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Life is full of milestones, some to celebrate and some to survive: You're getting married. You had a baby. You finally lost that weight. You hit the big 4-0. You hit the big 5-0! Any one of these major events—and countless more—may inspire you to make a change to your look so the you other people see is the best you possible, the you that reflects how you truly feel about yourself.

But here's the thing: You shouldn't have to navigate these changes and choices alone—and you don't have to! The aesthetic experts at the Bengtson Center in Grand Rapids are ready to join you in celebrating each victory, overcoming each challenge, and helping you achieve your vision for how you want to look.

Contact our Grand Rapids office today! Request your consultation online or call 616.588.8880.

You may be a patient, but we will treat you like family. Our aesthetic experts and master medical aestheticians are looking forward to meeting you in person and helping you start your journey of personal transformation.

Our Aesthetic Experts

Roxanne Cornelius, PA-C

Introducing Roxanne Cornelius

Aesthetic Expert, Master Injector

"I approach each patient as an individual, but always with the same thought: How can I help you look like the best version of yourself?"—Roxanne

Roxanne joined the Bengtson Center in 2012, and specializes in BOTOX®, injectable dermal fillers, Kybella®, and Ultherapy®.

Roxanne is a board-certified, multi-state licensed physician assistant specializing in aesthetic treatments to ensure that all patients look and feel their personal best. Roxanne has specialized in aesthetic medicine for almost two decades. Among her many accomplishments:

 
  • Member of the prestigious Injector-Trainers for Allergan (makers of BOTOX®, Juvederm®, Voluma®, and Volbella®) instructing doctors and other medical professionals in the latest in safety and techniques for the best possible outcomes.
  • Established Aesthetic Excellence, LLC, to further provide aesthetic training to medical professionals.
  • Graduated summa cum laude from the Physician Assistant Program at the University of St. Francis in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
  • Her professional affiliations include the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, and National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Kortne Custer, PA-C

Introducing Kortne Custer

Aesthetic Expert, Master Injector

"I believe in building long-lasting relationships with patients so we can work together to get the best results today and into the future."—Kortne

Kortne joined the Bengtson Center in 2009, and specializes in BOTOX® and injectable and dermal fillers. With her extensive cosmetic and clinical-dermatology expertise, Kortne serves a vast array of patients, ensuring they look and feel their absolute best. Among her many accomplishments:

 
  • Earned a master's degree as a physician assistant from Western Michigan University in 2008.
  • Spent three years working at a dermatology and skin surgery practice.
  • Member of Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants and American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Meredith Kent, PA-C

Introducing Meredith Kent

Aesthetic Expert

"Health and beauty so often go hand in hand, which is why I emphasize care that helps patients enjoy results for a long, happy life."—Meredith

Meredith joined the Bengtson Center in 2016 and works with some of the most innovative treatments available at the Bengtson Center, like Kybella®, ThermiSmooth®, ThermiTight®, and Cellfina®. She also specializes in BOTOX®, injectable dermal fillers, and laser treatments. Meredith strives to deliver the finest results attainable in the industry. Her expertise and training is complemented by her compassionate and caring demeanor. Among her many accomplishments:

 
  • Earned a master of science degree in physician assistant studies from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago.
  • Has worked as a physician assistant since 2006, with emergency, urgent care, and orthopedic experience.
  • Her professional affiliations include American Academy of Physician Assistants, Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants, American Society of Plastic Surgery, American Society of Lasers, American Society of Surgery for the Hand and National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Amanda Gorter, RN-BSN

Introducing Amanda Gorter

Aesthetic Expert

"My patients deserve to look their personal best, and it’s my passion to help them achieve that with the most advanced fillers and non-surgical technology available."—Amanda

Amanda has been a registered nurse and aesthetic expert with the Bengtson Center since 2009, offering BOTOX®, dermal fillers and laser treatments, and more. Amanda is motivated by the strong conviction that each and every patient look as good on the outside as they feel on the inside. Among her many accomplishments:

