Ask a doctor

Can Retin A 0.05% be used in the orbital area?

I keep hearing conflicting advice if using Retin A in the orbital area is recommended. I understand it can initially thin or dry out skin , before improving it. But some Dermatologists are recommending not using it at all above the orbital bone, saying it is too strong for that area and could cause long term damage. What is best?

Doctor Answers (1)

Retinoid Repair Cream and

+1

Retinoids, including Retin A and RR Retinoid Repair Cream, can be used around the eyes.

Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.