(616)588-8880 Book Now

Restylane® in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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

Wrinkles and folds on the face do not appear suddenly overnight. Typically, they start as faint lines that grow more noticeable and deepen as time goes by.

With Bengtson's use of Restylane Grand Rapids area women and men looking for a smoother, more youthful look around the mouth and nose have solutions to fit the current state of their skin. Our Aesthetic Experts and Master Injectors offer two versions of Restylane: Refyne and Defyne, each developed from the same hyaluronic acid-based formula, but specially made and FDA approved to address a specific level of lines. Our team has the training and experience with a vast range of skin types to help you to discover the best dermal fillers to suit your unique needs.

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.

Watch Dr. Bengtson’s Videoplay icon
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. 

Watch Dr. Alfonso’s Videoplay icon

What is Restylane?

Skin loses its elasticity over time, with hyaluronic acid levels dropping as you age. Since hyaluronic acid is responsible for keeping skin well hydrated and pliant, its loss leads to the development of wrinkles. Restylane is a dermal filler that serves in place of that lost hyaluronic acid by adding volume and moisture to specific areas in the skin.

Once injected, Restylane "fills in" creases and lines, giving skin a smoother and more youthful look. It can also be used for lip injections to give lips a rounder and fuller look. In the mouth and nose area, there are two primary places where large lines can develop. Nasolabial folds form between the sides of the nose and corners of the mouth, while marionette lines extend from the corners of the mouth down to the chin. Two members of the Restylane familyRefyne and Defyne—focus specifically on these static wrinkles. Both Refyne and Defyne are made with something known as XpresHAn Technology™, which cross-links hyaluronic acid molecules to create a gel that supports natural-looking results that allow for a full range of expressions after your treatment. You will still look like yourself as you smile, frown, and laugh.

Additional Reading

The fillers in the Restylane family are good for a variety of uses, including:

  • augmenting cheeks
  • filling tear troughs
  • augmenting lips
  • smoothing crow's feet
  • altering the nose without surgery
  • addressing marionette lines
  • reducing nasolabial folds
Grand Rapids Restylane model

Wrinkle-ReducingSkin Care Tips


cream icon

Keep your skin hydrated with a moisturizer that contains cholesterol and fatty acids, and avoid moisturizers with a lot of water.


SPF creams icon

A daily moisturizer or a foundation with SPF will help provide protection from ultraviolet rays that damage your skin.


fish icon

Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids keep skin moisturized.


clock icon

During sleep, your skin has time to recuperate and can add longevity to collagen in your dermis. Sleep on your back to avoid pressure on your skin.


wine glass icon

Cold weather and alcohol can also dry your skin.


avocado icon

Antioxidants found in avocados, pomegranates and green tea extract help repair damaged skin.

What Sets Refyne & Defyne Apart

Restylane Refyne

  • Made to soften the appearance of nasolabial folds and marionette lines as they form.
  • #1 filler the Bengtson Center uses to naturally enhance the lips.

Restylane Defyne

  • Focuses on correcting nasolabial folds and marionette lines that have deepened over time.


Grand Rapids Restylane model

Our Injectors 'Defyne' a Great Experience and Result

The filler itself is only half of the treatment equation. Your choice of injector is also an important factor, because beautiful lips require someone who is knowledgeable, experienced, and talented.

We're happy to say we have not just one, but several Aesthetic Expert, Master Injectors on our team, each one with extensive training from national-level injectors. They worked hard to earn their Aesthetic Expert distinction, which the Bengtson Center gives only to those who have an eye for harmonious, natural-looking results—and the practical skill to achieve them.

Meet Our Injectorsarrow right

Explore Your Dermal Filler Options

Today's cosmetic dermal fillers are becoming more and more targeted, creating ever more natural and subtle approaches to a beautiful, youthful appearance. In the hands of Drs. Bengtson & Alfonso and the Aesthetic Expert, Master Injectors at the Bengtson Center, the range of different fillers available is like an artist choosing from an array of different paintbrushes. Each one can be carefully chosen and meticulously applied to craft your most natural and beautiful results.

Aside from Defyne and Refyne from Restylane Grand Rapids Aesthetic Expert, Master Injectors at the Bengtson Center are also experienced administering dermal filler from other lines, including the populist JUVÉDERM family, which includes Voluma for adding volume to the cheeks, Volbella for plumping up lips, and the Restylane options—is for nasolabial folds and other lines around the mouth and nose. All of these fillers can be combined with each other and a range of injectable treatments, such as BOTOX Cosmetic, to rejuvenate the face as a whole with a liquid facelift". While minimally invasive treatments with temporary effects cannot duplicate the results of a surgical facelift, they are a long-lasting solution for patients who want to appear more refreshed, but are not ready to commit to surgery.

Request Your Grand Rapids RestylaneConsultation

To speak with someone at the Bengtson Center about Refyne, Defyne, and other versions of Restylane Grand Rapids area patients can call (616) 588-8880 to schedule an appointment.

Schedule Nowarrow right

Schedule a consultation to join the
Bengtson community

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.