Thermage tightens it's own skin.

From the 'its tough all over' front, Thermage (Solta Medical) reports a loss

Solta Medical, Inc. (SLTM: News  Thermage) reported fourth quarter net loss of $15.04 million or $0.57 per share, compared to net income of $990 thousand or $ 0.04 per share in the same quarter of last year. 

Non-GAAP net loss for the quarter was $3.50 million or $0.13 per share, compared to net income of $2.08 million or $0.08 per share in the year ago quarter.

Net revenues for the quarter declined to $9.55 million from $16.58 million in the prior year quarter.

On a pro forma combined basis as if the acquisition of Reliant Technologies was effective as of October 1, 2008, revenue for the fourth quarter would have been $20.1 million, which is based on Thermage standalone revenue of $8.7 million and Reliant standalone revenue of $11.4 million. This compares to revenue for both companies of $35.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2007 on a pro forma combined basis.