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; today he 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.
During his 30 year career as a Primary Care Physician, Dr. Lo first applied regenerative medical techniques such as PRP injections to orthopedic cases in the early 2000’s; following those successes, he then brought similar techniques to our aesthetic practice.
Our results mirrored the research findings in other centers – regenerative techniques can reverse some degenerative conditions and “youthify” our tissues and physiology. With that, he founded RegenCen (a separate division of CSLC) in two northern Michigan locations as a treatment center focused on helping you age better. RegenCen merges the most proven regenerative therapies with bioidentical hormone programs for men and women, tackling some of the biggest impediments to living well over 50.
Dr. Lo earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his MD from Michigan State University. He founded Northern Michigan MedCenter primary care and urgent care centers, operating them for 30 years with over 1 million total patient visits.
His professional time as a physician now is practicing at RegenCen and overseeing Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center. He has performed over 4000 liposuction procedures in Petoskey and Traverse City and thousands of Laser Lift treatments for aging. He continues to see patients and offering regenerative therapies for erectile dysfunction, orthopedic conditions, arthritis and male testosterone replacement, was well as supervising our Physician Associates who specialize in women’s care.As regenerative medicine continues to advance, Dr. Lo and his team are dedicated to the “youthification” of our clients, bringing exciting, scientifically proven treatments to patients in Traverse City and Petoskey who want to look, feel, and live better at every stage of life.
Dr. Lo is extremely hands-on in his approach, personally consulting with his clients to ensure the best outcome attainable. Book a free consultation
Founder, Artistic Director
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 and RegenCen, Courtney leads a passionate team of expert aesthetic and regenerative medical providers who help people look and feel their best throughout life. She is dedicated to finding and bringing the newest innovative aesthetic techniques, regenerative treatments, and procedures to Northern Michigan.
After two decades performing thousands of cosmetic treatments on patients at every age and stage, today Courtney leads her team to maintain the highest standards of excellence.
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 has been named the top Restylane and Perlane Injector and Sculptra practice in the state of Michigan. Recently CSLC was named top Sculptra provider in the country and top 25 injectors in the U.S. by Galderma.
RegenCen, our medical division, was the first to provide state of the art MorpheusV in the state and first to provide Biote hormonal pellets in Petoskey and Traverse City. She’s committed to having modern, medically proven and safe treatments for women after menopause.
She adores working beside her husband and says they are the perfect team. Besides working, Courtney loves being a mom and cooking; her modern blended family is her greatest joy.
Courtney has places in both Traverse City and Petoskey, Michigan.Book a free 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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Physician Associate, Medical Lead
Amanda is our Medical Lead Physician Associate in the Petoskey CSLC. After working in obstetrics and gynecology and medical spa center, Amanda brought her experience and expertise to Northern Michigan and joined CSLC and RegenCen.
Amanda is part of our #1 Sculptra in America and top 25 Galderma injectors team ranked nationwide. An injection expert in Petoskey, she’s passionate about collaborating with patients to create personalized treatment plans that incorporate the most advanced aesthetic techniques and treatments – as well as evidence-based medicine – to help them meet their aesthetic and regenerative goals.
Amanda is frequently seen at our Botox Bar in Petoskey, offering complimentary aesthetic consults, and performing liquid lifts and thread lifts.
“I just want to see everyone achieve an ideal, natural result” 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.
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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 our Traverse City CSLC. She rooted her nursing career at obstetrics and gynecology at Northern Michigan Hospital prior to joining our comprehensive aesthetic practice.
A full time injection expert, Lee is a Platinum Level Botox and Juvederm provider, and part of our ranked top 25 Injectors in the nation team by Galderma, the makers of Restylane products.
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 both makes you feel comfortable and educated as well as providing the most amazing results.
