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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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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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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'm using tretinoin cream for my acne for 3 months and they are getting worse, and becoming black and bown spots! What should I do!?

I'm using tretinoin cream for my acne for 3 months and they are getting worse, and becoming black and bown spots! What should I do!?

Spironolactone: Normal menst.? For adult women the best way to control acne is SPIRONOLACTONE, an anti-androgen. Often combined with certain BC pills, some much better than others. Often also combined with tretinoin. After a few months, isotretinoin may be used if not clear. None of these if pregnant. Spironolactone will also slow or stop hair loss. Very safe and costs only $5 a month. ...Read more

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Where can I get tretinoin cream from and will they help fade Fordyce spots on the penis permanently? Any reduction in size or fadement would help.

Where can I get tretinoin cream from and will they help fade Fordyce spots on the penis permanently? Any reduction in size or fadement would help.

See doctor: Trentinoin cream must be prescribed by a doctor but is unlikely to help with Fordyce spots which are deep in the skin and not really spots. They are small sebaceous glands and are quite normal and do not need treatment. Some doctors burn them off with laser or cautery but that can leave scars. ...Read more

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My doctor told me that tretinoin cream will fade hyper pigmented spots on my face. How long will the cream take to fade those areas?

My doctor told me that tretinoin cream will fade hyper pigmented spots on my face. How long will the cream take to fade those areas?

Months: You will need to use a cream that is a mixture of tertian and hydroquinone. There are companies that mix the two together or you could obtain both creams and mix them yourself. Expect the process to take several months. ...Read more

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Could retin a (tretinoin) cream lighten dark underarms?

Hydroquinone: That is the best lightening agent for skin. ...Read more

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I'm just aczone and tretinoin cream but I'm worried about my scars.? :/ because I have lots of dark mark all over my cheeks and temples

I'm just aczone and tretinoin cream but I'm worried about my scars.? :/ because I have lots of dark mark all over my cheeks and temples

Time: Control the acne & the post-inflammatory pigmentation will slowly evolve. Tretinoin will help. Use sunscreen in am. Your dermatologist may offer other meds. Bc pill might increase dark spots. ...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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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

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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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Can I use tretinoin cream 0.025 on whole face?

Can I use tretinoin cream 0.025 on whole face?

Retin a (tretinoin): Yes you can apply retin a (tretinoin) to your whole face. It is prescribed for treatment of acne and it reduces oil glands in the skin. Be careful not to get it in your eyes. ...Read more

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Usage for retin a, renova, and tretinoin cream?

ACNE: Retin a, renova, tretinoin are topical comedolytic and exfoliant use for acne. May cause photosensitivity. ...Read more

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How will my skin react when I stop using my tretinoin cream?

Less turnover: Tretinoin cream improves skin cell turnover and can help reduce the appearance of fine lines. In addition, tretinoin can improve excess sebum production. Cessation of tretinoin can lead to a reversal of some of the benefits. Not all patients respond to tretinoin creams and others can have overdrying effects. ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter brand is a similar product to tretinoin cream. 025%?

Not many: Tretionin is a medication to treat moderate to severe acne. If you have been told that you need it you may want to see a doctor and talk about it because it or other options. Over the counter you can find cleanesers, acne soaps and various products to keep your skin clean but they won't have the same mechanism of action than tretionin. If you acne is mile start out by getting those otc products. ...Read more

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Will tretinoin cream dry my face during the whole course of the medication?

Will tretinoin cream dry my face during the whole course of the medication?

Yes: Most people experience dryness of the skin when using retinoid products. It is the way they work, but sometimes an uncomfortable side effect. ...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 you get the change you desire. Retin-a is best when combined. See a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I've been on tretinoin cream for 7 weeks. The dryness finally stopped but in still really red. When can I expect the redness to go away?

Redness: Tretinoin cream can cause dryness and redness. You should use a moisturizer such as virgin coconut oil. It may take 3-4 weeks for the redness to improve ...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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After cleansing, dead oily skin sorta rubbed off, it was sticky, didn't come off easy. Looked kind like that thick tretinoin cream mixed with skin.?

It could be: I am not sure I completely understand your question but, from your description, if you are exfoliating and using tretinoin crew, simultaneously, it is possible that the two have become mixed. ...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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Is it bad to use tretinoin cream after expiration date?

Less effective: Expired tretinoin cream is likely not dangerous, but probably less effective. ...Read more

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How long does it take for tretinoin cream to work on pih?

Not actually a bleac: Tretinoin has some bleaching properties, but is not actually a bleach. It does enhance the penetration of other topicals, including bleaches. ...Read more

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Could you please let me know which is the best tretinoin cream (.05-.1)% brand?

There are a few: I prefer the newer preparations such as adapolene because they are not rendered inactive by the application of benzoyl peroxide which many acne patients wash with. ...Read more

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