Can Retin-A Cause Wrinkles?

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.

Doctor Answers 2

Retin-A will not cause wrinkles

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

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.

Metairie Dermatologic Surgeon

Retin-A does not cause wrinkles

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Retin-A does not cause wrinkles. In fact, it's a good treatment for the very fine wrinkles and lines.

Gary Goldenberg, MD
New York Dermatologist

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.