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.

Thermage changes its name to Solta Medical

Thermage Inc., has changed its name to Solta Medical Inc. and unveiled a new logo, along with a new logo and website for the Thermage product.

Theremage the company bought Reliant Technologies, maker of the laser resurfacing device Fraxel, for $87.5 million in a cash and stock deal last year. The new ticker symbol will be "SLTM" and is listed on the Nasdaq.

The design of the new Thermage site a fine change from the stagnant templates that most of the IPL and laser companies use. We'll have to see how it works for them.

From the Solta press release:

Thermage, Inc. (NASDAQ: THRM) announced that effective today it has changed its corporate name to Solta Medical, Inc. At the open of the NASDAQ exchange this morning, Solta Medical, Inc. will begin trading under the symbol “SLTM.”

"The name and ticker symbol changes are a great start to the New Year and a key milestone in the integration of the acquisition of Reliant Technologies, Inc. The new company combines the industry’s two leading brands, Thermage® and Fraxel®, under a new corporate name that will now form a global leader in aesthetic energy devices,” said Stephen J. Fanning, chairman of the board, president and CEO. “Solta Medical will focus on providing superior anti-aging solutions for patients and physicians by offering the gold standard of care for tightening, contouring and resurfacing of the skin with Thermage and Fraxel treatments.”

Solta Medical also announced the expansion of its industry-exclusive customer loyalty program which allows physicians to lock-in preferred pricing for Thermage and Fraxel treatment tips along with other preferred customer benefits to help physicians grow their practices and increase practice profitability.

“Thermage and Fraxel are the strongest aesthetic device brands available to physicians today,” said Suzanne Bruce, MD, dermatologist and president of Suzanne Bruce and Associates in Houston, Texas. “By combining these two brands into one company and expanding the customer loyalty program, Solta Medical is opening a number of new opportunities for doctors to conveniently and cost-effectively access a full suite of safe and effective anti-aging solutions.”