Meet Our Team
Founder, Medical Director
Gustav Lo, MD
In 2001, Dr. Gustav Lo opened Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center in Petoskey. The success of this vision led to the Traverse City location in 2009. Dr. Lo was the first to pioneer SmartLipo in northern Michigan, and performs more body sculpting procedures than any other aesthetic doctor in the region and has trained with many top cosmetic surgeons in the field. In addition, Dr. Lo has also performed hundreds of nonsurgical facelifts with FaceTite, Laser Lift, ThermiTight, and Thread Lift.
Dr. Lo earned his MD from Michigan State University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. During his 30 year career as a Primary Care Physician, Dr. Lo used regenerative medicine primarily for orthopedic conditions, then later in aesthetic medicine.
RegenCen (a separate division of Cosmetic Skin and Laser Center) merges both specialities into a treatment center that helps you turn back the clock on aging after 40. RegenCen uses platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) to help repair joints, increase mobility, improve sexual health, and restore thinning hair, just to name a few. This clinically proven treatment modality comes from your own blood, and has been used for years in the medical field to speed up post-surgical healing. Today, we use it to help restore aging tissues, including joints, ligaments, tendons, blood vessels and other vascular tissues, hair follicles, and aging skin.
As regenerative medicine continues to advance, Dr. Lo and his team are dedicated to ongoing education and bringing exciting, scientifically proven treatments to patients in Traverse City and Petoskey who want to feel and look better at every stage of life.
Dr. Lo is extremely hands-on in his approach, personally consulting with his clients to ensure the best aesthetic outcome.Book a free consult
Founder, Clinical Director, aesthetic consultant
Courtney Lo, PA
In 2001, Courtney discovered a profession that combined both her medical background and artistic eye and founded Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center with Dr. Gustav Lo. At CSLC, Courtney leads a passionate team of providers who help people define their own unique style. She is dedicated to finding and bringing the newest innovative aesthetic techniques and procedures to Northern Michigan. After two decades performing thousands of cosmetic treatments on patients at every age and stage, today Courtney leads and trains her team with continuing education workshops and certifications. Courtney’s motto? The best cosmetic work is invisible. CSLC was Northern Michigan’s first Platinum Level Botox® and Juvederm® Provider (and has been since 2004), and multiple times was named the top Restylane® and Perlane® Injector and Sculptra practice in the state of Michigan. Courtney has places in both Traverse City and Petoskey, Michigan. Book a complimentary consultation
Kolleen knew she’d found her career calling here when she met an advancing, experienced group of medical and aesthetic clinicians who offer clinical treatments to help people live better, look better and feel better. “I walked in to my dream job,” she says.
As CSLC and RegenCen’s Medical Lead and a Physician Associate in Traverse City, she thrives on educating patients on new techniques, products and procedures that help them reach their goals.
“The most satisfying part of working with patients is seeing how minor changes in a person’s appearance can have such a measurable impact on their happiness and self-esteem,” she says. “And RegenCen improves daily life in a very similar way. When women eliminate stress incontinence and elevate life in the bedroom – those are game changers.”
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Amanda is our Medical Lead Physician Associate in the Petoskey office. After working as a PA at an ob-gyn and medical spa center in lower Michigan, Amanda brought her experience to Northern Michigan and joined CSLC and RegenCen.
She’s passionate about collaborating with patients to create personalized treatment plans that incorporate the most up-to-date techniques and treatments – as well as evidence-based medicine – to help them meet their aesthetic and regenerative goals.
“The health and happiness of my patients are my top priorities,” she says.
A Central Michigan University Bachelors and Masters degree graduate, Amanda is a Midland, MI native, and is excited to now call Petoskey, Michigan her home.
Master Injector, Clinical Lead and Trainer, Cosmetic Coordinator
Lee, RN, BSN
Lee joined Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center in 2009 and is a Laser and Injection Expert in both our Traverse City and Petoskey offices. Lee is a Platinum Level Botox and Juvederm provider, and also specializes in our skin rejuvenation, skin tightening, vaginal rejuvenation, leg vein treatment, and fat reduction therapies.
Lee loves ongoing aesthetics education and training, and it shows in her unparalleled attention to detail, which has brought her a devoted following at CSLC. She’s known for her soft touch and results-driven style, which makes you feel comfortable and educated as well as provides you with fabulous results.
