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Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center Petoskey

Botox experts since 2002 – Top 15 Galderma Filler & Dysport Providers in USA – Lip Injections - Hydrafacial – Facials – Skin Tightening – Microneedling – PRF – Top Sculptra in Michigan – Morpheus8 – Ultherapy – Coolsculpting – IPL – Dermaplaning & much more!

How do I get to Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center Medspa in Petoskey?

Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center is located in Petoskey at 116 W. Mitchell St., Petoskey, MI 49770 on the second floor. We’re right over Bear River coming from downtown and directly across the highway from Mancino’s Pizza.
Click the map below for directions. We can’t wait to see you there!
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Petoskey Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center Medspa and Surgery Center provides:

Body sculpting and body contouring treatments:

Our regenerative division, RegenCen in the same location offers:

Frequently asked questions about Petoskey Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center

Meet the Team at Our Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center in Petoskey

Founders & Providers

Dr. Gustav Lo, MD

Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center Founder, Medical Director

CSLC opens RegenCen in Petoskey and Traverse City

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 and Naples in 2022. Dr. Lo was the first to pioneer Smartlipo laser assisted liposuction in northern Michigan. He 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 Traverse City and Petoskey, Michigan, and Boca Grande and Naples, Florida as a treatment center dedicated to helping patients extend their healthspans and live their fullest lives.

RegenCen merges the most proven regenerative treatments like PRF injections, NAD+, and the InMode Empower platform with bioidentical hormone and testosterone optimization for men and women, tackling some of the biggest impediments to living well over 50.

RegenCen also offers a prescription weight loss program, provides Ozempic or semaglutide for patients, and offers a results-proven treatment plan including the Skinny Shot and NAD+ therapy to help patients lose unwanted weight and keep it off.

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 transformational Laser Lift treatments for his patients. He continues to see patients regularly, offering them 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, Petoskey, and Naples 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.

Courtney Lo, PA

Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center Founder, CEO

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 clients in both Michigan and Florida.

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. Recently CSLC was named top Sculptra provider in the country and top 15 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 is also proud to offer Biote hormonal pellets in Petoskey, Traverse City, and Naples. 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 splits her time between Michigan and Florida.

Danielle Stevenson, PA-C

Florida Regional Territory Manager

Danielle is our Florida Regional Territory Manager, Master Injection Specialist and Lead Aesthetic and Medical Provider. She is based in our Naples, FL CSLC. She received her Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL and her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL.

She was born in Hinsdale, IL and moved to Naples, Florida when she was 2 years old. She grew up in Naples and knew I wanted to return to Naples to be with her family and begin my career as a Master Aesthetic Physician Assistant.

Danielle enjoys working in the aesthetics industry because she believes ultimate wellness is comprised of both physical and mental health. She is driven by the desire for people to look and feel their best! Our patients trust and love their visits with Danielle because she's empathetic, communicates without being pushy, and is dedicated to their life journey of wellness on the inside and out.

Outside of the office, Danielle enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, and cooking/baking.

Book your treatment or complimentary consultation with Danielle today.

Shauna Stark, DNP-BC

Aesthetic & Regenerative Master Provider, Master Injector

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Shauna Stark, DNP-BC joined Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center as our Injection Specialist and Doctor of Nursing Practice in our Petoskey, Michigan office in 2023. She holds her DNP and BSN from the University of Michigan-Flint, her BS in Biology from University of Detroit Mercy, and also obtained her EMT before pursuing nursing. She is a current standing Professor of Graduate Pathophysiology at her alma mater, University of Michigan-Flint.

She uses her extensive medical expertise to practice as a well-rounded, proficient, and trustworthy provider and aesthetic treatment consultant. Shauna was trained in aesthetics by the industry’s top aesthetic injectable providers and instructors as well as Galderma’s top injectors nationwide. Prior to discovering her passion for the industry and launching her career in Aesthetics, Shauna worked in Critical and Acute Care at McLaren. She has traveled internationally to Kenya, Cambodia, and the Dominican Republic as a provider and educational lead with the University to educate nursing students and help patients worldwide.

