Can Trentinoin Cream 0.05% be applied to all areas of the face?

Can Trentinoin Cream 0.05% or higher be applied above the lip area, on the chin, and under the eyes? Will there be a benefit to applying it to these areas?

Doctor Answers 1


Thank you for your question. In my experience, tretinoin cream may be used to the entire face with exception of both upper and lower eyelids and lips. Tretinoin is a medication called a retinoid and is meant to gently exfoliate the skin. In thin and sensitive areas such as the lips and under the eyes, I would not recommend using tretinoin because it may cause severe redness and irritation. I highly recommend you consult with a board certified dermatologist regarding your questions and concerns. Take care and good luck.

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