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Symmetry Med Spa and Laser Center
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Meet Our

Aesthetic Expert-Master Injectors, Clinical Providers and Medical Aestheticians

At Symmetry Med Spa, we know every person has unique and personal aesthetic goals and we’re here to help you achieve those goals. Because we know…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 finally put in place an aesthetic plan to help you look and feel like your most amazing self.

And here’s the thing: You shouldn’t have to navigate these decisions alone-and you don’t have to! Our team is ready to join you in celebrating with you and creating a personalized plan that is perfect for you.

We’re passionate about our patients and their natural beauty. And with Dr. Bradley Bengtson and Dr. David Alfonso, two board certified Grand Rapids plastic surgeons leading the team we have carefully curated the most advanced scientific skincare solutions and non-surgical technology available. We cannot wait to meet you.

Aesthetic Experts

Amanda - Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery Grand Rapids

Amanda, RN-BSN

Aesthetic Expert, Master Injector

"Our patients deserve to look their personal best, and it’s my passion to help them achieve that goal with the most advanced filler and non-surgical technologies available!"

Amanda has been an Aesthetic Expert with the Bengtson Center since 2009. She is a Registered Nurse, an Allergan Medical Institute Injectable Trainer and a Master Injector. She is motivated by the strong conviction that each and every patient deserves to look as good on the outside as they feel on the inside, and she accomplishes this by getting to know them on a personal level, understanding their aesthetic goals and establishing a game plan! Amanda’s proficient and skilled techniques complement the work of Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso and assists those patients wanting a non-surgical approach to looking their personal best.

Amanda specializes in all injectables including BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers, as well as Kybella® and QWO® Injectable cellulite treatments. She also provides Microneedling, Microneedling with PRP and Ultherapy®.

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Amanda’s Favorites

“My favorite products include the ZO® Skin Health Daily Power Defense (I will never go a day without it.) and ZO® Skin Health Growth Factor Serum. These two products teamed with neurotoxins give my skin a beautiful boost, while still looking natural.”

Accomplishments

  • Appointed an Allergan Medical Institute Injectable Trainer in 2021
  • Master Injector
  • Extensive hands-on PALETTE® Injection training, as well as her continuous training with two Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Allergan Medical Institute National Trainers
  • Advanced SkinPen® Microneedling comprehensive training program 2021
  • Graduated from Michigan State University in 2009 with her Bachelor of Science degree
  • Professional affiliations include the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic
  • Nurses and the American Nurses Association
Ashley - Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery Grand Rapids

Ashley, RN

Aesthetic Expert, Master Injector

“It’s very important to develop a trust and bond with each patient so we can achieve the best results possible and meet their personal goals. I’m passionate about our patients and their results!”

Joining the Bengtson Center in 2011, she is a Registered Nurse and Master Injector. Her passion for education and training continues to advance her techniques and skillset as an Aesthetic Expert at the Bengtson Center. She provides personalized aesthetic game plans to each and every patient that emphasizes their natural beauty and prioritizes their safety. Ashley is passionate about all thing’s beauty including medical grade skincare products that assist patients at home routine to help them reach their personal skin health and beauty goals.

Ashley is an injectable specialist, she is an expert in many different injectables including BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers, as well as Kybella® and QWO® Injectable cellulite treatments. She also provides Microneedling, Microneedling with PRP and Ultherapy®.

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Ashley’s Favorites

“I love Neurotoxins as a quick and easy treatment that provides the biggest difference for a patient and Ultherapy® for Non-Surgical skin lifting. My favorite medical grade skincare products would have to be SkinBetter® EyeMax AlphaRet Overnight Cream and SkinMedica® TNS Advanced Serum. Both are tried and true products.”

Accomplishments

  • Extensive hands-on PALETTE® Injection training, as well as her continuous training with two Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and one Registered Nurse Allergan Injectable National Trainers
  • Master Injector. Advanced SkinPen® Microneedling comprehensive training program 2021
  • Professional affiliations include the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses and American Nurses Association
Hannah - Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery Grand Rapids

Hannah, PA-C

Aesthetic Expert

“I recognize that every patient I meet has unique goals, and I tailor all treatments to meet those individual needs. I’m passionate about helping our patients look and feel like their most natural and beautiful self!”

Hannah is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant and an Aesthetic Expert at the Bengtson Center. She joined the team in 2021. She aspires to meet patients wherever they may be on their aesthetic journey and to help amplify their natural beauty!

