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What is Vaniqa?

Vaniqa is a cream that you usually apply to your face twice a day. It helps to fight the effects of hirsutism – the name given to excess hair growth in women. Many women will develop hair on their face after going through the menopause – this is a finer type of hair, and is not the same as hirsutism.

Hirsutism is a condition that is thought to affect between 5%-15% of women. It is an aesthetic problem (that isn’t to say that it doesn’t affect your health), but it can sometimes be bad for your self-confidence or body image if you don’t like how it looks.

How does Vaniqa work?

Hirsutism is mainly caused by a hormonal imbalance. It usually happens when you have too many androgens, which are ‘male’ hormones. Sometimes this can be caused by an underlying condition known as polycystic ovary syndrome (or PCOS). If it is, then you may be able to treat this with the combined pill or other measures. Sometimes, it’s just caused by an oversensitivity to normal levels of androgens.

Vaniqa contains the active ingredient eflornithine, which works by preventing the enzyme that promotes excess hair growth from working properly.

What doses of Vaniqa are there?

Vaniqa is only available in one dose: an 11.5% cream. This means that if you’re using it and you don’t feel like it’s treating your condition as you’d hoped, then you should let our clinician know. It might be that you need to try an alternative form of treatment.

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How to use Vaniqa

Always use Vaniqa as it has been prescribed. The usual method is to:

  • Use it twice a day, at least eight hours apart.
  • If it causes you irritation, reduce it to once a day. If irritation persists, let our clinician know.
  • Wait at least five minutes to use Vaniqa after shaving or using another hair removal method.
  • Clean and dry the areas of the skin that you’re going to use Vaniqa on.
  • Apply a thin layer to the skin, and rub it in thoroughly until you can’t see any excess cream.
  • If possible, don’t wash the areas of the skin that the cream is on for the next 4 hours.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Wait at least five minutes before using any make-up or sunscreen.
  • Avoid contact with your eyes, and the inside of your mouth and nose. If you get any cream in these areas, rinse well with water

How long does it take Vaniqa to work?

The length of time that it takes for Vaniqa to work can vary from person to person, depending on how well you respond to the treatment. Improvement in the condition can often be noticed within eight weeks of starting the treatment. If you don’t notice any improvement in your condition after using Vaniqa for four months you should let us know, as the treatment should be discontinued.

You’ll also need to continue the treatment in order to maintain the beneficial effects. Once you’ve stopped using the treatment your condition might return to pre-treatment levels within eight weeks.

What should I do if I make a mistake when using Vaniqa?

Try not to apply too much of the cream to your face. If you do, simply wash it off and reapply it, using the correct amount.

If you forget to use it, don’t worry. You can apply it when you remember, so long as you keep an 8 hour gap between uses, and don’t use it more than twice in a day.

If you accidentally swallow Vaniqa, you should contact a doctor as soon as possible, as it can be dangerous.

Medically reviewed by
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on August 02, 2022.
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FAQ: Vaniqa

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How is Vaniqa different from other treatments for hirsutism?

Eflornithine cream is the only approved type of treatment specifically marketed at combating the outward effects of hirsutism. Sometimes you might be prescribed the contraceptive pill if you’re not already using it, as this can help to control your hormone levels.

Is Vaniqa similar to any other treatments?

There are other creams marketed at targeting hirsutism, but they haven’t been licensed for medicinal use. This means that you can buy them from shops but they won’t be advised for use by a medical professional. And they wouldn’t have gone through the same tests that licensed treatments have to make sure that they work and that they’re safe.

How effective is Vaniqa?

Vaniqa has been shown to be effective in decreasing both the length and density of facial hair in women, sometimes even after just one month of treatment. It also stops facial hair from growing as much, so it keeps working to reduce your symptoms. So if you’re struggling with hirsutism, Vaniqa can really make a difference.

Do I need a prescription for Vaniqa?

Yes, you need a prescription for Vaniqa. This is so that our clinician can make sure that it’s suitable and safe for you to use. It might also be the case that your hirsutism is being caused by something else, such as PCOS, so you might be asked a few questions to check whether that’s the case or not.

Why should I buy Vaniqa online with Treated?

Hirsutism can sometimes leave you feeling low on confidence, but we might be able to help you get it back. Talk to us about your health, and we can get you on a subscription for Vaniqa that suits your lifestyle.

We’ll deliver it on a schedule that works for you, in discreet packaging. We’ll check in with you to see how you’re getting on, and if you feel it’s not working for you then you can pause, change or cancel the subscription whenever you like.
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