A Little About Myself

Board-Certified and Fellowship Trained Newport Beach Dermatologist and Cosmetic Surgeon with one all encompassing goal: To make my patients look and feel their very best.

What Are Your Credentials?

I earned my Medical Degree from UC Irvine and completed my residency in Dermatology at UCLA. Upon completing my residency, I joined the full-time faculty at UCLA as a Clinical Instructor and Professor in Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. I then went on to complete advanced fellowship training in Dermatologic Surgery at UC Davis and Cosmetic Dermatology at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Northern California with world-renowned expert, Dr. Suzanne Kilmer. After fellowship, I was appointed the Director of Dermatologic Surgery at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Northern California where I have remained active in clinical trials and have been on the forefront of the latest advances in aesthetics and dermatology.  As an Orange County native, I love the SoCal community and currently enjoy being a Dermatologist in Newport Beach, CA.

Laser Treatment

Beautiful Location

Lip Injection

What's Your Expertise?

My areas of expertise include cosmetic dermatology with a focus on injectable neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin), as well as dermal fillers (Juvederm, Voluma, Volbella, Vollure, Sculptra, Restylane, Belotero,  and Radiesse). In addition, I travel nationally and internationally where I teach other physicians injection techniques and about the latest advances in dermatology. I am highly-trained in the use of lasers and energy-based devices to treat all aspects of photoaging, including fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, brown spots and facial vessels. I offer a comprehensive approach to body contouring with the use of minimally-invasive procedures. In addition, I specialize in Dermatologic Surgery including Mohs micrographic surgery, blepharoplasty, skin cancer excisions, sclerotherapy, surgical earlobe repair and cosmetic tattoo excisions.

My goal is for you to leave our office as a renewed version of yourself- beautiful and polished. We would love to consult with you about your lifestyle, short term and long term goals. Our intention is to analyze your goals and provide our professional recommendations, skills and techniques. 

My Hobbies

In addition to practicing Newport Beach Dermatology, I also author peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and lecture at professional society meetings worldwide.

I remain on the forefront of the latest advances in aesthetics by being an active participant in clinical trials and research. In my spare time, I enjoy dancing, ballet, yoga, traveling and spending time with my family and friends.


“Having great skin can give you the confidence boost needed to take the next big leap in your career or personal life.”

Stefani Kappel MD