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What is the benefit of renova (tretinoin) cream?

What is the benefit of renova (tretinoin) cream?

Benefits of Retin A (tretinoin): Retin a (tretinoin) was originally developed to treat acne. But is well know for its anti aging qualities by stimulating collagen production reducing fine and moderate wrinkles and treating age spots. ...Read more

Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Which is the stronger concentration of renova (tretinoin) skin cream.0.02 % or 0.05 %?

Which is the stronger concentration of renova (tretinoin) skin cream.0.02 % or 0.05 %?

.05% > 0.02%: 0.05% is stronger than 0.02%. I have not previously used 0.02% but given the choice, the 0.05% formulation will be stronger. I hope this information is helpful.

Stephen weber, M.D., f.A.C.S.
Lone tree facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How much does renova (tretinoin) cream cost?

Forget Renova (tretinoin): Renova (tretinoin) does little of what you want it to. Instead, see a plastic surgeon specializing in facial rejuvenation. Retin-a, the main ingredient in Renova (tretinoin) is prescriptive because it penetrates the skin to actually work. You will have some irritation at first, but your surgeon can help yu through it to wonderfully rejuvenated skin. I prefer the Retin-A combined in the obagi nu-derm system. ...Read more

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Heard that renova (tretinoin) cream made by galderma labs, and is a cheaper one, where can I find it?

Heard that renova (tretinoin) cream made by galderma labs, and is a cheaper one, where can I find it?

Renova (tretinoin) Worthless: Renova (tretinoin) is Retin-A mixed with mineral oil to reduce the redness caused by Retin-A when you first start it. The redness is necessary for the Retin-A to work and the mineral oil is bad for your skin. The fact that you get no redness simply means that you are not getting any change. The redness goes away, but you get the change you desire. Retin-a is best when combined. See a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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

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

First evaluate : First have a dermatologist evaluate this for possible mealnoma. Renova (tretinoin) cream provides one agent to help diminish dark spots but truly effective lightening may require more agressive treatment with hydroquinone and/or corticosteroids and/or chemical peels as well as cessation of hormonal preparations. ...Read more

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Age -spots treatment ; is renova (tretinoin) cream best?

Age Spot Treatment: Renova, (tretinoin) in my opinion, has no place in treating any skin condition. Retin-a replenishes collagen & reduces wrinkles. To treat spots requires hydroquinone. This can be used alone, but is best combined with retin-a, an Alpha hydroxy to remove abnormal cells, a pH restorer and a sun block. The obagi nu-derm system is the best way to do this. See a plastic surgeon specializing in skin rejuvenation. ...Read more

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My dermatologist prescribed me renova (tretinoin) cream for my face. Does anybody know what it stands for?

My dermatologist prescribed me renova (tretinoin) cream for my face. Does anybody know what it stands for?

It is a retinoid: Renova (tretinoin) is a retinoid similar to Retin-A which is used to treat the fine lines of the face. Chemically the compounds are related to vitamin a. They can also be used to treat inflammatory conditions of theskin, skin cancers, acne, and photoaging. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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I started using Arosone-HT (a triple combination of mometasone furoate, hydroquinone and tretinoin cream) a month ago, and now my skin get severely addicted to the cream. If I discontinue its usage even for 2-3 days heavy pimples along with irritation an

I started using Arosone-HT (a triple combination of mometasone furoate, hydroquinone and tretinoin cream) a month ago, and now my skin get severely addicted to the cream. If I discontinue its usage even for 2-3 days heavy pimples along with irritation an

Periorofacial dermat: Most commonly young women, a result of topical steroid (mometasone) on the face. Temporarily better when applied but progressively worse rebound reaction. Must stop the steroid even if it looks worse for a while. Oral doxycycline (minocycline) in small dose, 50mg a day. Topical calcineurin inhibitor such as tacrolimus or sirolimus will help. May need therapy for a year. ...Read more

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What are the tretinoin creams (.1%) available on the market?

Many concentrations: Not exactly sure what you are asking, but there are many strengths. .01% .025% .05% .1% are all possibilities. If this is not exactly what you were looking for, please rephrase and ask us again! ...Read more

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What could I do to determine if I should keep using tretinoin cream?

What could I do to determine if I should keep using tretinoin cream?

