Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgeon. Anti-ageing. Born on 22 May 1961
Multiple patentholder. Author. Keynote Speaker. Past President of the Benelux Society for Dermatological Surgery

As the grandson of an eminent spiritual leader, the young Ilan Karavani was destined to follow the footsteps of his grandfather. His first decade was fully dedicated to study of the Bible and the esoteric doctrines. At the age of 15 he decided to complete a high school education and enroll to the Faculty of Medicine. Nevertheless, he continued his education on Kabbala, astrology, naturopathy and a wide range of spiritual and religious doctrines. In hindsight, this background proved to be very valuable in his career as a physician.

Dr. Karavani graduated Cum Lauda at the University of Antwerp in 1987, where is specialized in Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. After graduation he was appointed as the consultant for dermatological surgery at the University of Antwerp till 2010. He obtained a degree in cosmetic sciences at the University of Brussels (VUB) in 1989, and is founding member of the Belgian Association of Dermato-Cosmetic Sciences (BADECOS). From 1993 till 1999 he was elected twice as President of the Benelux Society for Dermatological Surgery. He is co-author of the first official Dutch textbook on Cosmetic Surgery (June 2000). He was also member of the editorial board of two dermatological scientific journals.

His love for research started early. In 1985 he worked on the Kentanserine project, commissioned by Dr. Paul Janssen from Janssen Pharmaceutica (now Johnson & Johnson), and in 1987 on the research into Buflomedil for the Abbott company.

In 2000, he and his team embarked on an extensive research project on skin analysis and skin aging that led to the discovery of the skin aging algorithms, displayed in the skin code. In 2006, those findings were recognized as a patent. His research project led ultimately to the skin analysis method Your Skin Type™, a new insight on skin typology. Since 2008, Dr. Karavani has been applying this technology in the research and development of new customized skin care techniques, both in the field of targeted cosmetics and in the field of high-tech treatments. He is the author of Your Skin Type, a comprehensive book on skin typology and personalized skin care (www.yourskintype.com).

Dr. Karavani was till recently leading his private clinic for dermatology, aesthetic surgery, laser surgery and cosmetology. His clinic is employing more than 25 highly educated professionals (www.drkaravani.com). He founded the Training Center for Skin Experts (TCSE.be) is dedicated to research and sharing of practical ‘hands on’ experiences in the field of skin care.

In 2004 he visits an Ayurvedic clinic and meditation center in Pune, India for a personal cleansing program of 4 weeks. The results are remarkable and thus he becomes increasingly interested in the Ayurvedic art of healing. The following 16 years are dedicated to the study of Ayurveda, meditation and yoga. He implements this knowledge in his anti-ageing clinic in Antwerp, Belgium. In 2015 he starts his writing of an extensive manual for natural health of body and mind named Your Body Type. Your Body Type, yourbodytype.eu, is based on years of research and interviews taken from leading naturopathic doctors and eminent Yoga masters, whose knowledge has cured Kings and world leaders. It is substantiated by 155 highly scientific articles and is connected to an awareness program for personal development.

Years of research led to an automated device capable of inducing his patients in a deep state of meditation. Techniques of meditation are very hard to master, especially by unexperienced and mentally stressed people who need it the most. The device for induced meditation overcomes this hurdle by circumventing the need for mental focus, thus bypassing the mind. This device, explained on www.ayavaya.co, has been tested clinically and patented for further development, expected in 2021. It will allow a reduction of stress levels at work and treat the symptoms of burn out.

Dr. Karavani is a leading expert and well sought speaker on international congresses. His work is reflected in many articles, lectures and television debates. He is a luminary for many international manufacturers of cosmetic devices and products. Currently he’s fully involved in natural health, mental balance and personal development though lectures, articles and the AYAVAYA project. His technique is based on the implementation of natural laws in our daily personal and corporate life.

Dr. I. Karavani is also a consultant in CAM (Complementary Alternative Medicine) and member of the Advisory board of the insurance company INSURMEDIX www.insurmedix.com 

In 2015 he started his research on the ageing facial shape and discovered the importance of muscular activity and bone loss. When it became clear the biofeedback loops were responsible for all this degeneration, he developed REYU, a micro-current technology aimed at restoring the biofeedback loop and generate platelet degranulation far more than PRP. The book BIOFEEDBACK is a scientifical work describing the science behind the biofeedback loops and their regeneration with micro-current technology. The technique is named REYU, derived from its ability to bring you back to the original youthful YOU.