Renova Anti Aging Cream
WHAT IS RENOVA?
RENOVA is a cream containing the active ingredient tretinoin, a from of Vitamin A. RENOVA is the only  PRESCRIPTION medicine approved by the FDA for the treatment of wrinkles and improving the appearance of photoaged skin and with continued use  reverses some of the changes of photoaging. Renova, when used along with a comprehensive medically approved skin-care regimen and sun avoidance, reduces fine wrinkles, mottled hyperpigmentation known as "age spots", and smoothes surface roughness of facial skin.
WHAT CAUSES AGING OF THE SKIN & WRINKLES?
Most of the lines, wrinkles and skin changes  one associates with "aging" are due to overexposure to UV-ultraviolet sunlight which has a harmful effect on the collagen and connective tissue located beneath the dermis. When we speak of aging most of what we refer to as "aging" is really sun damage.  Sun damage incurred as a child will start to become apparent in your 30's & 40's.  Using a daily SUNBLOCK will prevent further sun damage and RENOVA can help undo some of the sun damage.
 HOW DOES RENOVA WORK?
RENOVA rejuvenates the skin by penetrating all the layers and repairs defective cell tissue by increasing the speed with which the surface cells are replaced.  It sloughs off dead skin, regenerates collagen and allows cells in the top layer of the skin, which are always being replaced to mature more normally than untreated sun-damaged cells. RENOVA is effective in about 80% of patients and causes improvement not only in the appearance of the skin, but in the histological-microscopic structure of the skin!  RENOVA improves the appearance of fine lines and blotchy color and helps reduce photoaging changes.
HOW DOES RENOVA differ from RETIN-A or RETINOL?
These are all tretinoin skin preparations similar to Vitamin A. Retin-A is a tretinoin product used to treat acne and is too irritating to most to be used as an anti-aging product.  RENOVA is the first and only specially formulated anti-aging topical drug  approved by the FDA.  RENOVA contains tretinoin in a rich moisturizing cream base, and is much better tolerated as a skin rejuvenating cream.  RENOVA delivers the active ingredient, tretinoin, in a less irritating non-drying preparation than Retin-A formulations.  Retinol is NOT RENOVA! Retinol is receiving a lot of media hype and is in many over-the-counter cosmetics.  Retinol is a cosmetic product and is much weaker than RENOVA. RENOVA is a medical prescription drug made under stringent FDA standards. RENOVA is not expensive to use costing about $10 to $15 per month to use- one  20 gram tube of RENOVA lasts about 3 months!
HOW DOES RENOVA compare with Alpha Hydroxy Acid Products?
There are no controlled clinical trials comparing Alpha Hydroxy Acid Products (AHAs) with RENOVA.  Unlike AHA creams which work at the outermost layer of skin by simply exfoliating the surface layer of skin, RENOVA works at the epidermis deep at the cellular level (the dermis).   Medical research has shown in published articles that RENOVA increases collagen and may be one way that RENOVA reduces the signs of aging.
WHEN WILL I BEGIN TO SEE SKIN IMPROVEMENT?
Improvement in skin texture and smoothness, diminution of fine lines and wrinkles and of discoloration occur gradually over the course of treatment.   Individual responses vary. Over the course of treatment in 1 - 2 months you may start to notice a smoother and softer texture to your skin.  In 3- 4 months brown spots and freckles begin to fade and fine wrinkles begin to diminish. For some up to six months of therapy is required before the effects are seen.  When used over a period of time, along with a comprehensive skin care program, RENOVA can continue to reverse aging skin and can improve the skin's appearance years after  starting treatment. 
WHEN & HOW OFTEN DUE I USE RENOVA?
RENOVA is applied only once daily before bedtime approximately 20 - 30 minutes after washing face with a mild cleanser. Since most everyone initially experiences some skin irritation it is recommended that RENOVA only be applied every other night initially and as tolerated increased to daily use.   Depending on your individualized skin care regimen, RENOVA is sometimes applied on alternative nights along with a medical strength Glycolic Acid-Alpha Hydroxy Product.
WHAT IF I MISS A RENOVA APPLICATION?
If you miss a RENOVA dose it is best to just skip the missed dose and continue on with your daily skin care regimen.  During the day it is most effective to use a Vitamin C product and SUNBLOCK and apply RENOVA only in the evening.  Never double-up  or use a greater amount to make- up for missed dose, this will only enhance the likelihood of more severe skin irritations.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF RENOVA?