Hannah specializes in injectables including BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers as well as advanced Laser procedures including CO2RE laser resurfacing, Frax and IPL treatments, ProFound® RF Face and Body Tightening.

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Hannah's Favorites

“I would have to say Injectables are one of my favorite treatments to soften dynamic lines that can later create harsh wrinkles. I am also loving medical-grade sunscreen and retinol products to preserve and maintain a glowing complexion. Two products I can’t live without specifically are the ZO® Skin Health Daily Power Defense and Oil Control Pads.”

Accomplishments

  • Extensive hands-on PALETTE® Injection training, as well as her continuous training with two Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and one Registered Nurse Allergan Injectable National Trainers
  • Graduated from Grand Valley State University, Master of Physician Assistance Studies in December 2020 | Bachelor of Arts in Business from Hope College in May 2018
  • Professional affiliations include the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
Katrina - Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery Grand Rapids

Katrina, PA-C

Aesthetic Expert, Master Injector

“I believe that every patient deserves to feel beautiful, and I aim to provide that by using the most advanced technology to highlight their best features and help them feel confident. Seeing the excitement of a patient when they see their results is the best part of my job and it never gets old!”

A Board-Certified Physician Assistant, Katrina joined the Bengtson Center in 2018. She prides herself in educating and guiding her patients in their aesthetic journey so they can understand and reach their aesthetic goals! She specializes in injectable treatments including BOTOX®, Dermal Fillers, PRP Scalp Injections, QWO® and Kybella® treatments.

Katrina also specializes in providing Non-Surgical Solutions including miraDry®, Microneedling, Microneedling with PRP, Ultherapy®, ProFound® RF Face and Body Tightening. She also is highly skilled in providing advanced laser Solutions including Frax and IPL treatments.

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Katrina’s Favorites

“My favorite anti-aging products and treatment is SkinBetter® Sunbetter Tone Smart sunscreen compact and wrinkle relaxers. I also LOVE Latisse® Eyelash growth serum, it keeps my lashes longer and fuller.”

Accomplishments

  • Extensive hands-on PALETTE® Injection training, as well as her continuous training with two Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and one Registered Nurse Allergan Injectable National Trainers
  • Master Injector
  • Graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science as well as a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies
  • Trained in Reconstructive/Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology
  • Advanced SkinPen® Microneedling comprehensive training program 2021
  • Professional affiliations include the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
Lisa - Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery Grand Rapids

Lisa, RN-BSN

Aesthetic Expert, Master Injector

“I work to meet my patients’ individual needs as I encourage them to express their natural beauty.”

Lisa is a Registered Nurse and joined the Bengtson Center in 2015. Her varied and enriching educational experiences help her patients achieve natural looking results. She is devoted to her patients’ safety and satisfaction, and she focuses on helping each patient express their unique goals by elevating their natural beauty.

Lisa specializes in injectable treatments including BOTOX®, Dermal Fillers and Kybella® chin and jawline contouring injectable treatments as well as Microneedling and Microneeding with PRP. Lisa also provides Non-Surgical solutions including Ultherapy® facial tightening.

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Lisa’s Favorites

Microneedling is one of the most effective treatments available to keep skin glowing. My favorite skincare products are SkinMedica® TNS Advanced Serum, a perfect product for all skin types and one my skin loves as well as SkinBetter® Instant Effect Eye Gel.”

Accomplishments

  • Extensive hands-on PALETTE® Injection training, as well as her continuous training with two Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and one Registered Nurse Allergan Injectable National Trainers
  • Master Injector
  • Advanced SkinPen® Microneedling comprehensive training program 2021
  • Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Aurora University before attending the Biofusion Institute
  • Professional affiliations include the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses and American Nurses Association
Sarah - Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery Grand Rapids

Sarah, FNP-BC

Aesthetic Expert

“I love being able to customize a plan that will help each patient look amazing and feel like the best version of themselves.”

Sarah is a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner, joining the Bengtson Center in 2020. She loves working at the Bengtson Center because of the wide variety of services and customized treatment plan she is able to offer her patients to provide the best aesthetic outcome possible.

Sarah specializes in injectables including BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers as well as advanced Laser procedures including CO2RE laser resurfacing, Frax and IPL treatments, Microneedling, ProFound® RF Face and Body Tightening.

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Sarah’s Favorites

“I have so many it is hard to choose, but if I have to select a favorite treatment it would be a neurotoxin treatment because of the improvement it gives to the appearance of patients’ skin. My favorite medical grade skin care products are SkinBetter® AlphaRet Clearing Serum and Alastin® Sunscreen.”

