Meet the Beauty Experts
By Genevieve Monsma
Photo Credit: Perry Hagopian
FIRST LADY OF AGELESS SKIN: Patricia Wexler, M.D.
HER CLAIM TO FAME: She helped pioneer the use of Botox and injectable fillers such as Captique.
ADVICE SHE DISPENSES BUT DOESN'T FOLLOW: "I tell my patients to use sunscreen daily, but I don't. With all the hours I work, I rarely see daylight!"
WHAT LED HER TO DERMATOLOGY:"I had cystic acne when I was younger and became obsessed with getting gorgeous skin. In fact, I visited my dermatologist so often that I ended up marrying his nephew."
WHY YOU'LL SOON SEE DR. WEXLER'S NAME EVERYWHERE: She is, at last, launching an eponymous skincare line this fall, to be sold in Bath & Body Works stores and on QVC.
TO LOOK LIKE A WEXLER PATIENT:
*Treat your skin as though it's sensitive-- whether it is or not. Stick with gentle cleansers, moisturizers, and antiaging products. And to further avoid irritation, go for one or two multitasking products rather than four or five different items. "I have to laugh when women bring in shopping bags filled with products and wonder why their skin's a mess!" she says.
HAS WORKED WITH: A bevy of A-list actresses--but she won't name names.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit patriciawexlermd.com.