Kristen Hammes, APRN
Kristen is a Board Certified Adult Health Nurse Practitioner. She began her career in nursing by working in the intensive care unit in Evansville, IN. Since then she has logged nearly 24 years of experience in various areas of nursing including PACU, teaching, cardiology, ED and most recently aesthetic medicine. In addition to extensive clinical experience, Kristen also has a comprehensive academic background that includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (1994) and a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the Adult Health Nurse Practitioner Program (2001) both from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Kristen’s combination of clinical education and experience provide a strong foundation to allow her to exceed in aesthetics. She obtained her Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS) designation in 2014. For the past two years, she has been a trainer for Allergan Medical Institute (AMI). She enjoys educating other health care professionals about proper technique and the newest trends in injectables. She has been invited to lecture many times in the community and medical settings.
Outside of work, Kristen likes to spend time exercising and traveling with family and friends. She especially likes the beach and scuba diving. She also enjoys hiking and skiing in the mountains. Her and her husband, Tim, keep busy with their girls Megan (17) and Mallory (14).
Melissa Heim, RN.
Melissa has been a Registered Nurse for 13 years. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in nursing from University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2004. Her nursing career started in the Burn Unit at The Nebraska Medical Center where she spent 5 years caring for adult and pediatric burn patients. For a short time, she worked in an outpatient wound care clinic. She has spent the last 6 years working in the medspa and aesthetic surgery industry.
As the Omaha Face Patient Care Coordinator, Melissa works closely with Dr Harbison to ensure each patient is comfortable with the surgery process. She is an excellent resource for patients to get answers to questions ranging from what to expect during their procedure to scheduling and finance. Melissa is also a injector in our Medspa. She enjoys guiding her patients to make the best decision to achieve their goals while at the same time helping them feel comfortable in their own skin.
When Melissa is not at work she loves spending time with her family and friends. She really enjoys travel and is somewhat of a foodie as she loves to explore new places to eat and drink whether she is in Omaha or wherever her travel takes her. Melissa and her husband, Scott, are blessed to have 3 beautiful children, Leighton, Grayson and Aven, who keep them very busy.
Kristin Hegge, RN
Kristin has been a Registered Nurse for 20 years. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Nebraska Medical Center and has spent the last 13 years in plastic surgery and aesthetics. Three of those years were spent in the operating room, PACU, and clinic. The last 10 years have focused exclusively on aesthetics. This dual experience and knowledge combination gives Kristin the ability to provide comprehensive consultations and recommendations for each client’s unique aesthetic needs.
Kristin’s goal is to provide her clients with the most advanced procedures and products to achieve their specific goal. This approach applies to Kristin’s expertise in skin care regimens, Botox/Dysport, dermal fillers, and laser treatments. She continues to receive training by experts in this ever changing field, enabling her to perform the leading facial and aesthetic procedures with the highest standards of care.
Away from the office Kristin loves to travel, read, and spend time with friends and family. She and her husband, Brandon, have two children, Anna and Jake, and a beloved Basset Hound named Stella.
Patty Widlowski, RN
Patty is a registered nurse that started her career in the emergency room. She has been working in plastic surgery and aesthetics for the past 10 years. She brings vast experience and knowledge as she has worked in all areas of aesthetics including the PACU, medspa, and in clinical and case management.
Patty works directly with all of Dr. Harbison’s patients from consultations to follow ups after surgical procedures. She works very close with the operating room procedures and makes sure our clinic runs smoothly. She also enjoys working with patients in our medspa. She brings a great deal of experience with injections and laser procedures and enjoys helping her clients achieve their desired result.
Away from work Patty loves trying out new recipes and enjoys healthy cooking. She likes to spend time with her partner Bill and three daughters Katie, Kristin and Morgan. She also became a grandma this past year to her adorable grandson Sullivan.