Accomplishments

  • Extensive hands-on PALETTE® Injection training, as well as her continuous training with two Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and one Registered Nurse Allergan Injectable National Trainers
  • Completed the SkinPen® Microneedling comprehensive training program 2021
  • Certified Nurse Practitioner Masters of Science in Nursing, Simmons University 2016
  • Graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Grand Valley State University 2011
  • Professional affiliations include the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

Medical Aestheticians

Amy - Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery Grand Rapids

Amy

Licensed Medical Aesthetician

“Helping my patients feel confident and beautiful in their own natural skin is my passion!”

Joining the Bengtson Center in 2021, Amy brings extensive knowledge and experience from the everchanging skincare industry. She combines her passion for Med-Spa Aesthetics, expertise in skincare, and warm personality to provide the best possible skincare experience and results!

Amy specializes in facial treatments including the customized peel solutions, HydraFacials®, Microneedling and Ultherapy®.

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Amy’s Favorites

“HydraFacials® are one of my favorite treatments and SkinCeuticals® Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 is one of my all-time favorite products. It truly restores the elements needed to keep my skin healthy and improves the appearance of my skin evenness. Plus, it keeps my skin healthy and hydrated.”

Accomplishments

  • Douglas J Aveda Institution | Licenses in Esthiology | July 2018
  • Grand Rapids Community College | Associates of Fine Art | December 2010
  • Completed the SkinPen® Microneedling comprehensive training program 2021
  • Professional affiliations include the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
Emily - Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery Grand Rapids

Emily

Licensed Medical Aesthetician

“Helping patients reach their skincare goals and enhance their natural beauty is just as rewarding for us as it is for them!”

Emily joined the Bengtson Center in 2021. She is well versed and passionate about treating all skin types, as well as a wide range of conditions and concerns.

Emily specializes in facial treatments including the customized peel solutions, HydraFacials®, Microneedling and advanced laser technologies.

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Emily's Favorites

“Microneedling for the wide range of skin types that can benefit and experience beautiful results, as well as SkinBetter® Advanced Mineral Protection SPF Tinted Lotion for a silky-smooth foundation and ZO® Daily Power Defense to boost collagen and hyaluronic acid production."

Accomplishments

  • French Academy of Cosmetology, Esthetician Program | November 2018
  • Douglas J Aveda Institute | February 2014
  • Completed the SkinPen® Microneedling comprehensive training program 2021
  • International Dermal Institute Skincare and Facial Massage Training
  • Professional affiliations include the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
Luba - Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery Grand Rapids

Luba

Licensed Medical Aesthetician

“Customized aesthetics and color cosmetics can lead to an amazing skin transformation!”

Luba joined the Bengtson Center in 2012 after traveling the world and building a career focused on reaching the pinnacle of skincare and makeup application techniques. She is passionate about helping her patients transform their skin and feel as confident on the outside as they do on the inside!

Luba specializes in facial treatments including the customized peel solutions, HydraFacials®, Microneedling and advanced laser technologies.

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Luba’s Favorites

“The treatment or product that will make the biggest difference for her patient’s skin.”

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 the American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery
  • Completed the SkinPen® Microneedling comprehensive training program 2021
  • Attended the HydraFacial® Experience Center, Chicago, IL – HFX The HydraFacial Experience Training 2019
  • Professional affiliations include the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
Maria - Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery Grand Rapids

Maria

Licensed Medical Aesthetician

“I strive to accentuate a patient’s existing beauty by offering an individualized treatment and customized skin care routine to meet their personal goals.”

Joining the Bengtson Center in 2017, Maria brings her background and experience in skincare, makeup artistry, and cosmetology. She has a passion and skill for listening to her patients’ needs and developing a customized treatment plan to meet those needs.

Maria specializes in facial treatments including the customized peel solutions, HydraFacials®, Microneedling and Advanced Laser Technologies.

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Maria's Favorites

“ZO® Daily Power Defense, SkinBetter® Tone Smart Sunscreen are two of my all time favorite products. I also love Microneedling treatments to keep my skin glowing all year round.”

Accomplishments

  • Received her Cosmetology License 2004 from Clover Park Technical College, WA
  • Medical Aesthetics License in 2006 from Clover Park Technical College, WA
  • Attended the HydraFacial® Experience Center, Chicago, IL – HFX The HydraFacial® Experience Training 2019
  • Extensively trained in makeup application with Jane Iredale Her professional affiliations include the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
  • Completed the SkinPen® Microneedling comprehensive training program 2021
  • Professional affiliations include the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
Trisha - Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery Grand Rapids

Trisha

Licensed Medical Aesthetician

“I am passionate about connecting with my patients and helping them feel as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside!”

