‘It may not be possible to turn back the hands of time, but Dr Rita Rakus can stop the clock from ticking!’
Here at The Grooming Guide we are always searching for treatments that leave men looking fresher and ready for business…we also know from experience that invasive procedures may not for most guys! The new Pelleve treatment offered by Dr Rita Rakus in her Knightsbrige clinic just might be the answer. A non-invasive procedure which uses a radio frequency system to tackle wrinkles and fine lines, it’s aim is to firm up the skin and leave it feeling both smoother and tighter.
Pelleve functions by building collagen in the skin, the use of heat actually makes collagen bundles within the skin contract and encourages the production of new collagen. With effects lasting for around six months for many people this is a welcome alternative to Botox for the needlephobic. Clinical trials show that 90% of patients monitored showed a marked improvement in their appearance after the six month period. Each session lasts for about one hour, depending on the treatment area and for me a course of three to four sessions was suggested at my first consultation.
The treatment itself is painless and remarkably relaxing, a radio frequency handpiece was passed over my upper face until it reached the desired temperature. Another therapist was on hand to work with Dr Rakus and cool the heated skin areas, the pair worked effortlessly in harmony! The whole process lasted no longer than 15 minutes. The next day my skin felt physically tighter and brighter and after a course of three treatments friends and colleagues commented on my fresh appearance, and I noticed improved skin elasticity and a marked reduction in lines and wrinkles.
I particularly liked the fact that as a non-invasive procedure there was no need for anesthetic or downtime period afterwards for recovery, also that Dr Rakus office aftercare is not an afterthought, and her team provided clear information on how to look after my skin following the treatment. Using a good quality protective sunblock and avoiding extreme heat/cold were suggested and my practitioner gave me information on the appropriate skincare to help maximise and maintain my results.
Tester: Nick Cox, Editor of The Grooming Guide
Verdict: ‘I don’t act my age and now I don’t have to look it’
Price: From £600.00 per session
Available: www.drritarakus.com Telephone: 020 7460 7324
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