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Vaniqa

Treat excessive hair growth with Vaniqa cream

Vaniqa is a safe treatment that has been clinically tested to effectively treat excessive facial hair growth in women within four to six weeks.
It inhibits the enzyme responsible for making hair grow, in turn slowing down the growth of new hair.

  • Decreases overall visibility of hair
  • Visible results within four to six weeks
  • Low risk of side effects
  • Dispensed in a tube for easy application
Vaniqa FAQs

What is Vaniqa?

Vaniqa is a cream prescription treatment that can help to reduce the appearance of excessive facial hair.

Once Vaniqa is applied to hair follicles, it interacts with these follicles, resulting in slower hair growth on and around the area that the cream has been applied to.

This medicine is used by women to lessen the growth of unwanted hair. When Vaniqa is applied, it does not permanently eliminate the growth of facial hair. However, this medicine can be used to help manage the growth of unwanted hair and improve your appearance overall.

What are the benefits of Vaniqa?

Vaniqa cream has been clinically tested and proven to effectively treat excessive facial hair growth in women within four to six weeks of use. Because it's a topical cream, applying the medication to the desired area is particularly easy and will ensure the relevant skin surface is treated. This will also isolate side effects to a single area if they should arise. It's also much cheaper than methods such as laser treatments or electrolysis and has a very low risk of side effects in comparison.

Why should you buy Vaniqa?

This medicine is clinically proven to decrease the growth of unwanted facial hair. Results can take from 4-8 weeks to appear, if this prescription is used twice a day, at least 8 hours apart. Please bear in mind that individual results may vary.

It is advised that you continue with your standard procedures for hair removal until anticipated results have been attained.

How does it work?

Vaniqa's active ingredient eflornithine affects the enzyme ornithine decarboxylase to treat excessive facial hair growth. This enzyme is responsible for making hair grow, as it is located inside the follicles themselves, and by blocking it from functioning properly eflornithine slows the growth of new hair.

You should not use this medicine if you are or have been allergic to it in the past. Vaniqa falls into the MHRA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not medically proven whether eflornithine will harm an unborn baby or not.

How to use Vaniqa

Vaniqa should be used twice per day by applying a thin layer of the cream to the desired area of skin. It's advisable that the treatment has an eight-hour break between applications if possible and you should ensure the skin is clean and dry before use. If at any point you experience skin irritation you should reduce the amount of applications to once per day, and if this still continues consult your doctor for more information.

Vaniqa is dispensed in a tub, which should last between four and six weeks. Most women will notice an improvement within that time, although in some cases it may take up to eight weeks. If the cream is still not effective after four months of use you should contact your doctor.

Make-up or sunscreen should only be applied to the skin after at least five minutes after using Vaniqa cream. It's always advisable that you follow the prescription instructions exactly, as overuse of the treatment may increase the risk of side effects or reduce its effectiveness. Simply applying more treatment will not guarantee you better or faster results.

Who should not use this medicine?

You should not use this medicine if you are or have been allergic to it in the past. Vaniqa falls into the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not medically proven whether eflornithine will harm an unborn baby or not. Before taking this medicine, it is advised that you consult you doctor about taking this medicine if you are pregnant. It is also not known whether eflornithine passes into breast milk. So it is advised that you do not use this treatment if you are breast-feeding without first consulting your doctor. This medicine is not suitable to be used by children under 12 years old.

Does it cause side effects?

There is a small chance that it may cause some mild side effects, as with all prescription medications. These include irritation to the skin, ingrown hairs, dry skin or cold sores, and changes in skin pigmentation. Although these should be mild or non-existent, if any side effects should continue or worsen you should consult your doctor immediately.

Can I buy Vaniqa online?

You can buy Vaniqa online at euroClinix after a free and simple consultation. Our doctors use this consultation to gauge your suitability for the treatment before approving a prescription for you. Once your medical information has been deemed appropriate for treatment, your script will be sent to our pharmacy where the Vaniqa cream will be dispensed. Depending on which delivery option you chose during your checkout process, your medication should arrive within a few days.

Dr Stamatios Poupalos

"For many women, signs of visible facial hair can be embarrassing; luckily treatments like Vaniqa are available to help."


Genuine medication

Here at euroClinix, your safety is our priority. That is why we only supply genuine treatments dispensed by registered UK pharmacies.

General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)Almirall Vaniqa
  • Genuine medication
  • Prescribed by a registered doctor
  • Dispatched from a licensed UK pharmacy
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