- Treats excessive female facial hair
- Applied twice daily
- Clinically proven
NOTE: After requesting this medication, you will need to complete a short assessment, so our GP or Pharmacist can assess if the treatment is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on issuing this medication remains with our GP / Pharmacist.
Vaniqa Cream Online
You can request to buy Vaniqa cream for female facial hair online, from our UK registered online pharmacy and doctor service. After completing your assessment and checking out, your order will be passed to our UK registered doctors for review. If approved, our pharmacy team will dispense and dispatch your medication to your chosen address.
Vaniqa 11.5 is an alternative treatment that can be prescribed to both premenopausal women and menopausal women (women who have started the menopause). You may be prescribed this treatment if:
- you have mild excess hair growth on your face
- hair-removal treatments alone are not effective
- contraceptive pills are either not suitable for you or have not worked
Vaniqa can be applied thinly to your face twice a day to slow hair growth. It should be thoroughly rubbed in and you can still wear make-up after application. You should not wash your face for at least four hours after applying the cream.
The cream acts on your hair follicles to prevent hair growth. You should notice an effect within six to eight weeks. If no benefit is seen after four months, treatment should be stopped.
If the treatment works you will need to continue using it, as hair growth will return around eight weeks if you discontinue use.
Vaniqa can be a simple and long-lasting solution to the problem of excessive and thick, unwanted facial hair. It generally takes between eight weeks and four months to have noticeable effects and is applied twice a day to the affected areas.
The treatment contains the ingredient eflornithine 11.5%. It is a prescription-only medicine in the UK and is only licensed for use on the face.
How does Vaniqa work?
Eflornithine penetrates to the base of the hair follicle and reduces new growth by acting on an enzyme that plays a part in hair growth.
How soon does Vaniqa work?
Because of the cycle of hair growth, it will usually take between 2-4 months for you to see the benefits of the treatment. If there are no results after this time period, you should discontinue use of Vaniqa.
Are there other options to Vaniqa?
If Vaniqa doesn’t sound like it’s for you, there are other treatments available to combat excessive hair growth on your face. These include hair removal techniques such as shaving, waxing, epilation, electrolysis, laser treatment or bleaching. Sometimes weight can be a factor in having excessive hair growth, and so weight loss can sometimes help reduce facial hair. In women who haven’t yet reached menopause, the contraceptive pill can be effective in helping manage excessive facial hair.
Where can I use Vaniqa cream?
Vaniqa cream can be applied to face and areas just under the chin.
Can I still shave or puck hair whilst using Vaniqa cream?
Yes, you can however ensure you apply the cream after hair removal and leave at least a 5 minute gap to prevent stinging.
Can I apply make up whilst using Vaniqa cream?
Yes, you can you should apply the cream wait 5 minutes and then continue on with your make up regime.
Side Effects of Vaniqa
Fortunately, side effects are uncommon and when they do occur, often mild. However, Vaniqa can cause stinging on the skin, tingling, soreness, and/or redness. Acne can also be a side effect of treatment, however, this is far less common.
Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.
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