DEATH OF A DOCTOR

Mariah Carey`s Make-up Artist and friend Kristofer Buckle brought to my attention the sudden death of Cosmetic dermatologist to the stars Fredric Brandt. The City of Miami Police Department confirmed that Dr Brandt’s death was a suicide by hanging, at his Coconut Grove home in Miami. There are rumors going around that Fredric was ‘devastated’ over the comparison between him and a character on the show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

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Columnist Lesley Abravanel said Brandt, 65, was ‘devastated’ recently over rumors comparing him to a character on the Netflix show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. She also reported that he was found dead at his Coconut Grove mansion in Miami by his housekeeper where he lived alone. She called 911 at 9.19am.

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I looked up Frederic´s official website which states: Dr. Brandt sees himself as a physician, but also as an artist, as he helps patients sculpt the younger demeanor they seek with a variety of non-invasive procedures, many of which he pioneered or perfected himself. With practices in both Miami and New York City, Dr. Brandt sees more than 40 patients a day. Patients rely on Dr. Brandt for the resolution of medical concerns, but also for his innovations in the realm of in-office procedures. In addition to professional papers, Dr. Brandt is the author of “10 Minutes/10 Years” and “Age-Less: The Definitive Guide to BOTOX, Lasers, Peels and Other Solutions for Flawless Skin” – revolutionary skin-care manuals that contain advice and information from the master of youth himself on how to achieve perfect, youthful skin at any age.

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In an interview with Jane Holzer in 2009 he described his daily routine for Interviewmagazine:

I get up at 6:30 a.m. My yoga teacher comes and wakes me. Every morning I always tell him it’s like waking the dead. We do yoga until about 8:00—I have it down to, like, a timetable—and then from 8:00 until 8:25 I shower, brush my teeth, and do all my morning cleansing. Then I eat my breakfast from 8:30 to 8:45, and then at 10 to nine I’m off to the office. Further he described his work: What I try to do is to make your face look like it did when you were younger. I always tell people it’s not just about filling in the lines, but re-creating the shape of your face as it was in your early- or mid-twenties. People see the lines as they age but they don’t see how their shape is changing. I think it’s all about restoring the contours. You can fill in a line and it makes you look a little better, but it doesn’t make you look younger.

Sephora, where he sold his hugely successful skincare line says about him:

With over 20 years in practice translated into a hugely popular skincare line, Dr. Brandt fuses cutting-edge science with active botanicals and remains always in search of state-of-the-art ingredients and technologically advanced delivery systems.

His associates and staff are profoundly saddened by Dr. Brandt’s passing. He was one of the country’s leading dermatologists and pioneered the use of injectable fillers and botulinum toxin with his innovative and cutting-edge techniques. Dr. Brandt was dedicated to his profession, artistry, and every single one of his patients. Above all, he was kind, caring, compassionate and a true friend to all. Dr. Brandt will be forever missed by his staff, associates, friends, and patients.

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RIP, Fredric Sheldon Brandt (June 26, 1949 – April 5, 2015)

BOTOX PARTY GONE WRONG

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Before Romy and I left for Paris this week we were invited to join one of the famous Monaco Botox parties. My friend Mel is obsessed with looking young and fresh so she organizes Botox parties at her Villa in Cap Martin on a regular basis. She has a doctor come from Spain to do fillers and botulinum toxin in the comfort of her house and she decided to share this experience with her friends. It all started with a very nice dinner at the villa prepared by my friend Mel (actually her chef did all the work but she told him what to prepare and took all the credit for it obviously ;-)). When I met the doctor I sat down with him and talked with him about his experience and what kind of fillers etc he is using. I was surprised and you will find out why later…

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LIKE AN ALIEN

Just between us, I want to say that the “fake beauty look” is over! Looking like you had some work done is sooo 2008. Plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures are supposed to make you look relaxed and fresh maybe younger. You want to look better, not plastic. So attending this botox party was like I travelled back in time where people thought it is a sign of status to show that you had some work done. Here are some tips of what you have to watch out for before you trust a party doctor:

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  • The first red flag was when alcohol was served. If you are worried about bruising you should not drink alcohol. Alcohol, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Ibuprofen and Aspirin are all agents that thin the blood, which can lead to an increased risk of bruising. If bruising is a concern, I suggest refraining from alcohol 1-2 weeks before and a couple of days after Botox injections.
  • The second red flag was the “model” the doctor had brought with him. She was in her early 30s but her face didn´t move at all. Her lips were way too big for the rest of her face and the “pillow cheeks” made her look like a blow fish.
  • The third red flag was when he recommended my friend (she is 31 and looks amazing!) to get botox and fillers under her “wrinkles”. First she barely has any lines and even if, you could even it out with a minimal amour of botox. To propose to a 30 year old girl to fill up her lines is just ridiculous…This is a procedure you might want to do with a women who is above 50 and too scared to get a facelift.
  • Final red flag was when I found out what kind of fillers he is using. I am not saying I am an expert in this field but if you are still using regular Restylane as a filler for lips you haven´t done your homework doc! There are new products around which give a much more natural result. Also, Restylane tends to build knots in your lips which you can fell and sometimes even see…so why still stick with this if Juvederm for example is providing much finer solutions?!

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This event was clearly created to make quick tax free money for the doctor. He was not interested in the prefect result for his clients but in using as much product as possible to make as much profit as possible. It was a great experience for Romy and I because now  we how dangerous Botox parties can actually be if you have no experience. You need to be able to trust your doctor. In this case pretabloguer won´t attend another event like this at Mel´s house and we for sure will not recommend this doctor to anyone we like and care for, because he isn´t cheap and his results are horrifying!!!

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