Refined Dermatology

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Friendship and partnership are at the core of the doctor-patient relationship for board-certified dermatologist Dr. Steven L. Swengel. With more than 30 years practicing dermatology, he has decades of experience collaborating with patients in order to help them achieve their personal aesthetic goals. His belief that dermatology is an art form enables him to deliver refined results using the latest and most robust technology. “The tools I use ...

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Friendship and partnership are at the core of the doctor-patient relationship for board-certified dermatologist Dr. Steven L. Swengel. With more than 30 years practicing dermatology, he has decades of experience collaborating with patients in order to help them achieve their personal aesthetic goals. His belief that dermatology is an art form enables him to deliver refined results using the latest and most robust technology. “The tools I use ...

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Great skin is a journey.
Dr. Steven L. Swengel
Dermatologist

Services Offered

  • Botox® Cosmetic
  • Dysport®
  • Xeomin
  • Dermal Fillers / Injectables
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Fraxel® / Laser Resurfacing
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Mohs / Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Removal (Moles / Birthmarks Skin Tags / Lesions)
  • Acne Scar Revision
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Skin Care / Skin Peels
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • CoolSculpting®
  • BTL Vanquish ME™
  • Kybella®
  • Cellfina™
  • INFINI by Lutronic®
  • Juvederm Voluma
  • Perlane®
  • NovaThreads® / PDO Threads
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Restoration
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Ultherapy®
  • Exilis Elite™
  • ThermiSmooth®
  • ThermiVa®
  • FemiLift™
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A Minute With

1.
THE MOST UNIQUE ASPECT OF MY PRACTICE
We treat our patients like family. We also offer the latest, most advanced nonsurgical alternatives to face and body rejuvenation
2.
THREE WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBE ME
Thoughtful, honest, caring
3.
WHAT I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT
My morning swim and a good night’s sleep
4.
THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION ABOUT MY FIELD
That one visit will solve all your problems. Often people come in with a preconceived notion of what they need based on advertising or other patient referrals. We create treatment plans that are unique to each individual
5.
MY ULTIMATE SKIN-CARE ADVICE
Use products that contain Retin-A and antioxidants
6.
MY MOTTO
Great skin is a journey. Your life is a constant journey of beauty, adjustments, direction, course correction and exploration. Perfect skin follows this same journey
7.
MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS
Founding the department of Mohs surgery at the Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center. Refined Dermatology is the second chapter in my life and the extension of those successes
8.
MY DREAM INNOVATION
Treatments for melasma or skin laxity that work and last
9.
WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY PROFESSION
I like that dermatology is the most robustly challenging field in medicine. The longer you practice, the better you get. My profession is a visual art and I love helping people feel great in their skin
10.
WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH TOWARD AESTHETICS?
The focus is on what we can do to make you look your best no matter what your age
11.
WHAT UPCOMING TRENDS OR PROCEDURES ARE YOU REALLY EXCITED ABOUT?
Feminine rejuvenation and radiofrequency technology. Also, two skin conditions that are the “holy grail” of dermatology are melasma and skin laxity. Any new technology that predictably and safely treats these conditions deserves a Nobel prize
12.
WHAT ARE YOUR MOST REQUESTED PROCEDURES?
Injectables, fillers, CoolSculpting, BroadBand Light (BBL), the INFINI laser for scars and skin laxity, Clear + Brilliant® and Ultherapy
13.
WHAT NEW SERVICES ARE YOU EXCITED TO OFFER?
Feminine rejuvenation—we offer both ThermiVa and FemiLift, and often provide treatment using both

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Philosophy

Friendship and partnership are at the core of the doctor-patient relationship for board-certified dermatologist Dr. Steven L. Swengel. With more than 30 years practicing dermatology, he has decades of experience collaborating with patients in order to help them achieve their personal aesthetic goals. His belief that dermatology is an art form enables him to deliver refined results using the latest and most robust technology. “The tools I use help serve as a paintbrush to treat both the canvas and the frame,” says Dr. Swengel. Harnessing state-of-the-art technology and his deep knowledge of skin, he’s able to address changes due to aging and help patients eliminate or delay the need for plastic surgery.

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Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

Residency:

  • University of Michigan

BOARD-CERTIFICATION:

  • American Board of Dermatology

AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Fellow, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Society for Mohs Surgery

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About Dr. Steven L. Swengel
Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

Residency:

  • University of Michigan

BOARD-CERTIFICATION:

  • American Board of Dermatology

AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Fellow, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Society for Mohs Surgery
A Minute With

THE MOST UNIQUE ASPECT OF MY PRACTICE

We treat our patients like family. We also offer the latest, most advanced nonsurgical alternatives to face and body rejuvenation

THREE WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBE ME

Thoughtful, honest, caring

WHAT I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

My morning swim and a good night’s sleep

THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION ABOUT MY FIELD

That one visit will solve all your problems. Often people come in with a preconceived notion of what they need based on advertising or other patient referrals. We create treatment plans that are unique to each individual

MY ULTIMATE SKIN-CARE ADVICE

Use products that contain Retin-A and antioxidants

MY MOTTO

Great skin is a journey. Your life is a constant journey of beauty, adjustments, direction, course correction and exploration. Perfect skin follows this same journey

MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS

Founding the department of Mohs surgery at the Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center. Refined Dermatology is the second chapter in my life and the extension of those successes

MY DREAM INNOVATION

Treatments for melasma or skin laxity that work and last

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY PROFESSION

I like that dermatology is the most robustly challenging field in medicine. The longer you practice, the better you get. My profession is a visual art and I love helping people feel great in their skin

WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH TOWARD AESTHETICS?

The focus is on what we can do to make you look your best no matter what your age

WHAT UPCOMING TRENDS OR PROCEDURES ARE YOU REALLY EXCITED ABOUT?

Feminine rejuvenation and radiofrequency technology. Also, two skin conditions that are the “holy grail” of dermatology are melasma and skin laxity. Any new technology that predictably and safely treats these conditions deserves a Nobel prize

WHAT ARE YOUR MOST REQUESTED PROCEDURES?

Injectables, fillers, CoolSculpting, BroadBand Light (BBL), the INFINI laser for scars and skin laxity, Clear + Brilliant® and Ultherapy

WHAT NEW SERVICES ARE YOU EXCITED TO OFFER?

Feminine rejuvenation—we offer both ThermiVa and FemiLift, and often provide treatment using both

Services
  • Botox® Cosmetic
  • Dysport®
  • Xeomin
  • Dermal Fillers / Injectables
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Fraxel® / Laser Resurfacing
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Mohs / Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Removal (Moles / Birthmarks Skin Tags / Lesions)
  • Acne Scar Revision
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Skin Care / Skin Peels
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • CoolSculpting®
  • BTL Vanquish ME™
  • Kybella®
  • Cellfina™
  • INFINI by Lutronic®
  • Juvederm Voluma
  • Perlane®
  • NovaThreads® / PDO Threads
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Restoration
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Ultherapy®
  • Exilis Elite™
  • ThermiSmooth®
  • ThermiVa®
  • FemiLift™
Contact doctor for financing details
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