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.
CAUSES AGING OF THE SKIN & WRINKLES?
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.
DOES RENOVA WORK?
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
DOES RENOVA differ from RETIN-A or RETINOL?
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!
DOES RENOVA compare with Alpha Hydroxy Acid Products?
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?
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.
HOW OFTEN DUE I USE 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.
IF I MISS A RENOVA APPLICATION?
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.
ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF RENOVA?
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.
RENOVA BE USED ALONG WITH OTHER SKIN REJUVENATION PRODUCTS?
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.
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offers a comprehensive skin care program using the most scientifically
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Only, and now these products can be ordered online: We offer an array
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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?
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
CAN I USE RENOVA
IF I'M USING OTHER TOPICAL DRUGS?
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.
SHOULD NOT USE RENOVA?
ARE THE CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR RENOVA?
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
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
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.