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

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 a 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 skincare 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 skincare (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 skincare. 

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-aging 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 inexperienced 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 burnout. 

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 through lectures, articles and the AYAVAYA project. His technique is based on the implementation of natural laws in our daily personal and corporate life.  

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