Renova is used to improve the appearance of the skin by reducing fine lines and wrinkles and to make rough facial skin feel smoother and improving coloration. This can also be used to treat acne.
How to use Renova :
Use Renova exactly as is directed in the patient instructions that are available with the product. It is usually applied once daily at bedtime. Wash your hands before and after applying this medication. Do not stop using Renova if you do not see improvement in your condition immediately. Effect of this medication is gradual and most improvement is seen in first 6 months of continued use. If you are using Renova to treat acne, a temporary worsening of acne may occur at the start of therapy. Using more amount of this medication or applying it more often than prescribed will not give better or faster results but it may increase side effects.
Side effects of Renova :
You may experience some stinging, tingling, itching, burning, warmth, redness, swelling, dryness, peeling, or irritation while using Renova. These side effects may go away during first few weeks of the use of this medication. If these side effects persist or are excessive then stop using Renova and talk to your doctor.
Do not apply Renova near eyes, ears, nostrils, mouth, angles of your nose, open sores open cuts or irritated skin. Consult with your doctor before using this medication during pregnancy. It is not known if this drug is passed into breast milk. Therefore consult with your doctor before breast-feeding. Since this medication increase the sensitivity to the sunlight or artificial UV rays so use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when going outdoors.
Tell your doctor about other drugs including over-the-counter drugs and prescription drugs that you may be using including isotretinoin, amiodarone, tetracycline or quinolone antibiotics, sulfa-drugs or phenothiazines as they increase skin sensitivity to the sun. Also minoxidil and any skin medication, soaps, cleansers, cosmetics, astringents or any facial products that may be drying or irritating (e.g. alcohol-containing facial products. Benzoyl peroxide should not be applied at the same time as Renova. The combination could lead to severe skin irritation.
If you missed a dose then apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply it the next time as directed. Do not apply it twice to catch-up with missed dose.
Store Renova at room temperature away from and heat. Keep this and all other medications away from the reach of children.