Cosmetic injections include dermal fillers to smooth lines and wrinkles or restore volume, or injections with BOTOX, Xeomin or Dysport to treat dynamic wrinkles – wrinkles caused by constant facial motions, such as forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines between the brows.
Injectable treatments with dermal fillers
The most popular and growing category of cosmetic medicine are injectable fillers, used to prevent or smooth away wrinkles that can enhance your facial features, treating various areas, including:
- Create fuller, lusher lips
- Smooth lines and wrinkles
- Smooth creases
- Restore a youthful look to hands by restoring volume
- Lift the facial skin and tissue by adding volume to cheeks
Dr. Ringler and a team of expert injectors
Grand Rapids plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven L. Ringler, is an innovator in the field of cosmetic injections. Using only U.S. FDA-approved injections, you can trust his expertise, extensive experience, vision and ability to achieve results to help you look naturally younger and more beautiful.
Enhance your look with dermal fillers combined with other treatments.
Cosmetic injections as a single procedure could create the results you desire, or injections can be used in combination with other treatments, complementing either non-surgical or surgical procedures, including:
- Exilis Ultra
- MACS Facelift
- Forever Young BBL and HALO Laser skin resurfacing
Specialist in facial rejuvenation: Dr. Ringler
Facial rejuvenation is an area that Dr. Ringler has specialized in for many years. New techniques in the use injectables have made it possible to restore and enhance the face with a short, non-surgical injectable treatment. With Dr. Ringler, your facial enhancement may involve the use of several advanced injectables, including:
- BOTOX ®
- Juvéderm Voluma XC
- Juvéderm Volbella
- Juvéderm Vollure
- Restylane Silk
- Restylane Lyft
- Restylane Defyne
- Restylane Refyne
- Natural fat injections
- Kybella (to remove double chin fat)
Your face is an area where experience and artistic judgement are critical in achieving beautiful, natural-looking results. You can trust Dr. Ringler to perform your enhancement with meticulous care for results that appear natural and fresh.
Non-surgical facelift with injectables
While some facial aging issues can only be resolved with surgery, for patients in their 40s, 50s, and or even the 60s can achieve a dramatic improvement with what is often termed a “non-surgical facelift,” or “liquid facelift.”
Dr. Ringler has taken this approach one step further, and offers combination treatments that produce truly stunning results, including his custom “UltraLift” procedure. A combination of the best in aesthetic technology, such as Ultherapy or microneedling, along with our Michigan injectables, can create a look that inspires compliments.
Our team of expert injectors: a cut above.
Dr. Ringler performs cosmetic injections, along with our PA-C, (certified physician’s assistants) Katie Converse and Danielle Douglass. Our BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree) and RN (Registered Nurse), Sarah Vennix.
Dr. Ringler has gathered a team of some of the finest, most dedicated, experienced, highly-trained professionals in the field. The members of our team are happy to discuss the options available to help you achieve your individualized goals for results that are natural, refined – and beautifully you.
For more information about Cosmetic Injections, please call 616.328.8800 or contact the office of Grand Rapids plastic surgeon Dr. Steven L. Ringler at the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery.
Cosmetic Injections FAQ's
Do cosmetic injections hurt?
Most patients report cosmetic injections as virtually painless. We perform our cosmetic injections with very fine needles that allow for precision and provide maximum comfort. In some cases, the injections themselves have an anesthetic component mixed in, and for others, we can use a local anesthetic to increase comfort as needed.
Can I combine dermal fillers with muscle relaxers?
By combining dermal fillers like Juvéderm with muscle relaxers like BOTOX®, we can achieve dramatic results that wash years off your face. We often recommend a combined approach for comprehensive results.
How long do the results last?
The results vary based on the product used and how fast your body absorbs it. Most products range from 10 months to two years, and further treatments are available to maintain your look.
Is there any downtime after a cosmetic injection?
Cosmetic injections are known for being minimally-invasive and requiring no downtime. You will walk out of our clinic and back to your life without interruption after receiving cosmetic injections.
Are cosmetic injections safe?
All of the products we provide at the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery in Michigan are FDA-approved and clinically tested as safe. While some minor side effects do occur, they tend to resolve themselves within a week. Major complications are extremely rare.
How do I avoid getting a “frozen” look?
The best way to get natural results that don’t leave you looking “frozen” is to choose the right clinic. A poorly-trained specialist can make mistakes that make you look “worked on.” At the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, our staff are veterans and know precisely how to provide natural and beautiful results.
How long does it take to get cosmetic injections?
Most treatments take 10-15 minutes, though it can take up to 30 minutes if you are getting a comprehensive treatment that involves multiple products.