Recently, I have been using Retin-A 0.05% to treat blemishes and wrinkles. The wrinkles are mostly under my eyes. So far, I don't have any problems, but I have read reviews online about people who have put Retin-A under their eyes and developed more wrinkles than before. This has kind of scared me as I have just started applying it under my eyes. Thanks.
Can Retin-A Cause Wrinkles?
Doctor Answers 2
Retin-A will not cause wrinkles
Retin-A does not cause wrinkles but it can be irritating under the eyes. What I generally tell patients is don't use Retin-A above the orbital rim. That's the bone you feel just under the eyes. For eye creams try one with retinol which is much milder and less irritating than Retin-A. It will boost new collagen and soften the lines around the eyes.
Retin-A does not cause wrinkles
Retin-A does not cause wrinkles. In fact, it's a good treatment for the very fine wrinkles and lines.