Trisha joined the Bengtson Center in 2019. She focuses on addressing every aspect of skin health and providing the most customized treatment available in order to help patients achieve their goals.

Trisha specializes in facial treatments including the customized peel solutions, HydraFacials®, Microneedling and advanced laser technologies.

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Trisha’s Favorites

“Pairing ZO® Daily Power Defense with SkinBetter® AlphaRet for the perfect antiaging duo.”

Accomplishments

  • Certified Laser Technician, 2016
  • Completed the SkinPen® Microneedling comprehensive training program 2021
  • Received her Medical Esthetician License, from French Academy of Cosmetology 2004
  • Professional affiliations include the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery

Clinical Providers

Brit - Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery Grand Rapids

Brit

Non-Surgical Provider, Laser Safety Officer

“Healthy skin is a life-long commitment. I am passionate about facilitating the patient journey: educating, simplifying and customizing skin solutions!”

Joining the team in 2020, Brit brings extensive knowledge of innovative non-surgical technologies to the Bengtson Center. She prides herself in simplifying the aesthetic journey for our patients, while guiding them to the right combination to meet any timeline, budget, or skin goals they may have. The journey from consultation to treatment to follow up maintenance treatments can be overwhelming. Brit works to make sure your game plan is clear, leaning on our surgical and non-surgical team of experts.

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Brit's Favorites

“A little BOTOX® always does the trick, and I could not live without lasers to treat my sun damage, vessels, texture and tone concerns. Two of my favorite skincare products are Sunbetter® Tone Smart Tinted Sunscreen compact and Alastin® Skin Nectar. Reapplying SPF throughout the day is a must. Keeping the sunscreen compact in my bag has been a lifesaver and Alastin® Skin Nectar is the best prepost healing skin treatment product.”

Accomplishments

  • Graduated with a Bachelor of Business Management, Hope College 2010
  • Previous Ultherapy®, Coolsculpting® + Nordlys® Practice Development Specialist
  • Previous Associate Director of Profound® (Candela Medical), North America
  • Presidents Club Winner: Candela Medical
  • Esthetic Advisor Laser Academy: Completion of Laser Safety Officer Training, 40 Hour Didactic Laser Theory Training and Microtherapy (Microneedling) Certification Courses
  • Professional affiliations include the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
Rileigh - Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery Grand Rapids

Rileigh, RN

Non-Surgical Provider

“Partnering with patients on their aesthetic journey and witnessing them gain confidence is what I love most about my job!”

Rileigh joined the Bengtson Center in 2021 as a Non-Surgical Clinical Provider. She has a passion for partnering with her patients and offering the best and most innovative Non-Surgical technologies to help them look and feel like their best self.

Rileigh specializes in CoolSculpting® Elite, CoolTone®, Microneedling, Keravive® Hair Restoration and Ultherapy®.

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Rileigh’s Favorites

“Microneedling helps to reduce the appearance of stress in my skin and helps to naturally boost my collagen and elastin. Two skincare products I can’t live without are Alastin® Hydratint Broad Spectrum sunscreen to use as a moisturizer, foundation, and broad-spectrum sunscreen…all in one and ZO® Skin Health Exfoliating Polish.”

Accomplishments

  • Graduated from Muskegon Community College 2021
  • Completed Allergan Aesthetics Advanced CoolSculpting University Training Program 2021
  • Completed the SkinPen® Microneedling comprehensive training program 2021
  • Professional affiliations include the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses, the American Nurses Association, and the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
Taja - Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery Grand Rapids

Taja, MA

Non-Surgical Provider

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

Taja joined the Bengtson Center in 2019. She prides herself in creating a safe space for her patients to feel comfortable and ask questions. Taja specializes in CoolSculpting® Elite and CoolTone® technologies.

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Taja's Favorites

“I love neurotoxins for myself and my millennial friends who seek a soft, subtle hold for newly recognized forehead lines. I also highly recommend miraDry® sweat reduction for anyone who experiences the dreaded pit stain! My favorite products would have to be SkinBetter® Cleansing Serum and ZO® Exfoliating Polish.”

Accomplishments

  • Graduated from Davenport University – Associates in Applied Science | Registered Medical Assistant, 2015
  • Completed CoolSculpting® Training 2021

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2155 East Paris Suite 100, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546

Plastic Surgeons Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso, along with the team at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, provide advanced surgical and cosmetic treatments for patients from Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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