As a compassionate individual and talented provider in every facet of the industry, we are proud to offer our patients Shauna’s trained aesthetic eye and mastery of creating natural, beautiful, balanced results. Shauna is passionate about travel and art. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and golden retriever, being outside and drawing.

At Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center, Shauna offers:

  • Neuromodulators and dermal fillers
  • IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)
  • TotalFX
  • Morpheus8
  • Evoke
  • Coolsculpting
  • PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) injections
  • Feminine or vaginal rejuvenation
  • Ultherapy
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Hormone replacement
  • IV therapy
  • Complimentary aesthetic and regenerative consultations

René Ames, BSN, RN

Master Injector, Clinical Lead & Trainer, Aesthetic Consultant

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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 in our Petoskey, MI CSLC.

René is part of the top 25 Galderma Injectors in the US and top Sculptra practice ranked nationwide. She is a master in liquid lift techniques, jawline filler, lip filler, undereye filler and facial rejuvenation using Sculptra, Voluma and Restylane Lyft.

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.

Jozlynne Cross, RN

CSLC Master Provider, Master Injector, Aesthetic Consultant

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.

Jozlynne is part of our #1 Sculptra team in Michigan and top-ranked 15 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 enhancement and under eye correction with fillers and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or fibrin (PRF).

Joz is a Thread Lift expert with MINT threads, NovaThreads, or Instalift threads.

As a master provider, Joz also offers skin rejuvenation treatments like IPL, laser resurfacing, and microneedling.

She provides individualized aesthetic consults and addressing the aging face with a multimodality treatment approach for the most natural results.

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 helping patients refresh their appearance, Joz loves to be outside with her dogs and husband, bake, and work out.

Ambyr Thompson, LPN

Medical Aesthetician, Feminine Rejuvenation Specialist

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.

Master Aestheticians

Sarah Banks, LA, MA

Medical Aesthetician & Laser Specialist, Ultherapy Expert

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 Petoskey, Traverse City, and Naples 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.

Bryanna Lambert, LA

Medical Aesthetician, Laser Specialist

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.

Elizabeth Morse, LA

Medical Aesthetician, Laser Specialist, Client Coordinator

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.

Administrative, Design & Front Office

Emma Jason

Lead Client Coordinator

Our Petoskey Lead Client Coordinator Emma was born and raised in Boyne City in Northern Michigan. Prior to joining us, she was an expert in the hospitality industry for eight years. She loves interacting with people, connecting with clients, and getting excited along with them to see their results. She's always had an interest in aesthetics, and loves getting the opportunity to learn more each and every day.

In Emma's free time, she enjoys being outside, taking her dog Olive for walks, spending time with friends and family, and golfing. Emma is a bright light in our Petoskey office, and we're so grateful to have her on our team.

Christy Racignol

Lead Practice Administrator & EMR Specialist

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 for all offices.

We're lucky to have Christy as a longtime member of our team.

Shannon Howard

Accounting Manager

Shannon Howard

You might not have ever seen our Accounting Manager, 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.

Sarah Schornak

Clinical Integration Manager

Sarah has worked at Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center since 2008 and her passion for overall health and wellness working with a team committed to the same goals is what she values most about her career.

We're so grateful to have Sarah help with integrations, and be the hands-on-deck rockstar, as we grow.

Carson Lo

Graphic Designer

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.

Brooke Harris

Marketing, Social Media & Brand Integration

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Brooke’s longtime passion for health and beauty along with her enthusiastic energy and marketing / 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.

We're grateful to have Brooke as a part of our team at our Petoskey, Traverse City, Naples, and Boca Grande locations.

Christine Bowers

Executive Communications Manager

As Communication Integration 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.”

Chelsea Steinbeck

Director of Human Resources

Chelsea graduated with her Master of Business Administration from Louisiana State University in 2021 and her Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration from University of Central Florida in 2016.

