Dr. Stefani Kappel, MD

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Dr. Stefani Kappel, MD
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.

Stefani Kappel M.D.

1441 Avocado Ave Ste 203B

Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Dr. Stefani Kappel, MD

Dr. Stefani Kappel, MD

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Care Philosophy

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Dr. Kappel's Experience

Dr. Kappel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Board certified in Dermatology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Dermatology
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age Spots
  • Cellulite
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fine Lines
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melanoma
  • Rosacea
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Laxity


  • Ablative Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cellfina™ Treatment
  • Clear + Brilliant Laser Treatment
  • Clear + Brilliant Perméa Laser Treatment
  • CoolSculpting®
  • Deep FX Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Dysport Injection
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Facial Peel
  • Fractional Non-Ablative Laser Treatment
  • Hair Removal
  • Injection Sclerotherapy
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC Injection
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Kybella Treatment for Submental Fat
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Removal
  • Non-Ablative Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • PicoSure™ Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Q-Switched Laser Treatment
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Sculptra™ Injection
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Smoothbeam® Diode Laser
  • Thermage Radiofrequency Treatment
  • ThermiTight™ Subdermal Skin Tightening Treatment
  • ThermiVa™ Non-Invasive Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatment
  • Ultherapy®
  • UltraShape Fat Reduction Treatment
  • Vbeam Perfecta Laser Treatment


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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

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Kappel's Reviews

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Dr. Kappel's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Costa Mesa, CA |
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 good bed sides manners and am exciting to share my experience to others.
in Davis, CA |
Excellent doctor. Very skilled in laser treatments and she offers reasonable/competitive prices. I highly recommend!
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