Meet the Team

Jason C. Lichtenberger, M.D. -Director 

Jason Lichtenberger MD - Bellingham Plastic Surgeon

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.

realself-top100-doctor-jason-lichtenbergerLocally, he is currently the Chief of Surgery Department for the Medical Staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital, and serves on the Committee on Surgical Privileging – which seeks to improve quality of surgical care in Whatcom County. He is part of the Medical Executive Committee for Peace Health St. Joseph’s Hospital, helping the medical care professionals put community and patient needs first. He also serves on the board of directors of the Mt. Baker chapter of the American Red Cross.

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.

Amy Classen, Clinical Aesthetician

Amy Classen Clinical Aesthetician

Ms. Amy Classen is a licensed Master Aesthetician with over ten years of cosmetic and skin care experience. Amy specializes in clinical facial care and treatments at the LIFE Aesthetic Center. She offers complimentary consultations and will create a treatment plan suitable to your lifestyle and needs. Amy can help correct undesirable skin conditions and provide information about new and innovative skin care products. Amy also acts as a liaison between Dr. Lichtenberger and other staff members to ensure that patients receive the most effective treatments and care.

Amy is certified in the use of chemical peels and microdermabrasion with skin care companies such as PCA Skin, SkinMedica, Diamondtome and Syneron. Amy utilizes a combination of products and treatments to correct skin conditions such as acne, hyperpigmentation, sensitive skin and aging or sun-damaged skin. In addition to her work as an Aesthetician, Amy is also an experienced laser technician and commonly incorporates laser in her treatment room.

Amy loves living in Bellingham with her husband, Glen, and their two greyhounds, Mina and Murphy. Outside of work she volunteers for an organization that rehabilitates and homes retired racing dogs. Amy enjoys traveling and sharing her experiences with her clients.

Amy’s work was recently published in Skin Care Practices and Clinical Protocols, a Milady educational book. Amy also shares her latest tips about healthy skin, best skin care practices and facial treatments on her Facebook Page: To learn more, like Amy Classen, Aesthetician on Facebook.

Christopher J. Stacey, PA-C, MMS

Christopher Stacey, P.A.-C.M.M.S., Physician Assistant - LIFE Aesthetic Center - Bellingham, WAMr. 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 cosmetic procedures and laser safety 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, he is a valued PA and surgical assistant for the Bellingham ENT and LIFE Aesthetic Center surgeons. He also serves as the medical associate for the inpatient behavioral health unit at Peace Health Hospital 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 was recently 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.

When not working with patients, you might see him around town with his wife and four year old son, or perhaps out on the water or exploring the mountains.

Katy Denooyer, CMA (AAMA), LE

Katy Denooyer, CMA, Light & Laser Specialist - LIFE Aesthetic Center - Bellingham, WA

Ms. Katy Denooyer is a certified medical assistant and licensed esthetician who does Light & Laser treatments such as; laser hair reduction, Fotofacial (IPL) treatments, Refirme Skin Tightening and Vascutouch treatments. Katy has enjoyed doing various laser treatments for the LIFE Aesthetic Center since 2000.

Katy also works closely with our physician during cosmetic consults, pre and post operative visits, non-surgical procedures such as Botox, injectable fillers, and Matrix Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments. She understands that choosing to have a cosmetic procedure is a big decision and she will do her very best to make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible. Katy is very nurturing, kind, gentle, and extremely thorough.

Katy is a graduate of the Whatcom Community College Medical Assisting Program and is a certified medical assistant active in the Whatcom County Chapter of Medical Assistants. She is also a licensed clinical esthetician and graduate of Evergreen Beauty & Barber College. Katy values continuing education opportunities for herself and for those who share the passion of her profession. She takes every opportunity she can to mentor students in the medical assisting and esthetic programs, speaking frequently at the colleges she attended.

Jessica Matheson, Patient Care Coordinator


Long time resident of Whatcom County, Ms. Jessica Matheson graduated from Bellingham Beauty School with a degree in Cosmetology.  Since obtaining her degree, Jessica has also attended several education and training courses specific to advancing her knowledge for basic and advanced skin care.  Jessica’s range of knowledge relating to skin care and cosmetology combined with her background in project management make Jessica a vital part to our LIFE Aesthetic Center Team.  As the Patient Care Coordinator, Jessica is generally the first point of contact for many of our new and existing clients.

A Ferndale High graduate, Jessica is from a big family and enjoys being part of the community.  As a long time resident she takes pride in participating and volunteering in local non-profit events.  Jessica also spends time volunteering in her daughter’s school. On the weekends, Jessica enjoys running, biking, gardening, supporting the local sports teams (Go Hawks!), cooking, hosting friends and going on long walks with the family dog, Bruno.