“FX laser combined with PRP treatment has given me the skin I have always dreamed of!  The PRP helped my skin recover from FX much more quickly than I could have imagined and has left it with a lovely glow!”*

GH 20.02.14


"Dr Rita Rakus Is the Best!
When I decided to apply dermal fillers for my fine lines, I have researched for the best cosmetic doctor in London, and this is how I've came to Dr Rita Rakus's Clinique. Beside her most helpful and the kindest staff in the Clinique, Dr Rita Rakus herself is extremely professional, kind, guiding and she does certainly make sure that, you will receive the best treatment. She had done my Juvéderm Pus fillers, Pelleve at my first time in the Clinique and in my other visit also done my Botox as well. I am extremely happy with all my results and it is for certain that Dr Rita Rakus is the Queen in the cosmetic treatments field. From now on, whenever I need a non-surgical cosmetic treatment, I know that DR Rakus's Clinique will be my only and the most reliable destination"*

SH


“Dear Dr Rakus,

I just wanted to say a great BIG thank you to you and your staff for the fantastic experience I had at the clinic today. As a first-time patient I must say how impressive I found the whole experience. The team are all so personable, knowledgeable and expert. I felt in safe hands throughout my visit. My Visia imaging to start was eye-opening and gave me a really clear and detailed insight and understanding of what my skin needs and how best to treat it – thank you! Pelleve was actually an amazingly comfortable and relaxing treatment and I experienced an immediate benefit; tightening and a smoother look. Having never experienced the legendary lip treatment from The London Lip Queen I was nervous but felt perfectly at ease and was absolutely ecstatic with the results. It was wonderful that you took such care and consideration to provide such a perfectly natural effect and now I have tried it, I will never go anywhere else for this treatment!!"*

Kate


"I would like to highly recommend Dr Rakus’s Fraxel treatment. I have had a course of 6 sessions over the past 2 years and have found the results to be absolutely amazing.

My skin texture is very smooth and soft plus the small fine lines around my eyes and mouth have almost disappeared. I would highly recommend this treatment!"*

AB 13.01.10


"Just been to buy some new make-up from Space NK and the girl couldn't believe my skin.... 'no pores, no wrinkles, youthful....it looks like the skin of a 30 year old'. Thank you Obagi ;-)”*

SL Aged 47 25.02.11


"I first had treatments with Dr RITA RAKUS many years ago , and have since re located to Los Angeles. I have tried many different doctors and surgeons around the world for Botox and filler, however I always return to Rita. She is totally superior and I get results like this nowhere else."*

T.K.


"With JuvédermUltra I was very impressed especially since my husband had no idea what procedure I had! It was painless and very effective."*

SF


"I would like to highly recommend Dr Rakus’s Fraxel treatment. I have had a course of 6 sessions over the past 2 years and have found the results to be absolutely amazing. My skin texture is very smooth and soft plus the small fine lines around my eyes and mouth have almost disappeared. I would highly recommend this treatment!"*

AB 13.01.10


“I am thrilled with my treatments with Dr Rakus.  Everyone remarks on how well I look.  I would also like to comment on the experience in the clinic, which is the most comfortable, pleasant and professional I have experienced.  I  recommend the clinic highly” 

AC 05.11.12


"With JuvédermUltra I was very impressed especially since my husband had no idea what procedure I had! It was painless and very effective."*

SF


"It’s been a wonderful experience. I feel I look 10 years younger. I have lots of confidence with everything. Wonderful people with brilliant personalities. I feel so relaxed in this atmosphere."*

DB 13.05.09


"I have been using the Obagi products since Oct 2008 and I have noticed a huge difference in my skin condition. It seems tighter and brighter ans even the fine lines seem less obvious. I would definitely recommend these products."*

L.D. 26.02.09


Here's what Jane had to say about Dr. Rita Rakus on WhatClinic.com (27.01.2013) under
"Botox and fillers"
Were you pleased with the treatment?
I have been using Dr Rakus clinic for a number of years now and I have been delighted with the standard of treatment and care. I trust her completely


“My treatment is the best investment any woman could make for herself and is better than a week in Spain”.*

MC 24.10.08


"I'm 44 now. My friends are always asking what I do to keep my skin such good shape and why I don't have any wrinkles. I tell them I've been going to Dr Rakus for 10 years. Even those who were formally against having anything done - ever - have now asked me for her number!"*

K.T.


“My Thermage treatment has made my post-menopausal skin feel pre-menopausal again - plumper, tighter and glowing”*

JW


"I would like to highly recommend Dr Rakus’s Fraxel treatment. I have had a course of 6 sessions over the past 2 years and have found the results to be absolutely amazing. My skin texture is very smooth and soft plus the small fine lines around my eyes and mouth have almost disappeared. I would highly recommend this treatment!"*

AB 13.01.10


"My Thermage treatment has made my post-menopausal "*

JW


"Thermage, not only did it work but I could go out to lunch straight afterwards without a problem."*

Diane C., Nottingham


“ 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."*

AS


"After 38 years of mental abuse, I had finally found the courage to leave my marriage. My self-esteem was non existent. I read an article in Tatler magazine about Dr Rita Rakus and decided I would try Botox® and Restylane. The results have been super. I am now happy to face the world on my own, feeling confident and self assured. I have since had treatments to take away fat pouches from my chin. This has also been a great success. Thank you, Dr Rita Rakus".*

Catherine D. - age 63


"I couldn't imagine entrusting anyone else, but Dr. Rakus with my face. After my Thermage even my mother has noticed how well I look".*

R.K.


