Does it Matter?

Are you tired of spending money on over the counter products that just don’t work? We have all done that! I would like to give you a little history as to why OTC (over the counter) products are not the same as medical grade skin care lines. I’m sure you’ve heard that any type of skin care regimen is better than not doing anything, but that isn’t true. OTC products are typically made in large batches for the masses, they have a very low percentage of active ingredients. Much of what you are putting on your skin is fillers that actually are added to fill the space instead of  high quality, active ingredients.

OTC products contain fragrance that can cause irritation in comparison to medical grade skin care products that have little or no added fragrance. Just because a product smells good doesn’t mean that it is good for your skin. OTC skin care products also have a high PH level that can disrupt the skins natural PH balance, which can further distress your skin. Medical grade skin care products are designed to keep PH levels slightly acidic around 5.5 preventing the breakdown of the skin’s acid mantle. Our skin is designed to fight infection and environmental stresses and when our PH level is not in balance it lowers our skin’s ability to protect and fight.

OTC skin care products are also made up of large molecules that sit closer to the surface of the skin in comparison to medical grade skin care products. Medical grade products have a smaller molecular structure and can penetrate beyond the skin surface, deep into the dermal layer to boost collagen production while rebuilding and repairing the skin. OTC products are purchased more frequently because they are not concentrated and, honestly, the product does not last. Medical grade products are concentrated so a small amount goes a long way and the product last longer.

To wrap up things, does it matter – YES! We want a skin care regimen that repairs the skin, promotes rebuilding while preventing further damage. We need a product that delivers results, is cost effective and has the highest quality ingredients. When you purchase medical grade skin care products you are offering your skin what it deserve’s – the best!

Welcome to One Girl…One Journey…One Face

I love new beginnings and we are excited to announce our new blog @ Bella Visage – One Girl..One Journey..One Face. Melinda Gunter, our Medical Aesthetician, brings a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge to our team, couple that with her attention to detail, high level of care for every patient and her true love of this field, she is an asset to us.

We will be sharing her first blog today and every other week she will be blogging on things, we believe, our important to you. We want to educate, impact and give the essentials you need for successful skin care regimens at home that will amplify the treatments that we do here at Bella Visage.

Melinda’s field of services includes IPL, ResurFX, Polishing, Hydrafacial MD, Chemical Peels and skin care consultations. Call her today 398-4600!

Giving Back at Bella Visage

Giving Back

We love our patients and we are challenging you to help us supply a generous amount of frozen turkeys for children in the Buncombe County area that otherwise may not have a wonderful meal on Thanksgiving Day. Can you help us supply 50 turkey’s… I think we can do this but we need YOU. Don’t forget for every turkey you bring to Bella Visage we give you a thank you gift! Let’s make a really BIG difference for our kids!

Simple and Effective Skin Care

One of the best things about being in the Medical Aesthetics business is the chance to try and personally review the wide variety of available skinceuticals on the market in this rapidly changing field.

My new favorite line is Sente! This exciting new skin care line has a new patented ingredient HSA, Heparin Sulfate Analogue. HSA is a Glycosaminoglycan and it allows nutrients to enter the cell. This encourages cellular proliferation and differentiation which, for the patient, translates to better overall skin quality. Sente is indicated for all skin types including more mature skin, sensitive skin and Rosacea as HSA has a great safety profile.

If you are looking for a simple, effective skin care system incorporating the latest scientific research with the least number of products, Sente is for you! This revolutionary skin care line reverses lines and wrinkles and evens skin tone quickly!

Please plan to attend our upcoming Lunch and Learn on November 14th. Karen Weiss, skin care expert with Sente, will be with us to answer all of your questions about this innovative new skin care system!

Please RSVP by November 11, 2018 to reserve a space and free lunch for our Lunch and Learn – 398-4600.

The Little Things….

Welcome Fall!

Finally, we are now in my favorite time of the year – the smells, colors, crispness in the air all take me to my happy place! With fall also comes the thought that our Christmas and New Year’s events are just around the corner. I encourage you to take some time for yourself this fall  – get a HydraFacial, try IPL,  invest in medical grade products – take care of you!

Over my 7 months of working at Bella Visage I have noticed a significant change in my skin. I feel great and know that my skin is looking it’s best. I see patient’s come in discouraged but leave with a renewed confidence.

Our team can design a skin care treatment plan just for you and it’s something that we feel is unique to Bella Visage. We take the time to really listen to your needs and wants and then create the best treatment approach to fulfill those needs.

Just remember that you are Beautiful!


The What, When and Who of IPL…..

IPL is simply intense pulsed light applied directly to the skin in a 20-30 minutes treatment. The treatment involves minimal discomfort and you can return to all of your daily activities immediately after treatment. The PHOTOFACIAL with IPL is a 30-minute procedure in which intense pulses of light penetrate deep into the skin causing collagen […]



As my practice here at South Asheville continues to grow, I will be transitioning all my medical aesthetic patients from Looking Glass Eye Center to Bella Visage. I will only be seeing eye patients at the Looking Glass office and no longer offering Aesthetic services there. I am offering Aesthetic services on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays at Bella Visage and our new Aesthetician is available Monday-Thursday for all services that she provides. It has been a pleasure serving the Hendersonville and Brevard patients for the past 15 years. Please know that I truly appreciate the continuing loyalty and support of all my Aesthetics patients. My staff and I would love to see you at Bella Visage and promise you an excellent experience at our beautiful and private new office.

Lexington Glassworks Pumpkin Raffle

Lexington Glassworks Pumpkin

We invite you to enter our raffle for this beautiful hand-blown art piece valued at $85. Make your holiday table look beautiful! Winner will be selected on October 31, 2018

Celebrate Fall with Bella Visage

Carolina Day School Community Partners

Carolina Day School Community Partners

The CDS Community Partnership program is a collaboration between local businesses and Carolina Day School, and it is vital in helping CDS maintain the healthy budget needed to support school programming.

2018-2019 Community Partners

As of September 7, 2018.



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Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show

Ribkoff RSVP

We are excited to be a part of this event and we would love to have you visit us. We will be having a great give-a-way and really love helping other local, small businesses in our community!