Nashville Dermatologic Surgeon
4301 Hillsboro Rd., Suite 200
Nashville, Tennessee 37215 US
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5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Looking Older Than I Feel - Nashville, TN

I was new to all things cosmetic, and Dr. Retief made me feel so comfortable with everything we were going to do. She took the time to teach me about the aging process and my options. I was very confident in my decisions and her capability, plus she's hilarious. I felt like I was hanging out with a friend, not just being treated by my doctor.

5 out of 5 stars Radiesse

Exceeded Expectations - Nashville, TN

Excellent consult with realistic expectations. Great results!

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Eyelids Look Stunning - Nashville, TN

She is great and kind! She treats you like her sister.

5 out of 5 stars Total FX

No Comparison - Nashville, TN

I have been to many dermatologists and there is no comparison.

1 out of 5 stars Acne Treatment

Created More Problems in Treatment Process - Nashville, TN

all around terrible, unprofessional service was so dissapointing

1 out of 5 stars Mole Removal

Exceptionally Unprofessional and Rude - Nashville, TN

I chose Dr. Retief because I thought a doctor in the posh Green Hills area would be superior. I was wrong. Green Hills Dermatology is extremely unprofessional. The cons were getting billed numerous times after I had already paid in full. Green Hills Dermatology sent repeated letters threatening about bill collection and each time I sent them a copy of the cleared check from my bank, proving I had paid in full. After more threatening letters, I went there in person and presented a copy of the cleared check in person. A male staff member got became incredibly rude and condescending instead of apologizing.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

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Hospital Privileges

Dr. Retief has hospital affiliations at Baptist, Centenniel.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1989
    Medical: MD, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, 1994
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Northwestern University / McGraw Medical Center, 1995
    Residency: Dermatology, Rush-Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center, 1998
    Fellowship: Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, 1999

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Will Chemical Peels Treat Large Pores?

If you look at a pore histologically, it is an invagination of the skin and so contIns an epithelium just like the skin. And, as the pore gets deeper... READ MORE

Sculptura Alternatives

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Do Doctors Normally Inject Filler Into The Eyebrow Area? What About Temples Too?

I absolutely love using filler in the lateral brow and temples. It does help give a brow lift, but the effect of filler in what I call the... READ MORE

Trouble Clearing Up Rosacea Redness with V-Beam - More Aggressive Settings?

There can be several reasons you are still persistently red after several treatments: thn e settings weren't high enough, the cause of redness... READ MORE

How Long Does It Take to See Ulthera Results?

We used the Ulthera device for 3 months and treated 50 patients. Three people had short term mild tightening which disappeared by month 3. No one else... READ MORE

Total FX - How Long After Treatment Will Wrinkles and Fine Lines Diminish?

Generally, the immediate change you see after a Total Fx laser treatment is an overall evening of your skin color . The improvement in wrinkles is a... READ MORE

How to Find my Ideal Treatment for my Skin Problems?

There are many options for you, including laser treatments. But, you must be careful with lasers because of your dark complexion. You cannot change... READ MORE

Is Fractional Laser Compatible with Botox?

Botox paralyzes your muscles so that with expression, prominent lines made during expression (crow's feet, frown lines, forehead lines) are... READ MORE

Hormonal Acne, High Testosterone. Best Options?

Adult hormonal acne is very common, but I do find it uncommon for a female patient to have high testosterone unless they have a syndrome called... READ MORE

Spot Treatment with Laser Resurfacing

It depends on the type of wrinkles you have. If at rest, without smiling, you have crow's feet and lower eyelid lines, then laser resurfacing... READ MORE

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