Vaniqa 11.5% Cream

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Vaniqa 11.5% Cream

60g £79.99
Registered UK Pharmacy number 9012073
Please note: This page is only to be used as a reference of our price for this medication. If you are approved you will be offered treatment for you and the prescriber to jointly consider. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber's.

Medication features

Vaniqa is a clinically proven cream to treat excessive facial hair growth in women. It should be used twice a day, in the morning and evening. Results are not immediate, but a significant difference can be seen between 6-8 weeks. If no results are visible after four months of treatment, it should be stopped.

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  • Active Ingredient: Eflornithine Hydrochloride
  • Treats Excessive Facial Hair In Women
  • Reduces Hair Growth From The Roots

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Buy Vaniqa Cream Online

You can request to buy Vaniqa cream for female facial hair online, from our UK registered online pharmacy and prescribing service.After completing your assessment and checking out, your order will be passed to our UK registered prescribers for review. If the online consultation is approved, our pharmacy team will dispense and dispatch your medication to your chosen address.

Unwanted or excess facial hair can, for some women, be a distressing condition. Vaniqa cream is a cream available on prescription, which can reduce hair growth from the roots. This can result in a significant reduction in facial hair, providing a lasting solution to the problem.

What is Vaniqa Cream?

Vaniqa cream is the medication especially made from Eflornithine. It is a popular topical drug that slows down hair growth in the face and around the chin of women. The medication cannot be used for hair found on the rest of the body. The cream blocks particular elements such as enzymes that facilitate hair growth. The result is it slows down hair growth and makes it lighter in colour and finer. However, the cream does not entirely remove the hair.

This is not suitable for children 12 years and younger.

How does Vaniqa Cream work?

The ingredients found in Vaniqa cream, particularly Eflornithine (Hydrochloride Monohydrate), block the production of ODC or Ornithine Decarboxylase enzyme. To produce new hair strands, the ODC enzyme is required to create Polyamines that induce rapid hair growth. Without this enzyme, the skin is incapable of creating hair. Vaniqa cream works in effectively blocking the ODC enzyme, hence slowing down the growth of hair.

How to use Vaniqa Cream?

Put a thin layer of the cream onto the clean and dry face or chin area where unwanted hair growth is prevalent. Rub the cream thoroughly in the affected area. The medication must be applied thoroughly such that there is no visible cream after rubbing it in. Wash your hands thoroughly after applying Vaniqa cream. For best results, the treated area must not be wet or cleaned for about 4 hours after application. You can apply sunscreen or makeup over the treated area, but allow 5-10 minutes to pass prior to application. Users see visible improvements in as little as 4 to 8 weeks of consistent usage. Vaniqa cream works slowly, so use it with caution and as directed in the packaging. Do not use the product on other parts of the body or use it more often than prescribed. The hair growth will be reduced and the risk of side effects will not occur. Consult with your doctor should the area of the skin where Vaniqa cream is applied becomes red or irritated.

Benefits of Vaniqa

Vaniqa cream reduces hair growth considerably in the face and the chin area which is suitable for women. It does not stop hair growth entirely or remove hair but, it slows down the growth of unwanted hair. With continued usage, the hair in the face and chin area are becoming less prominent, less coarse, and makes unwanted hair appear lighter.

Side Effects
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Vaniqa Side Effects

As with any other medication and hair removal treatments, there are some noted side effects for using Vaniqa cream, here are some:

  • Nausea
  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • Stinging
  • Skin redness
  • Tingling sensation
  • Burning
  • Rashes
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty breathing

For some, they experience the less common side effects of Vaniqa cream as acne and Folliculitis.

It is strongly recommended that you consult your dermatologist before you start treatment with Vaniqa cream. There is a possible risk that you can be allergic to some of the chemical components found in the cream or it may ran counter with some other medicines and or topical treatments you are having.

Should you have sores, wounds, or cuts in your chin or face, it is directed to stop using Vaniqa cream altogether. The medication is also not suitable for use by pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.

Vaniqa cream is for topical use only. 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 or intolerance occurs, reduce the frequency of application to once a day. If any problem persists, consult your doctor immediately.

Patient Information Leaflet
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Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. 

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Vaniqa 11.5% Cream FAQs
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What is Vaniqa cream used for?

Vaniqa is used to treat excess, unwanted facial hair in women.

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.

Where can I use Vaniqa?

Vaniqa cream can be applied to face and areas just under the chin.

Is Vaniqa prescription only?

Yes, a prescription is required before you can buy Vaniqa. Our prescribers can provide a prescription where appropriate, following an online assessment.

How long does Vaniqa take to work?

The treatment can take 1-3 months to start working. This is because it disrupts the hair growth cycle, and the length of the cycle can vary in different people.

How often do you use Vaniqa?

Vaniqa should be used twice daily on the affected area of the face.

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 makeup whilst using Vaniqa cream?

Yes, you can you should apply the cream wait 5 minutes and then continue on with your make up regime.

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