Born in 1969, based in Amsterdam, Dr. Tom van Eijk is one of Holland’s most famed cosmetic doctors and internationally an authority on injectable fillers, speaking at conferences around the world for over a decade.
He started his study to become a medical doctor at the University of Nijmegen but chose to graduate at the University of Amsterdam. There he did research on resorbable bio compatible materials in Experimental Surgery and hereditary skin diseases in Plastic Surgery. After gaining surgical skills in Cardio-thoracic Surgery, Dr. van Eijk then began to focus on Plastic Surgery, gathering three years of experience. In 2003 Dr. Tom van Eijk decided to concentrate on cosmetic injectables and started teaching in The Netherlands from 2005, (Restylane® and Botox®), Belgium (Dysport®) and developed the Fern Pattern TechniqueTM, introducing it in Sweden the Fall of 2005.
The article on the topic was in the August 2007 issue of the New York Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. This Journal also published his article about the Lip Tenting Technique. The success of the Fern Pattern Technique TM is evident, as Dr. van Eijk has presented this technique all over the world, from Vancouver to Manila, from Stockholm to Hong Kong.
The Fern pattern Technique was the start of the development of an entire new paradigm, separating revolumisation from re-strengthening as a means to correct physical beauty. Nowadays most advanced injection technique courses are being organized by the Tom van Eijk Academy without involvement of the industry to ensure the freedom of unbiased teaching.