Master Injector, Clinical Lead and Trainer, Cosmetic Coordinator
René, RN, BSN
René joined CSLC in 2011. Whether it’s erasing an old scar from teenage acne days or helping remove scowl lines that age us prematurely or maintaining youthful facial features she enjoys offering a variety of treatment options that help patients look their best.
René is a Master Nurse Injector and is an expert with all injectables as well as threads. Rene is also certified in all of our skin rejuvenation, skin tightening, vaginal rejuvenation, leg vein treatment, and fat reduction therapies. After nearly a decade of work in aesthetics, she possesses a true passion for patient education and satisfaction.
Master Injector, Clinical Lead and Trainer, Cosmetic Coordinator
Jette joined CSLC in 2015. After earning her Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University, she furthered her aesthetic career by earning her Aestheticians License in 2017 and becoming our Expert Nurse Provider. Jette has expertise in Sculptra, neuromodulators, dermal fillers and threads.
Jette is also certified and experienced in Morpheus8, multiple lasers, and Coolsculpting. Prior to joining us, Jette assisted clinically in dermatology. She loves to combine treatments and injections that enhance your natural beauty.
Jozlynne’s passion for aesthetics led her to join our team after four years of experience in medicine as a Surgical Technologist. She enjoys providing individualized consults and addressing the aging face with a multimodality treatment approach for the most natural results.
Jozlynne has expertise in injections, neuromodulators and threads as well as certifications and experience in Morpheus8, lasers, and Coolsculpting.
Her artistic eye, medical background and education from a multitude of treatment certifications put clients immediately at ease.Book a complimentary consultation
Phlebotomist, Laser Specialist, Master Provider
Sarah has worked at Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center since 2008 and is expertly trained and most recently has specialized in Body and RegenCen treatments.
Sarah has been providing PRF injections for hair rejuvenation, skin rejuvenation, and vaginal rejuvenation for 3 years. Certified in Coolsculpting Elite, laser hair removal, laser resurfacing, and Morpheus, Sarah can help you tweak or transform pretty much any annoyance from head to toe.
She’s always had a special interest in overall health and wellness so working with a team committed to the same goals is what she values most about her career.Book a complimentary consultation
Master Aesthetician, Anti-Aging Expert, Laser Specialist
Sarah joined Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center in 2015. After her initial training at The Douglas J Aveda Institute, she continued her education with multiple advanced skincare and laser certification courses. Sarah’s expertise in laser hair removal, Coolsculpting, and all of our skin rejuvenation procedures has gained her a large and loyal following of clients.
Her favorite treatments to offer are Morpheus8, Hydrafacials, and ThermiSmooth.
Sarah enjoys giving everyone a better day and loves to travel, socialize, and decorate.
Ultherapy, Morpheus8, Venus, Forma, M22 (ResurFX, IPL), Laser Hair Removal, ThermiSmooth, Microneedling, PRF Microneedling, Hyperhidrosis Treatment, Skincare Consults, Skinceuticals product training, Coolsculpting, Intraceuticals, Medical Grade Facials, Hydrafacial, Skinceuticals CryoCorrect, Avene, & ZO Skin Health.Book a complimentary consultation
Lead Aesthetician Educator
Jessie joined the Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center in Traverse City in 2009. Jessie was trained at the Douglas J Aveda Institute and continues to attend advanced skincare and laser certification courses.
She is passionate about both the health and beauty of skin and has a wealth of knowledge to share with patients with skincare questions or concerns.
As an educator at CSLC, Jessie leads aesthetician training bootcamps and ensures all our treatments maintain the highest standards of quality and efficacy.Book a complimentary consultation
Master Aesthetician, Laser Specialist
A Harbor Springs native, Brooke worked at Dr. Monica Scheel Dermatology in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii for five years before joining Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center in 2015. She graduated from the Cosmetology Program at San Juan College in 2006 and is experienced in facial services/peels, laser hair removal, Venus Legacy body contouring and skin tightening treatments, as well as intense pulsed light therapy.
Her creativity, attention to fine detail, aesthetic vision, and compassionate empathetic personality make her an exemplary part of our aesthetic team.
