BOTOX for Harrisburg and Lancaster, PA

Women and men visit our Harrisburg, PA, clinic for BOTOX® Cosmetic injections because it’s a simple, nonsurgical way to look naturally fresher and younger. Come in on your lunch break and see why millions of BOTOX treatments have been performed with excellent results.


Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Gayner is the only doctor in the Central Pennsylvania area to earn BOTOX® Platinum Plus provider status. This is one of the highest tiers to accomplish and indicates that he performs a high volume of injections—which also indicates that he has a great deal of experience with the treatment. In fact, Dr. Gayner is a trainer for Allergan (the maker of BOTOX, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA®, and VOLBELLA®), helping other physicians on the Eastern Seaboard with their techniques to maximize cosmetic results and patient safety when using the manufacturer’s various injectables.

What Can BOTOX Cosmetic Do for You?

BOTOX Cosmetic can effectively smooth away what are known as “dynamic wrinkles” on the upper parts of the face, which are caused by the repetitive contraction of facial muscles over time. Common treatment areas that can benefit from BOTOX Cosmetic include:

Botox Treatment Areas

BOTOX is the only FDA-approved treatment that can temporarily soften the appearance of both moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.

BOTOX Cosmetic for Men

It’s not just for women.

BOTOX is one of the leading procedures requested by men, with hundreds of thousands of injections performed. The treatments can restore a look of youth and vitality to men who want to turn back the clock and feel more confident in professional or social situations.

How Does BOTOX Work?

Wrinkles occur through a combination of factors. Changes occur at the cellular level, our skin loses collagen, and prolonged exposure to the sun and other environmental factors also takes its toll.

But muscle movements in the face are also responsible for certain wrinkles. When an individual is anxious or focused, the muscles in the forehead and between the brows tend to contract, causing the skin to fold and furrow. When squinting to better observe something, the muscles around the eyes contract, resulting in crow’s feet.

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BOTOX is a safe injectable treatment that works by relaxing these facial muscles that contract, wrinkle the skin, and eventually cause dynamic wrinkles. Once injected into these muscles, BOTOX causes them to stop contracting, preventing them from forming the telltale wrinkles.

What to Expect

Beginning with a consultation, Dr. Gayner will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the right areas of treatment.

Once you are comfortably settled and ready, Dr. Gayner administers several tiny injections of BOTOX directly into the muscles that cause your dynamic wrinkles. Many patients at Stratis Gayner have said that an injection of BOTOX can feel like a small pinch, and while no anesthesia is required, you may choose to have Dr. Gayner to numb the area with a cold pack or topical anesthetic cream prior to the injection.

The actual procedure can take as little as 10 minutes, so you don’t need to worry about making a huge dent in your schedule.

Recovery and Results

Any discomfort after BOTOX injections is usually very slight and limited to redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. BOTOX is well-known for being a “lunchtime procedure,” as patients can resume their regular activities immediately after a treatment session.

While you may notice an effect within 24 to 48 hours after a treatment session, further results should become visible over the course of 3 to 5 days, and can last up to 4 months.

Although BOTOX will prevent muscles from contracting to cause wrinkles, when a skilled facial plastic surgeon administers it, it should not limit your facial expressions.

Options Beyond BOTOX Cosmetic

DYSPORT®

You may also want to talk with Dr. Gayner about Dysport, a more recent alternative to BOTOX. Like BOTOX, Dysport is a quick, nonsurgical injection that can be performed right in our office, and it uses the same active ingredient (botulinum toxin type A). However, it is different in that it:

DERMAL FILLERS

Soft tissue or dermal fillers are also injectable wrinkle treatments, though they provide instant results by physically filling in wrinkles from the dermis layer just beneath the surface of the skin—as opposed to BOTOX and Dysport, which temporarily relax facial muscles.

There is also a range of dermal fillers on the market to choose from, each having its own specific active ingredient. At Stratis Gayner, we strive to provide our patients with several options they can choose from, so they can make the best possible treatment decisions for themselves. The dermal fillers we offer include the popular hyaluronic acid-based JUVÉDERM line, which includes:

  • VOLUMA to add volume to the cheek area,
  • VOLBELLA to smooth out wrinkles around the mouth and subtly augment the lips
  • JUVÉDERM XC to reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and other wrinkles

We also carry injectables in the Radiesse®Sculptra®, and Restylane®product lines.

Dr. Gayner can perform BOTOX or Dysport treatments along with dermal filler treatments for an overall facial rejuvenation. He is experienced using a variety of nonsurgical treatments and can help guide you in your choice. In fact, Dr. Gayner often combines these facial rejuvenation techniques to create unique and customized non-surgical facelift packages for patients who would rather not undergo surgical procedures, but still want the most balanced, natural-looking results possible.

MORE PERMANENT OPTIONS

Although BOTOX and Dysport treatments can provide beautiful results without surgery or downtime, the benefits are temporary. Dermal fillers can last longer depending on the brand used, but their results are also not permanent.

If your goal is to change deeper creases and fix sagging facial contours, you may want to consider Dr. Gayner’s surgical procedures, such as a facelift or eyelid surgery.

If you are looking to create a package that’s tailored to your specific facial concerns and desired results, Dr. Gayner would be happy to meet with you personally for an evaluation and discussion about your cosmetic goals.

To learn more about BOTOX Cosmetic and other nonsurgical methods to reduce the signs of aging, request a consultation with Dr. Gayner using the online form or call our office at (717) 728-1700.

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