LUSH BIG SHAMPOO – A clarifying organic shampoo from Lush. It leaves your hair feeling squeaky clean with a healthy sheen.
DRY SHAMPOO – The less you wash your hair the better, especially those with course or dry hair. Extend the life of your wash with your favorite dry shampoo. Baby Powder also works very well in a pinch. Dr. Retief’s favorite is Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo $10.00.
Batiste Dry Shampoo, Clean and Classic
FORMULA 50 HAIR VITAMINS – Available at Wal-Mart
THICKER HAIR – scalp massage with coconut oil infused with rosemary oil combined with Propecia plus PRP injections. Hold tight for stem cells in the near future!!!
BROW HEALTH – massage your brows 3 times a week for 2-3 minutes, apply NeuBrow serum (at Amazon), and Castor Oil with Rosemary Oil (mix 10 drops of Rosemary oil with 30 cc of Castor Oil) to brows once a day. You will have full brows in no time. First, make sure you have ruled out thyroid disease as a reason for scant brows.
EYEBROW/EYELASH ENHANCEMENT – Massage the brows for 2 minutes firmly 3 times a week, use Castor Oil on the brows and lashes, and apply NeuBrow to the eyebrows everyday! For extra measure, add 10 drops of Rosemary Oil to 30 of Castor Oil. Add an in-office PRP injection for rapid full growth of brows. This combination of treatments works very well.
LATISSE – for use in combination with Formula 50 Hair Vitamins for rapid eyelash enhancement
Ultimate Hair Growth 60-Day Scalp Massage Challenge
JOJOBA OIL – apply a small amount to the lower eyelids or mix with your eye cream before application. Jojoba Oil is actually a wax, not an oil. Since it dries in the creases of the eyelid skin like a primer, it is more affective.
DERMAPLANING at home twice a week with a single or double-edged razor and medical dermaplaning with your aesthetician once every 6-8 weeks will encourage skin turnover and prevent wrinkly crepy skin.
DITCH THE MAKE-UP – Tinted moisturizer is the best at making your skin look youthful. True make-up settles in every line, on every raised blemish, and highlights every imperfection on your face. If you add powder, you might as well put a spotlight on all of your skin issues! The only thing make-up does is cover up pigmentation issues. In all circumstances, it makes you look older! Less is more. The secret to younger-looking well-hydrated skin is applying all products to damp skin. Then add an anti-aging moisturizer that traps the water in your skin! This leads to the dewy glowing skin we all want. Finally, apply a tinted moisturizer with an SPF to finish off the job. You can apply a little powder very conservatively to the T-zone areas.
INTELLISHADE TINTED MOISTURIZER WITH SPF – is the best tinted moisturizer; one color matches all skin types.
CASTOR OIL – great weekly facial mask to hydrate and eliminate facial lines. Also, mix with your eye cream for excellent correction of fine lines.
TRIFECTA TREATMENTS – combines microneedling, Fotofacial, and a Red Carpet Peel. Get a trifecta treatment every 2-4 weeks to significantly improve the clarity (luminosity), color, and texture of the skin by stimulating collagen, eliminating pigmentation, and encouraging skin turnover. At $600/treatment, this is a steal. Plus, receive a free tube of BuffRx Skin Rehab (retail value $299.00).
HUMIDIFIER – great for your skin in all seasons.
NEUTROGENA VISIBLY CLEAR PINK GRAPEFRUIT WASHING EMULSION – fantastic for teenage acne.
COCOA BUTTER – Cocoa butter has been around for years, but this is for good reason. Cocoa Butter is anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and a great moisturizer. Dr. Retief’s favorite cocoa butter creams are Vaseline CocoaGlow and St. Helen’s Cocoa Butter Lotion.
GELATIN – Gelatin powder contains the building blocks for collagen: glycine 21%, Proline 12%, hydroxyproline 12%, glutamic acid, Alanine 9% Arginine 8%, Aspartic Acid 6%, lysine 4%, serine 4%, and the list goes on. Taking Gelatin capsules and mixing the powder to make a broth weekly will make you have fabulous skin, hair, and eventually nails. Gelatin has many benefits including improvement of arthritis and other conditions related to collagen degradation. Make sure you get the grass fed beef gelatin.
