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The Baron of Botox Is Gone, But His Face Lives On

Dr. Fredric Brandt redefined cosmetic dermatology forever by bringing a smooth, plump, and ageless face to the masses

“We all knew what we were getting into by going and getting these things done, but Fred managed to make everybody feel like this was normal.”

During a time when people still smoked on airplanes and considered bronzed skin a sign of good health, Fred Brandt was hiding from the Miami sunshine and admonishing friends for tanning with baby oil.

Fred Brandt took the once-dirty desire to look beautiful and rebranded it as an appropriate and acceptable form of self-care.

Justine Harman is a writer, podcaster, and (somewhat) reformed magazine junkie who was most recently the features director at Glamour.

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