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RegenCen was established by Dr. Gus Lo in 2009. Dr. Lo obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his MD from Michigan State University. He has a strong background in healthcare, having founded and operated the Northern Michigan Med Center Primary Care and Urgent Care Centers for 30 years.

Dr. Lo began offering PRP injections for orthopedic cases in the early 2000s and later founded Cosmetic Skin and Laser with his wife, Courtney Lo, PA. Building on the success of PRP, they expanded their techniques to include regenerative medicine at CSLC. Since 2009, Dr. Lo has shifted his focus to regenerative medicine and established RegenCen at Cosmetic Skin and Laser Center in Petoskey.

Interest in regenerative medicine has grown, and now RegenCen has locations throughout Michigan and Florida. They are excited to offer RegenCen services to patients at CAPS.

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What is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative medicine is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on repairing, replacing, or regenerating damaged tissues and organs to restore normal function. This approach leverages the body's natural healing processes to treat conditions that are beyond repair.

By harnessing the body's inherent ability to heal itself, regenerative medicine offers promising new therapies for various conditions, from injuries and degenerative diseases to congenital disabilities. Regenerative medicine aims not only to treat symptoms but to address the underlying causes of disease, ultimately improving overall health and quality of life.

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Experience the Many Benefits of Regenerative Medicine

  • Enhanced natural healing
  • Helps decrease inflammation, leading to less pain and improved function
  • Often involves less invasive procedures compared to traditional surgeries, reducing recovery time and risk
  • Restores normal function to damaged tissues and organs, improving overall health
  • Offers potential for long-lasting effects by addressing the root causes of injury or disease
  • Can be tailored to individual patient needs, enhancing effectiveness and outcomes
  • Uses the patient's own cells, minimizing the risk of immune rejection
  • Can provide significant pain relief without relying on medications
  • Shortens recovery periods due to less invasive techniques and enhanced healing processes
  • Offers new hope for managing chronic diseases and conditions that were previously untreatable

Bioidentical Hormones

As you age, hormone levels decrease, which can lead to symptoms such as low energy, weight gain, mood swings, and low sex drive.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a crucial tool for feeling your best as you age. BHRT involves using hormones that are chemically identical to those produced naturally in your body, making them more compatible and potentially reducing the risk of side effects compared to synthetic hormones.

By assessing your hormone levels through blood tests and other evaluations, we can determine if they are imbalanced or low. This personalized approach allows us to create a tailored treatment plan to effectively replace and balance your hormones.

Here's how BHRT can benefit you:

  • BHRT is customized to your unique hormone levels and needs, ensuring targeted and effective therapy
  • Balancing hormones can boost energy levels, stabilize mood, reduce irritability, enhance mental clarity, and improve overall well-being
  • Hormone imbalances, especially in estrogen and testosterone, can affect metabolism and lead to weight gain; BHRT can support weight management efforts by restoring hormonal balance
  • Low sex drive is a common symptom of hormone imbalances, and BHRT can help revitalize your libido and improve sexual function
  • Balancing hormones not only alleviates immediate symptoms but also promotes long-term health by reducing the risk of conditions associated with hormone imbalances, such as osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease


Testosterone is a crucial hormone for both men and women. Its levels play a significant role in optimal aging and overall health.

For Men

Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone, and maintaining normal levels is vital for various aspects of health and well-being. Low testosterone, also known as hypogonadism, can lead to a range of symptoms that impact quality of life.

These symptoms include:

  • Fatigue and Weakness: Low testosterone levels can contribute to feelings of tiredness and weakness, affecting energy levels and daily activities.
  • Lack of Motivation: Testosterone is associated with motivation and drive. Low levels may lead to decreased motivation and enthusiasm.
  • Weight Gain: Hormonal imbalances, including low testosterone, can contribute to weight gain, particularly around the abdomen.
  • Mood Changes: Depression, irritability, and mood swings are common symptoms of low testosterone.

Safe and effective treatment for low testosterone can be a game-changer for men who want to live life as fully and vitally as possible. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is a proven method to address low testosterone levels.

By restoring testosterone to optimal levels, TRT can improve:

  • Mood
  • Sexual enjoyment, desire, and performance
  • Weight management and body composition
  • Stamina, energy levels, and overall vitality

For Women

While testosterone is often associated with male health, it also plays a vital role in women's health, particularly as they age. Testosterone supplementation in women can have significant benefits, including:

  • Reduced Cognitive Decline: Studies have shown that testosterone replacement therapy in women can help reduce cognitive decline and improve cognitive function.
  • Osteoporosis Prevention: Testosterone is essential for maintaining bone density. Supplementing with testosterone can help prevent osteoporosis and reduce the risk of fractures.
  • Muscle Strength and Mass: Testosterone contributes to muscle strength and mass. Supplementing with testosterone can help combat muscle atrophy and maintain physical strength.
  • Reduced Risk of Alzheimer's Disease: Some studies suggest that testosterone replacement in women can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease by up to 50%, highlighting its neuroprotective effects.

Weight Loss

As people age, weight management becomes increasingly crucial for health and appearance. Fortunately, advancements in medical science have led to the development of safe and effective methods to assist with weight loss tailored to individual needs and goals.

Our customized weight loss programs offer a comprehensive approach that may include one or more of the following options:

Prescription Medications

We utilize carefully selected medications to support weight loss efforts, ensuring they are safe and effective for each individual's unique health profile.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

As was previously discussed, hormone imbalances, such as low thyroid function or declining testosterone levels, can hinder weight loss efforts. BHRT addresses these imbalances with hormones that are chemically identical to those naturally produced by the body, helping to optimize metabolism and energy levels.

