Vaniqa Cream (11.5%)

1 tube


3 tubes



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Q & A

All women have light-colored hair on their body and faces. But when it grows thick, it becomes a concern for many. In medical terms, this condition is known as hirsutism. Women with dark hair or pigmentation may have excess hair growth than normal. Whereas, women with blonde hair and lighter pigmentation may have less hair on their faces. Globally, around 40% of women are affected by the unwanted facial hair. This common condition can be harmful when it comes to the confidence of a woman. It can go beyond embarrassment and hit them psychologically.

Vaniqa is a skin cream. It reduces unwanted facial hair for women. Vaniqa contains an active substance known as eflornithine. This substance attacks a specific enzyme, a protein which is involved in the production of hair, and reduces excessive facial hair growth. However, you need to use other hair removal methods along with this treatment as vaniqa is not a depilatory cream (used to remove unwanted hair). It may take around 8 weeks before you see results.

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  • Always read the patient leaflet for more detailed information
  • Consult a doctor before you use this medicine
  • Clean your hands before applying the cream
  • Apply twice a day (morning and evening)
  • If irritation is caused, reduce the application to once a day (Consult a doctor)
  • Once the irritation is subsided, you can apply the cream twice
  • If you use any other hair removal method, wait for at least 5 minutes before applying this cream
  • Wash and dry the face before application
  • Apply a thin layer of the cream and rub gently till it absorbs completely into the skin
  • After application, do not wash your face for the next 4 hours (at least)
  • After application, wait for 5 minutes before using make-up or any other cream (such as a sunscreen)
  • Avoid contact of the cream with your eyes and nostrils
  • Wash your hands after application
  • If you do not see improvement after 4 months of using the cream, consult your doctor

  • Acne
  • Dry skin
  • Hair loss
  • Inflammation around the hair shaft
  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Redness
  • Skin irritation
  • Burning sensation

Uncommon/Rare Side Effects – If you observe any of the following side effects, see a doctor

  • Bumpy rash
  • Cold sores
  • Severe irritation
  • Eczema
  • Pale areas on the skin
  • Skin bleeding
  • Skin boils
  • Skin flushing
  • Skin inflammation
  • Sore skin
  • Swelling of the face
  • Unusual hair growth
  • Abnormal skin growth
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Pimples with pus
  • Other skin disorders
  • Blisters

These details are provided only as a guide. Please read patient information leaflet for more details.

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At what point should I visit my doctor about facial hair growth?

Three symptoms of unwanted facial hair growth should not be avoided. 1. If your facial hair suddenly increases. 2. If your periods become irregular. And 3. If your voice becomes deeper. See a doctor immediately.

How long does it take to see effects from a facial hair treatment?

You will start to see noticeable benefits roughly 3-6 months after beginning treatment. You will often have to continually administer the medication to remain effective.

Can males be affected with this condition?

This medical condition is more often seen in women but can still occur in males, though far less common.

What are the main symptoms?

Women suffering from this condition can have thick, dark hair on their faces which grow unexpectedly. Other symptoms may include: acne, deepening of the voice, irregular menstrual periods, decreased breast size, and increased muscle mass.

To complete your purchase, take our questionnaire. Once completed, a registered doctor will review your answers and issue a prescription, if suitable. This prescription will be sent to our practising pharmacy who will dispense your treatment. Orders are shipped by secure next-day courier.

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