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.

Doctor Answers 3

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
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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.

Anthony Perri, MD
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.

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

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