BrandtÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s offices in Manhattan and Coral Gables, Florida are the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s biggest users of Botox and he is known as the Master Injector of such fillers as Restylane and Perlane. But his home products are in equally high demand. Fresh off a six-week stint as host of his own call-in show on Sirius XM radio, he made time to talk to Maxwell AestheticsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Stephanie Maxwell, a longtime fan and friend:
Fred Brandt is cutting edge, eager to please, possessed of an uber chic wardrobe, and, above all, fun. He smiles, you smile. He gives you his opinion, you cling to his every word. His celeb clients include such A-listers as Madonna, Stephanie Seymour, Kelly Ripa, and Demi Moore. But no worries if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not on that listÃ¢â‚¬”he treats everyone the same. His devoted fans follow him from New York to Coral Gables, and a lucky few get house calls in between, but you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t need an appointment to have access to what Ripa calls his Ã¢â‚¬Å“miracle concoctions.Ã¢â‚¬ At Maxwell Aesthetics we carry my top picks from Dr. Brandt skincare. Ã‚ I personally use the collagen booster, the flaws no more r3p cream and r3p eye Cream, the detoxygen experience, the time Arrest v-zone neck cream, and the time arrest cream de LUXE. Our patients at Maxwell also adore the pores no more line. Ã‚ Below, Fred answers a few quick questions.
What is your favorite place/places in the world to visit?
Paris and London
Your Ã‚ runner-up career?
Architect Ã‚ [It should be noted that Brandt already had one impressive runner-up career. Before he switched to dermatology, he was a cancer researcher at Sloan-Kettering where he specialized in the research and treatment of leukemia. There, he was a pioneer in the discovery of anti-oxidants to fight free radical damage, on which he now bases his skin-care line.]
Favorite way to spend time?
With my three dogs Benji, Tyler, and Surya
Your favorite Brandt skincare product?
My collagen booster stimulates collagen production and prevents degradation from glycation, where sugar binds to collagen and elastin and weakens structure.
Biggest beauty myth?
That makeup protects your skinÃ¢â‚¬¦IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m very diligent about sunscreen.Ã‚ ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the one mistake people make Ã¢â‚¬â€œ they donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t wear sunscreen every day. You have to realize that even through a window you get UVA or longwave ultraviolet damage, even in your car. A lot of people have more spots and wrinkles on the left side of the face from driving, so thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s why itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s so important to wear sunblock.
Funky, modern, runway ready
A Balmain suit
You donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t leave home without?
Always in your refrigerator?
Green vegetables for juicing
Favorite contemporary art piece?
I have so many. But my favorite is probably my first Richard Prince painting from 1989.
Pictured above, from left to right:
Dr. Brandt with Kelly Ripa at a party celebrating his Sirius XM show; the pores no more mattifying lotion, a favorite of Maxwell Aesthetics clients; Dr. BrandtÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s own favorite, the all-important collagen booster; Stephanie Maxwell swears by the two-step detoxygen experience for a more luminous complexion