Fredric Brandt

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Fredric Brandt
Fredric Sheldon Brandt

(1949-06-26)June 26, 1949
DiedApril 5, 2015(2015-04-05) (aged 65)
OccupationPhysician, author
Known forCosmetic dermatology and innovative skin care

Fredric Sheldon Brandt (June 26, 1949 – April 5, 2015) was an American physician, researcher, lecturer, author, and radio host specializing in cosmetic dermatology. Among the first to use botulinum toxin ("botox") and fillers,[1] Brandt was noted for his role in the FDA approval of numerous fillers and botulinum toxins for cosmetic use in the United States.

Brandt, who hosted a radio show called Ask Dr. Brandt on SiriusXM radio and whose celebrity patients included Madonna, was called the "Baron of Botox" by W magazine[2] and "King of Collagen" for using more botox and collagen than any other dermatologist in the world.[3]

Early life and career[edit]

Brandt was born into a Jewish family[4][5][6][7] in Newark, New Jersey, where his parents, Irving and Esther Brandt, owned a candy shop.[2] He graduated from Rutgers University in 1971.[8] Brandt then obtained his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College and completed an internal medicine residency at New York University, followed by a dermatology residency at the University of Miami. He set up a practice in Miami in 1982, and subsequently opened up a practice in New York City in 1998.[5]

Research Institute[edit]

Brandt's Dermatology Research Institute was located in his dermatology office in Miami, Florida. Along with his associates, Brandt performed clinical research on FDA-approved protocols for new fillers, forms of botulinum toxins, lasers, and cosmetic ingredients.[6]


Brandt was the author of two books about the skin aging process and retention of youthful appearance.

  • 10 Minutes/10 Years: Your Definitive Guide to a Beautiful and Youthful Appearance. New York: Free Press. (2007) ISBN 978-0743297080
  • Age-less: The Definitive Guide to Botox, Collagen, Lasers, Peels, and Other Solutions for Flawless Skin. With Patricia Reynoso. New York: William Morrow. (2002); ISBN 978-0060516253


Brandt committed suicide on April 5, 2015 in his home in Coconut Grove, Florida, aged 65.[9][10]


  1. ^ Bernstein, Jacob (2013-01-17). "A Home Convenient to Both Art and Clouds". The New York Times.
  2. ^ a b Trebay, Guy (April 6, 2015). "Dr. Fredric Brandt, 65, Celebrity 'Baron of Botox,' Is Dead". The New York Times. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  3. ^ "'Time for your injections Ms Jones'". The Guardian. September 6, 2008. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  4. ^ Jane Holzer; Stephanie Seymour Brant. "Dr. Fredric Brandt". Interview Magazine. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  5. ^ a b Trebay, Guy (March 28, 2014). "The Man Behind the Face". The New York Times. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Celebrity dermatologist found dead in Miami mansion". The Times of Israel. April 6, 2015. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  7. ^ "Fredric Brandt: Frederic Brandt, a celebrity dermatologist, died on April 5th aged 65". The Economist. 11 April 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  8. ^ Williamson, Marcus (April 9, 2015). "Fredric Brandt: Dermatologist known as the 'King of Collagen', who was one of the first and most enthusiastic proponents of Botox". The Independent. Retrieved April 10, 2015.
  9. ^ "Famed dermatologist to the stars dies at 65". New York Post — Page Six.
  10. ^ "Celebrity Dermatologist Dr. Fredric Brandt Dies at 65". Yahoo! Beauty. April 6, 2015.