Depends on goals: Tretinoin cream is most comonly prescribed for acne, wrinkle reduction and oily skin. Changes in the skin can be seen within 24 hours and often times dose adjustments will need to be made. A daily sunblock should be used as the skin becomes more sensitive. Treatment times vary from weeks to months depending on strength and frequency of application. Check with your prescriber to evaluate. ...Read more

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Tretinoin cream for rash on inner thighs?

No: Unless you have acnes on your inner thighs, tretinion may make it worse. ...Read more

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When using Tretinoin 0.05% cream to reduce wrinkles, can you use other night creams as well? If so, which do you apply first and how long in between?

When using Tretinoin 0.05% cream to reduce wrinkles, can you use other night creams as well?  If so, which do you apply first and how long in between?

Yes: I love tretinoin for skin rejuvenation! I generally recommend that my patients wash their face in the evening, apply a toner and then the tret. I then recommend that you wait 15 minutes before applying other creams on top of the tret. If you get skin irritation from the tret you can "cut" it with a moisturizer.

For more on facial rejuvenation see: http://www.omahacosmeticsurgery.com/face/ ...Read more

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Is over-the-counter glycolic acid cream, let's say 10%, as powerful as 0.05% Tretinoin for minor lines on face?

Comparing medicines: Unfortunately it's not like comparing apples to apples. The concentrations of two different medicines don't always have the same effect. The vehicle or the purity may affect how "strong" it is. Tretinoin tends to be more effective but for mild rytids (wrinkles) the glycolic acid may work well ...Read more

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Do I have to tone after using asap aha cleanser then moisturise? I use the cleanser morning and night and apply 0.05% stieva-a cream (tretinoin)

If skin is very oily: Tretinoin can be fairly drying, so I would not recommend a toner unless your skin is very oily after cleansing. It usually works great to cleanse, then apply a small amount of hydrating lotiion. At night, mix a drop of the tretnoin with the lotion if you like. It is easier to spread thinly that way. If your skin is dry, definitely avoid an alcohol based toner. ...Read more

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After using a tretinoin cream 0.05% for over a year (almost every night+sunscreen every day), my face is now yellowish/brownish. Will it fade away?

After using a tretinoin cream 0.05% for over a year (almost every night+sunscreen every day), my face is now yellowish/brownish. Will it fade away?

Tretinoin cream + su: You will require to reduce the concentration of Tretimoin cream, or have it for shorter time, or discontinue, with the advise of your Dr. The yellow and spots will go away with time. Use a different medication
Tretinoin Cream, USP (Emollient) 0.05% is indicated as an adjunctive agent (see second bullet point below) for use in the mitigation (palliation) of fine wrinkles, mottled hyperpigmentation, and tactile roughness of facial skin in patients who use comprehensive skin care and sunlight avoidance programs (see bullet 3 for populations in which effectiveness has not been established). TRETINOIN CREAM, USP (EMOLLIENT) DOES NOT ELIMINATE WRINKLES, REPAIR SUN-DAMAGED SKIN, REVERSE PHOTOAGING, or RESTORE MORE YOUTHFUL or YOUNGER SKIN. In double-blinded, vehicle-controlled clinical studies, many patients in the vehicle group achieved desired palliative effects on fine wrinkling, mottled hyperpigmentation, and tactile roughness of facial skin with the use of comprehensive skin care and sunlight avoidance programs including sunscreens, protective clothing, and non-prescription emollient creams.
• Tretinoin Cream, USP (Emollient) 0.05% has NOT DEMONSTRATED A MITIGATING EFFECT on significant signs of chronic sun exposure such as coarse or deep wrinkling, skin yellowing, lentigines, telangiectasia, skin laxity, keratinocytic atypia, melanocytic atypia, or dermal elastosis.
• Tretinoin Cream, USP (Emollient) 0.05% should be used under medical supervision as an adjunct to a comprehensive skin care and sunlight avoidance program that includes the use of effective sunscreens (minimum SPF of 15) and protective clothing when desired results on fine wrinkles, mottled hyperpigmentation, and roughness of facial skin have not been achieved with a comprehensive skin care and sunlight avoidance program alone.
• The effectiveness of Tretinoin Cream, USP (Emollient) 0.05% in the mitigation of fine wrinkles, mottled hyperpigmentation, and tactile roughness of facial skin has not been established in people greater than 50 years of age OR in people with moderately to heavily pigmented skin. In addition, patients with visible actinic keratoses and patients with a history of skin cancer were excluded from clinical trials of Tretinoin Cream, USP (Emollient) 0.05%. Thus, the effectiveness and safety of Tretinoin Cream, USP (Emollient) 0.05% in these populations are not known at this time.
• Neither the safety nor the effectiveness of Tretinoin Cream, USP (Emollient) for the prevention or treatment of actinic keratoses or skin neoplasms has been established.
• Neither the safety nor the efficacy of using Tretinoin Cream, USP (Emollient) 0.05% daily for greater than 48 weeks has been established, and daily use beyond 48 weeks has not been systematically and histologically investigated in adequate and well-controlled trials. (see WARNINGS section.)
CLINICAL TRIALS
Two adequate and well-controlled trials were conducted involving a total of 161 evaluable patients (under 50 years of age) treated with Tretinoin Cream, USP (Emollient) 0.05% and 154 evaluable patients treated with the vehicle cream on the face for 24 weeks as an adjunct to a comprehensive skin care and sun-avoidance program, to assess the effects on fine wrinkling, mottled hyperpigmentation, and tactile skin roughness. Patients were evaluated at baseline on a 10-point scale, and changes from that baseline rating were categorized as follows:
No Improvement: No change or an increase of 1 unit or more
Minimal Improvement: Reduction of 1 unit
Moderate Improvement: Reduction of 2 units or more
In these trials, the fine wrinkles, mottled hyperpigmentation, and tactile roughness of the facial skin were thought to be caused by multiple factors which included intrinsic aging or environmental factors, such as chronic sunlight exposure.
• Tretinoin Cream, USP (Emollient) is a dermal irritant, and the results of continued irritation of the skin for greater than 48 weeks in chronic use with Tretinoin Cream, USP (Emollient) are not known. There is evidence of atypical changes in melanocytes and keratinocytes ...Read more

