Heidi B. Prather, MD, FAAD

Fellowship-Trained Cosmetic and Procedural Dermatologist

Heidi Prather, MD

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.

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Dr. Prather sees patients at our Westlake location.

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  • “These ladies are amazing! They are personable, considerate, concerned for my sake (other conditions) and just the most lovely people!” — Roxanna J. (August 5, 2020)
  • “Dr. Prather is Amazing! …And her staff! I’ve seen her for years…she’s extremely knowledgeable, approachable and super talented!” — Sandra L. (July 29, 2020)
  • “Dr Prather really listened to what I wanted and really informed me about what she was doing throughout the procedure and that was very comforting since it was my first time for lip fillers. I would absolutely recommend her for someone wanting a natural look!!!” — Sandra M. (July 10, 2020)
  • “Dr. Prather is an amazing injector. She always takes time to listen to my feedback and gives me great product suggestions.” — Shannon D. (June 26, 2020)
  • “Team Prather is amazing as always!” — Christopher H. (June 25, 2020)
  • “Dr. Prather and her team always go above and beyond to meet my dermatological needs. She creates a safe space to have an open dialogue to develop the perfect treatment plan. I leave happy every time and encourage my friends and family to visit her when they are in Austin.” — Brittany S. (June 3, 2020)
  • “Everyone was delightful and very patient while I considered my options! Also they were helpful providing lots of answers.” — Angela H. (May 7, 2020)
  • “Dr. Prather is amazing. She has a wonderful bedside manner- her patience and ability to communicate with the patient about some complex procedures is unique. She is very clearly an expert in her field.” — Paige F. (December 8, 2019)
  • “Dr. Heidi Prather is an amazing caring professional doctor, I have an amazing ongoing experience with her, I highly recommend her for everyone.” — Maya G. (November 8, 2019)
  • “It was way over my expectations & I’m sooooo pleased with the results! Thank you so much!” — Debbie M. (November 6, 2019)
  • “Dr Prather is a genius and her team is amazing!” — Kathleen A. (October 8, 2019)
  • “Excellent services you provided. Thanks.” — Theresa W. (August 27, 2019)
  • “The whole experience was so pleasant! Dr. Prather and her nurse, Nellie, really listened to my concerns and needs and did a wonderful treating me.” — Sarah G. (August 2, 2019)
  • “Everything was great!” — Cheryl M. (July 16, 2019)
  • “I recommend Dr. Prather to all of my family and friends based on her expertise and deep knowledge. I appreciate her thorough explanations of the procedures. She walks you through what to expect and also ensures you get the results you are looking for. I have seen a night and day difference in my skin since I have started seeing her.” — Molly M. (July 10, 2019)
  • “My appointment started on time and everyone was very pleasant from the office staff, medical assistant, and Dr. Prather. Thank you.” — Nicole L. (July 3, 2019)
  • “I can’t say enough about Dr. Prather. I’ve always had a great experience with her and I feel like she does a good job at answering all of my questions and making me comfortable. I also think she is very thorough and detail-oriented, which I appreciate.” — Marissa M. (June 20, 2019)
  • “Everyone was very professional and knowledgeable. Overall experience was outstanding. Each person I spoke to was nicer than the next which is so refreshing! Nelly (Dr. Prather’s medical assistant) is the sweetest and always makes sure all my questions get answered and I feel comfortable with the direction my treatment plan is going. Even the receptionist Kacey was able to help answer some of my billing and product questions. Clearly they love where they work, who they work with and who they work for. Kudos Westlake Dermatology – Bee Cave Location!” — Sara D. (May 15, 2019)
  • “The staff are all very friendly and welcoming. They are also very professional and deliver excellent results.” — Jason D. (April 17, 2019)
  • “Everything was great and the staff were very accommodating!” — Bruce B. (February 14, 2019)
  • “I thought it was a super professional team that worked together with me and with themselves very well. Everyone was very helpful, went out of their way to make me comfortable with the procedures and overall.” — Richard M. (February 13, 2019)
  • “Dr. Prather is excellent!” — Marianne O. (January 22, 2019)
  • “Fantastic! Dr. Prather is amazing. I trust her and recommend her to everyone.” — Molly M. (January 17, 2019)
  • “The appointment went very well, and the staff are incredibly courteous. They were understanding that I had a bit of trouble with my ride getting stuck in traffic, and didn’t let that get in the way of the appointment. Dr. Prather is very professional, and I feel confident with her services and care.” — Eric P. (December 17, 2018)
  • “I just wanted to thank to Dr. Heidi Prather. Not only is she professional, I felt that she cares and tried to help me. Even though my conditions are very bad she gives me hope that I could look like normal people one day. Thank you again.” — Sang J. (December 13, 2018)
  • “I appreciate Dr. Prather’s honesty and attention to detail. I won’t be going anywhere else. I’m extremely happy with all my visits so far!” — Rachel B. (November 29, 2018)
  • “Was very professional and good satisfaction.” — Sang J. (October 11, 2018)
  • “It was my first time here and I couldn’t have had a better experience. Everyone was very nice and professional and went above and beyond. I would definitely recommend this facility. I look forward to coming to my next appointment.” — Kathi H. (July 27, 2018)
