Injection Specialists

Therese Brigino

RN • Injection Specialist

Therese has been a registered nurse for more than 20 years and has been working as an injection specialist for 16 years. She has bachelor’s degrees in nursing and also family counseling – and started her career as a pediatric nurse in a children’s hospital. She enjoys bringing the combination of beauty and balance together to achieve a natural and rejuvenating appearance. She is committed to continuous education in order to learn and grow with the ever-changing techniques and products.  “My counseling background has been helpful in creating relationships with my patients – really getting to know them and working with them to determine what treatment is best for them.”

Taylor Kern

RN-BSN • Injection Specialist

Taylor is a registered nurse with an impressive track record of continuous training in order to hone her skin care treatment skills. Her specialized injection techniques allow her to work with any type of skin and provide effective and efficient improvement to patients’ skin without the lifestyle interruption that comes with many medical procedures. Taylor holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and nursing and is currently pursuing a master’s degree to become a nurse practitioner.  “Our patients benefit from the high level of professionalism and experience of the skin care team at Skin Artisans. We all put our patients first and their safety and comfort is our priority.”

Emily Rudich

ARNP-C, MSN, FNP • Injection Specialist

Emily studied and became a Family Nurse Practitioner in order to specifically work in the field of aesthetics. With more than 8 years experience, Emily prides herself on educating her patients and achieving a natural and refreshed look. Known for her gentle touch, clinical experience, and her artistic eye, she helps patients to feel relaxed and at ease with her calm demeanor and expertise. She has a commitment to best safety practices through continuing education and constant research. This allows her to stay up-to-date on techniques, which ultimately maximizes patients’ results. She is a firm believer that when an individual looks and feels attractive it translates into everyday life.

Jennifer Jeansson

RN, CANS • Injection Specialist

With over two decades of experience in cosmetic dermatology and 15 years as an Injection Specialist, Jen brings a wealth of knowledge and talent to her patients. Her early career start in the medical esthetics industry has allowed Jen to continuously evolve her craft to keep pace with its rapid growth.  As a result, her injection technique has a unique blend of inherent artistry leveraged with truly advanced skills. Jen’s “full face rejuvenation” approach considers the balance and ideal ratios of the entire face to create the most harmonious and natural-looking results.  She has a high regard for best safety practices, educating her patients and believes that a patient’s experience with her is just as important as their results. In addition to being a Registered Nurse (RN) and Board Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS), Jen is also a regional trainer for the Allergan Medical Institute (AMI) and Galderma. “Your face. My passion.™ I love using my experience and craft to help my patients feel like the best versions of themselves!”

Polly Beran

RN-BSN • Injection Specialist

With over 16 years of experience as an Injection Specialist in the same dermatology practice, nine years as a Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse, and an Esthetician certification under her belt, Polly brings a unique skill-set and “whole beauty” approach to the Skin Artisans team!  As someone who battled acne from youth to adulthood and has always been drawn to the beauty and symmetry in the world around her, the career transition from Pediatric Intensive Care to the esthetics industry was a natural one for Polly.  She now blends her diverse experience and a keen eye for detail to help her patients bring their vision for their appearance to fruition.  Polly believes that a natural and beautiful result is one that allows her patients to look like themselves, enhances their best features, and makes others think that they look amazing for their age while not realizing they had anything done!  Her warmth and kindness, perfectionist nature, and fun personality are quickly appreciated by Polly’s patients, who often describe her as “an artist for the face.”  Like many on our team, Polly believes that enhancing our external beauty allows our inner beauty to shine even brighter!

Advanced Practice Esthetician

Tina Bothof


With more than 15 years of aesthetics experience, Tina appreciates working in a clinic setting where results are the focus and exceeding patients’ expectations happens every day. She takes the time to understand patients’ concerns and skin problems, and then creates a treatment plan that can include microdermabrasion, microneedling, chemical peels, Hydrafacial MD or other services. Tina is a certified laser technician and has been a laser treatment specialist for Edina Plastic Surgery for nine years.  She provides hair removal, facials, broad band light (BBL) and resurfacing treatments to diminish skin imperfections and slow the signs of aging. “I help patients build their confidence with their appearance. My own acne and skin issues early in life make me appreciate the importance of healthy skin.”

