"I went out for lunch with my cousin one week after my last Thermage treatment. She and I had not had a "relaxed get together" for years and she said "I have noticed how wonderful your neck & jowl area is Jeanie for years, what have you been doing????" I confessed about my Thermage treatments at Dunham Consulting with Dr Rakus!!!! She said she had noticed it for years (when we met fleetingly at the family weddings/funerals), but never found the right intimate moment to ask!

It is these kind of incidents that I find the most profound about having a Thermage treatment!"*

Jeanie Allan

“I personally found the Thermage treatment painless overall with some tenderness under the chin/neck area, however, nowhere near the ‘cigarette stubbing’ pain level I had read about.!"*


“Apart from the obvious lift effect I really notice the difference in the appearance of my skin. It looks fresh and dewy and, at the age of 43, it is wonderful to have young looking skin again! Thank you."*


“ Over the years Dr. Rakus has kept me going - I don’t know what I would do without her! Part of her charisma is her cool, confident and quiet approach to every treatment I have had and, as a mark of the trust I place in her I am having a Thermage treatment today."*


“I always return to Dr Rakus for my Botox treatment because I trust her immensely - she always does such an extraordinary job! It’s such a pleasure to be greeted so warmly by her exceptional staff. They always remember my name which means a lot. I truly wouldn’t put myself in the hand of anyone else. Dr Rakus is truly the best!”*


"I knew I wanted to have some work done, but I wanted to know I was in good hands. I sought impartial advice and met with Wendy Lewis, the New York aesthetic consultant. She recommended Dr Rakus - she was right. I know I'm in safe hands and my treatments have been effective without side effects and have drawn many compliments".

Susan BP

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VISIA the new advanced technology provides meaningful skin evaluations

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Transforming skin care practices worldwide, VISIA’s advanced technology provides meaningful skin evaluations, on-screen and printed reports, and tracks treatment progress.

VISIA ageing simulation shows how your skin can look
5-7 years older and 5-7 years younger

VISIA overview

VISIA generates quantitative values for skin features that until now could only be evaluated subjectively. VISIA allows quick identification of the skin features of greatest concern for targeted procedure and treatment recommendations.

Instant access to analysis results ensures clear visualisation and patient communication. Zoom into the crisp, high resolution image for close examination of areas of concern such as wrinkles, sun damage, spider veins, etc.

Key Features of the VISIA Complexion Analysis System

VISIA at Dr Rakus ClinicQuantitative assessment of skin features.

VISIA measure spots (pigmentation), UV spots, brown spots, red areas, wrinkles, texture, pores, porphyrins, and photodamage.

Grading of skin relative to peer group.

VISIA compares a female or male patient’s skin features to other individuals of the same age and skin type.

Reproducible facial photography

VISIA ensures reproducibility of images between time points with built-in positioning aids and standardised lighting.

Multi-spectral imaging

VISIA allows to use standard, cross-polarized and UV photography to record and measure surface and subsurface skin condition.

VISIA red brownRBX Technology

Processing of subsurface Red and Brown features, VISIA provides unequalled analysis of conditions such as rosacea, spider veins, melasma and acne.

Customised reports

VISIA provides you with easy-to-understand customised reports including recommendations for treatment and skin care.

Full face view

The entire facial area, from chin to hairline, is viewable on the VISIA display. Frontal and side analysis VISIA allows to perform facial analysis on left, right or frontal views.
Every aspect of your skin condition can be clearly measured and displayed.

VISIAS and RBX compare screenAgeing simulation

Simulated aging process to show 5–7 years older or 5–7 years younger for spots, wrinkles or both.

VISIA provides high resolution images for sun damage assessment and analysis, including UV fluorescence imaging to reveal porphyrins (P. acnes). UV images may be viewed with or without processing (black & white or colour) for maximum flexibility in evaluating underlying sun damage.

Each patient receives a print out of a customised report with images and results for their recommended treatment.

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Anna Curtis gives her verdict:

Where Dr M R Rakus, 34a Hans Road, SW3
(tel: 020 7460 7324).
Price £850.

Pain factor. 'It's quite anxiety-provoking. I dosed up on Nurofen and was numbed for an hour with anaesthetic gel, but the laser still felt uncomfortable - a scratching pain like sandpaper across my skin. But it only lasts 10 minutes.'

Recovery time. Afterwards my skin was hot, incredibly red and tight like sunburn. I lay low for a day until the red had faded to a pinkish glare, and a day later it was almost gone.

Verdict. Fraxel is the whole number - a facelift without the knife. The pigmented marks on my décolleté have almost gone, my skin is beginning to feel softer and more youthful and, along with some help from Restylane on my upper lip, my lines are definitely fading.'

My hairdresser (people who always notice!) made me thrilled when she said “What have you done to your makeup. It looks good, you appear refreshed and your jaw line is tighter. A new face cream? Tell me about it”*

It wasn’t makeup or creams, but Thermage performed by Dr. Rita Rakus. I’ve trusted her for many years now and I know that if she suggests a new treatment I can rely on her judgment. I’m so pleased that I had Thermage.

Lynda W.

"My treatment made a fantastic difference, giving me back my youthful appearance thanks to the Lip Queen of London"*

Melanie S.

“I have had Fraxel on my face and neck with Dr. Rakus at her prestigious Knightsbridge clinic. I have never had so many compliments about my skin in my life.”*


"Great service, excellent staff and best of all was the Thermage treatment - it really works!"*


“I am very happy with the immediate lifting effect of the Pelleve and with the kind and professional way I was treated by Dr Rakus and her assistants”*

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