At Living Well Institute for Skin and Laser, it is our goal to reveal the most healthy, natural looking skin attainable through minimally invasive products and services. We offer our clients only the most effective treatments, not simply the latest trend in Hollywood. Our highly experienced, talented and compassionate providers will skillfully guide you to achieving your goals through careful listening and expert care. You will come away from our services appearing not as someone who looks completely different, just a healthier, younger version of yourself.
Dr. Chad Pfefer, MD, Medical Director
After performing numerous facial derm procedures over the years, Dr. Pfefer developed a keen interest in aesthetic medicine. His vision: highly trained and experienced personnel who take the time to listen to patients’ specific needs and concerns combined with effective, clinically proven services and products. Dr. Pfefer stands by his vision in Living Well Skin and he continues to oversee Living Well Institute for Skin and Laser, improving and expanding treatments and further researching evidenced based data with proven, effective results. He is also a well respected preceptor with Oregon Health & Science Family Nurse Practitioner Program.
Kim Pfefer, JD, Clinic Administrator
Kim has an active role at Living Well Skin overseeing all of the staff, website design and management, SEO development, marketing, branding, services, products, location, and customer service. She is vital to the daily function of the clinic. Kim continues to provide key infrastructure allowing the aesthetic staff to perform smoothly while achieving the mission. She has both micro and macro views of the business as a stake holder and administrator. When not supporting the clinic she is a fully involved wife and mother.
Michelle Griffiths, Nationally Certified Medical Assistant, Licensed Aesthetician, Certified Laser Technician, Provider
Michelle Griffiths is a highly skilled Certified Medical Assistant and Cosmetic Injector with over 8 years in the aesthetic field and specifically, cosmetic injectables. Her training includes focused study with one of the leading plastic surgeon’s in the area. Michelle has a keen eye for enhancing and restoring the natural contours of the face and genuinely loves to help her patients develop the perfect plan for their unique needs. Her tools include Botox® as well as a wide range of dermal fillers including Voluma, Juvéderm® and Perlane®.
Michelle also has extensive experience in the many different laser platforms. As such she is the primary provider for both IPL and laser services at Living Well, including photofacials and rejuvenation, leg veins, rosacea and other vascular treatments. Michelle uses her extensive knowledge and expertise in providing a comprehensive consultation for each client. After listening to clients’ specific concerns, Michelle structures an immediate and long term treatment plan that is personalized to each client.
Samantha Adams, BA, Nationally Certified Medical Assistant, Licensed Aesthetician, Certified Laser Technician, Provider
Samantha is a highly experienced and skilled Cosmetic Injector and Certified Medical Assistant with an extensive history in medical aesthetics spanning over 8 years. Samantha and Michelle have worked and trained together for a number of years during their tenure in the aesthetic industry. Samantha’s training includes certification by a number of dermal filler and neuromodulator manufacturers including the largest: Allergan, Merz and Galderma. She has continued and furthered her knowledge of injectables through numerous training clinics, presentations and workshops given by the leading aesthetic physicians in the country. Additionally, Samantha is certified and experienced in numerous laser platforms ranging from Alma and Cutera, to Candela and Palomar. Not only are Samantha’s skill and experience apparent in the treatment of our clients, but her patience and calm demeanor make her a favorite.
Samantha holds a B.A. in psychology and minored in human and family development. Besides medical aesthetics, she has an interest in fitness and nutrition.
Christina Hunt, Licensed Esthetician, Client Care
Christina is a licensed Esthetician from the Aveda Institute of Portland with a wealth of knowledge in aesthetics. She has worked as a medical receptionist for the past three years and enjoys connecting with each client and catering to their specific needs. On her off time she enjoys teaching ballet and hiking around the gorge with her dog, Hayden.
Alicia Perez, BA, LE, TV Personality, Client Care
Alicia provides superior customer service as a consummate relationship builder to our patients, partners, and referral clinics. She is a seasoned national TV Personality and, as a Licensed Esthetician, she is a Beauty Expert on national network, Shop NBC, where she represents various beauty/anti-aging brands. Alicia is a favorite among our patients with her warm demeanor and broad knowledge of the aesthetics industry.
Living Well Skin’s Proud Partners
Erik Berntsen, CPCP, is an advanced certified permanent cosmetic makeup practitioner. His clients however, simply consider him an artist who transforms their eyes, brows, and lips. With a career in permanent cosmetics spanning nearly a decade, he has worked with a variety of celebrities and is a regular contributor to a number of national magazines.
Dr. Laura Matin, DDS, is a well-respected Family and Cosmetic Dentist in Beaverton, Oregon. She specializes in creating a beautiful and confident smile. She does not take a one-size-fits-all approach but tailors her procedures to individually fit your needs and your dental concerns. She has a large clientele and regularly volunteers with free dental clinics in the Portland and Beaverton area to give back to her community.