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BOTOX in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Relax! You’ve got a wrinkle-reducing solution in Grand Rapids. You're here because, like so many others, you want to know more about the most popular cosmetic treatment in the world: BOTOX.

The Bengtson Center is home to a dedicated team of Aesthetic Experts who’ve been specially trained to tap into the wrinkle-fighting injectable's full potential.

Whether you're in your 20s and proactively taking action against lines before they appear or in your 50s and battling wrinkles that have taken hold, our Master Injectors apply their years of knowledge and experience to maximize results for each and every patient seeking to tame worry lines and crack down on crow's feet. We welcome patients from all across the Midwest and Michigan — Lansing, Kalamazoo, Bloomfield Hills, Detroit — and beyond.

Experience Matters

Meet Our Surgeons

When you are ready to make a transformation, you deserve partners on your journey who you trust deeply to deliver the results you want.

The highly experienced team at The Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery is led by board-certified surgeons Dr. Brad Bengtson and Dr. David Alfonso. Our surgeons are regularly recognized by patients and colleagues alike for their commitment to innovation, compassionate patient care, and top-quality outcomes. Their work is supported by the thoughtful and passionate collaboration of the entire Bengtson team.

Dr. Bengtson - Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon

Brad Bengtson MD, FACS, Founder

Has consistently been named one of the Best Doctors in America® since 1996 and recognized as Best Plastic Surgeon in Grand Rapids by Grand Rapids Magazine for the last 12 years.

With over two decades of experience, he is respected for his cutting-edge techniques and compassionate patient care. In addition to his work with patients, Dr. Bengtson travels globally to share his knowledge and innovative approaches with fellow plastic surgeons. He is passionate about delivering harmonious, natural-looking results that elevate rather than alter each patient’s unique aesthetic.

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Dr. Alfonso - Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon

David AlfonsoMD, FACS

Has extensive experience performing a range of surgical and non-surgical procedures, with a particular passion for body contouring and facial rejuvenation.

A careful listener and passionate practitioner, he has received numerous accolades, including recognition as a RealSelf Top Doctor since 2015. He also contributes to advancing techniques in the plastic surgery community through regular publications and lectures. Dr. Alfonso is a fluent Spanish speaker, which helps him provide exceptional communication and care to a broader range of patients. 

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At What Age Do You Really Need BOTOX?

Get an Early Edge on Anti-Aging. Wrinkle-smoothing injectables, like our Grand Rapids BOTOX, are typically associated with older women and men who want to get a rejuvenated, refreshed, and younger look — which is great, since these treatments are ideal for such results!

But did you know that BOTOX administered at a younger age can help prevent lines from developing in the first place? The more you work out facial muscles, the more defined the wrinkles they cause can become. By getting BOTOX earlier in life, you inhibit your face muscles from "working out" when you frown, smile, laugh, raise your eyebrows, or squint. With regular injections, these muscles can "atrophy," reducing their ability to develop deep lines and wrinkles associated with strong facial muscles. Think of your forehead like a sheet of paper: If you don’t crease it, you won't see a fold.

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BOTOX for Other Treatments

It's not just for wrinkles anymore, what else is BOTOX being used for:

Migraine headaches

BOTOX to treat chronic migraines is given at intervals of about 12 weeks as multiple injections around the head and neck to try to dull future headache symptoms.

Excessive sweating

FDA-approved for treating excessive sweating of the underarms, but may also be used on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. It works by preventing the release of a chemical that signals the sweat glands to activate.

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How It Works

Acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter, controls muscle movement, which causes fine lines and wrinkles.

Botulinum toxin in the form of BOTOX blocks acetylcholine release, temporarily weakening muscle movement and softening the crease created by contracting muscles.

BOTOX Cosmetic is gradually eliminated from the body, and muscle activity returns to normal over time.

The Basics of BOTOX

You should understand that all cosmetic procedures carry the potential for risks, which will be fully discussed with you during your consultation.

  • When Will I See Results?: Many patients notice that full results have developed at two weeks, and the effects last three to six months
  • Common Side Effects: Light bruising and numbness are common, but both are minimal and should quickly subside
  • Does It Hurt?: Patients typically express little to no pain. A numbing agent may be used
  • How Long Does the Procedure Take?: The average length of a session is 30 minutes
Dr. Bengtson - Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon

“Best Plastic Surgeon - Grand Rapids” Grand Rapids Magazine for the past 10 consecutive years.

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Brad BengtsonMD, FACS

Elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® consecutively since 1996.

Sought-after Global Speaker and Educator on all aspects of Plastic Surgery.