"Since I started my treatment with Dr. Rakus I can now look people in the face. My confidence has soared!"*

JS


"After 38 years of mental abuse, I had finally found the courage to leave my marriage. My self-esteem was non existent. I read an article in Tatler magazine about Dr Rita Rakus and decided I would try Botox® and Restylane. The results have been super. I am now happy to face the world on my own, feeling confident and self assured. I have since had treatments to take away fat pouches from my chin. This has also been a great success. Thank you, Dr Rita Rakus".*

Catherine D. - age 63


TATLER May 2006

Treatment junkie 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 anesthetic 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 jawline 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


"I can't get over all the comments I've had about how much younger I'm looking and my friends can't put their finger on it. " Have you had any surgery?" But they can't see the scars.
I'm thrilled!"*

Shalani M.


"Just flown in from Moscow for Dr. Rita to work her magic with Botox before we get married next week. We are sure we will have perfect results as always. From Russia with Love!

Jon & Carolyn"*


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

PA


"I'm 44 now. My friends are always asking what I do to keep my skin such good shape and why I don't have any wrinkles. I tell them I've been going to Dr Rakus for 10 years. Even those who were formally against having anything done - ever - have now asked me for her number!"*

K.T.


“My Thermage treatment has made my post-menopausal skin feel pre-menopausal again - plumper, tighter and glowing”*

JW


“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.!"*

D.H. 24/04/08


"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".*

Suzan B.P.


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

PA

 

DR RITA FEATURES IN...

Mail_on_sunday_amanda_holden
04.6.2018

The Mail on Sunday

The Lip Queen smoothes out Amanda's creases

AMANDA HOLDEN looks fabulous as she nears her 40th birthday and I can reveal her secret. She has been having her face ironed' by a doctor dubbed The London Lip Queen. The Britain's Got Talent judge has undergone a non­surgical procedure on her complexion called Thermage, carried out by the renowned Dr Rita Rakus.

Read the article


Daily Mail Online
04.06.2018

The Anti-Ageing Map of Britain

"From Subtle tweaks in the capital to look-at-me transformations in the North, how where you live dictates what work you have done.

As a veteran beauty editor, I’ve spent the past 15 years editing cosmetic surgery guides for the world’s glossiest magazines.

My job has taken me the length and breadth of the country, visiting the nation’s busiest clinics; road-testing treatments and taking the pulse in countless waiting rooms to get to the bottom of what women want. At home too, countless requests from friends, and friends of friends, seeking my advice on cosmetic procedures led me to set up The Editor’s List (editorslist.co.uk) a super-discreet service that connects people to the world’s top cosmetic practitioners, often fast-tracking through long waiting lists.

With a client base from Edinburgh to Chelsea, this role has given me great insight into what women around the country want tweaked, and whom they like to see. And it has shown me that where you live has an astonishing influence on what you have done — and your perception of modern beauty.

Facial fillers are popular too, but drip-fed in small amounts. London’s Lip Queen, Dr Rita Rakus, is pioneering a new 3D approach, filming the way her clients’ mouths move before incrementally injecting lips.

She says: ‘My patients don’t want the work to be seen. They don’t want their husbands to notice, whereas the further north you travel, I suspect they do."


Vogue
29 March 2018

“As one who loves to engage in discourse on all those critical, world- changing issues, I once had a deep dive conversation with a friend debating the meritBUSTING OUT The average breast implant size in Essex is nearly a cup size LARGER than London… this is the map of Britain’s surgerys of the facial. I’m a great believer that this thing of beauty can take bad skin to good, good skin to great and great skin to a level that could rival a game-changing filter. And so, I absolutely love facials.

Another skin perfector is Dr Rita Rakus. Her Hydrafacial - a deep-cleansing, exfoliating, extracting, hydrating and antioxidant 50-minute treatment - has long been a red-carpet favourite. It does exactly what it says on the tin so your skin is markedly clearer, brighter and smoother. Basically it really delivers. Which, essentially, is what every good facial should do.”

Read more


Celebrity Angels
March 29, 2018

What are the Solutions to Prevent the Signs of Ageing?

The signs of ageing can start to become obvious from our early 30s, particularly for those people who have been repeatedly exposed to the sun and pollution.

The Dr Rakus Daily Protect SPF 50 moisturiser is a great alternative to traditional sunscreen application, specifically formulated to keep skin hydrated and protected. With a subtle tint that adapts to any skin tone, the Dr Rakus Daily Protect SPF 50 moisturiser, loved by Melissa Odabash, makes a great addition to your morning routine.

