Heidi B. Prather, MD, FAAD is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained cosmetic and procedural dermatologist at Westlake Dermatology. She is an active member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and was selected as a member of the Future Leaders Network. In this mentorship, she worked with a team to evaluate quality of life outcomes in cosmetic dermatology patients using a prospective national survey titled “IMPACT: Impact Measurement After Cosmetic Treatments.” This will be published in the peer-reviewed journal Dermatologic Surgery.
Dr. Prather’s diverse work experience began in biomedical engineering at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and has evolved to include specialization in laser technology and surgery. She has been involved in cutting-edge clinical research to bring new treatments to market, such as the latest neuromodulators, mesotherapy (fat reduction injectables), and novel lasers for tattoo removal, photorejuvenation and acne treatment. During her fellowship, she participated in the first commercially available treatments with Cellfina, a standardized device for cellulite release, and Kybella, an injectable for submental fat reduction. She has been published in peer-reviewed journals on non-ablative skin tightening, vascular malformations, tattoo removal and laser safety and continues to contribute to the literature through publication and peer-review. She has presented nationally on these topics with the American Society of Lasers in Medicine (ASLMS), American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), ASDS and has participated as Faculty at Controversies and Conversations in Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, an Advanced Symposium and at ASLMS.
Dr. Prather completed her doctorate of medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, where she received a competitive Doris Duke research grant studying the clinical and genetic spectrum of Scleroderma, a devastating autoimmune condition that affects the skin. Dr. Prather subsequently completed both her Internship in Internal Medicine and her Dermatology Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Afterwards, she was selected to join SkinCare Physicians’ American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons accredited fellowship in Boston, MA. As a Cosmetic and Laser Surgery Fellow, she trained with pioneers in the field of aesthetic dermatology, cosmetic surgery, hair transplantation and liposuction. Dr. Prather brings these unique skills to Westlake Dermatology, along with her passion for using technology to enhance medical care. She currently also volunteers as faculty at UT Austin Dell Medical School Dermatology Residency Program.
In 2022 and 2023, Dr. Prather was listed in Newsweek as one of “America’s Best Dermatologists” in the cosmetic dermatology category that included 125 physicians (in 2022, Dr. Prather was the highest ranked in Texas at #12 in the nation).