IVs for Nutrients and Wellness

IV therapy delivers essential nutrients directly into the bloodstream, promoting overall wellness and supporting metabolic functions crucial for weight management.

NAD+ Injections

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is a coenzyme essential for cellular energy production. NAD+ injections can enhance metabolism and energy levels, aiding in weight loss efforts.

Semaglutide Pills (like Ozempic)

Semaglutide is a medication that can help control appetite and improve blood sugar control, leading to weight loss benefits for individuals struggling with obesity or overweight conditions.

Skinny Shot +

This innovative injection combines vital nutrients and compounds to boost metabolism, curb cravings, and support fat burning, enhancing the effectiveness of weight loss efforts.

Our experienced team provides personalized guidance, support, and accountability throughout your weight loss journey. We tailor our programs to your specific needs, ensuring a holistic approach to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. With these options and our personalized guidance, we help empower you to make sustainable lifestyle changes for lasting results.

NAD+ IV - The Powerhouse Regenerative Infusion

NAD+ is a coenzyme found in all human cells that plays a key role in many bodily processes. Our NAD+ levels naturally decrease as we age, dropping by about half by age 55. This decline highlights the need for NAD+ supplementation to help support our health and well-being.

Here's a deeper dive into the benefits and significance of NAD+:

  • Energy Production and Metabolism: NAD+ is crucial for producing cellular energy and is critical in converting food or stored fat into energy. This metabolic function is essential for maintaining vitality and overall health.
  • Anti-Aging Properties: NAD+ has fascinating anti-aging properties. As we age, our NAD+ levels naturally drop, causing lower energy, reduced physical stamina, and slower thinking. NAD+ supplements can help fight these effects and support a more youthful and energetic life.
  • Enhanced Brain Function: NAD+ is essential for brain health, as it helps with brain repair and processing. Keeping NAD+ levels in check may improve cognitive function, focus, and clearer thinking.
  • Improved Athletic Performance: Many athletes and fitness enthusiasts use NAD+ supplements to enhance performance. NAD+ helps with energy metabolism, endurance, and recovery, making it a valuable tool for improving physical performance.
  • The Fountain of Youth: NAD+ is often called a "fountain of youth" because it can help reduce age-related decline and promote cell rejuvenation. The NAD+ power regenerative infusion is an advanced way to revitalize cells, boost energy, and slow aging.

PRF (platelet-rich fibrin)

PRF, or Platelet-Rich Fibrin, is an advanced platelet therapy that harnesses the healing power of platelet growth factors. These growth factors activate dormant tissues, attract stem cells to create new tissue, and promote the growth of new blood vessels. PRF is obtained through a simple blood draw in the office and can be injected into various body parts.

The benefits of PRF platelet therapy include the following:

  • Improved osteoarthritis and reduced joint pain
  • Enhanced joint mobility
  • Treatment for thinning hair
  • Improved vaginal function and lubrication
  • Enhanced sexual arousal and response
  • Better bladder control
  • Treatment for erectile dysfunction
  • Reduction of acne scars

IV Infusions for Anti-Aging and Recovery

IV therapy at RegenCen provides instant relief for hangovers, dehydration, aging, regenerative conditions, and overall health. Our IV infusions offer immediate symptom relief in a private and safe environment, with customized formulas tailored to your specific needs. We prioritize nutrient-rich formulas to ensure maximum benefit for your body.

Women’s Sexual Health and Wellness

At RegenCen, we believe that a fulfilling sex life is essential for overall happiness and are dedicated to assisting women in reclaiming what may have been lost through comfortable, non-invasive office treatments. Our experienced female Physician Associates combine bioidentical hormone therapy with radio frequency treatments and PRF injections to create a personalized treatment plan aimed at restoring optimal levels of feminine sexuality and wellness.

Hormone Replacement for Menopause

As we age, hormone levels decrease, leading to low energy, weight gain, mood swings, and a reduced sex drive. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can quickly alleviate these symptoms, allowing you to live more energetically and feel like yourself again.

Vaginal Rejuvenation

Many women, both before and after menopause, may experience vaginal pain, dryness, and weaker orgasms. Using radio frequency technology, muscle stimulation, PRF treatments, and hormone balancing can help restore collagen and strengthen pelvic floor muscles, improving vaginal function and responsiveness.

Stress Incontinence

Millions of women experience urinary incontinence after childbirth and as they age. Our non-surgical in-office treatment with EmpowerRF® helps re-educate weak pelvic floor muscles, relieving embarrassing urinary incontinence and pain. This comfortable treatment can also reduce vaginal dryness and improve sexual comfort and enjoyment.

Regenerative Medicine Redefined: Elevate Your Life with Our Comprehensive Approach

Choosing RegenCen and the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery for regenerative medicine offers a unique blend of expertise, innovation, and personalized care that sets us apart as leaders in the field.

Our team at RegenCen and the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery comprises highly skilled and experienced professionals, including renowned plastic surgeons, regenerative medicine specialists, and medical professionals. We bring decades of collective experience and a deep understanding of the latest advancements in regenerative medicine to provide exceptional care and results.

Moreover, we offer a comprehensive approach to regenerative medicine, integrating cutting-edge techniques, state-of-the-art technologies, and personalized treatment plans. Whether you're seeking rejuvenation, restoration, or enhancement, we tailor our regenerative treatments to your unique goals, ensuring optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Choosing RegenCen and the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery for regenerative medicine means gaining access to leading experts, advanced technologies, personalized care, and proven results. We are dedicated to helping you look, feel, and live your best through the transformative power of regenerative medicine. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more!

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