By Dr Rita Rakus, drritarakus.com, Winner of the WhatClinic 2018 Awards and recently featured in the Tatler Cosmetic Surgery Guide 2018”

Read more


The Telegraph
11.02.2018

Shelf-life: Beachwear designer, Melissa Odabash reveals her bathroom beauty essentials

Stella-Melissa Odabash Shelfie

protectProtect, daily moisturiser SPF45, Dr Rita Rakus

"I love this cream because it gives great protection from the sun, but doesn't make my sensitive skin break out"


Glamour UK 06.02.2018

“How To Get The Perfect Pout

So you can blow your haters a kiss goodbye

Everyone knows lips are having a moment; we can thank Kylie for that.

What was once a quick gloss-and-go part of your make-up routine has become a full extravaganza, requiring several products and even more techniques to give you the ultimate insta-worthy pout.

We spoke to pro-makeup artists Nikki Wolff, Rebecca Wordingham and Zoe Taylor on how to prep, plump, prime and perfect your lips.

The Plump

When it comes to a fuller pout, Dr. Rita Rakus (the Queen of Lips, as she is known in many circles) offers an alternative to her natural-looking lip enhancements with her Plump and Prime Lip Primer. This topical option contains peptides to boost collagen synthesis and help moisturise lips, making them firmer, smoother and essentially larger looking.”

Read more


Perfect Wedding February 2018

“Hello Gorgeous

The Base-ics

Great W-day make-up begins with a well-primed base. The perk treatments at the Dr Rakus Clinic in Knightsbridge target different facial areas (eyes, lips, skin), gently exfoliating and locking in moisture using serums that are loaded with antioxidants. We tried out the eye and lip treatments – in just 10 minutes, our skin felt SO soft and our make-up glided on.”


Mail on Sunday
January 7, 2018

“Stay Looking Young

We ask the UK’s top cosmetic clinics to reveal some of this year’s best treatments and trends for reducing wrinkles and plumping skin.

Silhouette Soft Thread lifting, offered by experts such as Dr Rita Rakus (drritarakus.com), is gaining in popularity among those who want an immediate lift without restoring to surgery. The threads also encourage the body to produce collagen. However, they’re not permanent so top ups every 18 months are necessary”


Glamour UK
December 2017

“Just Add Mistletoe!

How to prep, prime and plump for the most kissable of pouts

Prep
“The skin on your lips can easily become dry and dehydrated, especially in the winter months,” says Nikki Wolff. “Gently exfoliate with a lip scrub and then apply generous amounts of treatment or lip balm to sleep in and boost hydration. Your lips require similar care to your face,” adds make-up artist Rebecca Wordingham. “I love a lip treatment oil to plump, hydrate and refine the texture of your lips. It’s a real luxury but worth it.” TO ENLARGE YOUR LIPS, look out for plumping products that contain hyaluronic acid and powerful vasodilators. These help increase circulation in the area, creating a temporary fuller pout.

Plump and Prime Lip Plumper £25 Dr Rita Rakus”


Grazia
5 December 2017

The Truth About Non-Surgical Bum Lifts

THE VERDICT: Amazingly, after just one session (curb those eye rolls now), I saw results.

Read more


Brides
2 November 2017

The Best Non-Surgical Face & Hair Treatments For Brides

Best for Lips - Dr Rakus

Dr Rakus is known for her immaculate lip work, and most people queue up for her signature Princess Lip, which she injects while you're sitting up, in front of a mirror.

Read more


Kristina Rihanoff Hello Blog

Turning 40 in style

From Kristina's Hello Blog

"Dr Rita Rakus is very famous for her non-invasive treatments. I’ve done five on my thighs and tummy and I have really seen the difference."

Read the full blog


Tatler November 2017
November 2017

All I want for Christmas is
...is sparkle, glamour and gloss.

Read how to get it


The Times
21 October 2017

“Look good for your age: What the experts swear by…

Beauty expert Alice Hart-Davis, 54, has tested hundreds of treatments and products and knows what really works
The skin-tightening techniques 
There are several procedures I trust that are designed to make loose skin tauter. There’s Ulthera, which uses focused ultrasound waves (from £2,000, cosmeticskinclinic.com); Thermage, radiofrequency energy (from £2,990, DrRitaRakus.com); and Ultracel, combining ultrasound and radiofrequency (Dr Sarah Tonks, thelovelyclinic.co.uk, from £800). It’s like shrink-wrapping the skin.

Microneedling (from £80, riverbanksclinic.co.uk) has a similar effect. All of these things improve skin texture too, because they stimulate collagen production, which makes skin smoother and firmer.”


Mail Online
29 October 2017

“Beauty Clinic: What can I do about my jowls?
Q, I am fed up with my jowls.  I'm normal weight and thinking of embarking on injectables. I hoped serums would help but they don't fulfil their promises. Any helpful advice please?
A. Jowls are an issue many people face as they age, according to leading cosmetic doctor Dr. Rita Rakus (drritarakus.com), whose Knightsbridge clinic is a byword for knowledgeable and experienced advice and treatments. We asked Dr. Rakus for her advice on options.
‘Drooping skin is the result of elastin and collagen levels within the dermal layer of the skin depleting naturally with age. This leads to the jawline sagging and forming jowls, which drag the face down and add years to your appearance,’ she says. ‘Serums can be wonderfully useful for reducing the appearance of fine lines, as they may reduce wrinkle depth, but non-prescription cosmetics simply cannot penetrate the skin deeply enough to lift jowls.’
Dr. Rakus advises that facial fillers are can be a great minimally invasive jowl buster, ‘which will provide visible lifting results. Injecting small amounts of filler into the cheeks, marionette lines and nasal area can restore lost volume in the skin and lift the jawline making jowls look less prominent.’
Botox can also be used to gently lift the neck and jawline, Dr. Rakus explains.   Her preferred method is the ‘Nefertiti Lift’. This involves pinpointing and then injecting Botox into depressor muscles in the lower area of the face. This, in turns, allows the elevator muscles to pull up specific features, resulting in a smoother, more toned neck and jaw.”


