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Black male, 26, wiped 2 hard under eyes while washing his face, left dark skin under eye. Will light use of HydroQ. 4% & Tretinoin hurt? Ochronosis?

Black male, 26, wiped 2 hard under eyes while washing his face, left dark skin under eye. Will light use of HydroQ. 4% & Tretinoin hurt? Ochronosis?

Don't use. See eye: Doctor instead! Using bleaching strong agents like that is the wrong approach unless you purposely want hypo pigmented areas on top of having dark lines. Have the opthalmologist refer you to the oculoplastics Dr., who can examine your eyelid and recommend care. It may just be post-inflammatory hypopigmentation. Retinoids are too irritating and dangerous to use so close to the eye! Seek prof. Help! ...Read more

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Retin-A 0.1% on face and Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Serum (has retinol) under eyes. Take shower eyes look like prunes. What's wrong?

Retin-A 0.1% on face and Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Serum (has retinol) under eyes. Take shower eyes look like prunes. What's wrong?

Getting old & slim: Loss of weight. ..makes the fat under the skin disappear....leads to pronounced wrinkling. The mentioned med do not help in that. Filler/botox may help. ...Read more

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Bad wrinkles under eyes. 43 but look 80. Lost weight. Think something wrong beyond age/weight loss. Drink soda, use retin-a, hot showers, need to use eye moisturize. I worry alot. What's cause/remedy?

Cosmetic, treatable: Though you have health issues, this is probably unrelated. Usually hereditary--look at your parents' lower lids. Most likely correctable with outpatient surgery or chemical peel for resurfacing. No otc remedy known to work. Good news-treatment safe ; long-lasting. Bad news-not covered by insurance. ...Read more

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Why is retin a (tretinoin) making the skin under my eyes feel raw? I need some advice.

Why is retin a (tretinoin) making the skin under my eyes feel raw? I need some advice.

Patience: Retin A (tretinoin) usually causes dry red peeling skin before improvement is seen. It is used in many situations. Patience is the most effective ingredient here Good luck to you; and as my mother always said, "Patience is a Virtue." ...Read more

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Can tretinoin cream be used around eyes?

Can tretinoin cream be used around eyes?

Yes: This cream causes an acceleration of skin maturation with the result that there is some reddening and edema and minimizing of wrinkles. It should not be placed inside the lids on the eyes, but can be used with care on the skin close to the lid edge. Use sparingly. ...Read more

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Retin a (tretinoin). 1%, can this cause permenant wrinkles under your eyes?

No: Retin-a will help you deal with wrinkles. Initially there may be dryness and the wrinkle appear to be worse. That will pass. ...Read more

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Can I use tretinoin cream around my eyes? And face while on acutane? Or will it thin my skin more?!

Can I use tretinoin cream around my eyes? And face while on acutane? Or will it thin my skin more?!

Accutane: I would not recommend tretinoin cream as it can dry you out further on any part of the face. While you are on Accutane, you should only use gentle cleanser, moisturizer, and sublock. ...Read more

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I was given tretinoin 0.025% for suspected hyperpigmentation under my eyes. What adverse side effects are there using it on such a sensitive area?

I was given tretinoin 0.025% for suspected hyperpigmentation under my eyes. What adverse side effects are there using it on such a sensitive area?

Inflammation: Generally speaking retin- a is not typically used around the eyes due to sensitivity manifested by marked inflammation (redness, swelling). When used for hyperpigmentation it is commonly combined with a steroid cream and/or hydroquinone and/or kojic acid. ...Read more

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Dark under eye circles, retin a (tretinoin) or hydoquinone helpful?

Skin medications: Should not be used close to your eyes. Often, they are too concentrated or the preservatives in them will irritate your eyes. Consult with your ophthalmologist about a safe eye ointment that will help your problem. ...Read more

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Can topical retin a (tretinoin) cream applied to one's face cause eye floaters?

Can topical retin a (tretinoin) cream applied to one's face cause eye floaters?

NO...: Floaters are deposits of various size, shape, consistency, refractive index, and motility within the eye's vitreous humour (the liquid part), which is normally transparent. The use of Retin-A was just a coincidence. ...Read more

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What is the lowest % of prescription Tretinoin? Looking to target forehead and eye wrinkles. Is lowest % best to start off with?

What is the lowest % of prescription Tretinoin? Looking to target forehead and eye wrinkles. Is lowest % best to start off with?

Tretinoin: tretinoin comes in several different strengths. You do not have to start with the lowest strength. If you introduce it slowly, your skin will have to adapt to it. If you are using too much too often, your skin will be red and peely. ...Read more

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I was using retin a (tretinoin) to treat eye wrinkles and now my skin is really really red and peeling! What can I do to fix this?

I was using retin a (tretinoin) to treat eye wrinkles and now my skin is really really red and peeling! What can I do to fix this?

Moisturize: I would take a few days break from your medication. Take a shower to allow your skin to absorb moisture and gentle exfoliate the area with a washcloth. Apply a thin layer of vaseline to lock in the water tonight. This article has some more good tips:
http://acne.about. Com/od/acnetreatments/f/retinafaq. Htm ...Read more

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I have 2 brown spots on my face 1 under each eye where my bone is. Using Retin A (tretinoin) and Hydroquinone for awhile but they won't go away. Why? Tyvm

I have 2 brown spots on my face 1 under each eye where my bone is. Using Retin A (tretinoin) and Hydroquinone for awhile but they won't go away. Why? Tyvm

Can take 2 months.: These two should be combined with optimum skin care program. It can take around 2-3 months. Talk to the doc who prescribed this about the next step. See a doc that specializes in aesthetic medicine. ...Read more

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Why is retin-a making the skin under my eyes feel red and raw?

Retin A (tretinoin): Retin A (tretinoin) can cause skin peeling to open the skin pores, it should not be applied to eye lids, under eye area is very sensitive, if it does not improve spontaneously you should seek help from your 1ry care physician or dermatologist. Good luck ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of dark circles under eyes I sleep enough but just can't get rid of it?

What is the best way to get rid of dark circles under eyes I sleep enough but just can't get rid of it?

2 poss. Reasons: 1. Are you getting 8 plus hours of sleep at nite? 2. Do you have any food allergies? The most common food allergy that will cause dark circle under the eyes is allergy to dairy. ...Read more

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Natural way to get rid of dark circles under eyes my eyes aren't puffy just have dark circles I sleep like 9-10 hours everyday why have I still got it?

Natural way to get rid of dark circles under eyes my eyes aren't puffy just have dark circles I sleep like 9-10 hours everyday why have I still got it?

Several Ways: Most often, if it not sleep deprivation, the dark circles under the eyes are due to nasal stuffiness caused by allergies. The best way to handle this is to see your doctor and have them help you figure out a treatment plan. There is also a good product from Sephora called erase paste that helps also. ...Read more

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What causes puffiness under eyes.

What causes puffiness under eyes.

Many things: But most commonly age causes looser tissue which allows orbital fat to prolapse forward. ...Read more

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