About Us - Thermage in Seattle

Michael Lau, MD, FACS, FACOG

Dr. Michael Lau

Dr. Michael Lau has been practicing medicine in the Seattle area for over 20 years, and he brings his experience as a urogynecologist, pelvic plastic surgeon, and cosmetic surgeon to Radiant Rejuvenation & Cosmetic Surgery. Having earned an advanced graduate degree in physics, Dr. Lau has developed a special interest in laser surgery and minimally invasive surgery. He has been using laser in surgery for more than 20 years and is qualified and experienced in teaching courses to other physicians. This special expertise in these surgical areas has led to his refining these surgical techniques for cosmetic surgery applications. For more information, please read Dr. Lau's curriculum vitae.

Dr. Michael Lau’s special interests and expertise are in the areas of non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures for aesthetic applications. With a background in physics, he has developed technology platforms using laser, ultrasound, including High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), microwave, and radiofrequency applied to non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures. He is particularly interested in the application of energy to cause tissue tightening, not randomly, but in purposeful and optimized directions to achieve the clinical objective to tighten skin and tissues in the face, body and pelvic areas. Multiple patent applications have been filed as a result of Dr. Lau’s work in non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures.

Thermage therapy is of great interest to Dr. Lau since he believes it is one of the most brilliant technologies in the market for purposeful tissue tightening. Thermage can achieve so many clinical objectives in aesthetics that could only be achieved with increased surgeries just a few years ago. Dr. Lau and his staff are very enthusiastic to be the first clinic in the Seattle area to offer the new Comfort Pulse Technology (CPT) system to provide patients with the very best, painless, non-invasive treatment option of Thermage. Follow the link for more details about CPT.

For more information about Dr. Michael Lau, follow the links to his other websites: Radiant Rejuvenation & Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Michael Lau, Edmonds Women's Clinic, The Cellulite Institute and Clinic.

Susan Cummins, ME

Susan Cummins

Susan Cummins has been performing Thermage treatments since Thermage first became available in Seattle. She is one of the top Thermage technicians in Seattle and the State of Washington in terms of number of Thermage cases performed, attesting to her experience in Thermage treatment and her reputation in the Seattle Community. Using the new Comfort Pulse Technology (CPT) system, Susan has optimized her Thermage technique developed over her years of experience to provide patients with an essentially painless and effective Thermage treatment to help them achieve a more youthful look.

Although Susan Cummins began her career as a make-up artist, she became interested in medical aesthetics and has been working in this field for the past thirteen years. After completing her training at the Northwest Aesthetics Institute in Seattle, she worked with Dr. Robert Alexander, a talented and renowned cosmetic surgeon, for ten years in the field of cosmetic surgery. Susan joined Dr. Michael Lau in his Radiant Rejuvenation and Cosmetic Surgery clinic two years ago and still continues her working relationship with Dr. Robert Alexander, who has also joined together with Dr. Lau at Radiant Rejuvenation & Cosmetic Surgery. In addition to her certification on the Thermage system, Susan also has certifications on eight lasers.

Susan's expertise in laser technology and Thermage comes from her years of training and experience. As a surgical assistant to Dr. Robert Alexander for face lift procedures over many years, she completely understands the concepts of directional lifting to achieve the desired results. Applying these concepts to her Thermage treatments for patients has contributed to her status of being a top performing Thermage technician in the Seattle area.