  • “Was a great experience!” — Kimberly D. (June 25, 2018)
  • “Dr. Prather is an outstanding physician who also is able to connect with her patients and take time to make sure she had met all needs and exceeds expectations. Never does she walk out the door without asking is there anything else she can do for me.” — Laurie S. (April 19, 2018)
  • “Everyone was warm and very professional. Dr. Prather is extremely knowledgeable and made spot on recommendations.” — Kim S. (April 2, 2018)
  • “Visits are very enjoyable, Dr. Prather makes you feel very comfortable, and all I can say is…Love Dr. Heidi Prather!” — Jill P. (November 22, 2017)
  • “Dr. Prather is very professional and thorough. She makes sure to address any questions or concerns you have and covers all available options to find the best treatment within your budget.” — Marisa M. (June 29, 2017)
  • “Dr. Prather has been amazing. She answers all of my questions and has checked on me and followed up after my procedures. I would highly recommend her. I am very happy with my results.” — Pam T . (June 23, 2017)
  • “Westlake Dermatology provides a warm and welcoming medical environment, and I love that from the moment you walk in everyone puts you at ease. Dr. Heidi Prather and her staff are very good at taking time to explain things, and I so appreciate their willingness to spend time with their patients. I never feel rushed or that I am walking out with unanswered questions or concerns. I highly recommend this practice!” — Peggy M. (April 13, 2017)
  • “Dr. Prather was very good at explaining the procedure and made me feel very comfortable. There was little or no pain to the procedure and minimal bruising. The assistant was also very professional and a delight. I intend to come back.” — Mary N. (March 29, 2017)
  • “My visit was wonderful! I am moving my entire family to Westlake Dermatology based on my experiences related to this appointment and the recommendation of a friend who couldn’t share enough positive comments about the doctors and staff members at this location.” — Beth W. (December 30, 2016)
  • “Dr. Prather is the best dermatologist I have ever been to, and I have been to many! Everyone in the office is so polite and helpful.” — Elizabeth H. (December 16, 2016)
  • “Dr. Prather performed Smartlipo on my upper abdomen, lower abdomen, bra back, waist, and flanks. I asked her questions by email before my surgery and she answered them right away, which assured me that she was the best doctor for me.  I was so nervous beforehand; if she had not replied to my questions I probably would have cancelled the procedure.  Dr. Prather is a master at attention to detail.  Her eye for perfection allowed her to sculpt my shape into a masterpiece.  It has only been a month since my procedure and I am extremely satisfied with my results.  The customer service at Westlake deserves an A+.  The staff is very friendly; they make your experience a pleasant one as they treat you like family.  Thank you so much Dr. Prather and Westlake for being so professional and friendly at the same time.”  — Shannda B. (October 4, 2016)
  • “From the moment I walked in everyone was kind, friendly, helpful and highly educated.  The offices are stunningly beautiful with majestic views.  My doctor advised me about the newest treatments available for my particular problems.  I trusted her recommendation and am extremely satisfied with my outcome.  I feel pretty again!!!!”  — Kathy E. (September 28, 2016)
  • “Dr. Heidi Prather is amazing.  She is an expert at what she does, I truly cannot say enough wonderful things about her; I’m sure the rest of the doctors on staff there are equally as good, but I am only trusting Dr. Prather to touch my face!”  — Jill P. (September 26, 2016)
  • “Love Dr. Prather!”  — Tiffany B. (September 23, 2016)
  • “Dr. Prather and her assistant Megan…Incredible!  Very professional, knowledgeable – always make me feel comfortable.  I can’t imagine seeing anyone else – they are amazing!!”  — Sandra L. (September 16, 2016)
  • “Dr. Prather and team have made such a positive impact in my life. Thanks so much guys.”  — Clarisse H. (September 15, 2016)
  • “Dr. Prather is getting my skin wedding ready and I’ve already seen huge improvements in my skin the months I’ve been seeing her.  She is honest, thorough and friendly.”  — Laura S. (September 9, 2016)
  • “Dr. Prather was very friendly, nice, and very professional! Took her time to explain procedure and answer any questions. Greatly appreciated!”  — Elsie M. (September 6, 2016)
  • “This was my first visit and I was very impressed. My wife was treated by Dr. Prather a month ago and she has been very pleased, so she ‘sponsored’ me.  Dr. Prather and her aide provided excellent treatment for me and explained everything about the process very clearly. I am very grateful to Dr. Prather for the quality of the good treatment of my Irish, red headed skin damaged by the Texas sun.  I will gladly continue the treatment.”  — Michael A. (July 22, 2016)
  • “It was a great visit and doctor called to check on me after the procedure. Would recommend Dr. Prather in the future.” — Rebecca V. (June 23, 2016)
  • “Dr. Heidi is awesome!”  — Janet K. (June 1, 2016)
  • “Dr. Prather makes me feel very comfortable and secure. Her bedside manner is very personable and professional.”  — Tiffany B. (January 29, 2016)
  • “The staff and doctor were very accommodating. I had the last appointment of the day and was running late. I called ahead to let them know and to see if I should reschedule. They very kindly stayed late so that I could keep my appointment, for which I was very grateful.”  — Tracy P. (October 8, 2015)