Mercy’s Dr. Craig Vander Kolk Discusses Ultherapy, A Non-invasive Procedure For Tightening Skin

May 6, 2014
Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy - Baltimore

Director of Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy Dr. Craig A. Vander Kolk

Many people are looking for non-invasive ways to push back the aging process, and a Food and Drug Administration-approved procedure promises to do that by using sound waves aimed beneath the skin.

Director of Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery and Associate Director of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Mercy Dr. Craig A. Vander Kolk demonstrated what happens to tissue treated by ultherapy, an FDA-approved non-invasive lifting procedure for the jawline, neck and brow areas of the face.

"It actually uses sound to generate energy and lift, tighten and create new collagen," Dr. Vander Kolk said.”Like surgery, ultherapy allows me to see and target the tissue beneath the surface skin I wants to treat.”

An ultherapy procedure lasts about an hour and 15 minutes. Results aren't immediate may take about three to six months with its effects lasting about two years.

View Dr. Vander Kolk’s interview and demonstration of ultherapy.

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