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Eyelash Extensions

Are you tired of applying mascara every time you do your beauty routine? Do your eyes lack definition without it?

Eyelash extensions free you from this step and allow you to wake up with salon-approved lashes each morning. 

Our beauty team at Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa in Reno, NV, offers semi-permanent, natural-looking lash extensions. 

What Are Eyelash Extensions?

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Eyelash extensions are a popular method to achieve fuller, longer lashes that look natural and give you a complete, voluminous look without applying mascara. Eyelash extensions are made of synthetic or natural fibers, such as silk, mink, or human hair, applied to the natural lash with a semi-permanent glue adhesive. 

Benefits of Lash Extensions


Applying false lashes or mascara every morning can take up precious time. You may also find that eyelash extensions draw attention to the features you love, such as your eyes, giving you the confidence to go makeup-free more often, which saves you even more time. 


Our lash extensions are personalized to the texture, color, and overall look of your natural eyelashes. We want them to blend in seamlessly and look natural, so we take the time to customize them just for you.   


Eyelash extensions can last between 2 to 4 weeks before you need a touch-up appointment. This timeframe means about a month of waking up with gorgeous lashes and not having to touch a bottle of mascara to achieve this look. 


Mascara can be a great way to enhance your eyes, but the product isn't ideal for all situations. Unless you wear waterproof mascara, which can be rough on your natural lashes, you're limited from exercises that break a sweat, swimming, and other activities.


Enhancing your eyes with traditional false lashes can be a tedious task to perform. Applying the lashes in the correct position can be frustrating and uncomfortable. You can wake up with stunning lashes without lifting a finger with eyelash extensions.

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What Physical Qualities Can Eyelash Extensions Improve?


If you have naturally short lashes, mascara won't help lengthen them, but eyelash extensions will.


Sparse lashes from medical conditions or naturally slow growth can be filled out with extensions.


Eyelash extensions act like eyeliner to enhance the definition at your lash line, giving your eyes a more wide-eyed, alert appearance.


Our clients with red or blond hair tend to have lighter lashes that blend into their skin tone, but extensions can darken your lashes.

Why Reno Chooses Us for Lash Extensions

Dr. James E. Murphy and our team of estheticians have been rated the best in Reno for seven consecutive years. Going to a run-of-the-mill salon in Reno, Lake Tahoe, or nearby may be cheaper. But it may mean sacrificing your natural lashes for lower-quality extensions that pull and tug at them. 


The Process of Applying Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions can last between 2 to 4 weeks before you need a touch-up appointment.
Eyelash extensions can last between 2 to 4 weeks before you need a touch-up appointment.


Before your lash application, you'll meet with the team at our Reno plastic surgery office and med spa to discuss if lash extensions are right for you. We may be able to combine your consultation and application into one appointment.

Full sets can take up to one and a half hours to complete, while eyelash fills take about one hour.


A staff member will clean your natural lashes to prepare them for application. They will also separate the eyelashes to bond each lash extension to each natural lash. 


Using a special glue adhesive, we will apply each eyelash with precision and attention to detail, working from the outer edge of your eye to the inner corner. 

We offer three application methods. The classic method adds one lash extension to each natural lash. 2D extensions add two extensions to every lash and 3D adds three extensions to each natural lash.


After the application is complete, our staff will invite you to close your eyes and relax while the extensions dry for several minutes. 

Final Touches

Once dried, we can tweak any lashes that look out of place, trim excess extension fibers, and ensure a uniform, natural look. We may apply an eyelash sealant to protect the lash extensions.


It's important to not get your eyelashes wet the first 24-48 hours after application as the glue needs time to set. After this period, your eyelash extensions will be completely waterproof.

We highly recommend using a growth serum such as James E. Murphy, M.D.’s private labeled Lash Extend Rx to maintain your natural lash health and offer stronger support for the extensions.

How Much Do Lash Extensions Cost?

As a cosmetic service, lash extensions are not covered by insurance. Our office accepts financing through CareCredit® and ALPHAEON® Credit to help you break up the cost of treatment into monthly payments. We also offer monthly specials.

  • Classic Extensions: $225  March Special Pricing- $100  Touch-ups every 2-4 weeks $65
  • Hybrid Extensions: $250  March Special Pricing- $130  Touch-ups every 2-4 weeks $75
  • Volume Lashes: $275  March Special Pricing- $175  Touch-ups every 2-4 weeks $85
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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