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A 44-year-old male asked:

so does florissant light or indoor lights effect renova (tretinoin) ?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Not to our knowledge: Fluorescent lights should have no effect as they do not emit solar radiation.
Dr. Stephen Greenberg
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Possibly: It does make you more light sensitive so make sure to wear spf and keep the sun exposure to a minimum.

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A 44-year-old male asked:

So what's the deal does indoor light effect renova (tretinoin). ? Ie. Iphone light , tv light or florissant bathroom lights ? Please explain in full

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Uv Radiation: Shopping in a mall for two hours is equivalent to a full hour in the sun. Thanks to the bright, fluorescent lighting, you don't get sunburned but you do get the full hour of uv rays. You can expect the same in hospitals and clinics. Copiers, computer screens, welding, and various other kinds of lighting are additional sources of uv rays. Long term use of Renova (tretinoin) can make you more sun sensitive.

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