RENOVA (tretinoin cream) 0.02% is the first prescription approved by the FDA and proven to reduce fine facial wrinkles, including crow’s feet, when used as part of a total skin care and sun protection program.
RENOVA contains tretinoin, a Vitamin A derivative, like the one naturally occurring in your body (Vitamin A is also an essential nutrient found in yellow and orange vegetables such as carrots and yams). Tretinoin works within the cell and is believed to increase collagen production in the epidermis and decrease collagen breakdown in the dermis to improve the skin’s internal structure.
When using RENOVA, you should begin to notice your skin becoming smoother and softer within the first month or two. Within three to four months, you may notice a reduction in fine facial wrinkles. Additional benefits should be apparent within five to six months of therapy.
While using RENOVA, you may experience some redness, itching, dryness or peeling because RENOVA is a dermal irritant. This is most often mild and most common when treatment is started. In some patients, this may be severe. When using RENOVA, you should limit exposure to the sun and always use a sunscreen.
How does it work? While not fully understood, researchers believe that tretinoin, the active ingredient in RENOVA, works at the cellular level to reduce certain clinical signs of aging. Tretinoin is a derivative of Vitamin A. Clinical studies suggest that topical tretinoin increases collagen production and decreases collagen breakdown in the dermis to improve the skin’s internal structure.
RENOVA is the first prescription cream proven to reduce certain clinical signs of photodamage associated with chronic sun exposure and the natural aging process. However, RENOVA does not completely eliminate the signs of aging, nor will it repair sun-damaged skin or reverse the aging process.