What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine, healthspan, wellness and anti-aging medicine. They’re all different ways of saying the same thing: putting a name to the growing field of medicine and science that seeks to get our bodies to behave more youthfully for a really long time – each and every living cell we have. And we aren’t just trying to stretch out a few more years of life. Regenerative medicine extends your healthspan, not just your lifespan.
Regenerative Medicine in Petoskey & Traverse City, MI, Ann Arbor, MI, Naples & Boca Grande, FL
Treatments we offer at RegenCen include:
About Dr. Gustav Lo, MD and RegenCen
Dr. Gustav Lo was a Primary Care Physician in northern Michigan for 30 years. He is the Medical Director for RegenCen and the Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center. In addition to being known as the area’s premier diagnostic Physician, he was the regional leader in regenerative medicine.
In his 3 primary care and urgent care practices, he advanced from cortisone joint injections to ultrasound-guided PRP injections in his primary care practice in the early 2000s. He’s injected thousands of patients with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) for arthritic pain, tendinitis, stiff knees and hips, and other joint and tendon injuries. In 2016, he advanced to PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) injections which was shown to offer longer lasting results.
He’s offered hormone replacement therapy and ED treatment his entire career. In 2017, he and his team were certified by Dr. Charles Runels PRP training program on P-Shot® and O-Shot®. He led his team to quickly advance to PRF for ED and sexual enjoyment.
In 2022, he’s expanded the practice to Naples, FL with an extension office in Boca Grande, FL on Gasparilla Island to be able to serve existing and new patients.
What our clients are saying
PRF & PRP injections
Platelet therapy is similar in some ways to stem cell therapy but is much less costly and is becoming the “work horse” of regenerative medicine.
PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections stimulate new youthful cells to repair joints, ligaments and tendons and relieve pain and stiffness like a cortisone shot. PRF injections help plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow and osteoarthritis.
PRF injections also work well for ED treatment, improving female orgasms, scar treatment, and hair loss. This clinically proven treatment modality comes from your own blood, and only takes about 30 minutes for a treatment in office. And results last about a year.
Modern medical devices use combinations of radiofrequency energy and electronic muscle stimulation to strengthen and rebuild aging or injured muscles, skin and other soft tissues. This is most effective for vaginal rejuvenation treatment.
We use the most advanced technology, the InMode Empower for vaginal rejuvenation.
The Empower Vtone reverses pelvic floor weakness. Strengthen pelvic floor muscles commonly weakened with childbirth or age for better urinary control and sexual enjoyment.
FormaV and Morpheus8V stimulate new collagen and blood flow in the vagina for more natural vaginal lubrication, better elasticity and resiliency and improved vaginal appearance.
Hormones play a vital role in health and wellbeing and as part of the normal aging process, our body’s hormonal function slowly declines. We see men and women with low testosterone in their 30s and 40s!
At RegenCen in Petoskey, Traverse City, and Naples, with an extension location in Boca Grande, we offer hormonal testing and bioidentical hormonal pellets and are certified by Biote. Say goodbye to low T and low energy! After hormone replacement, patients report better mood and motivation, improved mental clarity, more energy, better muscle mass and bone density, and improved libido and sexual enjoyment.
But it’s the silent benefits that are most exciting. See our hormone optimization page for more information.
Losing weight and keeping it off is a challenge. That’s why we offer prescription-based medications, bioidentical hormone therapy and monitoring, effective in-office treatments, and professional guidance for a tiered and customized program aimed at getting you to your goal weight, keeping you there, and making you your healthiest you.
Your customized program may include some of these options: Bioidentical hormone replacement with Biote pellets, NAD+ injections, a pill form semaglutide prescription (Rybelsus), Skinny Shot+, NAD+ IVs, hormone therapy, testosterone replacement, or B12 injections.
“If I made it to 80 and someone said, ‘You can have an extra ten years,’ if I could go, ‘Oh, great, I’ll have 20 to 30 again,’ that’d be perfect, but, no, you gotta have 80 to 90. The s**t ten years.”
– RICKY GERVAIS, COMEDIAN
The goal is to escape this tradeoff. Regenerative medicine hasn’t been around long enough to prove it actually lengthens lifespans, but regenerative treatments and bioidentical hormone replacement certainly keep you healthier and feeling younger for longer – growing older in a younger, healthier body.
- Weight gain and low energy
- Lack of vitality and “the blahs”
- Menopause and menopausal symptoms
- Hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings
- Urinary incontinence and bladder leakage
- Vaginal dryness treatment
- General anti-aging and wellness
- Orthopedic joint pain and arthritis
- Thinning hair and hair loss treatment
- Hormone optimization and hormone replacement
- ED treatment – erectile dysfunction
- Low sex drive – libido
Advancements are ongoing in regenerative medicine.
As regenerative medicine continues to advance, Dr. Gustav Lo and his team are dedicated to ongoing education and bringing exciting, scientifically proven treatments for those who want to feel better at every stage of life.
At RegenCen, we treat some of the biggest impediments to living well after 50 – arthritis and other joint and tendon condition, declining sex drive and function, menopausal vaginal and bladder dysfunction and pain… the list goes on.
Regenerative medicine addresses many medical specialties including Urology (bladder control, urgency, frequency, and leaking for women and erection function and prostate health in men), Orthopedics (arthritis, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff pain and many others), Endocrinology (menopause in women, andropause in men), and Gynecology (vaginal membrane dysfunction, declining sexual function and enjoyment, menopause). These conditions have two things in common: all of us will experience them, and all of them are treatable with regenerative medical treatments and no drugs.
Regenerative medicine will continue to grow and so will our treatments. RegenCen focuses on treating conditions well proven to respond to treatments.
REcover – REinvigorate – REjuvenate – REgenerate
Call 231.347.7395 or book online for a consultation, bioidentical hormone replacement, medical weight loss, testosterone pellets, regenerative treatments, NAD+, IV infusions, the Skinny Shot, vitamin shots, and platelet therapy.
At RegenCen, we’re here to help you age more easily. Which of our treatments work for you? Let’s find out.