Meet The Skin Doctors - Part Two!

Five more of the UK's leading cosmetic doctors were at Sunday's Brides The Show to give brides-to-be their top-to-toe advice on the best treatments out there (plus the new game-changing products you need to try now). We asked our doctors: What is the one thing a bride should seek to enhance? Their advice...

Dr Rita Rakus (

Known as London's Lip Queen, Dr Rakus is a leader in five-star Medispa services. Her Knightsbridge clinic in West London is a favourite with celebrities and is one of the largest solo non-surgical practices in the UK. She says: 'Her skin! There is nothing more lovely than a bride with clear, luminous skin. I'd advise a woman, whatever her age, to start planning her skincare programme at least six months in advance of her wedding. For my clients I recommend monthly Black Diamond HydraFacials that detoxify the skin and reduce puffiness by stimulating lymphatic drainage. Afterwards, skin feels deeply cleansed, refreshed and rejuvenated.'

Dr Sarah Tonks (

The founder of The Lovely Clinic, one of London's leading aesthetic practices, offers effective, state-of-the-art injectable treatments, and has a bespoke and empathetic approach to each patient. She says: 'Their eyes. I would recommend the tear trough filler treatment, which helps to banish bags, dark circles, and sunken and tired-looking eyes. The last thing any bride wants is to look tired on the day, plus a brighter, fresher region really makes eyes pop in all your wedding photos.'


Dr Barbara Kubicka (

The founder of ClinicBe, the innovative and holistic medical skincare clinic in Belgravia, is renowned for excellence in non-surgical skincare treatments. She offers a holistic approach to integrated skin and healthcare, with a delicate touch. Dr Kubicka says: 'The eye area. Enhancement can be achieved through a combination of Mesotherapy (a robust vitamin jab that packs a powerful, fat-busting punch to hard-to-reach areas), dermal fillers and dissolvable PDO threads.'

Dr Luca Russo (

The founder of The Rejuvenation Clinics & Medispas in London's Harley Street and Canary Wharf is at the forefront of the industry's most advanced science - he was the first cosmetic doctor in the UK to introduce Fraxel Lasers and CoolSculpt body contouring. He says: 'Her smile or eye area. I often hear from brides after their wedding - they've got the photos back and, for the first time, have noticed little lines around their eyes or mouth that they wished they had tackled before the big day. These kind of lines are so easy to fix - you just need a few tiny drops of Botox and they're gone. It's also cheap - around £200 - and you can do it just two weeks before your wedding. I also recommend brides use a Factor 30 sunscreen for a month beforehand; it makes a huge different to overall skintone. I have a range of products - a cleanser, shower gel and moisturiser - all with Factor 30 in.'

Dr Uchenna Okoye (

The clinical director of the London Smiling Dental group is one of the country's top cosmetic dentists. An authority on everything from teeth whitening and oral hygiene to adult braces, she is regularly in the media and has appeared on Channel 4's 10 Years Younger. She says: 'Her smile! Simple changes such as matching the whites of your eyes to your teeth with teeth whitening can make a huge difference. The key is to plan ahead and leave enough time - as soon as you're engaged, you need to talk to your dentist. At London Smiling, we can tweak and enhance a smile or completely transform it with a range of techniques such as braces, bonding, contouring, veneers and implants.'

Remember: while all our doctors are the top in their field and properly accredited, if you are thinking of getting any work done always get a reliable referral and check your doctor's credentials. A useful resource is