!

We invite you to meet RefinedMD led by board certified Dermatologist Dr. Steven Swengel. Whether you have a skin condition or a desire to improve your skin, we only use the best technology in both medical and cosmetic dermatology.

Video: What Is Cosmetic Dermatology? A Discuss With Dr. Steven Swengel

Board certified dermatologist Dr. Steven Swengel talks about how to restore a youthful appearance by tailoring treatments designed to meet your aesthetic goals.


Dr. Swengel specializes in a comprehensive range of cosmetic and medical dermatology options, including:

Patients Trust Him for Minimally Invasive Options

Dr. Swengel helps ensure that surgery is the last resort. “I believe I can keep a patient from going under the knife for an easy 10 years if the patient is willing to get on a regularly prescribed skin regimen,” he says. That’s not bragging; it’s just real talk.

Dr. Swengel has seen too many people depending on makeup and filters to fake great skin. Makeup should be fun, not a dreaded daily task. Ditch the quest for the daily perfect cat eye and get a glow from the inside out. All it takes is the right regimen, and Dr. Swengel can help any patient find it.

For decades, Dr. Swengel has dedicated himself to always testing the latest products and technology. He blends a background in precise surgical dermatology, particularly with Mohs surgery, with aesthetic dermatology. Having great, glowing, youthful skin isn’t just about looking your best or having a fantastic base for makeup. It’s connected to a person’s self-esteem and sense of self-worth. It also doesn’t hurt that gorgeous skin helps you rack up those likes.

Dr. Swengel is personally invested in the health and happiness of each of his patients. That’s what you deserve in a dermatologist, and what you’ll get from decades of expertise. Give us a call at (408) 688-2082. We serve the Los Gatos community and surrounding Campbell, Saratoga, and San Jose area, as well as anyone looking for stunning, natural results.