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Retin-A Hair Loss?

Can Retin-A cause hair loss? I ask because I have woken many mornings to find an eyelash/eye brow on my face whilst using Retin-A.

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No Retin-A will not cause hair loss.


No Retin-A will not cause hair loss. We all lose periodic eyelashes as part of the normal hair growth cycle. 

New York Dermatologic Surgeon
3.5 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Retin A and Hair Loss


Hair loss (alopecia) is not an expected side effect of a topical retinoid like Retin A.  Alopecia should be evaluated by a board certified dermatologist to diagnose the underlying cause and determine the appropriate treatment.

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Houston Dermatologist

Retin-A and hair loss


I've never heard of Retin-A in regards to hair loss.  You should consult with your Dermatologist regarding this issue.

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

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