Beauty Bible
27 October 2017

“Beauty Clinic: What can I do about my jowls?
Q, I am fed up with my jowls.  I'm normal weight and thinking of embarking on injectables. I hoped serums would help but they don't fulfil their promises. Any helpful advice please?
A. Jowls are an issue many people face as they age, according to leading cosmetic doctor Dr. Rita Rakus (drritarakus.com), whose Knightsbridge clinic is a byword for knowledgeable and experienced advice and treatments. We asked Dr. Rakus for her advice on options.
‘Drooping skin is the result of elastin and collagen levels within the dermal layer of the skin depleting naturally with age. This leads to the jawline sagging and forming jowls, which drag the face down and add years to your appearance,’ she says. ‘Serums can be wonderfully useful for reducing the appearance of fine lines, as they may reduce wrinkle depth, but non-prescription cosmetics simply cannot penetrate the skin deeply enough to lift jowls.’
Dr. Rakus advises that facial fillers are can be a great minimally invasive jowl buster, ‘which will provide visible lifting results. Injecting small amounts of filler into the cheeks, marionette lines and nasal area can restore lost volume in the skin and lift the jawline making jowls look less prominent.’
Botox can also be used to gently lift the neck and jawline, Dr. Rakus explains.   Her preferred method is the ‘Nefertiti Lift’. This involves pinpointing and then injecting Botox into depressor muscles in the lower area of the face. This, in turns, allows the elevator muscles to pull up specific features, resulting in a smoother, more toned neck and jaw.”


Comparethetreatment.com 5 September 2017
5 September 2017

Keeping your lips fit with a ‘work(p)out’ and other ways to enhance like a celebrity

Dr Rakus says: "Before any lip treatment, I will always spend time discussing with my patients the effect they wish to achieve."

Read what Dr Rakus says


Women's Health
August 2017

The Necks Best Thing

Exposure elements doesn't help either - it' key to protect your neck just as you do your face. 'You can have flawless skin and a youthful complexion, but a crepey neck is a total giveaway of maturity,' says cosmetic specialist Dr Rita Rakus (drritarakus.co.uk).

Her advice? 'Incorporate neck care into your skin routine and extend your SPF protection down your neck to prevent free-radical damage from UV.


Hello 24 July 2017
24 July 2017

HelloBeach bare necessities

If you want to know the short cuts to looking great on a break, queen of swimmwear Malissa Odabash has some words of wisdom.

“I love the Hydrafacial at Dr Rita Rakus with a little Pelleve [a radio-wave treatment]."

Read the article

“Melissa's Beach Bag Beauty:
Rita Rakus Protect Moisturiser SPF50 £37”

“Rita Rakus Protect Moisturiser SPF50


Women's Health July 2017 July 2017

The Neck’s best thing

Neck-specific beauty products waste if time and money, or the best investment for your skin’s future?

Dr Rita Rakus advice? ‘Incorporate neck care into your skin routine and extend your SPF protection down your neck to prevent free-radical damage from UV.’

Read the article


Grazia 11.07.2017 11 July 2017

The truth about Coolscultping

I visited Dr Rita Rakus’s clinic in Knightsbridge to meet Dr Galyna Selezneva - the woman described as the UK’s body-contouring expert.

Read the article


CompareTreaments.com15 July 2017

Fillers vs Botox: Which one is best for you?

Here we ask London lip queen Dr Rita Rakus about the differences and what may be achieved with both…

Read the article


bikini girl diary 15th June 2017

The Bikini Girls interviewed Dr. Rita Rakus to find out her top tips to keeping our skin sun safe.

“Whilst the tan may fade and your skin appears to return to it’s normal colour the long term damage from prolonged sun exposure can wreak havoc with your skin in later years” – Dr. Rita Rakus

Read the article


The Sun 9th June, 2017

BATTLE OF A NEW BULGE 

There's a new type of boob job on the block. Dr Galyna, at Dr Rakus Clinic in Kinghtsbridge, claims they use a “revolutionary” treatment to reduce the issue around the bra area.

Read the article


Compare the treatments 09 June 2017

Got the blues? Paint the town red with a conservative approach to lip treatments

Dr Rita Rakus – dubbed by the media as ‘The London Lip Queen’ – says that most of her patients opt for cosmetic lip treatments for three main reasons.

Read the article


The Sun April 24, 2017

A LOAD OF BOTOX

Here, LYNSEY CLARKE picks some pumped-up personalities and asks Dr RAKUSs if they are pricked to perfection or have gone too far.

