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    Old 06-15-2005, 08:58 AM   #1
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    Unhappy Difference between Renova and Retin-A???

    I have asked this question before, but never got much feedback so here goes again! I am still confused - what is the difference between Renova and Retin-A? I was prescribed Renova, which many people have told me is "odd" because I am only 20 and Renova is usually prescribed for older skin.

    I am 80% clear, my main problem is skin tone and light red marks - that is when I was prescribed Renova. However, I still DO have acne...will the Renova help that?

    Renova and Retin-A? What is the difference?

     
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    Old 06-15-2005, 05:42 PM   #2
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    Re: Difference between Renova and Retin-A???

    I do think that Renova is usually given for wrinkles,hyperpigmentation... and Retin-A for acne. Both medications do have Tretinoin in them, so I am not sure why one is given for acne and the other for wrinkles. I think the Renova is a cream? Maybe this one is given for people with more dry skin and Retin-a for those with oily skin (usually acne prone). This is just a wild guess. I wonder if Retin-a is in a gel usually? Do you have acne prone skin that tends to also be dry? I'm currently using Green cream which has retinol, but plan on getting some tretinoin when I see my derm. I love this stuff. It is really helping my skin.

     
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    Re: Difference between Renova and Retin-A???

    That's the thing - I have oily, acne prone skin. Lately, it has been looking better though as I have been getting microdermabrasion treatments along with 50% AHA peels. My aesthetician is who prescribed me the Renova. My skin in perfect except for my chin and my upper lip, where I currently have about three cysts total that are on the mend

    I have read about Green Cream on this board and am interested in testing it out, but I am afraid of an "initial breakout" as some people have said they experienced on Green Cream. Are you using the green cream for acne? How is the difference in your skin?

     
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    Re: Difference between Renova and Retin-A???

    yes, I am using Green cream for acne. It is level 6 (6% retinol) and I built up to using it everynight and 3 times during the day. I think .01% tretinoin is equal to 10% retinol. So your renova is a lot stronger than the green cream. Everything will happen quicker for you as long as you can tolerate it. The green cream is nice because i can use it under my eyes, on my lips, neck, and chest. I heard I can also use it on my eye lids, but I haven't tried it yet.
    I'm almost 38 so I like the bonus of looking younger while I get rid of acne.
    I just couldn't tolerate retin-a because of my sensitive skin.

     
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