Puffiness and irritation around the eyes – could Retin A be causing this?
To reassure you, any permanent damage to your skin from a cream like Retin A would be extrordinarily rare! I’m more concerned that you feel uncomfortable raising this with your dermatologist who I’m guessing (hoping) really wants to help you. Please go back and discuss this problem with him/her. If you’re just not comfortable, maybe it’s time to find a dermatologist with whom you feel comfortable asking questions so here’s a… Link to regional doctors.
Also, if you’ve been off the Retin A for 2 months and are still having the problem, something else is likely to be causing it and hopefully your doctor can help you figure out what it is! Dr. I