Morpheus8, Venus, Forma, M22 (ResurFX, IPL), Laser Hair Removal, ThermiSmooth, Microneedling, PRF Microneedling, Hyperhidrosis Treatment, Skincare Consults, Skinceuticals product training, Coolsculpting, Intraceuticals, Medical Grade Facials, Hydrafacial, Skinceuticals CryoCorrect, Avene, & ZO Skin Health.Book a complimentary consultation
Master Provider, Cosmetic Coordinator
Karmen was an exciting addition to our Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center team as our Master Provider and Cosmetic Coordinator in 2017, joining us with 17 years’ experience as an esthetician and a wealth of aesthetic procedure knowledge from her position at a dermatology office in Ohio. Karmen completed the Full Skincare Specialist program at the Florida College of Natural Health in 2002.
Karmen is both exuberant and down-to-earth, and you can’t miss her awesome laugh in the office. Her favorite part of her position is customizing treatment programs for clients so they have the best path to achieve their skin or body rejuvenation goals, then watching their improvement along the way. When she’s not working, Karmen loves spending time with her husband and two children.
Ultherapy, Morpheus8, Venus, Forma, M22 (ResurFX, IPL), ThermiSmooth, Microneedling, PRF Microneedling, Hyperhidrosis Treatment, Skincare Consults, Skinceuticals product training, Coolsculpting, Intraceuticals, Medical Grade Facials, Hydrafacial, Skinceuticals CryoCorrect, Avene, & ZO Skin Health.Book a complimentary consultation
Master Aesthetician, certified laser technician
Gabi, a Traverse City native, studied Graphic Design at Savannah College of Art and Design before she went on to pursue her love of medical aesthetics at the Beauty and Health Institute in Tampa, FL where she attained her esthetician license and microneedling certification. After joining CSLC in 2017, Gabi attained multiple other laser certifications including Morpheus8, IPL, ResurFX, Venus, and Thermi.
Her results-oriented nature, attention to detail, and go-getter personality all but guarantee her clients will get the correct recommendations. In her leisure time, Gabi always has a project or two going, loves horseback riding, exploring the outdoors, spending time with her family, being creative, and traveling.
Morpheus8, Venus, Forma, M22 (ResurFX, IPL), Laser Hair Removal, ThermiSmooth, Microneedling, PRF Microneedling, Hyperhidrosis Treatment, Skincare Consults, Skinceuticals product training, Intraceuticals, Medical Grade Facials, Hydrafacial, Skinceuticals CryoCorrect, Avene, & ZO Skin Health.Book a complimentary consultation
For Master Aesthetician Bryanna, body care isn’t just about exercise and eating healthy. “Taking care of your body doesn’t stop there,” she says. “Caring for our skin is a critical part of our overall well-being.” From microneedling to dermaplaning, Bryanna loves to help her patients at CSLC feel more confident with their skin and bodies.
Her attention to detail shines when she shares her knowledge about treatments to help patients make choices that meet their skincare goals. “It’s the most rewarding feeling to see someone’s entire demeanor and self-esteem change after a Hydrafacial or Forma skin tightening treatment,” she says.
A lover of water, Bryanna spends every warm weekend in the summer boating with her boyfriend. When she’s not at work, this graduate of Miami’s Beauty Ink and the National Laser Institute enjoys cuddling with her cat Apollo and enjoying a good glass of chardonnay.Book a complimentary consultation
MASTER AESTHETICIAN & LASER SPECIALIST
Paige, LA, Phlebotomist
From the moment she graduated from Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, Paige knew she wanted to work at Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center. As an Aesthetician and Laser Specialist, Paige’s love for her work comes from the satisfaction of patients who tell her their aesthetic visit is the best part of their days.
“To make people feel beautiful and give them the confidence they never knew they could have is what drives me,” Paige says.
Her favorite results come from Morpheus8 and body treatments like laser hair removal, where she sees the instant impact on a patient’s self-esteem.
“A big part of why I joined CSLC is our focus on helping you enhance the beauty you already have,” she says. When this Charlevoix native isn’t boating or hiking with her Aussiedoodle pup, Cash, you’ll find her in the kitchen, cooking with her fiancé.
Practice Director, Cosmetic Coordinator, Procurement & Purchasing
Kelly has been an integral part of Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center since she joined our team 2007 with a degree in business management. She’ll most likely be your first point of contact either at Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center or RegenCen, in person or over the phone.
Kelly has completed multiple trainings in skincare with Skinceuticals, Glytone, Avene, Obagi, Skinmedica, Neocutis, and ZO and has attended numerous continuing education workshops in aesthetic procedures and injectables.
