As you age, your skin loses elasticity, developing fine lines and creases that can make you look older than you feel.

Dr. James E. Murphy's nurses can soften facial wrinkles and rejuvenate your appearance with safe, non-surgical BOTOX® Cosmetic injections.

Treatment costs $13 per unit. Learn more about candidacy, pricing, and potential treatment areas at our Reno, NV, practice.

What Is BOTOX?

BOTOX is short for botulinum toxin, a type of toxin made by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The toxin is FDA-approved for several purposes, like cosmetic use. We often inject it to relax fine lines and potentially prolong wrinkle formation.

Common Cosmetic Concerns Addressed by BOTOX

With BOTOX, treatment is easy and side effects are typically minimal. Botulinum toxin can provide rejuvenation for signs of aging like:

  • Forehead Wrinkles
  • Low Eyebrows
  • Bunny Lines
  • Neck Bands
  • Frown Lines
  • Crow's Feet

Get to Know How BOTOX Cosmetic Works

​Many facial lines are caused by repetitive motion. When facial muscles contract, the skin around the eyelids, lips, and forehead folds. Eventually, permanent creases develop in these areas.

After BOTOX Cosmetic is injected into the muscle, it blocks the nerve impulses that cause muscle movement. When the muscles no longer contract, the skin smooths, allowing fine lines and wrinkles to soften.

The effects of the toxin typically last about 16 weeks, after which you will return for additional injections. Treatment is only $13 a unit — so why not explore your options?

Look and Feel More Youthful

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Before BOTOX
After BOTOX® photo
After 25 units of BOTOX to the glabella
BOTOX Cosmetic can be used on several kinds of facial wrinkles. Our Lake Tahoe area patients frequently target frown lines (the furrows between the eyebrows), crow's feet (the creases at the corners of the eyelids), and smile lines (the creases at the corners of the mouth).

What Are You Waiting For? Explore the Possibilities

Dr. James E. Murphy has been helping patients in the Reno and Lake Tahoe, NV, area rejuvenate their appearance for over 20 years.

You deserve to feel confident in your appearance. If facial lines, wrinkles, and creases are causing you to look tired or feel older than you really are, it's time to consider cosmetic enhancement.  Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa offers a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to wind back the clock and achieve natural-looking enhancement. Find out what we can do with BOTOX injections and more by requesting a consultation at our Reno plastic surgery office and med spa. You can reach us online, or by calling: 

(775) 322-3446

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Dr. James E. Murphy's Practice

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A Variety of Options

We proudly offer a variety of botulinum toxin products at our med spa, including Jeuveau™, Dysport®, and Xeomin®. Our practice also features other effective cosmetic treatments to boost your confidence, like chemical peels, laser hair removal, and microneedling.

Board Certification

Our office is led by Dr. James E. Murphy, a board-certified plastic surgeon. To earn this status, he needed to complete rigorous training and pass additional testing. His certification sets a high standard for our Reno, NV, practice.

A Registered Nurse

When it comes time to treat your drooping skin or fine lines, our knowledgeable registered nurse, Tracy, can apply your botulinum toxin. She has nearly 20 years of experience with injectable treatments, making her an excellent choice to conduct your cosmetic care.

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Gloria Miller

Reno, NV


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Wouldn't think of going any where else. Staff is awesome. Tracey is incredible spends time with procedures. Love Murphy plastic surgery best in town

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Stephanie Block

Reno, NV


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I have had the best experience with Dr. Murphy and Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa. Would recommend to EVERYONE. The entire staff goes above and beyond and is truly exceptional. So glad I chose them for all my needs!

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What Does BOTOX Cost? $13 a Unit

We believe in full transparency for all of our Reno and Lake Tahoe BOTOX patients. That includes honesty about our pricing. 

BOTOX Cosmetic costs $13 per unit. The typical range can go from $52 to $520 per session. That's because each treatment will require multiple units, and the larger the treatment area, the more BOTOX we will use. Finally, you'll need to visit us every four months to maintain your results. 

We Make Treatment More Affordable

Want BOTOX, but not sure if it's in your budget? No need to stress. You can choose from four different financing options at our Lake Tahoe-area practice: Alphaeon® Credit, CareCredit®, PatientFi, and Sierra Pacific Mortgage. We also offer a Beauty Club Membership, which allows you to pay over time with a monthly plan.

