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Is renova (tretinoin) cream good for dark spots on the face?
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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