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A 36-year-old member asked:

Is renova (tretinoin) cream effective in treating pimples and dark spots on the face?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Yes and no: Renova (tretinoin) is tretenoin isis for acne both pimples and blackheads and whiteheads. It is also used to treat fine wrinkles. It does not do much for dark spots. Theoretically if the spot is superficial and it is used for a long time it might peel away at the spot to help some but don't hold your breath.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is renova (tretinoin) cream good for dark spots on the face?

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Dr. John Hoffmann
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Perhaps: Renova (tretinoin) is a cream that encourages desquamation - or removal of the outer most layers of the skin. This is best for sun and age damage of the skin and may stimulate the skin to replenish damaged collagen and elastic fibers in the skin. This might lighten some dark spots but you may get a better result with a fading cream such as eldoquin.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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