Lee is also a skin rejuvenation expert, Ultherapy, FX laser, and proficient thread lift provider. With her OBGYN background, she takes special interest in helping women with bladder control and dryness complaints at RegenCen. Lee has two lovely grown children and enjoys spending time in South Africa with her husband.Book a free consultation
Master Injector, Clinical Lead and Trainer, Cosmetic Coordinator
René, RN, BSN
René, one of the premier aesthetic providers in northern Michigan, joined CSLC in 2011. Whether it’s erasing an old scar from teenage acne days or improving under eye hollows or improving sagging skin, she enjoys offering a variety of treatment options that help patients of all ages look and feel their best.
René is part of the top 25 Galderma Injectors in the US and top Sculptra practice ranked nationwide.
She is a Master Nurse Injector and is an expert with all injectables as well as MINT and NovaThread lifts. She is an expert in PRP and PRF injections for skin rejuvenation. René has a loyal following and has many patients she has treated for over a decade to maintain facial shape and beauty. When she isn’t performing dermal fillers, threads or Botox, René offers complimentary aesthetic consultations and aesthetic planning.
René is also certified in all of our skin rejuvenation, skin tightening, vaginal rejuvenation, leg vein, and fat reduction treatments. After over a decade of work in aesthetics, she possesses a true passion for patient education and satisfaction. René resides near Walloon Lake with her husband and loves to work out.Book a free consultation
Master Injector, Clinical Lead and Trainer, Cosmetic Coordinator
Jette joined CSLC in 2015 after spending time at Dermatology Associates (currently Advanced Dermatology) in Petoskey. After earning her Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University, she furthered her skin and aesthetic expertise by earning her Aestheticians License in 2017 and then her RN.
Jette, an anti-aging expert, is highly trained and experienced in most of the treatments at CSLC. Clients rely on her for everything from Coolsculpting and body shaping advice to laser treatments to facial treatments. Jette has years of experience in tattoo removal, laser hair removal, and sclerotherapy.
As an expert Nurse Injector, Jette offers all dermal fillers, Botox, threadlifts and Sculptra. She is part of our top 25 Galderma injectors in the U.S. team and ranked #1 Sculptra providers in the nation. She has a very loyal following for beautiful lip rejuvenation and facial rejuvenation in Traverse City.
Jette’s engaging and direct personality put her clients at ease. She loves to combine the best aesthetic treatments and injections that enhance your natural beauty.Book a free consultation
Jozlynne’s passion for aesthetics led her to join our team as an aesthetic nurse injector after four years of experience in medicine as a Surgical Technologist. She enjoys providing individualized aesthetic consults and addressing the aging face with a multimodality treatment approach for the most natural results.
Jozlynne is part of our #1 Sculptra team in America and top-ranked 25 Galderma Injectors in the U.S. She has a well-developed aesthetic eye for maintaining facial beauty and shape throughout the decades. Her precise, advanced filler techniques allow her to achieve beautiful, natural lip rejuvenation and under eye correction with fillers and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or fibrin (PRF). Joz is also a Thread Lift expert with MINT threads, NovaThreads, or Instalift threads.
Her engaging personality, artistic eye, and medical background from a multitude of treatment certifications put clients immediately at ease. When not at the Cosmetic Skin and Laser Center or the Botox Bar in Petoskey, Joz loves to be outside with her dogs and husband, bake, and work out.Book a free consultation
Anna specializes in women’s health and regenerative treatments in our Traverse City RegenCen practice.
Anna’s warm personality and experience put patients immediately at ease. She enjoys helping women through midlife health issues, perimenopause and menopause with hormone therapy and other treatments to make menopause symptoms easier to manage.
Anna is experienced in multiple regenerative pelvic floor and vaginal rejuvenation treatments including FormaV, ThermiVa, O-Shot, Oh! Shot, MorpheusV, and VTone. She also provides bioidentical hormone replacement and is a certified Biote pellet practitioner.
At RegenCen, we heal and regenerate cells to function like they used to so living can be more enjoyable. From hot flashes to thinning hair to aching joints, Anna is here to help.