Read the article


TATLER
Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery 2017
April 2017

T

MEET THE EXPERTS

Lips: Dr Rita Rakus

Read the article

MEET THE EXPERTS

Bodies: Dr Galyna Selezneva

Read the article

RITA ALL ABOUT IT

For all the very latest body-sculpting and complexion-boosting treatments, turn to the one and only Dr Rita Rakus

Read the article

TREATMENTS ON TRIAL

When you can't
FIT INTO YOUR JEANS

Solution: LipoCell

with Dr Galyna Selezneva

Read the article

FAIRMONT THE PALM
Dubai, UAE

So you want to Sort out your skin.

Now that Dr Rita Rakus has launched a medi-spa...

Read the article

The Sun
5 June 2018

BUSTING OUT The average breast implant size in Essex is nearly a cup size LARGER than London… this is the map of Britain’s surgery

THE average breast implant in Essex is nearly a cup size larger than in London, while women in Newcastle really do love a Geordie facelift - according to some of Britain's top cosmetic surgeons.
London
In the Capital, women are turning their backs on liposuction and tummy tucks - in favour of non-invasive body contouring treatments like CoolSculpting and Ultherapy skin tightening. Subtle Botox and fillers are also popular.
Lip Queen Dr Rita Rakus said: "My patients don’t want the work to be seen. They don’t want their husbands to notice, whereas the further north you travel, I suspect they do. "


OK Magazine
5 June 2018

Shape Shifters

Leading a healthy lifestyle is key to staying in shape, but can non-invasive methods get rid of stubborn pockets of fat?

CoolSculpting at Dr Rakus

Read more


Tatler
26 March 2018

14 new cosmetic treatments to make you look like a supermodel

Best for bottoms

What The Wriggler. 

The lowdown When it comes to bottoms, we all want the same thing: perkiness. Squats can help, but of course, even they don’t reach the top of the glutes. Which is why the Wriggler is a little bit of genius. It works using focused magnetic energy, which forces the muscles in your bottom – or tummy; it’s also good for abs – to contract, giving you the equivalent toning of six workouts (or so they say). The treatment takes place with you lying on a treatment table; bottom up, face down. Next, two plastic paddles – which look alarmingly like defibrillators – attached to a machine on wheels are placed (oh, the glamour) on your bum cheeks, one on each. A dial is turned and the Wriggler dance begins: a weird, involuntary twitching of your glutes, during which your bum bounces around like it’s in a Beyoncé music video. This lasts for 30 minutes.

Pain factor The intensity of the current varies from zero to 100 and depends on how much you can take (80 is the average). But you quickly get used to the sensation (like someone prodding your muscles over and over), and after a few minutes will be able to resume normal conversation.

Downtime You’ll feel like you’ve hit the gym pretty hard in the aftermath, but otherwise nada


Results After one session, you should see a bit of a lift, which will last for the rest of the day (before the muscles relax again). However, a course of six sessions will deliver proper pertness: big bums are tighter and more toned, whilst flat, post-pregnancy or weight-loss bottoms look peachy.

Who to see Dr Galyna Selezneva at Rita Rakus Clinic, 34 Hans Road, SW3 (020 7460 7324; drritarakus.com). £3,500 for course of six.


Harpers Bazaar
March 29, 2018

The Best Facials in London – Handpicked by Bazaar’s Beauty Team

Whether you want instant radiance or a complete skin overhaul, here are the best facial treatments that employ both technology and a healing touch.

Perk HydraFacial, for the stressed-out and time poor

Even someone who is committed to looking after their skin with a thorough at-home routine can find facials too much of a 'luxury' to fit into a busy schedule. Perk is designed to bridge that gap, as it not only focuses on brightening and nurturing a tired, dull complexion but does so in as little as ten minutes. The treatment uses roller-flex technology to gently exfoliate off dead skin, while allowing the antioxidant-rich serum (which you then take away with you for continued use) to be delivered in a manner that guarantees optimum absorption. The dead cells and dirt are also collected so you can see the state of your skin afterwards and, while you may be left a little red, the process is gentle enough to not greatly inflame sensitive skin. Perk Face Treatment available at Dr Rita Rakus and Mayfair Practice. Visit perkskincare.co.uk for more details.


BeautyBible.com
13 March 2018

"Intraceuticals claims to be the gold standard for red carpet complexions and when Sarah shimmied out from a facial at Dr. Rita Rakus clinic (a haven of beautifying BTW), she did rather feel as if the world was her, um, Oscar."

Read more

The Telegraph
3 March 2018

How these face-changing 'super serums' can be your one quick step to better-looking skin 

iS Clinical continues to assert its position as the most talked about cosmeceutical in the press.

Read more


The Telegraph Online
24 February 2018

" I have a friend who spends a stupid amount of money on products and procedures that have no effect whatsoever. Hope is an expensive business. But it’s the world of ‘downtime’ she’s permanently stuck in that baffles me. ‘Just had a vicious peel/series of injectables/micro-needling session and won’t be able to make that dinner,’ she’ll text from her dungeon. ‘Give me a week/month/century and I’ll be looking fab!’

