Our Treatment Philosophy

Bella Visage means “a beautiful face.” At Bella Visage we begin with the premise that all faces are beautiful. We also acknowledge that each face is different. Our results-driven spa combines the latest aesthetic, skin care and medical techniques to achieve a healthier and more youthful looking you! Bella Visage will help you “enhance your natural beauty.”

We believe that each face is different and that all faces have beautiful features. During the initial consultation, Dr. Volatile will listen carefully to your individual goals and concerns, while analyzing your expressions, balance, and beauty.  At Bella Visage, we strive to best enhance your natural beauty.

In addition to plans for injectables, your treatment plan may incorporate skin care or laser treatment, microneedling and/or facials. Dr. Volatile believes that routine, under-the-radar procedures and treatments pay off over time versus big, dramatic anti-aging procedures. We think that you will agree.

Request a free consultation to discuss how we can help you feel younger and more confident.

Owner Bella Visage, Dr. Katherine Volatile

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Katherine Volatile, MD

Dr. Volatile attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she earned her BA in Psychology. After college, she became a Research Associate in Pediatric Neurology at Yale University. Upon completing her work there, she attended the Emory University School of Medicine where she obtained her MD degree. She worked for one year at Emory’s Clinical Research Facility, a division of the National Institutes of Health. Subsequently, she completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Emory before continuing with her 3-year Ophthalmology Residency program at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. During her residency, she worked at the Retinal Vascular Center at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Volatile has been an ophthalmologist since 1986. She worked in private practice in Maryland from 1986-2002. In 2002, she and her children moved to Asheville. Since moving to the area, she has enjoyed practicing ophthalmology in Asheville, Hendersonville, and Brevard.

Dr. Volatile’s interest in Facial Aesthetic Medicine began as she trained to inject Botox to treat facial spasms in the 1990s. At that time, physicians using therapeutic Botox to relax facial spasms noted that fine lines and wrinkles in the treated areas decreased. Botox was FDA-approved for cosmetic use in 2002.

Dr. Volatile began her training to perform cosmetic Botox injections in 2003. Since that time, she has attended courses at the Aesthetics Institute in Atlanta and Charlotte, and has obtained certification to perform the ArcDerma and Instatox techniques–patented injection techniques taught by the technique’s creator, Leslie Fletcher; of Injectability Institute. In January of 2017, Dr. Volatile completed The Aesthetics Blueprint Course taught by well-known Canadian injectors, Dr. Kent Remington and Dr. Arthur Swift.

Dr. Volatile enjoys consulting with new patients, and partnering with existing patients to help them achieve their individual treatment goals. She truly believes that every face is beautiful and works to enhance the patient’s natural beauty within the framework of their expectations, goals, and budgets.

Dr. Volatile has grown to love her Medical Aesthetic Practice. Her passion for this work is palpable, and we at Bella Visage know that you will love working with Dr. Volatile.

Other Interests

  • Board Work – Care Partners Asheville, Women’s Leadership Council United Way
  • Volunteer– Middle School Success Program – Buncombe County
  • Volunteer – The Free Clinic– Hendersonville
  • Athletics including swimming, hiking and yoga
  • Music – plays piano and sings with Asheville Choral Society
  • She also enjoys her many friends and her book club
  • Family – married to Dr. Leon Elliston, and enjoys time with their 6 kids, an increasing number of grandchildren, and her beloved dog, Simba

Training & Certifications

Dr. Volatile has received training in medical aesthetics from the American Aesthetics Institute, Aesthetics Blue Print, and Injectability Institute. She was recently certified to inject using two patented injection techniques– ArcDerma and Instatox. Dr. Volatile embraces new techniques and technology within the field, and has completed her training and certification in the application of Novathreads under the direction of Tatiana Alexeev of the American Institute of Aesthetic Medicine.


Community Involvement

Dr. Volatile believes strongly in giving back to this wonderful community in which we live. Her community commitment has led to her involvement in the following community activities:

Dr. Volatile is on the Board of Care Partners of Asheville.

She is a member of Women United of United Way and will be featured as their Volunteer of the Month in September of 2017.

Volunteer– Middle School Success Program – Enka Middle School

Volunteer Swim Instructor– Splash Program at the Reuter Family YMCA.

Volunteer Physician – The Free Clinic – Hendersonville, NC, Volunteer of the Month in 2015.

Dr. Volatile encourages all of you visiting her website to register for the “Women Up” event, sponsored by the Asheville Chamber of Commerce. She will be participating as a facilitator. This innovative 4-hour program will take place on August 31st at the Crowne Plaza in Asheville, and will focus on women in business. Topics will include business growth, professional career building, and resource networking.


Find new confidence in yourself.

We welcome you to discover renewed youthfulness and confidence in your appearance with us as we strive to help you look as good as you feel.

Please call for more information or to schedule your consultation or next appointment.

Disclaimer for all products and services***- Results may very from person to person. 

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