 
  • Proficient and skilled techniques complement the work of Dr. Bengtson, and assist those wanting a nonsurgical approach to looking their personal best.
  • Graduated from Michigan State University in 2009 with her bachelor of science degree.
  • Her professional affiliations include the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses.
Lisa Postlewaite, RN-BSN

Introducing Lisa Postlewaite

Aesthetic Expert

"I work to meet my patients' unique needs as I encourage them to express their natural beauty."—Lisa

Lisa joined the Bengtson Center in 2015. She specializes in microneedling, ThermiVa®, BOTOX®, injectable dermal fillers, and Ultherapy®. Lisa's varied and enriching experiences have helped her to develop a technical knowhow. She is devoted to her patient's safety and satisfaction. Lisa’s aesthetic focus draws on her belief in encouraging in the expression of each person's natural beauty and meeting his or her unique needs. Among her many accomplishments:

 
  • Extensive hands-on PALETTE® Injection training, as well as her continuous training with two National Trainers at the Bengtson Center.
  • Received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Aurora University before attending the Biofusion Institute.
  • Her professional affiliations include the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses and American Nurses Association.
Ashley Kerkstra, RN

Introducing Ashley Kerkstra

Aesthetic Expert

"It's so important to develop a bond with each patient to get them the best results possible, and I love that aspect of passion and care in my work."—Ashley

Ashley joined the Bengtson Center in 2011 and has been building on her abilities and knowledge as a nurse ever since, in order to give her patients quality care that emphasizes both beauty and safety. Since 2014, after getting her associate's degree in nursing, she's provided clinical care, and specializes in BOTOX®, dermal fillers, Ultherapy®, and ThermiVa®. Among her many accomplishments:

 
  • Extensive hands-on PALETTE® Injection training, as well as her continuous training with two National Trainers at the Bengtson Center.
  • Her professional affiliations include the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses and American Nurses Association.
Alicia Loucks, MA

Introducing Alicia Loucks

Certified Medical Assistant, CoolSculpting®, Ultherapy and THERMIsmooth® Specialist

"Our nonsurgicals offer the most cutting edge methods of maintaining or preserving your youth. Patient care is of utmost importance to me, and I enjoy being a resource for patients looking for ways to restore, improve, or maintain their appearance. I am passionate about the aesthetics industry and enjoy being able to discuss opportunities and solutions with my patients."—Alicia

Alicia joined the Bengtson Center in 2012, specializing in nonsurgical customized treatments plans with eye for predictable, outstanding results. She specializes in CoolSculpting®, ThermiSmooth®, and Ultherapy®.

Her sweet and sincere disposition, coupled with serious results and compassion, are a winning combination! Both male and female patients leave satisfied, nurtured, and with a renewed sense of confidence. Among her many accomplishments:

 
  • Received her Elite Provider Status, having graduated from CoolSculpting University.
  • Continuing education with advanced Ultherapy® training.

Our Master Medical Aestheticians

Julie Beyer

Introducing Julie Beyer

Licensed Medical Aesthetician and Laser Light Technician

"One size does not fit all when it comes to getting beautiful results with skin care."—Julie

Julie has been with the Bengtson Center since 2009 and is passionate about developing personalized treatment regimens for patients. Among her many accomplishments:

 
  • Has worked as a licensed medical aesthetician for more than 10 years.
  • Performs HydraFacial®, VI Peels, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels. Advanced laser treatments are among her many passions.
  • Her professional affiliations include Society for Plastic Surgery Skin Care Specialists, American Society of Lasers.
Luba Samrick

Introducing Luba Samrick

Licensed Medical Aesthetician and Makeup Artist

"Customized aesthetics and color cosmetics can lead to an amazing skin transformation."—Luba

Luba joined the Bengtson Center in 2012. She has traveled the world and built a career focused on reaching the pinnacle of skin care and makeup application techniques. Among her many accomplishments:

 
  • Studied at the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics near Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Served as an aesthetician, instructor, and brand ambassador for the Artistry Beauty Institute.
  • Her professional affiliations include Society for Plastic Surgery Skin Care Specialists, American Society of Lasers.
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