This I have explained to Dr Rita Rakus, the award-winning cosmetic high priestess to the stars, who has advised me to try her ULTRAcel facial – a miracle non-surgical ultrasound-based skin- tightening procedure every woman I know swears by. Extended on a bed in her opulent Knightsbridge clinic, however, I’m still a little apprehensive. ‘You’re sure it won’t hurt?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘And  I won’t be red or swollen?’ ‘No.’ ‘There’s definitely zero downtime?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Then how can it possibly work?’

Forty-five minutes later, I’ve worked myself up into a ‘no pain no gain’ state. That was actively pleasant! And therefore clearly a total waste of time. At some point during this internal rant, I’ve been handed a mirror. Some woman with sleek A-list skin and the jaw definition of Rob Lowe is staring back at me. And two months on, it’s looking better still. There is only one way in which the ULTRAcel facial – undoubtedly the  single most efficient jowl treatment I have ever tried – could be more so, and that’s if Dr Rakus came and did it at my desk, while I write.”


Cosmopolitan UK Online 18.01.2018
18 January 2018

“9 things I learnt from having Botox in my 20s...

There’s definitely no denying, the B word has definitely been a talking point of late, not just in the media, but within my close circle of friends too. Would you? Wouldn’t you? Have you? Has she? I promise it’s not as ‘Real Housewives of Cheshire’ as it sounds... But whilst I'm only 28, the reality is that the constant stream of late nights, binge drinking (sorry Mum) and falling asleep with a full face of makeup on, are all starting to show their effects.

You'll start to see an effect after 3-5 days', instructs cosmetic doctor Rita Rakus, ‘however it may take two weeks for maximum results to kick in'. For me, my forehead had less movement after day three, but it wasn't until a full week after the treatment that it felt completely immobile. It's definitely a strange sensation as you go to lift your brows…but nothing moves.”

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Ahlan on Dr Rita Rakus at Willow Stream Spa
Ahlan January 2018

The Black Diamond HydraFacial, designed by Dr Rakus, offered at the Willow Stream Spa, Emirates.

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Dr Rita Rakus in Russian Emirates

Dr Rita and Willow Stream Spa in Russian Emirates

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Perfect Wedding
February 2018

“Hello Gorgeous

The Base-ics

Great W-day make-up begins with a well-primed base. The perk treatments at the Dr Rakus Clinic in Knightsbridge target different facial areas (eyes, lips, skin), gently exfoliating and locking in moisture using serums that are loaded with antioxidants. We tried out the eye and lip treatments – in just 10 minutes, our skin felt SO soft and our make-up glided on.”


The Treatment Realself
December 11.2017

Royal Wedding ready: What Brits use to look their best

It’s official: We’ve got Royal Wedding fever. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement, and it got us thinking about what our overseas neighbors in the U.K. do to look their best.

Dr. Rita Rakus in London sees the same holiday-related spike. “Many people visit my clinic to ensure they look their best during this camera-ready season,” she says.
Dr. Rakus’ patients are most interested in fillers for the lips and cheeks to provide a quick and natural-looking remedy for lines and wrinkles.

“The holidays can be a particularly tiring time because of the busy social calendar,” she says. Between the extra drinking and lack of sleep, that festive and full calendar “can take its toll, making people look older.”


Tatler.com
THURSDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2017

4 postnatal presents that new mothers actually want

Exilis Ultra Femme treatment at Dr Rita Rakus Clinic

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Compare the treatments 18 Oct. 2017

Chemical peels – when are they safe?

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Women's Health September 23017September 2017

Ass or Face?

Losing pounds = an older-looking face. That’s what our mums said anyway.

What about exercise, then: good or bad?

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Comparethetreatment.com 6 September 2017
6 September 2017

Instagram is creating body-conscious 'booty-ful' millennials

Leading London clinician Dr Rita Rakus treats many young patients at her clinic in Knightsbridge and has attracted a clutch of famous names and faces to her multi award-winning cosmetic clinic in the capital.

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Grazia
5 September 2017

“As cosmetic surgeon Mr Kambiz Golchin explains, ‘the treatment is similar to contouring with make-up – it’s about deflecting the light to prevent it creating shadows under the eye’…”


Style Net
27 July 2017

MEET YOUR NEW FAVOURITE BEAUTY PRODUCTS……

UNIVERSKIN

Brings ‘bespoke’ to a whole new level- a base serum mixed with over 1,500 potential ingredient combinations!

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The Grooming Guide June 2017

Dr Rita Rakus Pellevé treatment
‘One stop shop… to turn back the clock!’

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Compare the treatments April 7, 2017

Mel C speaks out about Botox – and warns against people getting too much treatment

Compare the Treatment expert Dr Rita Rakus has emphasised the importance of seeing a qualified cosmetic doctor to lower the risk of getting addicted to treatment.

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SoFeminine
28 March 2017

“For the mum who deserves some rejuvenation

This signature 6-step facial exfoliates the skin and reduces puffiness with gentle microdermabrasion. Glycolic acid helps to loosen blocked pores ready for extraction before the HydraFacial Vortex-Fusion technology delivers a cocktail of hydrating hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and Vitamin E into the skin.”


