Renova

(Tretinoin)

3.1/ 5 average rating with 58 reviewsforRenova
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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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Quick facts about Renova
  • Drug class: Dermatologic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (tretinoin)

Upsides

  • 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.
People’s experience with Renova

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Downsides

  • 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.

Quick facts about Renova
  • Drug class: Dermatologic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (tretinoin)

Used for

Dosage forms

  • Cream, gel, or ointment
People’s experience with Renova

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Side effect rates for Renova (Tretinoin)

From 339 clinical trials of Renova when taken for (0.02%)
  • Mild skin reactions
    100%100%
  • Severe local irritation
    7%7%
    1%1%
  • Any side effect
    4%4%
  • Skin hypo- or hyperpigmentation
    2%2%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Renova.

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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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Pregnancy

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
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