Tracey Rudolph-Lakin

CLT, LSO, LE • Advance Practice Esthetician, Advance Practice Instructor and Master Coolsculpting Specialist

Tracey draws from over two decades of experience in the esthetics industry when designing skincare strategies and treatment plans for her patients. She is both an Advanced Practice Esthetician and Instructor who also acts as a regional trainer for SkinPen® Microneedling and the VI Peel. Tracey loves building strong, lasting relationships with her patients. She excels at devising unique treatment plans that are tailored to what YOUR skin needs and will work with your lifestyle. “I know how difficult and overwhelming the skincare industry can be to navigate; that’s why I take my partnership with my patients so personally and consider education a pillar of my treatment philosophy.”

Shae Lyrenmann.

APE, CLT, CIDESCO • Advanced Practice Esthetician & Master CoolSculpting® Specialist

Shae’s journey to becoming an Advanced Practice Esthetician began after experiencing challenges with her own skin. Like so many of us, she battled acne in her youth and sought the expertise of both dermatologists and estheticians to help her achieve clearer skin. After seeing the improvements that clinical skincare could make on her own complexion and how her skin condition directly influenced her self-confidence, Shae knew she wanted to pursue a career in skincare to help others love their skin again too!

Beyond being an Advanced Practice Esthetician since 2005 who has received special training to work within a medical practice, Shae is also a CIDESCO Certified Esthetician. The CIDESCO Diploma is the world’s most prestigious qualification for Aesthetics and Beauty Therapy which has set international standards since 1957. 

Shae has high regard for continuing education and is also a Certified Laser Technician with years of experience on various aesthetic laser platforms and a CoolSculpting® Master Provider who has received advanced training in the world’s #1 non-surgical fat reduction treatment.

Shae has a naturally warm and inviting personality. She likes to thoroughly explain the treatments she performs and the products she recommends, so her patients feel comfortable and educated. Although she is very strategic in customizing her patient’s treatment plans to deliver safe, fast, and effective results, she also loves building authentic relationships with her patients and bringing laughter and a sense of fun to each appointment! 

Shae believes that the power of skincare extends far beyond what the eye can see and that an esthetician is truly a facilitator of increased self-esteem and confidence in the lives of the people she touches!

Shae leads a very busy life full of family, love, and fun when outside of work! She and her husband are the proud parents of two young boys and a daughter they adore. Together, they live on a “mini” farm and enjoy spending time with their various animals, spending summers out on Prior Lake, and traveling and building memories together as a family.

Kirsten Willenbring

RN • Sclerotherapy Specialist

Kirsten is a registered nurse who has more than 10 years of sclerotherapy experience. She has advanced training in using the latest and most effective sclerosing agents. Kristen has performed over 5,000 treatments and with each one is always committed to providing a patient-centered experience. She is passionate about “helping to make patients feel confident to wear shorts and skirts again.” Her experience as a surgical nurse for vein procedures, clinic nurse for ENT, and as a Firefighter/EMT allows her to pair a breadth of medical knowledge along with leading sclerotherapy treatments to help her patients achieve amazing results.

Leadership & Patient Coordinators

Meet our patient coordinators. They are the bright and smiling faces all our patients see when they first enter our clinic. We trust our patient coordinators to assist our new and existing patients with any questions regarding services, products, and schedules. Their professionalism, customer service, and friendly demeanors put our patients at ease.

Michele H.

Skin Artisans Manager

Jess B.

Operations Coordinator

Marilyn M.

Patient Coordinator

Julia C.

Patient Coordinator

Sarah M.

Patient Coordinator

Cassie H.

Patient Coordinator