Father and world-renowned cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Luigi Polla was the first medical doctor to introduce laser technology to Europe. His expertise in cosmetic treatments using lasers led him to the keen understanding that how a person looks is vitally important to their overall well-being. His earliest formulations were created for post-procedure and at-home care for his patients. These formulations marked the beginning of Alchimie Forever as skincare created to immediately treat sensitized skin and accentuate anti-aging benefits.
Dr. Polla specialized in dermatology during his medical studies in Geneva, Switzerland. Thereafter, he moved to Brussels, Belgium to broaden his experience in cutaneous allergies at Saint-Luc Hospital with Professor Jean-Marie Lachapelle. He then spent two years in Boston, MA gaining expertise in laser dermatology at the Wellman Laboratory, an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital with Professor Rox Anderson. Upon his return to Geneva in 1986, Dr. Polla opened a solo dermatology practice addressing the needs of children suffering from skin issues such as hemangiomas and port wine stains eventually leading to the use of pulsed dye laser technology in the aesthetic treatment of adults. In 1997, the spa made its transformation into the first fully integrated European medical day spa known as the Forever Laser Institut.
Dr. Polla is the founder of the Swiss Society for Aesthetic Medicine, a board member of the Committee on the International Union of Aesthetic Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology. Today, he continues to practice dermatology, both medical and cosmetic, at the Forever Laser Institut. The spa supports Alchimie Forever as the foundation behind the brand’s new learning and discovery.