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JUVÉDERM XC in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Best Plastic Surgeon 2021 - Grand Rapids Magazine Castle Connolly Top Doctor Realself Top 100 New Beauty Best Plastic Surgeon 2021 - Grand Rapids Magazine Castle Connolly Top Doctor Realself Top 100 New Beauty

A Trusted Injectable for Grand Rapids, MI. Time may give you wisdom, but it also tends to give you lines on your face.

As components vital to healthy skin break down over time, wrinkles and folds form, showing to all the world that you have the benefit of years of experience — whether you want to broadcast that fact or not.

For women and men who prefer to reveal their age on their own terms, there is JUVÉDERM XC. Grand Rapids plastic surgeon, Dr. Bengtson and his injection specialists use this member of the family of smooth gel dermal fillers to quickly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth, forehead, eyes, and nose.

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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JUVÉDERM XC is a hyaluronic-based injectable gel dermal filler offered for our Birmingham, Grand Rapids, and Detroit patients. Hyaluronic acid is found in every cell of our body. As a natural filler, this injectable is used to treat mild to moderate facial creases by enhancing soft tissue volume to smooth a variety of wrinkles:

  • Nasolabial Folds: creases that resemble parenthesis on either side of the mouth
  • Smile Lines: lines that run vertically from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth
  • Marionette Lines: vertical facial wrinkles and folds that form below the corners of the mouth
  • Vertical Lines: facial wrinkles above and around the lips

Comprised of non-animal sources, the gel mimics the natural moisture-binding qualities of the skin and is safely and slowly re-absorbed by your body over time.

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Why Might I Consider Getting JUVÉDERM XC in Grand Rapids?

It's safe, can be administered quickly, and offers long-lasting results. At the Bengtson Center, JUVÉDERM XC is the most common agent we use to address creases around the mouth, given its natural, non-surgical outcome.

How Will I Know What I Could Look Like After My Grand Rapids JUVÉDERM Injections at the Bengtson Center?

VECTRA 3D Imaging of before-and-after images, along with a sophisticated virtual simulation, may also be used to help you visualize your Grand Rapids JUVÉDERM XC post-injection results.

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Bengtson Center JUVÉDERM XC Basics

  • JUVÉDERM XC is made by Allergan, the manufacturer also responsible for BOTOX Cosmetic, Latisse, and other trusted cosmetic treatments.
  • This injectable is ideal for treating nasolabial folds, smile lines, marionette lines, and vertical lines, with results that last up to a year.
  • The JUVÉDERM family also includes VOLUMA (used to add volume to the cheeks).
  • The Bengtson Center's Aesthetic Experts are specially trained in techniques designed to maximize aesthetic results while protecting patient health.
  • Visible, natural-looking results are possible after just one treatment, and no significant down time is needed after a session.
  • The "XC" in the name indicates the presence of lidocaine, which serves to minimize sensation at the injection site, improving comfort.


JUVÉDERM XC and its fellow fillers from Allergan are made to treat static wrinkles, which form due to loss of volume and more in the skin. For dynamic wrinkles, created by years of muscles repeatedly contracting in the same place, patients can choose BOTOX Cosmetic, which relaxes the muscles for smoother skin.

Various injectables can be combined to give the face a refreshed look not possible with a single product or treatment. Known as a "liquid facelift," this technique is customized to the patient seeking rejuvenating results.

Ideal Candidates

Who Chooses JUVÉDERM XC in Grand Rapids?

Despite time being a major factor in the formation of certain wrinkles on the face, age alone does not determine who would be a good candidate for dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM XC at our practice. Women and men of various ages choose facial rejuvenation to delay or improve visible signs of aging. The following factors generally define good candidates for JUVÉDERM XC:

  • You understand what this dermal filler can and cannot accomplish.
  • You accept the potential risks of JUVÉDERM XC and your responsibilities as a patient.
  • You are physically healthy, emotionally secure, and stable.
  • You are ready to commit to making healthy lifestyle choices that can help maintain the results achieved by JUVÉDERM XC.
  • You have realistic expectations and are willing to accept minor asymmetries.
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What Else Should I Know About JUVÉDERM XC

1. Common, temporary side effects include minimal bruising, redness, and swelling.

2. All cosmetic procedures carry the potential for risks, which will be fully discussed with you during your consultation.

3. Remember that results last up to one year and are not permanent, so by repeating treatments of JUVÉDERM XC Grand Rapids patients can maintain their results.

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To learn more about treatments with and the cost of JUVÉDERM XC, area residents are encouraged to contact the Bengtson Center today. Request your consultation online, or phone us 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.