Meet the Team
Jason C. Lichtenberger, M.D. -Director
Dr. Lichtenberger brings a wealth of experience and extensive training to LIFE Aesthetic Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. His surgical skill and artistic style combine to enhance the beauty in each and every patient.
He attended the University of Pennsylvania, and then after receiving his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey he completed a six year residency in Ear, Nose and Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of Vermont and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. During his training he focused on head and neck oncology and skin cancer excisions, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, and nasal and sinus procedures, in addition to general otolaryngology.
Dr. Lichtenberger then completed an advanced Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at the Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery Center in Atlanta, GA. This fellowship, under the direction of world renowned surgeons Drs. William Silver and Louis DeJoseph, focused on cosmetic surgery of the face including rhinoplasty, face lifts, eyelid surgery, and otoplasty. He also received extensive training in facial injectables such as Botox and facial fillers.
During his time in Atlanta, Dr. Lichtenberger was a Clinical Instructor in the Otolaryngology Department at Emory University. He helped train otolaryngology residents in plastic and reconstructive procedures serving as an attending physician at the Atlanta Veterans Administration Hospital.
Since his arrival in Bellingham, Dr. Lichtenberger has been involved with many regional organizations such as the Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology. He has served as an instructor to resident physicians in Seattle, providing hands-on training in facial plastic surgery procedures.
Locally, he is involved in many aspects of St. Joseph’s Hospital Physician Leadership as past Chief of the Surgery Department. In addition, he currently serves on the Committee on Surgical Privileging – which seeks to improve quality of surgical care in Whatcom County.
Focused on achieving natural results in his cosmetic patients with minimal downtime procedures, Dr. Lichtenberger brings the most advanced and up-to-date options in facial plastic surgery to Bellingham. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, running, biking, and yoga.
Christopher J. Stacey, PA-C, MMS
Chris Stacey has been with the LIFE Aesthetic Center since 2002 and is recognized as one of the area’s most accomplished practitioners.
He is a nationally certified Physician Assistant, graduating from his PA Program in Colorado with honors and then earning a Master’s Degree in Medical Science. He has lectured, consulted and published articles on aesthetic procedures, laser safety, wellness and nutrition and is a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
In addition to his commitment as an injector, Mr. Stacey is a valued PA and surgical assistant for the Bellingham ENT and LIFE Aesthetic Center surgeons. He also provides coverage at PeaceHealth’s behavioral health unit and volunteers his time with a number of local organizations.
Mr. Stacey has over 15 years of dedication to the artistry of facial aesthetics and has been awarded injection certifications from Allergan (Botox, Juvederm, Voluma and Kybella) and Galderma (Dysport, Restylane, and Sculptra). He enjoys keeping himself current on new innovations in aesthetics, including updates on injectables and injection techniques and has been honored as a Master Injector by Allergan.
Mr. Stacey prides himself on natural looking outcomes and enjoys working with patients to achieve the results they desire using the most cost effective and practical approach.
Outside of work he enjoys time with his family, playing tennis and pursing a life of balance.
Amy Classen, Clinical Aesthetician
Amy Classen is a licensed Master Aesthetician with over fifteen years of cosmetic and skin care experience. Amy offers clinical facial and body treatments at the LIFE Aesthetic Center. She offers complimentary consultations and will create a treatment plan suitable to your lifestyle and needs. Amy specializes in helping correct undesirable skin conditions such as Melasma, solar damage and Rosacea. She also acts as a liaison between Dr. Lichtenberger and other staff members to ensure that patients receive the most effective treatments and care. A session with Amy is educational, productive and comfortable. She loves getting to know her clients and helping them achieve their skin care goals. She feels taking care of your skin should be easy and effective and will listen wholeheartedly to the concerns and desires of her guests.
Amy’s work has been published in Skin Care Practices and Clinical Protocols, a Milady educational book. She also shares her latest tips about healthy skin, best skin care practices and facial treatments on Life Aesthetic Center’s Instagram and Facebook pages.
Amy loves living in Bellingham with her husband, Glen, and her twin boys Henry and Wyatt. Outside of esthetics she nurtures her creative side by doing design home projects, maintaining her garden and growing microgreens. She also loves traveling and is a “foodie” and serious coffee connoisseur. She loves sharing and hearing about adventures her clients have experienced.