Dr. Pocurull, MD
Dr. Pocurull is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. His years in Rheumatology have taught him to master injectables. Dr. Pocurull also has a degree in Psychology with his area of expertise as a trained counselor in relational therapy and boundaries.
Dr. Pocurull has had an interest in wellness for many years, much of it fueled by his experience in clinical practice. So why aesthetic medicine? Dr Pocurull’ s research and experience has led him to realize that our sense of what is beautiful is based on our sense of what is healthy. So, putting it simply:
Healthy skin is beautiful,
A Healthy body is fit and resilient,
A Healthy mind is at peace,
A Healthy spirit is close to God
In our Aesthetics Practice, we are not looking to “cover up flaws” as much as we are looking to make the skin and body healthy. We want to take a comprehensive approach, and the skin is where we chose to start. We then incorporate state-of-the-art scientific research.
So, is this vanity? Ask the survivor of a facial burn if trying to look beautiful is vanity. Ask the survivor of childhood abuse who has facial scars as a daily reminder of her tormentor. Is it vanity that they may want to improve their appearance? I think not. And in my opinion, anyone who is trying to improve their appearance or stay fit or learn how to manage stress better, is simply engaging in self-nurturing.
In counseling many patients over the years, one of the first observable signs a person is recovering and “feeling” better are when they begin to nurture and take care of themselves. Our mental state shows in how we take care of ourselves. Artisan’s seeks to be the premier choice in self-care when it comes to aesthetics and wellness.
Artisan’s Rejuvenation Med Spa came to fruition after a vision Jennifer Pocurull had that she presented to her husband, Dr. Ricardo Pocurull about a wellness center. Jennifer’s background in marketing as well as her training as an Expressive Arts Facilitator where she learned about Patient-Centered®️ counseling, that teaches the cultivation of empathy, active listening, authenticity and unconditional positive regard guides the red carpet service you will receive as one of our valued guests.
Artisan’s Rejuvenation Med Spa came to be when Jennifer was attending training workshops during her Expressive Arts education when she took a “Visioning” course. At the end of this workshop the goal was for her to envision herself at the very zenith of her Expressive Arts career. The class started out with a guided meditation to help students see their full potential. In the workshop Jennifer could visualize her expressive arts workshops, in partnership with her husband, Dr. Ricardo Pocurull using his healing expertise in trauma, boundaries and couples therapy. The next step was to paint this vision. So after finishing the painting she sat staring at her painting when suddenly she had an epiphany, and thought… ‘Wouldn’t it be nice to add my very own personal spa to this wellness center?” She had no idea what this little epiphany would inspire in her husband.
At Artisan’s Rejuvenation Med spa we are results driven! Dr. & Mrs. Pocurull would love to invite your to the Artisan’s experience!
Krystel Underwood – Assistant Manager
Krystel Underwood is our amazing Front Desk Manager, who has kept our schedule in tip-top shape since she started with us October of 2020. Prior to working at Artisan’s, Krystel earned her Medical Assistant Certification in 2013 and worked as a Certified Medical Assistant in Podiatry for 4 years and in Spine and Neuro for 4 years. She was drawn to the medical field and pursuing a career in it due to the variety of pathways she could work and the opportunity to help others lead a healthier lifestyle. When not in the office, Krystel loves working out – specifically roller blading or scootering with her husband, trying new restaurants around town, and laying out poolside (Of course with SPF)! She also enjoys spending time with family and friends or relaxing at home with her mini schnauzer, Marty.
Renata Gilpin – BSN, RN, Certified Master Level Injector
Renata joined Artisan’s in August of 2022 and has become Dr. Pocurull’s protégé with both of them being the only injectors in the Brazos Valley at this level.
She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL. She is especially good with her hands as she worked for several years as a Med/Surg Nurse in a large hospital in Everest, WA. Renata has always been creative and put her hands to good use even before nursing, where she was a leather artist, creating hand-painted patches for military bomber jackets.
