Tatler August 2009

Riviera chic

Dividing her time between Knightsbridge and the South of France, Dr Rita Rakus is adding some French beauty wisdom to her summer treatments.

Renowned for her facial rejuvenation techniques, Dr Rakus has recently introduced two new non-surgical treatments for the body Macrolane® and LipoSonix® If you want your youthful curves back, Macrolane® is the answer. It is particularly effective for breast enhancement, but can also boost calves and buttocks. Based on natural hyaluronic acid, this injectable gel adds volume and smooths out skin irregularities, giving you a beautiful firm shape.

For those wanting to drop a dress size, LipoSonix® is a non-invasive fat-busting procedure from the US. Dr Rakus' clinic is the first in the UK to offer this high-intensity focused ultrasound that destroys unwanted abdominal fat - clinical studies have shown an average reduction of two to four centimetres after a one-hour treatment.

Dr Rakus also offers Thermage® and Fraxe® - two fantastic face and body treatments - and is famous for her magic touch with lips and muscle inhibitor treatments. So famous, in fact, that Allergan, the manufacturers of Botox® and Juvederm Ultra3, have just appointed her as an international preceptor in recognition of her world-renowned skills. As well as the latest cosmetic technology, Dr Rakus prides herself on a holistic approach to the body. Inspired by the French attitude to beauty, her clinics offer anti-ageing yoga tips and macrobiotic diet details alongside cutting-edge cosmetic treatments for problems such as lines, wrinkles, sun damage, sagging skin, cellulite, stretchmarks and stubborn pockets of fat. Femme fatale? Prepare to flaunt the body of your dreams!

Dr Rita Rakus would line to oner latier readers a complimentary VISIA Skin Analysis. For more details, visit drritarakus.com or call 020 7460 7324. Dr Rita Rakus is at 34a Hans Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3.