Anna started at Michigan State University where she received her BSN and NP license. As an NP, she practiced in women’s health and family practice prior to specializing in menopause and regenerative health.Book a free consultation
Patient Care Coordinator & Provider
Ambyr worked alongside Dr. Gustav Lo for over a decade in primary care and urgent care prior to joining CSLC. At CSLC in Petoskey and Traverse City, Ambyr immediately puts patients at ease with her outgoing, friendly smile. Ambyr is experienced and certified in all of InMode women’s health technology, Coolsculpting, Morpheus8 and laser hair removal. She also assists Dr. Lo’s liposuction cases on the regenerative medical side, RegenCen. Ambyr loves being able to help people feel their best.Book a free 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.
Sarah is certified and specializes in:
Neuromodulators (Botox / Dysport / Xeomin), Ultherapy, Morpheus 8 and Morpheus Body, SkinPen microneedling, Venus, Forma RF, M22 (ResurFX, IPL), Laser Hair Removal, ThermiSmooth, Microneedling, PRF Microneedling, Hyperhidrosis Treatment, Skincare Consults, Coolsculpting, Intraceuticals O2, extractions, dermaplaning, chemical peels, PRF / PRP microneedling, ThermoClear, Skinceuticals CryoCorrect, Medical Grade Facials, Hydrafacial, and also Skinceuticals, SkinBetter, Avene, & ZO Skin Health products with at-home regimen building.Book a free consultation
Master Aesthetician, Laser Specialist, Facialist
After her initial training at The Douglas J Aveda Institute, Sarah worked for Dr. Murray Cotter, Dermatologist, and joined CSLC in 2015. She continued her education with multiple advanced skincare and laser certification courses. Sarah’s expertise in laser hair removal, pharmaceutical-grade facials, 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.
Sarah is certified and specializes in:
Ultherapy, Morpheus 8 and Morpheus Body, SkinPen microneedling, Venus, Forma RF, M22 (ResurFX, IPL), Laser Hair Removal, ThermiSmooth, Microneedling, PRF Microneedling, Hyperhidrosis Treatment, Skincare Consults, Coolsculpting, Intraceuticals O2, extractions, dermaplaning, chemical peels, PRF / PRP microneedling, ThermoClear, Skinceuticals CryoCorrect, Medical Grade Facials, Hydrafacial, and also Skinceuticals, SkinBetter, Avene, & ZO Skin Health products with at-home regimen building.Book a free 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 free consultation
Master Provider, Laser Specialist, Facialist
Karmen was an exciting addition to our Traverse City Cosmetic Skin and Laser Center team as an expert m=Medical Esthetician and Cosmetic Coordinator in 2017, joining us with 17 years’ experience as an esthetician and a wealth of aesthetic treatment 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.
She 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 and anti-aging facial treatments 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, two children, and pup.Karmen is certified and specializes in:
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, Skinceuticals, SkinBetter, Avene, & ZO Skin Health. Book a free consultation
Master Aesthetician, Laser Specialist, Facialist
For Master Aesthetician, Laser Specialist, & Facialist Bryanna, self-care isn’t just about exercise and eating healthy. “Taking care of yourself doesn’t stop there,” she says. “Caring for our skin is a critical part of our overall well-being.”
From microneedling to customized facials to dermaplaning, Bryanna loves to help patients at the Petoskey Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center get better skin and the best results attainable.
Her attention to detail shines when she shares her knowledge about treatments to help patients make the most beneficial choices that meet their skincare goals. “It’s the most rewarding feeling to see someone’s entire demeanor and self-esteem change after an acne peel or hydrating facial.”
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 free consultation
MASTER AESTHETICIAN & LASER SPECIALIST
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 in Traverse City, Paige’s passion for aesthetics comes from the satisfaction of patients who tell her their visits have been life changing.
“To make people feel beautiful and give them the confidence they never knew they could have is what drives me, whether it’s removing facial hair, helping transgender patients with their transitions, doing skin transformations with Morpheus 8, or offering help with cystic acne,” Paige says. “The self-esteem boost is the best. It’s changing lives.”