Her professional history has been grounded on Operations and Human Resources with an emphasis on growing teams - and she's instrumental in keeping our team cohesive as we grow. Chelsea has been working in the Aesthetics industry since 2018 and Human Resources and Operations since 2016.

Chelsea's always had a passion for all things beauty and aesthetics and enjoys the Aesthetics industry because of the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives by improving their confidence and overall wellbeing.

She is talented in process improvement and development, along with helping in smooth operations while boosting company culture. Chelsea loves to take processes that “work” and turn them into processes that help the entire team excel.

Chelsea lives with her husband in Florida currently but is excited to join family in Traverse City in the coming months. In her free time, Chelsea loves to explore hidden gems anywhere she goes, spend time with family, her husband and 4 pups, enjoy good food, and practice gratitude every passing day.

We're so grateful to have Chelsea as a pillar of the Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center team.

Reese Spykerman

Director of Brand Strategy & Creative

Reese joined us as Director of Brand Strategy & Creative in 2023 after years of being our consultant and helping to guide branding decisions with the growth of the practice. Alongside her passion for the aesthetic industry, she has deep knowledge of writing for client acquisition, branding, website design, and planning for financial success.

A graduate of Missouri’s School of Journalism, Reese has spent the past 15 years combining her writing background with powerful strategic design techniques to help hundreds of global small business owners, some of whom have seen products sell out and achieved a 4x boost in revenue.

She has also designed a website for RegenCen, designed a website and book cover for the New York Times bestselling author Chris Guillebeau, and worked as the book cover and website design partner for author Bernadette Jiwa.

Reese’s work has appeared in numerous publications and podcasts including Forbes, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Thrive Global, Entrepreneurs on Fire Podcast, the Email Einstein Podcast, ProBlogger, Ecommerce Badasserey, and Proof to Product.

Caitlin Hunter

Vice President of Operations - Sales & Education

Caitlin Hunter grew up in Virginia where she gained an education in Cosmetology. Beginning her career in management, sales, and business development positions in the personal services and cosmetics industry, she's held leadership roles within leading beauty brands Aveda, MAC Cosmetics, Ulta Beauty, and L'Oreal.

She then grew her career path into sales, client experience, and operations management in the medical aesthetics and regenerative health industries. We're now grateful to have her inspiration and experience as our CSLC and RegenCen Vice President of Operations & Education.

Caitlin is highly passionate about working in an industry where we get to change people's lives every day. We help rid people of their insecurities and get to build them up to both feeling and looking their best. She thrives in environments where she can contribute to developing people and businesses in reaching their ultimate goals - and she's the perfect match for our team.

When out of the office, Caitlin loves playing pickleball, hiking, working out at the gym, traveling to new places, and spending time with her pup.

Kurt Goldsby

Chief Financial Officer

Kurt Goldsby joined us in 2023 as our CFO. A Hope College Graduate, He was previously an Audit Manager at Plante Moran leading engagements across a variety of industries and a Corp Controller & Head of Risk Management at Motus Integrated Technologies. He's also Volunteer CFO at All Worthy of Love (anti human trafficking non-profit). Kurt specializes in leadership, complicated financial transactions, treasury, and forecasting.

Kurt enjoys his career at CSLC because of our world class team and our continuing ability to provide an unparalleled quality and experience for our patients. Outside of the office, Kurt loves spending time with his family (wife and 2 kids – 6 year old girl and 2 year old boy), travel, photography, hockey, and employing leadership across all facets in life. We're so grateful to have Kurt not only as our CFO, but as our trusted leader in the office.

Colin Pulte

Vice President of Corporate Development

Colin Pulte joined us in 2024 as Vice President of Corporate Development. Previously, Colin has held leadership roles in corporate development and M&A and several private equity-backed companies and has closed more than 70 transactions over the course of his career.

Outside of the office, Colin loves spending time with his family (wife and 9-month-old son), hockey, golf, and summer in Northern Michigan. Colin earned his undergraduate degree from Miami University and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Michigan.