Hi, I have just turned 35 and am keen to start using Retin A. My skin is in good condition, but I have a couple of laughter lines under both eyes that recently have become 'static'. I had the Cosmelan treatment a few months ago, which was a great success and my complexion is good and rejuvinated. I feel though my eyes are the problem area and I would like to reduce what is there. Photo attached. Please advise if Retin A would be helpful, I have strength 0.025% to start with. Many thanks Sarah
Retin a - Eyes? (photo)
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Retin A is a great product. You might try mixing it with your eye cream for extra moisture around your eyes. Retin A comes in 3 strengths. Once your skin is doing well with the low dose, it will be time to move up to the next strength.
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Treating the early signs of aging around the eyes
As a preventive measure you should consider using a moisturizing sun screen during the day and a vitamin A product at night. Retin A would be good if you have oily skin or consider Renova if you have dry skin. There are other vitamin a products on the market to consider as well. If you develop crow's foot lines around the lateral orbital area then Botox can be very helpful.
Retin A or Botox for the Eyes?
Hi Claremont. You choice certainly makes good sense as a starting point. Because Retin A thins the dead skin cell layer, it can diminish or reduce the appearance of fine lines you are focused on.
If the Retin A does not give you the result you are looking for, you are also an excellent candidate for Botox.
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Retin-A/Tretionoin will help with fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes (crows feet). Be certain to use a sunscreen at all times. After you finish the .025%, you can ask your doctor to go up to .05% and then .1%.
Also consider Botox to treat and prevent worsening crows feet.
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