Dubbed 'The London Lip Queen', Rita Rakus shares her expertise in non-invasive cosmetic solutions for face and body rejuvenation.
Rita Rakus Headshot
Q: Please tell us how you got started in the industry. What inspired you to establish your clinic?
A: I had the opportunity to train with a plastic surgeon who had studied at Harvard and set up his Clinic in Knightsbridge, slowly with time I started to build up my own practise and once he retired, I developed the practice into the largest solo non-surgical practice in the United Kingdom and co-founded BCAM with Dr Patrick Bowler. The clinic specialises in non-surgical skin tightening, body contouring, advanced lasers, anti-ageing and other aesthetic treatments.
Rita Rakus Products
Q: Which of your treatments is the most popular? 
A: The most popular treatments are EMsculpt NEO as we are the only clinic in Europe to have THREE Emsculpt Neo machines, and with my colleague Dr Galyna you can be sure you are in the best hands. It’s the first and only non-invasive body shaping procedure that combines both radio frequency and high-intensity electromagnetic energies for simultaneous fat elimination and muscle building in a single 30-minute session. We are now able to treat 9 areas of the body and is the only non-invasive body sculpting treatment approved to treat the troublesome inner thigh and saddle bag areas. And of course, my Lip Treatment I am known as the 'London Lip Queen’, I am renowned world-wide for giving my patients beautiful, subtle, and natural looking lip enhancements. I can give you the luscious celebrity lips you've always dreamed of.
Q: What makes your products and treatment unique from the rest?
A: My products are hand-picked by me! Having had almost 35 number of years working to ensure my clients achieve the best outcomes from their skincare, I know what works and what delivers results. Many of my clients have tried numerous high street brands over the years and always been disappointed, so my products finally deliver to them both in terms of value for money and the outcomes they expect. What’s more, they are all made in the UK, are vegan friendly and paraben free with solid environmental credentials.
Q:At what age should we start anti-aging treatments?
A:  There is no age when one should start the anti-aging treatments; it’s when signs of ageing start showing, like your skin starts to show fine lines and wrinkles it feels rough, dry, or itchy, starts to sag or hang loosely or signs of sun damage. The best advice I can give is to start using SUN BLOCK not only on your face but also your hands, elbows, and knees and drink lots of water from a very early age to delay the signs and dramatically reduce the intake of processed sugar.
The Mile High Facial Kit
Q: What’s your long-haul flight essentials?
A: My newly launched Mile High Facial Kit! Now that we can all get back to travelling again, this is the world’s first inflight skin therapy ritual, designed to ensure you land looking refreshed and ready to holiday, VIP style. Each pack contains 4 travel friendly must have skin saviours: my Reveal Glycolic Cleanser, my new Quench ultra-low molecular weight hyaluronic acidVitamin C Serum and my Refine Eye Cream.
Q: Melissa is a huge fan of your sunblock! What SPF number would you recommend for everyone?
A: We are bombarded with radiation from electronic devices, screens, and the environment and this radiation is the primary source of premature ageing, skin laxity and lines and wrinkles. It is therefore crucial if we want to avoid the signs of ageing that we protect ourselves from UVA and UVB radiation as much as possible and the only way to do this is by using a broad-spectrum SPF 50+ even on the dullest winter days. Dr Rita Rakus’ SPF 50+ is ideal as it is lightweight, doesn’t leave any of the pasty residue often associated high factor SPF, it can be worn with or without make-up, in fact it is the perfect primer and lets your skin breath at the same time as offering maximum protection.
St Barts
  Q: Your favourite holiday destination?
A:  The two saints – St Barts and St Moritz
Q: In my bag you will always find…
A: My SPF, Glow and Universkin Balm (regarded as the Swiss army knife for your skin).

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