What is Vaniqa Cream?
You can use Vaniqa to help slow down the growth of unwanted hair in the face and under the chin. Vaniqa Cream is an EMA-approved prescription medication produced by the UK based pharmaceutical manufacturer Almirall. It has been clinically tested and produced proven results in slowing down the growth of unwanted facial hair. Women with any skin type or complexion can use the cream on the skin in the face and under the chin. It has not been tested in other areas of the body and therefore you should not use it anywhere else.
What is Vaniqa used for?
If you have an issue with extensive or unwanted facial hair, you can request Vaniqa Cream from the doctor. The cream is intended exclusively for women and the use on the skin of the face and under the chin. Vaniqa Cream uses the active ingredient Eflornithine, which acts on the follicles in which the hair develops and slows down the growth.
How does Vaniqa Cream work?
The active ingredient in Vaniqa Cream is Eflornithine. This substance interferes with an enzyme, which is necessary for the growth of hair inside the skin. By doing so, it slows down the process. The treatment with Vaniqa is ongoing and long term. Results can already be seen after 4 to 8 weeks.The cream does not stop the growth entirely or cure Hirsutism and is best used in combination with other hair removal techniques.
How is Vaniqa applied?
Use Vaniqa Cream not more than twice a day in an interval of at least 8 hours. After cleaning your face, apply a thin layer only on the relevant area in your face. Let it completely dry before putting on any make-up, moisturizer or sunscreen. It is recommended to continue with your regular facial hair removal techniques, such as shaving or plucking. Vaniqa cream does not replace these. You can expect to see results with 4- 8 weeks.
What is the active ingredient in Vaniqa Cream?
The active ingredient is Eflornithine. In addition, Vaniqa contains: cetostearyl alcohol; Macrogolcetylstearylether; dimethicone; glycerol stearate; polyethylene glycol stearate; Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate (E218); Paraffin oil; phenoxyethanol; Propyl 4-hydroxybenzoate (E216); purified water; stearyl alcohol; Sodium hydroxide (E524) (for pH adjustment).
What are the possible side effects of Vaniqa Cream?
Side effects reported as a result of Vaniqa use are fairly few. Burning, stinging, tingling, and redness of the skin may occur. If these effects continue or worsen, please contact a doctor. More common is the appearance of acne after using Vaniqa Cream.
Interactions with other medications are so far not officially known. Use the questionnaire to inform the doctor about your medical history and any medications you are taking.
When not to use Vaniqa?
The use of Vaniqa Cream is intended solely for women and only on the skin in the face and under the chin. The medication is not suited for children under the age of 12. If you are allergic to Eflornithine or any of the ingredients, do not apply Vaniqa. The medicine has not been tested for pregnant women, and it is not known if it passes into the mother's milk. Consult your doctor before use.
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