Tatler May 2010

Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide 2010

Always ahead of the latest anti-ageing technology, Dr Rita Rakus is one of London's leading cosmetic doctors and is highly sought after for her subtle rejuvenation techniques and skill in contouring and volumising the face and body. The clients who come to her prestigious London clinic, opposite Harrods, believe in ageing gracefully - just with a little help.

With a reputation as the 'London Lip Queen', Dr Rakus's magic touch with the latest dermal fillers and muscle inhibitor treatments has made her famous among celebrities (although she is tight-lipped about who her clients are). She is also renowned for facial and body rejuvenation techniques that can roll back the years.

Dr Rakus recommends a wide variety of groundbreaking treatments, including the new advanced Thermage® and Fraxel® to help tighten and resurface facial and body contours with youth-enhancing results. Thermage® smoothes, tightens and contours the skin by stimulating the body's collagen renewal, while Fraxel® laser technology can improve sun-damage pigmentation, age spots, fine lines, stretchmarks and acne scars. Most treatments can be done in a lunch hour and have no downtime, so you can be back at work and no one will know - except to think that you look remarkably fresh-faced.

If you need some body sculpting, then Dr H Rakus's clinic offers LipoSonix®, a revolutionary non-surgical treatment that is a fantastic way to drop a dress size. This non-invasive fat-busting procedure uses high-intensity focused ultrasound to destroy unwanted abdominal fat, and clinical studies have shown an average reduction of two to four centimetres after a one-hour treatment. For those with post-birth 'mummy tummy", Dr Rakus combines Thermage® and Fraxel® with Liposonix® for an effective treatment for crepey stomachs, stretchmarks and fat deposits.

And for pain-free hair removal, Dr Rakus is the place to go. She recommends hair removal with Soprano, a new FDA-approved laser technology that is safe and gentle and has highly effective results on all types of hair and skin. With so many innovative procedures to choose from, Dr Rakus really is London's very own beauty queen.

Dr Rita Rakus's state-of-the-art clinic is situated opposite Harrods at 34a Hans Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3. For details on the wide range of anti-ageing treatments, including Liposonix®, Thermage®, Fraxel®, Restylane®, JuvedermUltra®, Muscle Inhibitors, Anti-Cellulite and Soprano® pain-free Laser Hair Removal, please call 020 7460 7324 or visit drritarakus.com

Tatler reader offer

Dr Rakus is offering Tatler readers a complimentary VISIA Skin Analysis. For details, call 020 7460 7324 or visit drritarakus.com

Happy Birthday Dr Rakus

Anti-ageing may be a way of life I for Dr Rakus, who is a very good advertisement for her own treatments, but I this year she is turning 60. To celebrate, she is supporting an Indian village through the charity Hand in Hand Village Uplift Program. Dr Rakus is on the Board of Trustees of Hand in Hand International, which runs the programme that works to create entrepreneurial jobs for women, eliminate child labour, provide healthcare and IT access and improve the environment.

The Nefertiti lift

Dr Rakus recently presented some of the latest anti-ageing treatments to a cosmetic conference of US doctors. One of the latest innovations is a treatment named after the ancient Egyptian queen Nefertiti, who was renowned for her beauty. The procedure injects small amounts of Botox on the jaw line and cheeks to produce the effect of a facelift without going under the knife.

Cosmetics a la Carte

As London's Lip Queen, Dr Rakus knows how to make lips look fabulous and now has collaborated with bespoke make-up brand. Cosmetics a la Carte, for the finishing touch. She has selected three lipsticks that are ideal for post-procedure lips. Plump and Prime smoothes and adds volume; Candy lipstain is a pink lipstain with SPF that was created by Dannii Minogue for the Breast Cancer Campaign; and the Dr Rita lipstick is a fabulous scarlet colour with moisturising properties.

And don't miss the Cosmetics à la Carte pop-up studio at Dr Rakus's clinic where make-up artists will give a flawless finish to your new post-treatment features.