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.
After coming home from this workshop, Jennifer presented to her husband her vision of the wellness center and as a side-note quickly glossed over the personal spa…expecting him to laugh. Dr. Pocurull saw this wellness center as a way to spend more quality time with his patients; something that has mostly disappeared from modern medicine, with the current demands from insurance companies and government mandates. Dr. Pocurull later began researching the idea and found that at the heart of most successful wellness centers was a medical spa.
Jennifer and Ricardo decided to start by defining their mission and what they stood for. Jennifer had been trained in Person-Centered®️ Expressive Arts by the late Dr. Natalie Rogers, daughter of the esteemed Dr. Carl Rogers (father of American Psychology). Jennifer says: ‘She wants to bring knowledge of her therapeutic training in the Person-Centered®️ philosophy into the medical spa by treating you, the patient more like a guest in her home rather than a specimen or a broken person seeking for someone else to fix them. Additionally, she wants you to be an empowered part of the decision making process when it comes to your aesthetics and wellness’. This is why in the consultation room you will never be “told” what you need done. Instead the doctor, nurse and all providers are trained to hand you a mirror. The provider will then proceed to ask a series of open ended questions, listening carefully to your needs and wants; customizing a plan based on your concerns. Once suggestions are made, again, you are empowered to make choices as to what you want based on your age, goals, medical background in regards to safety, and efficacy and finally your budget. Jennifer reminds all of team Artisan’s of our brand which is to use synergistic, state-of-the-art treatments which are applied artistically or in other words are customized to every individual and their unique needs and wants, as well as delivering those treatments with a Person-Centered®️ philosophy; meaning each of our guests (you) are viewed with positive-unconditional regard, empathy, is listened to (not preached at) and you are given a plan of action that will result in an authentic & natural look, customized to fit your needs and lifestyle.
Jennifer’s believes her vision has come true at Artisan’s Rejuvenation Med Spa.
“Paintings can come true, after all!” …Jennifer Pocurull
Krystel Underwood – Front Desk 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
Artisan”s Rejuvenation Med Spa is excited to bring you our Injector: Renata Gilpin, BSN, RN.
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 – RMA, LE
Brittany Pordash – FNP-C
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.