Dr. Stefani Kappel, MD

Dr. Stefani Kappel, MD

Cosmetic Dermatology  ·  
Dr. Stefani Kappel, MD is a cosmetic dermatology specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has been practicing for 5 years. She graduated from Univ Of Ca in 2006 and specializes in cosmetic dermatology, dermatology, and more.Read her story

1441 Avocado Ave Ste 203B

Newport Beach, CA 92660

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealthCare

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more than 88% of peers
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
more than 80% of peers
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
more than 79% of peers

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Dr. Kappel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kappel "Dr. Stefani Kappel is a Board-Certified Dermatologist and Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon. Dr. Kappel earned her Medical Degree from UC Irvine and completed her residency in Dermatology at UCLA. After residency, she joined the faculty at UCLA as a Clinical Professor in Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. She then went on to complete advanced fellowship training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at UC Davis and Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Northern California with world-renowned laser expert, Dr. Suzanne Kilmer. After fellowship, Dr. Kappel joined the faculty at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Northern California. Dr. Kappel’s areas of expertise include cosmetic dermatology with a focus on injectable neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin), as well as dermal fillers (Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Volbella, Sculptra, Restylane Silk, Belotero and Radiesse). In addition, she is highly-trained in the use of lasers, ultrasound and radiofrequency devices to treat all aspects of photoaging including fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, brown spots and facial vessels. Dr. Kappel offers a comprehensive approach to body contouring with the use of minimally-invasive procedures- Cellfina, ThermiRF, Coolsculpting, and Tumescent Liposuction. She also specializes in Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery including Mohs surgery, blepharoplasty, skin cancer excisions, sclerotherapy, surgical earlobe repair and cosmetic tattoo excision. Dr. Kappel has lectured extensively and served as an instructor at numerous professional societies. She is the author of multiple peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and has presented her research at national and international professional society meetings. Dr. Kappel continues to be an active participant in clinical trials and prides herself with keeping up with the latest advances in lasers, cosmetic devices, and aesthetic dermatology. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, also a physician, and their two children."


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This content was provided by Dr. Kappel "One of the world’s most comprehensive laser centers, providing state-of-the-art skin laser surgery and industry leading research in a warm, caring environment."

3  Specialties

  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Dermatology
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

27  Conditions Treated

15  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Facial Peel
  • Hair Removal
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Wart Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Univ Of Ca
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Sunset
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • UCLA
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • UC Davis
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kappel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kappel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kappel to family and friends
2 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

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Dr. Kappel's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Highly recommend Dr Kappel. She is friendly, professional and clearly has the patients best interest in mind. Her technique is impeccable and she kept me informed throughout my procedure. I felt I recieved a lot of quality time and had all my concerns and questions answered appropriately. Very...more
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Excellent doctor. Very skilled in laser treatments and she offers reasonable/competitive prices. I highly recommend!
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