Polly McKibben, BSN & Master Injector
People often ask me how I came to be a nurse injector, especially because the cosmetic injectables field was so new when I started 23 years ago. My career choice and success was born out of my frustration and desire to solve my own skin problems, a problem that so many others face as well. However, like all good journeys, I took a detour or two before I arrived at my happy ending.
I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Iowa in 1991. I went on to receive my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Colorado Health Sciences Center In 1997, followed by one year working as a labor and delivery nurse. As I was finishing my BSN and starting my career in nursing, I began experiencing severe cystic acne for the first time in my life. Like anyone who has struggled with acne, it took a huge toll on my self-esteem and my confidence. I was incredibly frustrated that I was unable to find an effective treatment for my skin issues and I knew there had to be better options and treatments available for me and others. That experience led me to my true passion, medical aesthetics. I was driven to help others overcome their skin challenges and give them their confidence back. I started as medical aesthetician in a cosmetic surgeon’s practice- one of the first practices in Colorado to offer injectable services to their patients. I began working with injectables in 2000 and over the last 20 years I have become a master injector in numerous highly specialized non-surgical facial procedures. Staying current on all the cutting-edge products, procedures and techniques in this field is incredibly important. I attend trainings with Allergan and Galderma several times a year and have numerous certifications within their portfolio of injectable products, as well as completing several independent courses yearly.
As an expert in aesthetic nursing I believe in using a relaxed, conservative approach. It is important for me to take the time to understand my client’s goals and expectations in order to deliver their desired results. Getting to know each and every one of my clients and building great client/injector relationships is my favorite thing about what I do.
I live in Park Hill with my husband and our two wonderful children and our sweet dog, Luna and cuddly cat, Julia. I am passionate about health and fitness. You are likely to find me at a barre class or hot yoga. One of my favorite things to do is spending time hiking with my family in the Colorado mountains.