About Time
28 March 2017

“For the mum who deserves some rejuvenation

This signature 6-step facial exfoliates the skin and reduces puffiness with gentle microdermabrasion. Glycolic acid helps to loosen blocked pores ready for extraction before the HydraFacial Vortex-Fusion technology delivers a cocktail of hydrating hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and Vitamin E into the skin.”


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March 8, 2017

Is a dirty habit blowing your chances of a successful cosmetic makeover?

‘Quitting smoking reduces the effects of premature ageing caused by the harmful toxins in tobacco smoke.' says Dr Rakus

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Melissa Odabash - The GRACE tales

What beauty essentials do you swear by?

Dr Rita Rakus SPF 50 moisturiser – it’s the best. Guerlain Super Aqua eye patches, REN’s Rose body oil, YSL Touché Eclat is a lifesaver and for my hair I use SHOW Beauty’s heat protection spray whenever I use my GHD curling iron.


Mail Online
29 January 2017

How to plump YOUR pout without fillers!

Dr Rakus known as the London Lip Queen says about Lip Perk "As well as plumping, it locks in moisture and improves the quality of skin on the lips, which can be incredibly anti-ageing."

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Sloane Square Magazine February 2017

Wise women

We celebrate international women's day on march 8 with words of wisdom from Chelsea players

DR RITARAKUS

FOUNDER OF THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF COSMETIC DOCTORS

Starting any new career can be daunting, speak to as many people in the industry as you can find. That is really useful, you may even be lucky enough to find a mentor who can give you guidance and tips.

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Wedding Venues & Services | January 2017

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Ready, Jet-Set, Go!

Charlotte Ellis helps with the packing for the trip of a lifetime - style and glamour guaranteed.

Dr Rita Rakus Protect Daily Moisturiser SPF50

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comparethetreatment.com 5 January 2017

Comparethetreatment.com

Top 3 ways to chase away the January blues

Here, London lip queen Dr Rita Rakus reveals what’s on offer at her own clinic.

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Daily Mail Online 14.11.2016
14 November 2016

The ultimate guide to anti-ageing: From reducing wrinkles, zapping sun damage or simply toning your skin, you can make your skin look younger with no nipping, stitching or downtime.

Thermage at Dr Rita Rakus

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The Sun 6th November 2016

'They use it all' Weekly laser therapy, skin tightening treatments and plenty of Botox… London’s Lip Queen Rita Rakus on what it REALLY takes to look like a celebrity.

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Mail online
29.10.2017

“Beauty Clinic: What can I do about my jowls?
Q, I am fed up with my jowls.  I'm normal weight and thinking of embarking on injectables. I hoped serums would help but they don't fulfil their promises. Any helpful advice please?
A. Jowls are an issue many people face as they age, according to leading cosmetic doctor Dr. Rita Rakus (drritarakus.com), whose Knightsbridge clinic is a byword for knowledgeable and experienced advice and treatments. We asked Dr. Rakus for her advice on options.
‘Drooping skin is the result of elastin and collagen levels within the dermal layer of the skin depleting naturally with age. This leads to the jawline sagging and forming jowls, which drag the face down and add years to your appearance,’ she says. ‘Serums can be wonderfully useful for reducing the appearance of fine lines, as they may reduce wrinkle depth, but non-prescription cosmetics simply cannot penetrate the skin deeply enough to lift jowls.’
Dr. Rakus advises that facial fillers are can be a great minimally invasive jowl buster, ‘which will provide visible lifting results. Injecting small amounts of filler into the cheeks, marionette lines and nasal area can restore lost volume in the skin and lift the jawline making jowls look less prominent.’
Botox can also be used to gently lift the neck and jawline, Dr. Rakus explains.   Her preferred method is the ‘Nefertiti Lift’. This involves pinpointing and then injecting Botox into depressor muscles in the lower area of the face. This, in turns, allows the elevator muscles to pull up specific features, resulting in a smoother, more toned neck and jaw.”

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West London Living

West London Living March 23, 2017

Dr Levy Switzerland 3DEEP Cell Renewal Micro-Resurfacing Cleanser and Decolletage Regenerating Silk at Dr Rita Rakus Clinic.

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"I'm 44 now. My friends are always asking what I do to keep my skin such good shape and why I don't have any wrinkles. I tell them I've been going to Dr Rakus for 10 years. Even those who were formally against having anything done - ever - have now asked me for her number!"*

K.T.


“My Thermage treatment has made my post-menopausal skin feel pre-menopausal again - plumper, tighter and glowing”*

JW


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

PA

“I had developed a very sun-damaged décolletage and, having had three treatments of Fraxel, I have been very pleased with the results.  I now have a much smoother, younger-looking chest area and the Fraxel has really regenerated my skin.  The results are truly noticeable” 

LD


The new Restylane Lipp treatment gave my lips an amazingly natural and soft look.

They look beautiful and the treatment lasted for months. Really great.*

Nora MC.


"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


"I am very pleased my daughter-in-law found
Dr. Rakus's clinic. Without doubt this is the most excellent service in all aspects I have ever encountered anywhere in London or Europe. I shall definitely return."*

S.E.G.


"Dr. Rita is so gentle with her Botox® treatments. I can highly recommend it - I was waiting for the 'ouch factor' and it never came!"*

Jane - Essex


“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.!"*

D.H. 24/04/08


"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".*

Suzan B.P.


