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What is Botox?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most common cosmetic treatment undergone by both women and men in Grand Rapids. BOTOX is a protein administered in the muscles of the forehead or crow’s feet around the eyes. Once in place, it selectively decreases muscle function and prevents the formation of wrinkling and deep lines.

In this way, BOTOX Cosmetic improves the appearance and decreases the prominence of existing frown lines, forehead furrows and crow’s feet. Injections are usually repeated every three to four months to maintain results.

Why choose Dr. Ringler?

Dr. Steven L. Ringler is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is recognized nationally and internationally for his achievements in both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. He is also a skilled injector who has safely performed thousands of injection treatments for his Michigan patients. In addition to Dr. Ringler, injection services are performed by our Expert Injectors who are either Physician Assistants or RNs with extensive hours of training and experience.

All of our injectors are extremely well-qualified, trustworthy, and trained by Dr. Ringler in advanced techniques in the art of facial fillers, BOTOX®, Xeomin and Dysport.. Whether Dr. Ringler or another team member administers your injections, you may be assured that you are in highly capable hands and your results will be beautiful, natural and personalized just for you.

Michigan BOTOX

The procedure

  • What to expect

    Our Michigan BOTOX injections are performed during a comfortable, in-office appointment. To begin, Dr. Ringler will ask you to make a series of facial expressions so he knows where to place the injections. From there, he will administer the BOTOX directly into the areas of your fine lines and wrinkles. No anesthesia is required, and you will be able to return to work and your normal daily routine right away. The entire experience will take about ten minutes.

  • What do I need to know about BOTOX®?

    • Results are not permanent. The treatment area will need to be reinjected every 3 to 6 months to maintain your youthful new look.
    • Common side effects include mild bruising and numbness. These effects are minimal and short in duration.
    • You should understand that all cosmetic procedures carry the potential for risks, which will be fully discussed with you during your private consultation at our Michigan office.
  • Am I a candidate?

    If you want to look younger and improve your appearance, BOTOX may be right for you. By minimizing animation and frown lines, the treatment can correct a tired and angry expression – restoring a youthful look. In addition, Michigan men and women who suffer from migraine headaches or hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) may also consider BOTOX as a treatment option.

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Alternative BOTOX treatments

BOTOX has received FDA approval as a treatment for migraine headaches. If you suffer from migraine headaches, BOTOX may be of help to you. As it is not a permanent cure for migraines, the injections typically need to be repeated every three or four months. There may be a lessening or absence of symptoms while the muscles remain relaxed while the BOTOX is active.

BOTOX has also been approved as a treatment for hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. If you are one of many Michigan men and women who are embarrassed by excessive underarm sweating, BOTOX can safely and effectively treat the problem. Typically, the injections need to be repeated about twice a year to maintain your results. For many patients, not worrying about overactive sweating does a great deal to boost their self-confidence and avoid embarrassment.

Procedure FAQ's

What is the cost of Botox in Grand Rapids?

The price of BOTOX® at our Grand Rapids office is between $10 and $13 per unit. A consultation will provide a comprehensive quote of your full treatment.

What are the risks?

Most of our Michigan patients receive BOTOX injections without any complications. Risks are rare, and may include an allergic reaction and temporary nausea, headaches, and drooping eyebrows.

We participate in Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions® Program, which offers special discounts available to members only. Please click here to join.

Please check out our specials page for more BOTOX specials and rebates.

Contact us today

For more information on BOTOX injections, please contact Dr. Steven L. Ringler’s Grand Rapids, Michigan office today.

Michigan BOTOX

Steven L. Ringler, MD, FACS


Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Valued Patients,

We look forward to seeing you and are open as of Friday, May 29th as approved by the governor. There are some temporary changes at the office due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Current requirements for guests for treatment at CAPS include the following:

  • You will be asked some basic screening questions when you make your appointment:
    • Do you have a fever, cough or headache today or within the past two weeks?
    • To the best of your knowledge, have you or anyone in your family been exposed to COVID-19 within the past 2 weeks?
    • Have you traveled outside of the country in the past month?
  • Your temperature (touchless) will be taken upon arrival. A temperature above 100 degrees will necessitate rescheduling your appointment until a later date.
  • All of our guests will be required to wear a mask to enter the office.
  • No children in the reception area.
  • Extra visitors are limited to 1.

What we are doing to keep you and our team safe at CAPS:

  • Hand sanitizer will be provided outside of the main entrance and throughout the office.
  • We will require social distancing in the office and our large reception area will be limited to 2-3 guests at a time.
  • All hard surfaces in the office will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day including: door handles, front desk, tables, desks, equipment and restrooms.
  • All team members will be wearing masks and will be screened every morning before work including temperature.
  • All treatment providers will be wearing masks and gloves.
  • As always, treatment providers will wash hands before and after each patient visit and change gloves between each patient.
  • All equipment in treatment rooms will be thoroughly sanitized between each patient visit.
  • We are installing an I-Wave ionization system to our HVAC system which continuously purifies the air killing bacteria and viruses as it circulates the air throughout the office.
  • Virtual consultations with Dr. Ringler and our treatment providers will remain available as well as in-person consultations.
  • Magazines and brochures will not be available in the office for the time being but are available virtually online.
  • Only bottled water is available for our guests at this time.

Thank you for your understanding. Our patient and team safety and well-being is our top concern.

Dr. Steven Ringler & the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery Team

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