All women have facial hair, which is perfectly normal. In some women, this hair is light in colour and fine in texture. However other women may have excessive facial fair (known as hirsutism). This hair dark in colour and can be thick and coarse in texture. Excess hair on the face can cause distress and some women may choose to remove it.

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All women have facial hair, which is perfectly normal. In some women, this hair is light in colour and fine in texture. However other women may have excessive facial fair (known as hirsutism). This hair dark in colour and can be thick and coarse in texture. Excess hair on the face can cause distress and some women may choose to remove it.

What causes facial hair?

There can be many reasons for excessive facial hair. It is more common in women from certain ethnicities, such as those from south Asian backgrounds, and can run in families. Conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can increase the level of testosterone, which leads to an increase in hair growth. Similarly, the menopause can affect hormone levels and cause an increase in growth of facial hair.

Facial Hair Treatment options

Facial hirsutism is generally considered to be a cosmetic issue, if there are no underlying causes. There are many ways to remove excess facial hair which include shaving, plucking, threading, waxing, and hair removal creams. These hair removal methods are not permanent.  Electrolysis and laser hair removal can give you permanent results, but may not be suited to everyone.

What is Vaniqa?

Vaniqa 11.5% is a cream designed to slow down facial hair growth, and in some cases stop it altogether.  You may see results in as little as 8 weeks, but it can take up to 4 months.

How does Vaniqa work?

Vaniqa is applied thinly to the face twice a day. It contains the active ingredient eflornithine which blocks an enzyme that produces hair. This causes the hair to shrink and grow more slowly, and can stop growth altogether. Please not that Vaniqa is not a hair removal product and is designed to be used on the face and chin area only.  

Vaniqa is not a permanent treatment, so if you stop using it the hair will return. If after 4 months there is no difference in hair growth, it should be discontinued. 

Who is Vaniqa suitable for?

Vaniqa can be used by women over the age of 18 years.

It is not suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Vaniqa side effects?

As with any medication there are side effects, which are usually minor. The most common one is acne, and other side effects include skin rash, burning sensation, and itching. The full list is on the patient information leaflet (PIL).

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As Vaniqa is a prescription only medicine, you will need to fill out a short consultation form. One this has been approved, one of our highly trained pharmacists will be able to offer a prescription, and you can proceed to order from us. If you need any further information about Vaniqa, or any other advice regarding treatment, please contact a member of our pharmacy team.

Further information can be found here:

https://click2pharmacy.co.uk/health-atoz/ or Facial Hair / Body Hair leaflet

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