Born in 1969 and based in Amsterdam, Dr. Tom van Eijk is one of the world most influential aesthetic physicians.
After dedicating two years to Cardiothoracic 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 injectables and started instructing others in The Netherlands during 2005, (Restylane® and Botox®), Belgium (Dysport®) and developed the Fern Pattern Technique™, 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 Fern Pattern Technique™ and the Lip Tenting Technique™ is evident, as Dr. van Eijk has presented these techniques all over the world, from Vancouver to Manila, from Stockholm to Hong Kong.
The Fern Pattern Technique™, Lip Tenting Technique™, and Palma Technique™ come from the understanding that hyaluronic acid in each tissue has different mechanical and biological properties. The objective is to precisely project and strengthen the contour or ‘envelope’ of the skin, in combination with careful filling, in a way that is both safe and effective, reducing the chances of migration by leaving small, separate aliquots.