The majority of patients using RENOVA experience local temporary reactions such as peeling, redness, dry skin, burning, stinging, itching and blistering.  These side effects are usually mild to moderate in severity.  A permanent increase in sun sensitivity may occur.  RENOVA is a specially formulated topical tretinoin formulation in a cream that helps to reduce dryness.
 CAN RENOVA  BE USED ALONG WITH  OTHER SKIN REJUVENATION PRODUCTS?
RENOVA must be used as part of a comprehensive skin care program.  A medically supervised complete skin-care regimen to get maximum anti-aging skin-rejuvenation effects includes medical-grade physician skin care products:  A Vitamin C product to be used in the morning which has been proven and shown microscopically  improve collagen in the dermis where "wrinkle formation"  occurs!    Alpha Hydroxy  -glycolic acid which has been proven to be most effective should be incorporated into your skin care regimen.  When selecting a glycolic product you must be very careful so as not to irritate your skin. The over-the-counter glycolic acid products do not contain high enough concentrations proven in medical studies to be effective for skin rejuvenation.    Medical Wellness Center's Anti-Aging Physician's Skin Rejuvenation program offers a comprehensive skin care program using the most scientifically advanced and proven products available from Skin-Care Specialist Physicians Only, and now these products can be ordered online:  We offer an array of cleansers, the most advanced Vitamin-C products, Moisturizers, Glycolic Products and the most effective SUNBLOCKS which work in conjunction with RENOVA as part of a complete and comprehensive skin care program.   To learn more about these products click here for anti-aging skin rejuvenation products.  This medical Skinceutical line is the highest quality Physician Skin Care Line and you can have a skin care regimen designed for you even  if you do not qualify for RENOVA or choose not to use RENOVA. It's never too early  or too late to start taking care of your skin!
CAN I USE RENOVA IF I'VE HAD PLASTIC SURGERY, LASER SURGERY, CHEMICAL PEELS etc?
If you have had any facial plastic surgery or laser skin peel within the last 6 months we will not prescribe RENOVA, you need to be followed by your plastic surgeon for skin care treatment.  If you have had any cosmetic facial procedure such as electrolysis or waxing or cosmetic peels you need to wait several weeks until your skin has completely recovered and there is no signs or irritation.  If you are presently using RENOVA, you must discontinue its use several weeks prior to having any cosmetic facial procedure such as electrolysis, waxing etc.  Always inform your skin care professional where you are having any procedure your history of RENOVA use.
CAN I USE RENOVA IF I'M USING OTHER TOPICAL DRUGS?
Presently, if you are using any benzoyl peroxide preparation or tretacycline or antibiotic topical medication or any topical preparation which has high concentrations of alcohol, you can NOT use RENOVA!  Doing so can result in severe local skin reactions and if severe enough could leave permanent scaring or hyperpigmentation.  You should always discuss with your primary health-care provider  and / or with your pharmacist ALL the medications you are taking (prescription and over-the-counter medication). Do not use topical medications.  Do not use medicated or abrasive facial soaps or facial scrubs or cosmetics that have a strong drying effect. Do not us products with high concentrations of alcohol and alcohol containing toners & astringents.
 WHO SHOULD NOT USE RENOVA?
WHAT ARE THE CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR RENOVA?
CONTRAINDICATIONS: In order to proceed to the medical consultation, you must proceed to the next page and read the the detailed  list of contraindications and verify that you do not have any of the CONTRAINDICATIONS some of which are listed below:
  • Do NOT use RENOVA if you are pregnant, attempting to become pregnant, or at a high risk of becoming pregnant.
  • Do NOT use RENOVA if you have eczema, actinic keratosis, history of skin cancer, or other chronic skin conditions.
  • Do NOT use RENOVA if you are presently sunburned or if you  are  inherently highly sensitive to sunlight.
  • Do NOT use RENOVA if you are also taking drugs known to be photosensitizers: thiazides, diuretics, tetracyclines, fluoroquinolones, phenothiazines, sulfonamides, any sulfur-containing drug or are using a trinetoin product such Retin-A, Acutane or  minoxidil!
  • RENOVA is contraindicated in moderately to heavily pigmented skin - RENOVA is not recommended for Blacks- hyperpigmentation can occur
We will not prescribe RENOVA to anyone under the age of 18 because the safety and efficacy has NOT been established.  Also RENOVA should NOT be used by pregnant women, women attempting to become pregnant or women who are breast feeding.
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