She has a refined aesthetic eye that is trusted and requested by many clients when they are contemplating treatments. Kelly enjoys travel, working out, yoga, and spending time with friends.Book a complimentary consultation
Project & Marketing Director, Recruiting, Procurement & Purchasing
Leslie joined Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center in 2015. She holds her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and has attended the Fashion Institute of Technology for advertising and business in NYC, University of Louisville, along with Ferris University in MI.
Leslie employs marketing, communications, copywriting, and editing skills along with advertising design to make her a unique and growth-inspiring member of our team.
Originally from Louisville, Leslie worked bicoastally in the beauty industry in both New York City and West Hollywood before making the move to northern Michigan and joining us. Her ambition and passion for the beauty and skincare industries, along with her attention to detail within both project and creative management, have made her a welcome addition to our Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center team.
Executive Communications Manager
As executive communications manager of CSLC and RegenCen, Christine Bowers is an essential part of our patients’ experiences with both centers in Traverse City and Petoskey.
Christine schedules every single appointment, ensuring our daily and weekly routines run efficiently and smoothly.
Often a patient’s first point of contact, she helps answer questions, address concerns, and calmly educate patients on what to expect during their first consultation. From phones, to text messages, to email inquiries, Christine juggles the various ways our patients reach out to schedule their treatments.
With a background and degree in hospitality, Christine brings extensive experience in planning and organizing large conferences and events-skills that help her manage all our executive communications.
She loves talking with new patients who are excited to get their first treatment, and chatting with patients who call, post-treatment, simply to express their gratitude.
“One lady, who was in her 60s, called two weeks after her treatment, and she was so happy she was almost in tears,” Christine says.
“She said to me, ‘I feel like I’ve gone back to my youth,’ and it’s so gratifying to be a part of a company that does something so well and changes people’s lives in a meaningful way.”
Lead Client Coordinator, Director of First Impressions, Aesthetician
Brit first came to CSLC in 2016 as a patient, joined our team as our Lead Client Coordinator in early 2017, and graduated with her esthetician’s license in 2018. Her salon environment history introduced her to the beauty industry and she expanded her career by joining CSLC. She has received extensive skincare education from Skinceuticals, Avene, and ZO Skincare lines.
Brit is passionate about ensuring clients receive both optimal service and results. When not chatting about CSLC treatments or the monthly promo you’ll likely hear her talking about her dog or her weekend outdoor adventures. Brit is a bright ray of light and we’re happy to have her on our team.
Lead Client Coordinator
Chances are you’ve talked with our Traverse City Front Office Coordinator Carly Beers both on your way in, and on your way out of Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center in Traverse City. With a Bachelors in Psychology from Endicott College in Massachusetts and extensive experience in the food and beverage industry, Carly’s background and positive, service-oriented personality makes her the perfect person to welcome our patients.
When not working, Carly loves traveling, running, mountain biking, volleyball, and being active. She’s a happy mom to her pup Joanie and she lives with her pup and fiancé in TC.Book a complimentary consultation
Lead Graphic Designer, Final Editor
Carson joined our Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center team in 2015. He’s multi-talented in graphic design, photography editing, and media production with InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
Carson holds his Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University. Also a talented pianist and classical music enthusiast, Carson is a truly valuable part of our creative marketing department and our team.
ShannonYou might not have ever seen our Director of Human Resources, Shannon Howard, but she’s been with CSLC since its inception in 2001.
Though her work is behind the scenes, Shannon’s an integral part of key operations in both CSLC locations, namely payroll and human resource management. She also manages special projects and initiatives, and is our longest-serving employee.
Shannon lives in Harbor Springs, Michigan, with her husband and two sons. Book a complimentary consultation
Back Office Coordinator
Danielle joined our team at Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center in 2019. She was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California before moving to Traverse City. Prior to joining us at CSLC, she honed her skills in Wedding / Event coordinating and attended NMC. A vital part of our team, Danielle loves assisting providers, the challenge of our quickly growing office, CSLC culture, and interacting with new and familiar patients every day.
When not working, you’ll find Danielle with her animals (including a bengal cat named Gatsby, chickens, and tropical fish), long-distance running, gardening, kayaking, or with family and friends. Hardworking, dependable, and always positive, we’re grateful to have Danielle on our team.