Does Skin Irritation Cause Wrinkles?

Does skin irritation (I.e. Liquid eyeliner making the eyelids and crow's feet area red) cause wrinkles? I have done this a few times with makeup and am wondering if I caused permanent damage.

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Skin irritation can make wrinkles appear, but not permanent

Yes, you are right.  Skin irritation from irritants or allergies can cause an appearance of wrinkling, but if caught early this can be reversed.  First, the offending agent must be identified and discontinued. Second, following a consultation from a dermatologist, an anti-inflammatory such as a topical steroid or calcineurin inhibitor may be required to expedite the resolution of the inflammation.

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