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

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Dr. Robert Buchanan
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Buchanan
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Dr. David Sax
Renova contains tretinoin which is also the active ingredient in Retin-A. Both medications can treat signs of photoaging including "age-spots" or solar lentigines. Dermatologists can be helpful in prescribing or recommending a regimen to help with your condition. Sunscreens, however, are an important piece of the regimen.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Retin-A

Retin-a users reported improvements in skin texture, including diminished wrinkles and brown spots.
Early studies soon confirmed its anti-aging effects. In 1988, dr. Voorhees and his colleagues at michigan published the first double-blind study of retin-a’s effect on photodamaged skin and found that all 30 patients who completed the 16-week study showed statistically significant improvement.

In brief: Retin-A

Retin-a users reported improvements in skin texture, including diminished wrinkles and brown spots.
Early studies soon confirmed its anti-aging effects. In 1988, dr. Voorhees and his colleagues at michigan published the first double-blind study of retin-a’s effect on photodamaged skin and found that all 30 patients who completed the 16-week study showed statistically significant improvement.
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Usually helpful

Renova (tretinoin) is a cream that helps rejuvenate the skin by stimulating the skin to replenish collagen and elastic fibers.
This may lighten some age spots. However, often a fading cream such as eldoquin may be more effective. More severe age spots might be better treated with a laser or chemical peel.

In brief: Usually helpful

Renova (tretinoin) is a cream that helps rejuvenate the skin by stimulating the skin to replenish collagen and elastic fibers.
This may lighten some age spots. However, often a fading cream such as eldoquin may be more effective. More severe age spots might be better treated with a laser or chemical peel.
Dr. John Hoffmann
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