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I'm using tretinoin 0,05, hydroquinone 4% and floucinolone cream 0.25 mg. My face become really red. What should I do? Thanks

I'm using tretinoin 0,05, hydroquinone 4% and floucinolone cream 0.25 mg. My face become really red. What should I do? Thanks

Minimize regimen: The use of multiple medicated skin care products together increases the risk of skin redness and irritation. For this reason, hypoallergenic cleansers and moisturizers should always be used. Decreasing the frequency of application, reducing the doses of products, or minimizing the regimen are options for management. In some people, this problem occurs at the beginning of treatment only. ...Read more

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How long does tretinoin cream 0.05 works for acne marks?

How long does tretinoin cream 0.05 works for acne marks?

Use forever: I love tretinoin and think that every non-pregnant person should be using this (until it expires, of course). A small pea sized amount to your entire face at night is recommended. You can use it elsewhere if desired but not overuse as will cause irritation. Works for acne, pigmentation, mild scars, and reversing sun damage. Use the right sunscreen daily and give it 6-9 months for best results. ...Read more

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Can I use this cream for pigmentation 3,4 months this cream good, (Lazma cream)fluocinolone acetonide USP 0.01%Hydroquinone USP4%Tretinoin USP 0.05%?

Pigmentation: I would strongly suggest you see a dermatologist if you loking to lighten your skin. You may overshoot your mark and be sorry forever after ...Read more

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Does kojic soap can cure acne dark spots and tretinoin cream 0.05?

It may: Kojic acid is an agent that helps to decrease darkly pigmented areas. Retin a (tretinoin) along with the kojic acid can augment the effectiveness in reducing areas of hyper pigmentation. Remember to practice safe sun exposure by always wearing a good sunscreen to prevent further pigmentation. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with Genital warts. I was prescribed a multivitamin-Sodox and Tretinoin 0.05% night cream. Will this help?

Of course not: Tretinoin is used for acne, sometimes for warts on the face. You will be sorry if you use it on genital skin. Sodox is a waste of money. Anything which claims to be "natural" is a scam. Anything which claims to be "antioxidant" is a scam. Anything which "supports" any kind of bodily function is a scam. Imiquimod cream and several other treatments are useful, often in combinations. See a dermatolog ...Read more

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Hi my doctor prescribe me tee tree soap, clindamycin sloution and tretinoin cream 0.05 %. But my 1st week get me more breakouts, is it normal?

Yes: As your skin is 'getting used to' the treatment, much of the material that works its way to the surface is being released a bit more quickly resulting in a higher number of acne eruptions than normal. This should settle down as your skin gets accustomed to your new regimen. Hang in there! ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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