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BOTOX Cosmetic

Who Chooses BOTOX in Grand Rapids, MI?

Age does not define candidates for facial rejuvenation. Women and men of various ages choose facial rejuvenation to delay or improve visible indications of facial aging, leading millions of patients to safely undergo BOTOX Cosmetic every year in the United States alone. Some people want to make a change, but are not yet ready for surgery. These are the most common goals we see from patients who choose us:

  • Preventing and smoothing established wrinkles
  • Enhancing facial features by selectively weakening facial musculature
  • Softening wrinkles and lines without creating an overdone blank or "mask-like" look
  • Improving brow position for a natural-looking, non-surgical lifted brow

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When it comes to delivering BOTOX Grand Rapids area candidates are generally defined by the following factors:

  • You can clearly define why you want this treatment.
  • You understand what the treatment can and cannot accomplish.
  • You accept its risks and your responsibilities as a patient.
  • You are healthy, emotionally secure, and stable.
  • You accept that you will need to make healthy lifestyle choices to maintain the results achieved by this procedure.
  • You have realistic expectations and are willing to accept minor asymmetries
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Static Wrinkles vs.Dynamic

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More than muscle movement goes into the formation of facial wrinkles. While the pattern of contraction after contraction is a major contributor to these lines, they also increasingly appear as elements vital to elasticity and moisture diminish in the skin.

Collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid are essential to a youthful look, but all break down more and are replaced less as the years go by. When paired with repetitive motion from daily facial expressions, the result is dynamic wrinkles. Since muscles are the culprits, the motion-relaxing properties of BOTOX make the injectable ideal for addressing these.

If lines appear on their own as age turns down the volume in certain of the areas of the face — causing nasolabial folds or marionette lines to appear — a different strategy is called for. Dermal fillers, like those in the JUVÉDERM family, are designed for this task. Their hyaluronic acid-based formula is injected as a gel that adds skin-smoothing volume directly to the skin and encourages the retention of water molecules for better hydration. Fillers and BOTOX can be used separately as needed, combined with each other to address different regions of the face, and even paired with surgical procedures that focus on facial structure and contours. As experienced plastic surgeons, Dr. Brad Bengtson and Dr. David Alfonso and their team work to meet your unique needs and deliver natural-looking, balanced results.

BOTOX CosmeticBasics

1. While injections can be made in as little as 15 minutes, results can last up to four months.*

2. The wrinkle-reducing effects of BOTOX require no incisions or sutures — just a few carefully placed injections.

3. The formula relaxes muscles that create "dynamic wrinkles" with their repeated contractions.

4. As motion returns to the targeted muscles, patients can get fresh injections to maintain their smooth results.

5. Thanks to our team of Aesthetic Experts/Master Injectors and the consistent results they achieve, the Bengtson Center has been named one of the top three practices for BOTOX in the state of Michigan!

6. Our board-certified physician assistant, Roxanne Cornelius, is an invited injector trainer for Allergan Medical Facial Aesthetics, which means she leads other injectors around the country in BOTOX knowledge and technique.

7. Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso are board-certified, and members of the Allergan National Education Faculty, and Dr. Bengtson was named an expert injector for his experience and track record — both in safety and results — with BOTOX. They are national trainers for the injectable and have performed thousands of injections.

Our Practice

Why Choose the Bengtson Center for a Grand Rapids BOTOX session?

The Bengtson Center is rated one of the top three practices for BOTOX and JUVÉDERM in the entire state of Michigan and has been awarded the Black Diamond Award five years in a row.

Choosing to have your BOTOX injections at the Grand Rapids Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery partners you with the team that worked hard to earn those accolades.

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We are innovators and educators in the field of cosmetic injections, using only FDA-approved injectables, such as JUVÉDERM XC, VOLUMA, Restylane, and BELOTERO BALANCE. We are also one of just a few national training centers in the United States. Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso have performed thousands of cosmetic injections and Dr. Bengtson is one of the top national trainers for BOTOX Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM in the United States. At his practice, he has personally trained and currently oversees a specialized team of master injectors. We strive to achieve natural-looking results that do not look "frozen" or over-treated.

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To speak with the Bengtson Center team about BOTOX, contact our office to schedule an appointment. Request your appointment online or call our office at (616)588-8880.

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Are you ready to take the next step to a more beautiful you? Plastic Surgeons Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso, along with the team at The Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, provide advanced plastic surgery and cosmetic treatment for patients from Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo, Michigan. We specialize in breast augmentation, breast implants, and tummy tuck surgery, as well as laser hair removal, Micro-Needling, BOTOX Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM, and other dermal fillers. Results may vary from person to person.