NovaLash Eyelash Extensions in San Diego

Love your lashes, skip the falsies

Who doesn’t love having long, gorgeous eyelashes? In fact, the average woman spends nearly $4,000 on mascara alone in her lifetime! Bold lashes perfectly finish any beauty look, but most of us aren’t born with a thick set naturally, so we rely on our products to do the job for us. But mascara can only do so much, and false lashes can be a pain to apply on a regular basis.

Eyelash extensions have been gaining popularity over the last few years for their ability to amp up your natural lashes without the daily fuss of other lash-lengthening products. We’ve been on the lookout for the right eyelash extension system for our patients—and we found the perfect solution in NovaLash®.

novalash before and after
Photos courtesy of NovaLash Inc.

How do eyelash extensions work?

Unlike false eyelashes, which temporarily sit behind your natural lashes, or mascara, which coats your lashes in product, eyelash extensions are professionally applied along your lash line and bonded to your existing eyelashes.

Eyelash extensions are typically made out of a synthetic material that looks and feels natural—and they come in a variety of curl styles, colors, and lengths to ensure you get the look you want.

When applied to your lashes with a medical grade adhesive, eyelash extensions are seamlessly integrated for a naturally fuller look. As your natural eyelashes grow and fall out as part of the normal growth process, your extensions will begin to fall out as well.

What makes NovaLash different?

NovaLash was created by a biologist and cosmetic chemist who was dedicated to creating a safe, beautiful eyelash extension system backed by years of research.

We only use the best. NovaLash has been voted #1 more than any other lash company since 2004!

The NovaLash system uses Platinum Bond®, an award-winning, pharmaceutical grade adhesive that has been shown to outlast that of the leading competitor by two times. What does that mean for you? Your NovaLash extensions will look better for longer.

What is it like to get eyelash extensions?

When you come to the Laser & Skincare Clinic at LJCSC for your eyelash extensions appointment, you’ll meet with our lovely aesthetician, Christine. You’ll have an opportunity to chat with her about your goals and how you’d love your lashes to look—and she’ll use her expertise and experience with NovaLash to pick out the perfect extensions for you.

The first step in the process is to remove any makeup residue or natural oils from your lashes and eyelids. This will help the adhesive bond better and ensure you get a great end result. Once your lashes have been prepped, Christine will apply a special eye patch over your bottom lashes and under eye area to protect your skin and prevent any adhesive from migrating to the lower lash line.

Now the fun part begins! Carefully parting your natural eyelashes, Christine will dip a single eyelash extension in adhesive and apply it directly to a single, isolated eyelash. Depending on your desired end result, she will apply anywhere from 40 – 100 individual lash extensions to your eyelashes, taking care to create a uniform, natural look.

Placing your lashes requires great skill and about two hours of your time. Once all the lashes have been applied, Christine will run through your eyelashes to ensure there are no clumps and that the adhesive hasn’t migrated anywhere else. She will then “fluff” the lashes by separating and drying them.

After application, you can resume your regular routine, with a few exceptions. You’ll need to keep water away from your lashes for about a day to avoid weakening the adhesive. Because NovaLash extensions are water and oil-proof, you’re free to use your normal products after the initial setting period!

How long do eyelash extensions last?

The longevity of your eyelash extensions is dependent both on your natural lash growth cycle and the quality of the adhesive being used to apply them. Your eyelash growth cycle can be anywhere from 4 – 8 weeks, though some extensions will be lost before this if they were attached to an eyelash farther along in the cycle. That’s why we recommend a monthly “touch up” if you want to maintain your look.

There are a few things you can do at home to extend the life of your eyelash extensions, like skipping mascara while they’re on and following any aftercare instructions from Christine.

Your one-way ticket to GLAMlashes at LJCSC

NovaLash Appointment Options

  • NovaClassic Full Set*
  • NovaMinx Full Set*
  • Fill two weeks
  • Fill three weeks
  • Lash removal

*A full set is for clients who have no lash extensions on or it has been longer than five weeks since your last lash visit.


Please remove all makeup from the upper cheek and eye area before your appointment. If you are unable to arrive fresh-faced, please plan on getting here 15 minutes ahead so we can give you supplies to remove your makeup.

It is VERY IMPORTANT to not drink coffee or caffeinated beverages for any morning appointment. If your appointment is in the afternoon, please refrain from caffeine for at least four hours prior to your lash appointment.

If you are unable to keep your lash appointment, 24-hour notice must be given to avoid a $65 cancellation fee.

Ready to take your lashes from drab to fab? Contact us today to book your San Diego eyelash extension appointment with Christine!