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Fairmont Spa Century Plaza Debuts New Dr. Rita Rakus Clinic

Fairmont Spa Century Plaza, a 14,000-square-foot wellness retreat at the newly opened and reimagined Fairmont Century Plaza, recently introduced the new Dr. Rita Rakus clinic featuring the award-winning doctor who revolutionized cosmetic and wellness treatments in the UK. Known as the clinic of choice for cutting-edge techniques and cosmetic treatments in the UK and Dubai, the North American flagship clinic at Fairmont Spa Century Plaza brings Rakus’s international expertise to Los Angeles.

“We are thrilled to be the new home of Dr. Rita’s first U.S.-based clinic,” says Magdaleena Nikolov, general manager of spa wellness and retail at Fairmont Spa Century Plaza. “As an innovator with proven results, Dr. Rita has forever changed cosmetic care by using non-invasive procedures to defy aging and provide the highest standard of care to her clients. Dr. Rita’s innovative treatments are personal and impactful, which is a perfect fit for our Los Angeles clientele who are accustomed to the best in beauty.”

The Clinic by Dr. Rita Rakus at Fairmont Spa Century Plaza is the only clinic in California to offer facials that utilize the customized Universkin S.TEP Program, an advanced AI diagnostic technology. The S.TEP program is unique in that the individualized products are delivered by a cutting-edge micro needling delivery system requiring no downtime.

The clinic will feature an array of signature treatments, including the award-winning Red-Carpet Facial ($650, 60 minutes), which includes Rakus’s exclusive HydraFacial technique, and The Ultimate Royal Ascot English Rose ($1,500, 90 minutes), which utilizes the HydraFacial with the S.TEP program by Universkin paired with the Dr. Rita Jetlift by Jetpeel. The clinic will also introduce an exclusive Avenue Of The Stars “Super Power” Facial ($850, 75 minutes) developed by Rakus for those who want maximum results in the minimal amount of time.

“As the newest and most innovative destination for wellness in Los Angeles, Fairmont Spa Century Plaza was the only place I considered when planning my first stateside clinic,” says Rakus. “Los Angeles defines beauty and cosmetic excellence, and together with the dedicated team of estheticians I am excited to introduce hotel guests and wellness enthusiasts to our impressive selection of results-driven treatments.”

Rakus is one of the founders of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine and serves as a member and fellow. In addition to her own clinical work, she trains, lectures, and sets standards for practicing doctors within the field of Cosmetic Medicine. In recognition of her work, the Royal Society of Medicine added her name to the Wall of Honour.

Rooted in a mission to honor ancient healing modalities by crafting world-class wellness experiences fit for a modern audience, Fairmont Spa Century Plaza offers an in-depth menu featuring an array of results-driven and rejuvenating facials, therapeutic and recovery massages, and sensorial body treatments. Guests can also enjoy experiential rain showers, aromatherapy steam rooms, a Himalayan salt room, and a hammam.

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Heather, co-founder of Well Defined and the former editor-in-chief of American Spa, is an award-winning journalist and content strategist, skilled in writing, copyediting, and media relations. She is also a freelance writer and has contributed to Elite Traveler, Islands, Kiwi, Luxury Travel Advisor, Organic Spa, Porthole Cruise, Travel Agent,,,, and, in addition to various custom publications. She is frequently called upon to comment on various spa and wellness trends for various media outlets.