Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Dermatologic



Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Dermatologic
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Treats acne and sun damage.

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Our bottom line

Renova (Tretinoin) isn't a cure for fine lines and wrinkles, but it's clinically proven to improve them.

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  • You only need to apply it once a day, usually in the evening.
  • Most people who reported having skin irritation said that it was mild.
  • Part of a complete program to help you take better care of your skin.
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  • It may take up to 6 months to see the full benefit for facial wrinkles.
  • Not a good choice for women who want to become or are pregnant
  • Can change the color and texture of your skin if used long-term.
  • You need to be careful about avoiding any sunlight or artificial tanning while using it.
  • It doesn't work for deep wrinkles.
How it works

Renova (Tretinoin) is a vitamin A derivative. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it seems to make skin cells renew faster and better.

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Side effect rates for Renova (tretinoin)

339 From clinical trials of Renova / All (0.02%)
  • Mild skin reactions
  • Severe local irritation
  • Any side effect
  • Skin hypo- or hyperpigmentation

Risks and Warnings for Renova (tretinoin)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Using other medicines or products that irritate the skin
    • Eczema
    • Extreme temperatures (hot or cold)

    Renova (Tretinoin) may cause skin redness, burning, peeling or swelling. Be careful using Renova (Tretinoin) if you have a condition called eczema, because your skin may already be red, itchy and irritated.

Common concerns from people taking Renova (tretinoin)

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