Medical Director

Alissandro "Andy" Castillo, MD, MBA

Dr. Andy Castillo is a board-certified physician, and the owner and Medical Director of Encore Nurses and M.D. Laser Studio. His education includes a BS from the University of Maryland, an MD from Wake Forest University, and an MBA 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 prestigious Johns Hopkins. WIth his unique combination of procedural protocol and technique, Dr. Castillo has trained countless other nurses and physicians how to administer Botox. He has personally treated or directly supervised nearly 20,000 Botox treatments for wrinkle revision, hyperhidrosis, migraines, and TMJ,

Medical Director

Rebecca Appleton Castillo, MD, MS

Dr. Appleton, the wife of Dr. Castillo, is a board-certified physician and Co-Founder and Co-Medical Director for Encore Nurses. She earned a BS from Duke University and a MS from University of Maryland. She then completed her Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Maryland Medical School. Dr. Appleton and Dr. Castillo have raised 6 children and owned and operated 5 successful medical practices. In addition to overseeing operations for Encore Nurses, she and Dr. Castillo offer CME courses to fellow physicians and nurses. Dr. Appleton directly reviews the medical history of every potential Botox Express patient.

Certified Botox Injection Specialist ~ Charlotte

Caitlin Bostick, RN, BSN

Caitlin earned her BSN from Clemson University in 2007. She began her nursing career at Novant Health in the Cardiovascular Institute at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte. In 2015, Caitlin returned to M.D. Laser Studio to train with Dr. Castillo as a Laser Nurse Specialist and an injector for Encore Nurses. Caitlin has sealed her spot in our history as the very first Encore Nurse.

Certified Botox Injection Specialist ~ Lake Norman East

Cara Wicker, RN

Cara has been a nurse since 2010. Currently, she is pursuing her BSN, and hopes to earn her degree by 2017. In addition to being a Certified Botox Injection Specialist, she also serves as HIPAA Coordinator for Encore, helping to ensure that all processes are in place to protect patient privacy.

Certified Botox Injection Specialist ~ Lake Norman West

Kendra Jackson, RN, BSN

Kendra is one of those rare finds: a native North Carolinian! She earned her BSN at University of North Carolina - Charlotte, graduating in December of 2012. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner accreditation at the University of South Carolina - Columbia.

Operations Administrator

Sarah Stein

Sarah oversees the administration of our paperless, tech-enabled medical practice. She ensures that the doctors and nurses have all the necessary equipment and products, and that all data exchanged is private and encrypted. She also helps coordinate schedules and appointments.

Community Education Liaison

Vicki Schiefen, RN

Vicki is our voice in the community, orchestrating events to help share information about Encore Nurses. She is available to bring an Encore Nurse to your location and do a live demonstration for groups of 6 or more. During one of our Live Demos, the host or a lucky guest may receive up to 24 units of Botox! Certain rules and restrictions apply -- for more information contact Vicki at

Marketing Director

Rita Aldridge

Rita handles all advertising and promotions for Encore Nurses. She is responsible for all creative content, including writing, design, photos, and videos, in addition to media exposure. If you are interested in co-promotions with Encore Nurses or would like additional information, contact Rita at

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M.D.Laser Studio

Mission Statement

We will bring clinical knowledge, skills, and experience in medical cosmetic treatments to enhance and maintain the natural youthful appearance of our clients in the comfort and security of their own environment