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SKINVIVE in Grand Rapids, MI

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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

Not Your Average Injectable

Are topical treatments not quite getting you to your skin goals? Are you ready for something more powerful without being invasive or abrasive? If you're seeking a rejuvenating solution to give you dew-kissed, natural radiance, our Grand Rapids SKINVIVE treatment is the hyaluronic acid injectable you've been waiting for. Welcome to a new kind of injectable.

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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Dr. Narges Horriat - Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon

Narges HorriatMD

Understand her patient’s goals, motivations and desires and is always excited to partner with them to achieve safe and exceptional results.

Her philosophy is founded in individuality, enhancement of one’s own natural beauty and in helping her patients restore harmony between their physical body and their truest self. She is committed to excellence and dedicated to using her surgical expertise to help her patients feel strong, beautiful and confident. 

SKINVIVE by Juvéderm at The Bengtson Center

With cutting-edge aesthetic procedures and the expertise of Dr's Brad Bengtson and David Alfonso. The Bengtson Center is your prime location to receive anti-aging and skin rejuvenation treatments. This includes the exclusively distributed SKINVIVE in Grand Rapids, MI, at our luxurious office, where we are proud to be one of the first practices in the area to offer this outstanding skin solution.


SKINVIVE is a groundbreaking advancement in cosmetic injectables and the very first of its kind FDA-approved hyaluronic acid microdroplet injectable gel. Unlike any other treatment, SKINVIVE revolutionizes facial enhancement with its distinctive formulation, delivering seamless and uniform cheek smoothing while infusing your skin with essential moisture, creating a noticeable radiance. This remarkable innovation ensures a safe and effective skin rejuvenation experience for all skin types, requiring minimal downtime and no surgery.

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SKINVIVE vs. Other Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

SKINVIVE is the first-of-its-kind skin boosting injectable. It uses hyaluronic acid, known for its super moisturizing abilities, and delivers it in tiny droplets right under your cheek skin. Other HA fillers typically work by physically adding volume to different areas of the face. The result? A smoother complexion and a radiant glow that can last for up to half a year when you get the full treatment. This treatment is also compatible with all skin types and offers minimal downtime. These advantages make it a great choice for those seeking rejuvenation and a safe, accessible treatment.

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What can SKINVIVE do for me?

This innovative non-surgical procedure can achieve remarkable results, invigorating your skin and boosting your self-confidence. See what SKINVIVE can do for you:

  • Attain youthful radiance and restore your skin to a more vibrant and refreshed state.
  • Natural-looking results that complement your features.
  • Minimal downtime allows you to return to your daily routine without extended recovery periods.
  • Cheek enhancement and natural cheek smoothing, enhancing your facial contours.
  • Infuse your skin with essential moisture, providing skin hydration.
  • Suitable for all skin types.

Am I a candidate for SKINVIVE?

SKINVIVE candidates are usually looking to improve their skin texture and address bumpiness or unevenness on the cheeks. This treatment is FDA-approved for individuals over 21 years old. If you have an allergy or sensitivity to lidocaine, you should avoid this treatment. If you'd like to find out if you're a good candidate for SKINVIVE Grand Rapids injectables experts at The Bengtson Center can address that and any other questions you have during an initial consultation. Call us today!

Consultation and Preparation

During your consultation, we will take the time to get to know you and your unique aesthetic goals. Our goal is to create a completely personalized treatment plan so that you feel comfortable and confident in your care with us. Prior to treatment, we will advise you to stop taking any blood-thinning medications, including over-the-counter medications, and we may also recommend pausing certain supplements to reduce the chance of bruising.

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Our expert injectors, under the supervision of Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso, will ensure that your SKINVIVE treatment is performed precisely and provides optimal results that address your concerns. First, your skin will be cleansed, and topical numbing cream may be applied. Then, your provider will use medical-grade needles to inject the SKINVIVE solution, which also contains lidocaine for maximum comfort.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

This treatment does not require any downtime or recovery period, but some patients may experience mild bruising, swelling, or irritation near the injection site. Regular daily activities can be resumed immediately, but we do recommend sleeping on your back with your head slightly elevated for one to two days. The best results are usually visible after about one month and last from six to nine months.

Our Practice

Why choose The Bengtson Center?

Our stellar team of doctors, expert injectors, and aestheticians at The Bengtson Center are all highly qualified and passionate about providing the most outstanding and natural-looking aesthetic results along with compassionate patient care. Our philosophy is always that the best cosmetic procedures are the ones that you can't tell happened.

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Schedule Your Grand Rapids, MI, SKINVIVE Consultation at The Bengtson Center Today

Call us today at (616)588-8880 to speak to our helpful and welcoming staff, or book online anytime.


Is SKINVIVE painful?

Most patients consider this treatment very tolerable, especially since it includes lidocaine in the solution for added comfort.


SKINVIVE is a safe treatment with a very low risk of allergic reactions or other adverse effects. Possible minor side effects could include temporary redness at the injection site or bruising.

How long does SKINVIVE last?

For many patients, SKINVIVE results typically last about six to nine months.

Can I combine SKINVIVE with other cosmetic treatments?

Absolutely! SKINVIVE is a great addition to your treatment plan that could also include other injectables or laser skin resurfacing.

How much does SKINVIVE cost?

The cost of SKINVIVE will vary depending on how many units are needed to address your particular concerns.

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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.