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Connie Brennan, APRN, AGNP-BC, PHN, CANS, CPSN, CPC, ISPAN-F is a board-certified nurse practitioner, aesthetic pioneer, and leader, who balances cutting-edge science and art, with compassionate bedside patient care. Connie Brennan has dedicated the last 30+ years to the aesthetic field, offering patients comprehensive and customized care all the while earning respect from colleagues, media, and patients alike. Connie is currently the Aesthetic Education Director at Life Time Aesthetic Center and the President/Founder of Aesthetic Enhancement Solutions, LLC. Connie is an entrepreneur who has created and developed many aesthetic resources including the patented ConnieTray® and the Aesthetic Anatomy Coach flip chart, and S.T.A.R. Anatomy Posters. Connie contracts with several aesthetic businesses, such as Allergan, Galderma, Palette, and Revance to educate, mentor, create educational content, and assess the skill levels of aesthetic injectors.

As a young woman, Connie began her aesthetic journey as an entrepreneur and photographer. Her dual passion for the arts and medicine led to opening a portrait studio while she pursued medical education. With an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for aesthetic injectables, Connie began working with plastic surgeons in 1988 and became one of the first nurses in Minnesota to be trained in bovine collagen (1994) and botulinum toxin (Botox®; 1997) injection technique (i.e., prior to FDA’s approval of Botox® Cosmetic in 2002).

Over the course of 30+ years in aesthetics, Connie has had many roles which include: operating room (surgical) scrub, circulating nurse, recovery room nurse, clinical photographer, clinical manager, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officer, aesthetic injection specialist, educator, mentor, member of multiple organizational boards, faculty speaker, aesthetic curriculum developer, task force member for aesthetic exam development, co-author of the Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS) exam, manuscript reviewer, author of 25+ peer-reviewed aesthetic articles, member of several aesthetic and professional associations, RN licensure in 11 states, inventor of the patented ConnieTray®, trademark and patent holder, and recently, a graduate of the Masters of Science in Nursing program at Walden University, passing her Nurse Practitioner board certification exam in November 2021.

Connie’s personal mantra: Perceive need, and ultimately, create pathways to elevate others! Top Five Strengths: Lifelong Learner, Positivity, Responsibility, Adaptability, Futuristic.

Disclosures: Connie Brennan is a faculty trainer, speaker, educator, and advisory board consultant for Allergan, Galderma, Palette, and Revance.