Since 2001, M.D. Laser Studio has been the premier source for all things non-surgical aesthetics in the Lake Norman area. As a Top 350 account for BOTOX® and Juvéderm® filler, M.D. Laser Studio ranks in the top 1% of providers in the country. In addition, our facility has 23 DIFFERENT DEVICES to address just about any skin and body contouring need. Dr. Castillo and his staff have spent the greater part of two decades beautifying the faces of Lake Norman. Our current and past  clients include numerous national pageant winners, models, actors, and local & national TV personalities.
The M.D. Laser Studio facility located in Mooresville welcomes patients with a luxurious ski-mountain lodge feel with bright natural light and comfortable spa-like surroundings.
Dr. Castillo and his staff are engaged in numerous local community events and often support local charities throughout the year. 
We welcome you to visit M.D. Laser Studio and be a part of our family.

Our History


M.D. Laser Studio has decades of experience when it comes to cosmetic procedures.


A wealth of 

We are emotionally invested in your journey of self-improvement. We love what we do and it shows.



M.D. Laser Studio is where art and science converge. Dr. Castillo approaches every case with an eye of an artist ensuring natural appearing results.


An eye for

We believe there are 3 key ingredients.


Dr. Castillo, or more commonly referred to as Dr. Andy, is the co-owner and Medical Director of M.D. Laser Studio and married to Dr. Rebecca Appleton Castillo.
He is a board-certified family medicine physician with extensive dermatological and surgical training. His education includes a BS from the University of Maryland, an MD degree from Wake Forest University, and both an M.B.A. and Certificate in Health Care Management from Duke University Fuqua School of Business. While serving in the United States Army as a flight surgeon he also successfully completed a plastic and reconstructive surgery research fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Andy contributes heavily in the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery participating on multiple committees and their preceptor program. He, along with his wife and partner Dr. Appleton Castillo, regularly teach continuing medical education courses on BOTOX®, dermal fillers and PRP (platelet rich plasma). 
His creativity doesn't end with enhancing patients or teaching. He currently holds two patents and is constantly inventing new products. His other businesses include Carolina Passport Health and DeNovo Aesthetics.
In his off time, he enjoys spending time with his family of eight, coaching lacrosse and performing DIY projects.

Our Staff


Dr. Alissandro "Andy" Castillo

Dr. Appleton is the co-owner of M.D. Laser Studio and married to Dr. Castillo.. Dr. Appleton is a board-certified family physician, a Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and a member of the International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery. She earned a B.S. from Duke and M.S. from the University of Maryland. After earning her master’s degree in Exercise Physiology, Dr. Appleton earned her M.D. at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. She practiced family medicine in Lake Norman for almost 20 years, focusing on women’s health, dermatology, and office procedures. At this time, Dr. Appleton contributes extensively to all three of the businesses, but focuses mainly on De Novo Aesthetics. This allows her flexibility to run their busy home while supervising a dedicated team of nurse injectors in the Lake Norman and Charlotte areas. In addition, she leads the treatments at M.D. Laser Studio for feminine rejuvenation. When she isn’t working or caring for their six children and her elderly mother, she enjoys running, gardening, and anything involving their furry family members. For more information about De Novo Aesthetics visit

Dr. Rebecca Appleton Castillo, MD, MS

Medical director

Medical director

Alarie has worked in the medical field for over 17 years, many of those with Dr. Castillo and Dr. Appleton. A native southerner, Alarie graduated from Mitchell Community College with a degree in Medical Assisting later earning her RN degree from Cabarrus College of Health Sciences. She is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. We're excited that Alarie has expanded her responsibilities at M.D. Laser Studio! When not at work, Alarie enjoys singing, church and the company of her family and friends.

Alarie Stone, RN

Caitlin worked at M.D. Laser Studio while she was in high school and college. She earned her BSN from Clemson University in 2007. In 2015, Caitlin returned to M.D. Laser Studio to train with Dr. Castillo as a Laser Nurse Specialist. She is also a Member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. In addition to nursing, Caitlin also participates in testing M.D. Laser Studio products and services. What patients don’t know about Caitlin is she possesses a great sense of humor and witty sarcasm.

Ashley is a New Jersey native and made the move to the Lake Norman area around a year ago to be closer to family.  She completed her aesthetic training at Innovate Salon Academy in South Plainfield, New Jersey. However, she wanted to pursue the medical side of aesthetics and came to work at
M.D. Laser Studio to study under Dr. Andy and the other providers. Motivated and determined she has completed all her training and is our in-house medical esthetician. When Ashley is not working at M.D. Laser Studio she enjoys shopping and spending time with her family.

Katie is originally from Michigan and came to North Carolina to begin her career as a PA, training at the Wake Forest School of Medicine.  She discovered her passion for skincare in middle and high school while struggling with acne. Because of her interest in skincare and passion for science she decided to pursue a career as a PA in Aesthetics. When Katie is not in the studio she spends her free time with her fiance and their golden retriever, Winston. You can find them on Lake Norman with family and friends, traveling the country, or competing on the tennis court.

Caitlin Bostick, RN, BSN

laser nurse specialist

laser nurse specialist

Kelly was born and raised in New Jersey, and moved to the Lake Norman area 12 years ago. Her experience in the medical field began as a medical assistant which later inspired her to further pursue her education in healthcare. She graduated from Cabarrus College of Health Sciences with her nursing degree and is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Her years spent on the Jersey Shore have made her a strong advocate for sunscreen and all things that address sun damage. Kelly’s passion for her patients shows through her gentle touch and close attention to detail. When she’s not beautifying the men and women of Lake Norman you can find her enjoying the outdoors with her family and friends.

Kelly Nance, RN

Ashley Castellano

Katie McMahon, PA-C

laser nurse specialist

Medical esthetician

Certified Injector & Laser specialist

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