"The office is beautiful. Kim administered my Botox and lip filler. She did a great job!! I had no bruising which was a first for me. I really like this office and staff and will continue to get my Botox and filler needs here." Linda Holeman, 5-Star Review

Is BOTOX Right for Me? Considering Your Candidacy

Many of our Lake Tahoe and Reno area cosmetic patients are great candidates for botulinum toxin treatment. During your consultation, we will go over a few factors to ensure BOTOX is right for you.

Your Health

Since BOTOX is a non-surgical procedure, most patients qualify. However, please go over your medical history and any medications you are taking with our doctor to ensure you are not at an increased risk for side effects like eyelid drooping.

Your Skin Health

While BOTOX is approved for patients 18 and over, treatment works best for those with good skin elasticity. As you get older, your skin gradually loses elasticity and is less likely to bounce back after injections. If the skin is significantly wrinkled or gathers in loose folds, a facelift may be better for your needs.

Your Goals

The best candidates for BOTOX Cosmetic are those looking to refresh their appearance and soften fine to moderate age lines, such as creases by the eyelids. If your goal is more dramatic enhancement, we might recommend surgical treatment, or fillers like JUVÉDERM® to restore lost volume.

What Happens During BOTOX Treatment?

BOTOX is a non-surgical procedure that generally takes about 10-20 minutes, with few side effects. Here is what you can expect when you arrive at our Reno, NV plastic surgery office for your injections.
Our practice has been helping patients feel comfortable and confident in their skin for over 20 years.
Our practice has been helping patients feel comfortable and confident in their skin for over 20 years.


We begin by preparing the proper unit dosage of the botulinum toxin. Your nurse will carefully determine the optimal injection site locations to target wrinkles and preserve your facial expression. These areas of the skin are then cleaned with an alcohol solution.


We inject the botulinum toxin in approximately three to five different spots per muscle area depending on the severity and location of the wrinkles. You may feel a tiny pinch at the injection site, but most patients find that discomfort is very minimal.

Post Appointment

Once you receive your injections, you can resume your normal day. While you might feel a slight tenderness or notice some mild redness at the injection site, these side effects are temporary and should fade within a day or two.

Results and Maintenance

After a few days, the muscles at the injection site will be immobilized, and your facial lines will become less pronounced. BOTOX Cosmetic typically reaches its peak effects in about two weeks. The results of treatment usually last between three and six months, after which the muscles regain mobility. With our doctor's approval, regular follow-up visits are safe and can produce even better results as time goes on.

We Take Pride in Our Work And It Truly Shows


Josephine Johnson

Reno, NV


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Dr. Murphy and the staff are awesome!!! I have used services from plastic surgery to facials at his business.

Every experience I have had for myself and what I have seen for others has always been kind, comforting, happy, and professional.

I recommend Dr. Murphy 1000%

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Sarah Burns

Reno, NV


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Tracy had been amazing throughout my appointments. I love her. She is so professional. She makes me always feel comfortable at each appointment.

I am so grateful and beyond thankful to be a patient. Tracy you rock! All the staff is always so kind and helpful. Thank you guys! I give you 100 stars!

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Injectable Alternatives

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Wrinkle Reduction Injection

You may have heard of other wrinkle-reducing injectables such as Xeomin and Dysport and wonder which type is the best. While all of these products have a similar chemical composition, Xeomin and Dysport have slightly different approved uses and lengths of duration. No one injectable is superior to others – some types may just be better suited for your needs. You can ask our doctor about alternative options if you are worried BOTOX might not be right for you.

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Filler Injections

Meanwhile, we offer another category of anti-aging injectables that are quite different from BOTOX. These are known as dermal fillers. Rather than prevent muscle activity, fillers plump up the skin with a biocompatible gel. Our Reno practice uses JUVÉDERM, a popular hydraulic acid-based filler that smooths the appearance of deep wrinkles and adds volume to areas of the face. JUVÉDERM not only adds volume but also stimulates the production of collagen, leading to more youthful skin.

Dr. James Murphy

Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa

Dr. James Murphy is a highly trained, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been in practice 25 years. He serves patients throughout Reno and Lake Tahoe and is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • American College of Surgeons 
  • American Medical Association 
  • Reno Surgical Society

Schedule your consultation today by contacting us online or call (775) 322-3446. Se habla español. If you would like to text us during business hours, we can respond via text to you. You can also send pictures to us with questions.

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