Fantastic!

Everyone tells me I look so well

P.A.


"Friends are telling me I look very young and never more beautiful - I'm 60!

When I first started treatment I only wanted to use small amounts of injections. Now I leave the amounts up to Dr. Rakus and I can truly say 'more is better' - don't hesitate to go for it!"*

Diane D., New York


"It’s been a wonderful experience. I feel I look 10 years younger. I have lots of confidence with everything. Wonderful people with brilliant personalities. I feel so relaxed in this atmosphere."*

DB 13.05.09


"I have been using the Obagi products since Oct 2008 and I have noticed a huge difference in my skin condition. It seems tighter and brighter ans even the fine lines seem less obvious. I would definitely recommend these products."*

L.D. 26.02.09


"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!"*

DW 21.10.08


"With JuvédermUltra I was very impressed especially since my husband had no idea what procedure I had! It was painless and very effective."*

SF


Here's what Isabelle had to say about Dr. Rita Rakus on WhatClinic.com (04.06.2013) under
"Lip Enhancement"*

Dr Rita Rakus knows about lips! She was very confident during the procedure and gave me the result I wanted to have. My asymmetrical lips are now corrected and they look beautiful and so natural. The only downside is that her filler treatments are a bit pricey. However, I will definitely recommend her treatments to anyone who wishes to get beautiful natural lips! *


Here's what Marina had to say about Dr. Rita Rakus on WhatClinic.com (31.01.2013) under
"I had Botox, Restylane and Thermage"
Were you pleased with the treatment?
I know Dr. Rita for many many years. What can I say, she is wonderful, gentle and professional. All staffs at the clinic are super friendly and very helpful. Yes, I recommend this Clinic!*


"Dr Rita Rakus Is the Best!
When I decided to apply dermal fillers for my fine lines, I have researched for the best cosmetic doctor in London, and this is how I've came to Dr Rita Rakus's Clinique. Beside her most helpful and the kindest staff in the Clinique, Dr Rita Rakus herself is extremely professional, kind, guiding and she does certainly make sure that, you will receive the best treatment. She had done my Juvéderm Pus fillers, Pelleve at my first time in the Clinique and in my other visit also done my Botox as well. I am extremely happy with all my results and it is for certain that Dr Rita Rakus is the Queen in the cosmetic treatments field. From now on, whenever I need a non-surgical cosmetic treatment, I know that DR Rakus's Clinique will be my only and the most reliable destination"*

SH


"After 38 years of mental abuse, I had finally found the courage to leave my marriage. My self-esteem was non existent. I read an article in Tatler magazine about Dr Rita Rakus and decided I would try Botox® and Restylane. The results have been super. I am now happy to face the world on my own, feeling confident and self assured. I have since had treatments to take away fat pouches from my chin. This has also been

“For the mum who deserves some rejuvenation

This signature 6-step facial exfoliates the skin and reduces puffiness with gentle microdermabrasion. Glycolic acid helps to loosen blocked pores ready for extraction before the HydraFacial Vortex-Fusion technology delivers a cocktail of hydrating hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and Vitamin E into the skin.”

a great success. Thank you, Dr Rita Rakus".*

Catherine D. - age 63


“I am thrilled with my treatments with Dr Rakus.  Everyone remarks on how well I look.  I would also like to comment on the experience in the clinic, which is the most comfortable, pleasant and professional I have experienced.  I  recommend the clinic highly” *

AC 05.11.12


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

Melanie S.


"I have had this treatment for the last year and am delighted with the results, many of my clients are thrilled with the results too. The changes are subtle and make you look refreshed. Dr Rita lives up to the quote 'Lose 5 years in 5 minutes'."*

Margaret A.


"With JuvédermUltra I was very impressed especially since my husband had no idea what procedure I had! It was painless and very effective."*

SF


“My treatment is the best investment any woman could make for herself and is better than a week in Spain”.*

MC 24.10.08


"By looking this good (following my treatment with Restylane) I have gained the confidence to fulfill my ambition of traveling and use my creative skills".*

LINDA W. 01/08/2005


"After 38 years of mental abuse, I had finally found the courage to leave my marriage. My self-esteem was non existent. I read an article in Tatler magazine about Dr Rita Rakus and decided I would try Botox® and Restylane. The results have been super. I am now happy to face the world on my own, feeling confident and self assured. I have since had treatments to take away fat pouches from my chin. This has also been a great success. Thank you, Dr Rita Rakus".*

Catherine D. - age 63


"Thermage, not only did it work but I could go out to lunch straight afterwards without a problem."*

Diane C., Nottingham


“ 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."*

AS


"I couldn't imagine entrusting anyone else, but Dr. Rakus with my face. After my Thermage even my mother has noticed how well I look".*

R.K.


"Since I started my treatment with Dr. Rakus I can now look people in the face. My confidence has soared!"*

JS


TATLER

Treatment junkie 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 anesthetic 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.'


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

PA


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 jawline 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


"I can't get over all the comments I've had about how much younger I'm looking and my friends can't put their finger on it. " Have you had any surgery?" But they can't see the scars.
I'm thrilled!"*

Shalani M.


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

PA

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