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Meeting Dr Des Fernandes - Founder of Environ

It was thrilling to finally meet Dr Des Fernandes, founder of Environ medical grade skin care and anti aging line. The Anthony Bourdain of Skin Care, Dr Des Fernandes is one of the world's top plastic surgeons and leaders of advance skin care.

Dr Des Fernandes qualified at the Witwatersrand University and then became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons at Edinburgh. Des left South Africa to start training in Plastic Surgery but trained in Cardio-thoracic surgery and returned to Cape Town to work with Prof. Christiaan Barnard for several years and was involved in the first double heart transplant. However after completing my training Dr Fernandes did a radical change and started specialising in plastic surgery. His mentor was Dr David Davies who showed him the depth of creative plastic and cosmetic surgery. Des went into practice with Dr Davies Davies in 1980. He pioneered skin needling techniques which have eventually become internationally recognised as the safest, most effective way of treating lax skin, wrinkles, scars and stretch marks.