Mercy’s Dr. Craig Vander Kolk Discusses Ultherapy, A Non-invasive Procedure For Tightening Skin
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.
Founded in 1874 in downtown Baltimore by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Medical Center is a 183-licensed bed acute care university-affiliated teaching hospital. Mercy has been recognized as a top Maryland hospital by U.S. News & World Report; a Top 100 hospital for Women’s Health & Orthopedics by Healthgrades; is currently A-rated for Hospital Safety (Leapfrog Group), and is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet Hospital. Mercy Medical Center is part of Mercy Health Services (MHS), the parent of Mercy’s primary care and specialty care physician enterprise, known as Mercy Personal Physicians, which employs more than 200 providers with locations in Baltimore, Lutherville, Overlea, Glen Burnie, Columbia and Reisterstown. For more information about Mercy, visit www.mdmercy.com, MDMercyMedia on Facebook, Twitter, or call 1-800-MD-Mercy.