Paige assists with many of our PRP injections and PRF injections at both RegenCen and CSLC. And she assists Dr. Lo with liposuction, FaceTite, and Laser Lift. Paige is a certified in Coolsculpting Elite provider as well.
“A big part of why I joined Courtney and Dr. Lo’s practice is our focus on helping you enhance the beauty you already have – whatever your age,” she says.
When this Charlevoix aesthetician native isn’t boating or hiking with her Aussie doodle pup, Cash, you’ll find her in the kitchen, cooking with her husband.Book a free consultation
Elizabeth, a Bay City, Michigan native, completed her associates in Arts in 2018 and her Bachelor’s in Business from Northwood University in May 2022 but her passion is in medical aesthetics. After working in a northern Michigan medspa and attaining her esthetician license from Douglas J, she sought a jump in her career at CSLC. El, a frequently requested facialist in Petoskey, offers Hydrafacials, chemical peels, Forma facials, dermaplaning and our exclusive Foundation Facial.
She is a skincare expert in Skinceuticals and SkinBetter and thoroughly enjoys offering a wide variety of treatments so she can customize every patient visit, whether that facials or IPL.
Her thoughtful, listening nature and attention to detail assure her patients are achieving their goals. In her leisure time, El loves to bake and practice yoga. “I thank my lucky stars for my dream job in northern Michigan every day.”
Elizabeth is certified and specializes in: Hydrafacial, SkinPen microneedling, Venus / Forma radiofrequency skin tightening, AnteAge, ThermoClear, VI Peels, ThermiSmooth Face, Lumecca IPL, Skinceuticals CryoCorrect, Skinceuticals, SkinBetter, Avene, & ZO Skin Health.Book a free consultation
Master Aesthetician, Facialist
Jensen was born and raised in Traverse City and we were fortunate to have her join our CSLC team after graduating with her esthetician’s license from Douglas J. Aveda in Grand Rapids.
At a very young age, Jensen knew she wanted a career helping people, and her passion lies in seeing how instantaneously she can make someone feel happier with themselves. She finds fulfillment in aesthetics by achieving the best result and also making her clients feel comfortable throughout the entire process.
Jensen is certified and talented in: Hydrafacial, Signature Facial, Venus / Forma / ThermiSmooth radiofrequency treatments, ThermoClear, SkinPen microneedling with hyaluronic acid, AnteAGE or PRF, VI Peels, Lumecca IPL, and Skinceuticals CryoCorrect. She possesses a wealth of knowledge in overall skin health, and both Skinceuticals and SkinBetter pharmaceutical grade product lines.
When not at work, you’ll find her basking in nature and hunting for Petoskey stones and beach glass all year long.Book a free consultation
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 free consultation
Project & Marketing Manager, 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.Book a free consultation
Lead Client Coordinator, Director of First Impressions, Aesthetician
Brit first came to CSLC in 2016 as a patient, joined our team as our First Impressions and Aesthetic 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 Petoskey. She has received extensive skincare education from Skinceuticals, Avene, SkinBetter and ZO Skincare lines.
Brit is passionate about ensuring clients receive both optimal service and results. When not chatting about the best new aesthetic or regenerative medical treatments 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 in Petoskey.Book a free consultation
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.”Book a free consultation
Brooke’s longtime passion for health and beauty along with her enthusiastic energy and PR talent made her a perfect fit into our Cosmetic Skin & Laser team in 2022. She was raised in Petoskey and completed a marketing internship at McLaren Northern Michigan prior to graduating from Central Michigan University with her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations.
She’s been a plant-based vegetarian for the past 5 years and enjoys being a part of a team helping clients look, feel, and live better and more confident lives.Book a free consultation
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 free 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.Book a free consultation
Christy works largely behind the scenes, but she’s been a loyal part of Dr. Lo’s practice since 1994. Christy helps with Practice Management, Information Technology, Systems Organization, and Recruiting in both offices.
We’re lucky to have Christy as a longtime member of our team.Book a free consultation
You 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 free 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.Book a free consultation