Aesthetic medicine is the perfect match for her nimble hands and artistry in combination with her excellent reputation as a Registered Nurse. Renata loves the long-term relationships she gets to make with her clients at Artisans who enjoy her results-driven mentality. Renata”s ever-expanding specialties include injectables, such as Artox, filler, Sculptra, threads, and energy treatments such as Tixel, Scarlet, & Laser Hair Removal. She is also a certified ZO skin-health Expert and performs medical-grade facials, chemical peels, and microneedling. She has a special interest in injectables for body sculpting such as butt and breast lifts, smoothing and tightening the skin?. Oh, did we tell you Renata is Brazilian? No wonder she is fascinated with body lifts!
Renata has recently celebrated 15 years of marriage with her husband, Larry and they have two beautiful children, ages 4 and 2, along with their cute little papillon, Dr. Paws who is a wise old age of 13. In her free time, Renata continues to work her gifted hands with hobbies such as knitting, crocheting, and woodworking. She also loves staying healthy of mind and spirit with her yoga practice and staying active with her children in the sun, with SPF of course!
Katherine Kuhn – Nationally Registered Medical Assistant and Licensed Esthetician
Kat joined us in July of 2022 Katherine “Kat” Kuhn was born and raised in Staten Island, New York. She acquired her Esthetician License in 2018 from the prestigious Aveda Institute of Soho in Manhattan, where she mastered the art of performing luxurious customized facials. After two years of working in her field she decided to further her education by going back to school to become a Medical Assistant. Upon graduating as class Salutatorian, she acquired a Nationally Accredited Certification from the American Medical Technologists (AMT).
Since joining the Artisan’s Family in 2022, Kat has become our Medical Grade Skin Care and Body Contouring Expert! She is a recent graduate of CoolSculpting University through the Allergan Medical Institute. Kat loves everything skin care and loves making people look and feel their best! Kat has also received extensive advanced training and performs Microneedling. Chemical Peels, Energy Treatments as well as lasers.
Kat’s hobbies include baking and binge watching…The Real Housewives franchises are her guilty pleasure, especially New Jersey and Beverly Hills! Before settling into Aggieland Kat and a few members of her family had their own business, Overall Possibilities. They specialized in desert tables, décor, flower arrangements, custom crafts and clothing for special events. Although Overall Possibilities had to stay in New York with the rest of her family, Kat brought her baking skills to Texas with her and sometimes will bake treats for our events. Her cake pops are our favorite!
Brittany Pordash – FNP-C
Brittany joined Artisans in March of 2023 and has become a Certified Advanced Level Aesthetic Injector in record time and will soon complete her Master Level course. No other injectors in the Brazos Valley have the level of training our injectors/ARTISTS have!
Brittany is a small-town girl from Ohio and the youngest of 7 kids! After graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and becoming a registered nurse, she relocated to Pittsburgh. This is where she spent most of her career in progressive and critical-care units. These experiences led to beginning her Nurse Practitioner Program at Duquesne University. Subsequently, it was during this time in school where Brittany learned of the creative and exciting world of Aesthetic Medicine, thereby developing her interest and furthering her research and passion for this specialty of medicine. Two years ago, Brittany moved to the Austin area with her Husband where she took a faculty position teaching nursing students while she completed her Nurse Practitioner degree.
Soon, while searching for the rare job opportunity in aesthetic medicine Brittany found us at Artisan’s Rejuvenation Med Spa, as she was not only looking to get into the career of her dreams but wanted to get back to the small-town life that she was used to when growing up in Ohio. Brittany says, “College Station is the perfect size and loves that it is well known to be a great place for raising a family, when that time comes along”.
Brittany loves that Artisan’s focuses on beauty from the inside out, as she is all about promoting self-confidence for all her clients! She is here to help you look and feel your best whether it be with injectables, medical grade skincare, lasers or other aesthetic and wellness treatments. Brittany is ever so passionate about advancing her aesthetic and injectable skills on a regular basis to keep her clientele up to date with state-of-the-art rejuvenation.
In Brittany’s free time she enjoys traveling throughout the United States and Internationally in hopes to “see the world”, spending time with her hubby cooking and trying out new restaurants, staying active by going on walks and to the gym, reading mostly fantasy novels, and rewatching her favorite show Outlander.