COCONUT OIL – use for oil pulling, a technique where you gargle Coconut Oil for 2 minutes. Dentists around the country are now recommending this to fight plaque. It can also be used twice a week as a hydrating facial treatment over your anti-aging products to superhydrate the skin. Eat 2 tbsps a day; the oil is a good source of Omega-3 Acids. It is proven to reduce heart disease by reducing inflammation. Other great oils include: Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Castor Oil, and Almond Oil.
BUFFRX RED CARPET PEEL – is the perfect choice for anyone who wants that red carpet glow, but not the downtime of intensive peels. Unique & exclusive to our practice! Available by appointment
BUFFRX HYDRAGLO PADS – is our customized serum packed with Vitamin C & antioxidants that clears, hydrates, & brightens your skin. It will leave your skin with a gorgeous glow.
BUFFRX SKIN REHAB – is a revolutionary take home peel that will give your skin an extra glow without requiring you to hide out while you recover. Uniquely formulated, this product contains a concentrated amount of prescription strength ingredients designed to combat stubborn causes of hyperpigmentation resulting from sun damage, melisma or post inflammatory acne scars.
Microneedling – Microneedling is a non-invasive skin resurfacing procedure to smooth and refine the skin’s complexion without downtime.
CALCIUM/MAGNESIUM – this combination is the key to healthy bone metabolism, muscle health, and happy regular bowels. You must use both together.
PROBIOTICS!!!! Take them orally with at least 15 billion live bacterial count. You can drink half a cup of Kefir, drink a half a cup of old fashioned buttermilk, or lastly drink some Kombucha. For best results, you should avoid Dairy and keep simple carbs to a minimum.
BEST VITAMINS – Vitamin A, Vitamin E (low dose -20 mg), Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Krill Oil, Calcium/Magnesium Combo.
CINNAMON – cinnamon improves glucose intolerance which allows your body to process sugar better. Drink cinnamon tea daily or take a cinnamon supplement!
MEDITATION – 10 minutes a day is proven to dramatically reduce the signs of Alzheimer’s. In this day of technology, our brains are being overworked beyond what it was designed to handle. So let it rest and veg out for a few minutes everyday.
YOGA – Vinyasa (traditional), Bikram (hot), or any type! The deeper mind-body awareness that regular yoga practice fosters is key to optimum health
SOLARAY CIRCULEGS – vitamins for vein/collagen support. Available at GNC
BOTOX – Available by appointment
REVISION INTELLISHADE TINTED MOISTURIZER WITH SPF
SHIATSU MASSAGE – is a Japanese form of physiotherapy. The therapist walks on your back, arms, & legs while suspended from ceiling bars, targeting pressure points & promoting stretching, breathing, 7 rotation techniques to restore energy balance with a whole body approach.
B12 SHOT – Health consequences of vitamin B12 deficiency can include anemia, neuropathy, irritability, & depression. The benefits of regular doses can include increased energy & stamina, healthier immune system, improved sleep patterns, reduced stress & depression, elevated moods, and reduced frequency & severity of headaches. Available at RSC, local pharmacies & clinics
BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES – with a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist
MAC PIGMENT COLOR POWDER – For highlighting and contouring
DR. HAUSCHKA’S TRANSLUCENT BRONZE CONCENTRATE – Smooth out skin tones
BUFFRX HYDRATING EYE & LIP BALM
FORKS OVER KNIVES – This must see documentary examines the profound claim that most (if not all) of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled or even reversed by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. Available for streaming on Netflix
PINK GEL COAT – to strengthen & brighten nails. Available at Sephora
MICROTHIN VENEERS – Subtle teeth enhancement to correct years of wearing your teeth down. Pricier than the previous beauty favorites listed here, but well worth the investment as it takes seven years off. Available with Dennis J. Wells, DDS of Nashville, TN.
Baking Soda – Add volume to your hair by adding a quarter size of baking soda to your daily amount of shampoo. This removes hair impurities and adds volume.
Acupuncture – Health benefits of acupuncture include relief from chronic pain, arthritis, anxiety, insomnia, depression, migraine, nausea, postoperative pain and obesity. Acupuncture is one of the most widely used alternative medicines throughout the world, and in simplest terms, acupuncture is the practice of penetrating the skin with small needles at specific points on the body. This stimulates certain nerve endings of the body, and can relieve a wide variety of health conditions.
Core Training – Because many of your body’s movements originate from your core, working toward improving its strength will enhance your posture, spinal alignment, stability and more.