Vaniqa is a cream that contains the active substance eflornithine. Vaniqa is used to reduce the growth of excessive hair (Hirsutism) on the face of women older than 18 years of age.

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What is Vaniqa?

Vaniqa cream contains the active medical ingredient Eflornithine.

It is an effective and popular cream used by women to slow down facial hair growth.

Vaniqa cannot be used in the rest of the body.

How does Vaniqa cream work?

The ingredients found in Vaniqa cream, particularly Eflornithine (Hydrochloride Monohydrate).

Eflornithine works in the hair follicle to reduce unwanted facial hair by blocking the enzyme Ornithine Decarboxylase enzyme. VANIQA® works during the growth stage of the hair cycle by interfering with an enzyme in the follicle necessary for hair to grow. This results in slower growth and improved appearance where VANIQA® is applied.

Improvement in the condition occurs gradually. Don’t be discouraged if you see no immediate improvement. Improvement may be seen as early as 4-8 weeks of treatment. Use VANIQA® twice a day, at least 8 hours apart, or as directed by your doctor, to slow the growth of unwanted facial hair. Individual results may vary

What are the benefits of using Vaniqa Cream?

Benefits of Vaniqa Cream

  • Is available by prescription only
  • Reduces the rate of hair growth where applied as directed
    so over time you shave/tweeze/wax less
  • Tested in women of multiple ethnicities
  • Does not permanently remove hair or “cure” unwanted facial hair
  • Is not meant to be used alone but, rather, in conjunction with
    any hair removal technique already being used

How to take use Vaniqa

Using Vaniqa effectively

Vaniqa is to be used twice daily, at least 8 hours apart, or as directed by your doctor.

Vaniqa is for external use only. Remember, you will need to continue your normal procedures for hair removal until desired results have been achieved.

Use Vaniqa after cleansing and before applying:

  • moisturiser
  • sunscreen
  • cosmetics

Apply a thin layer of Vaniqa on the affected area(s) of the face and any adjacent involved areas under the chin and rub thoroughly into your skin twice a day, every day.

Do not wash the treated areas for at least 4 hours after application of Vaniqa,

Usage should be limited to the areas of the face.

You may start to see improvement in as early as 4-8 weeks of treatment.

Vaniqa does not permanently remove hair or “cure” unwanted facial hair. It is not a depilatory.

Your treatment program should include continuation of any hair removal technique you are currently using.

If no improvements are seen after 6 months of use, discontinue use.

Clinical studies show if you stop using Vaniqa, in about 8 weeks hair will return to the same condition as before beginning treatment.

Side effects & precautions

Precautions when using Vaniqa Cream

You should not use Vaniqa if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the cream.

Vaniqa should not be used on children younger than 12 years old. No clinical studies have been performed in pregnant women.

It is not known if Vaniqa is passed to infants through breast milk.

Talk with your doctor before using Vaniqa.

  • temporary redness
  • stinging
  • burning
  • tingling
  • rash
  • Folliculitis (hair bumps)

Should you have sores, wounds, or cuts in your chin or face, it is directed to stop using Vaniqa cream altogether.

The medication is not suitable for use by pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.

Contact with mucous membrane or eyes must be avoided.

A temporary burning sensation may occur when the cream is applied to broken or abraded skin.

If your skin gets irritated reduce to once daily use, if the problem persists, consult your doctor immediately.

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