What is Vaniqa?
Vaniqa is a cream that contains the ingredient eflornithine and is prescribed with excess hair growth (hirsutism). Eflornithine inhibits the effect of the enzyme ornithine decarboxylase. This enzyme is located in the hair follicles and stimulates hair growth. Vaniqa stagnates hair growth, so you will have fewer problems with excessive hair growth.
The application of Vaniqa cream is solely intended for women with excessive hair growth on the face, chin and neck. It is not suitable for other parts of the body. Worldwide, the percentage of women who deal with excessive growth of facial hair is around 40%. This unwanted hair growth can be prevented with Vaniqa cream. Realize that the eflornithine in the substance does not remove hair, but inhibits the growth. Women who suffer from facial hirsutism in are advised to continue to apply other methods in addition to the use of Vaniqa. You can think of epilation or waxing the hair.
Usage and dosage Vaniqa
To obtain the right effect of Vaniqa cream, it is important to remove unwanted facial hair first. Do this in a way that you are used to. Then you need to wash the face or neck using a mild soap and pat it dry. Wait at least five minutes before applying the Vaniqa cream. For treating the skin, only a small amount of cream is necessary, about the size of a pea. Apply the cream on the chin, cheeks and / or neck and massage it deep into the skin. To achieve the best results you need to treat the skin with Vaniqa cream twice a day. You are able to continue to use makeup and other cosmetics, but should not be applied within five minutes after use of the cream.
Within two months after starting with Vaniqa, the hair growth has significantly been reduced and the results will be visible. Treat the face and neck daily for a lasting effect.
Side effects Vaniqa cream
There are several side effects that may occur, but these do not have to occur with everyone who uses Vaniqa.The best known side effects are redness of the skin, developing mild form of acne, a dry feeling skin, itching and ingrown hairs. Most of these symptoms are temporary, but contact your physician if irritation persists.
When should the use of Vaniqa be avoided?
Do not use Vaniqa ointment if you are allergic to eflornithine hydrochloride or any other ingredient. Be careful when using Vaniqa cream on damaged skin or if you have an impaired liver function. In addition, the drug is not suitable for men, girls younger than twelve, pregnant women and breastfeeding women.