Specialist Plastic Surgeon and Reconstructive Surgeon
M.B.Ch.B (Stel), M.Med (Plast), FCS (SA)
Prof Des Fernandes qualified at the Witwatersrand University and then became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons at Edinburgh where he started training in Plastic Surgery but then switched to cardiothoracic surgery.
Advances in Vitamin A Treatment
Prof Des has pioneered the use of Vitamin A in cosmetic products. “The results are now similar to those achieved using retinoic acid for a more convincing rejuvenation of the skin,” he says.
He has also patented the Environ DF iontophoresis and low frequency sonophoresis machine. “We can now achieve results comparable to having fractionated laser treatments,” he says. “These treatments also enhance the effects of Botox injections, and reduce fatty deposits.”
Pioneer work in skin-needling
Prof Fernandes has pioneered skin-needling techniques, which are now internationally recognised as the safest, most effective way of treating lax skin, wrinkles, scars and stretch marks.
He pioneered the suture suspension “scarless” forehead, face and neck lift. Prof Fernandes also developed new techniques for “servicing” facelifts which, he says, helps maintain the best result for extended periods.
A full Member of APRSSA – The Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of South Africa
A full member of IAAPS – International Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
A fellow of the College of Surgeons of South Africa
Registered as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with the South African Medical Association