Meet Our Staff

At Skin Artisans, our clinic combines the skills of registered nurse injectors with knowledgeable and experienced medical aestheticians to provide you with a complete range of clinical and cosmetic procedures. We are committed to helping you experience the beauty that comes with healthy and glowing skin.

Our medical professionals are proud to offer some of today’s most advanced skin treatments. As a part of Edina Plastic Surgery in Minneapolis, Skin Artisans’ patients benefit from the expertise and skill of our esteemed medical physicians. With comprehensive services and medically based treatments, we can meet your every skin care need.

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Tina Bothof, CLT, LSO | Licensed Aesthetician, Master Coolsculpting Specialist

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.”

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.”

Laura Davidson, PA-C | Injection Specialist

Laura is a Physician Assistant with a background in general and surgical dermatology with extensive training and passion for cosmetic dermatology. Laura expands her knowledge and continues to develop new skills in cosmetic dermatology through specialized training, conferences, self-study and mentoring. She feels it is instrumental to take the time to get to know each client and understand their goals. Good communication is essential to her in developing an individualized treatment plan. She is excited to fulfill each patient’s desire to achieve optimal skin health and beauty.

Kristin Humke, RN, ME | Injection Specialist

Kristin is a registered nurse who has been with Skin Artisans and Edina Plastic Surgery for more than a decade. Her dedication to patients inspires her to focus on learning, education and training in order to recommend a unique approach that will achieve the best results. She originally studied art in college and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Wisconsin. Providing injections and facial contouring services is an extension of Kristin’s art-loving side. “My goal is to help patients feel better inside and outside. I want them leaving our clinic in a happier and brighter place than when they arrived.”

Kally Karjala, CLT, LSO, CIDSECO | Licensed Aesthetician, Master Coolsculpting Specialist

Kally is an expert at helping our patients find just the right treatments and products tailored to suit their needs. As a licensed aesthetician since 2007, she works with patients who have acne, aging skin and other skin concerns, pinpointing treatments and customizing skin care programs that meet their goals. Kally is trained in chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermal needling and Hydrafacial MD. Kally is a certified laser technician and uses the laser technology to address uneven coloring, wrinkles, scarring, sun damage and more. “I love what I do! I take the time to listen and understand what patients want to accomplish. We have a comprehensive array of skin care options and meeting their goals is a very rewarding part of my job.”

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.

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.

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.