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 two decades.
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 in 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 the article about his Lip Tenting Technique. The success of Restylane 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.
From 2016 most of his workshops are organized via the Tom van Eijk Academy concept. Independent of the dermal filler manufactures these intimate hands on workshops provide an unbiased platform for teaching advanced facial assessment and injection techniques.
As an amateur sculptor, Tom was thrilled and humbled to have one of his bronze sculptures selected to be on display in the prestigious Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.