Vaniqa cream is the medication especially made from Eflornithine. It is a popular topical drug that slows down hair growth in the face and around the chin of women. The medication cannot be used for hair found on the rest of the body. The cream blocks particular elements such as enzymes that facilitate hair growth. The result is it slows down hair growth and makes it lighter in colour and finer. However, the cream does not entirely remove the hair.
This is not suitable for children 12 years and younger.
The ingredients found in Vaniqa cream, particularly Eflornithine (Hydrochloride Monohydrate), block the production of ODC or Ornithine Decarboxylase enzyme. To produce new hair strands, the ODC enzyme is required to create Polyamines that induce rapid hair growth. Without this enzyme, the skin is incapable of creating hair. Vaniqa cream works in effectively blocking the ODC enzyme, hence slowing down the growth of hair.
Vaniqa cream reduces hair growth considerably in the face and the chin area which is suitable for women. It does not stop hair growth entirely or remove hair but, it slows down the growth of unwanted hair. With continued usage, the hair in the face and chin area are becoming less prominent, less coarse, and makes unwanted hair appear lighter.
Put a thin layer of the cream onto the clean and dry face or chin area where unwanted hair growth is prevalent. Rub the cream thoroughly in the affected area. The medication must be applied thoroughly such that there is no visible cream after rubbing it well in. Wash your hands thoroughly after applying Vaniqa cream. For best results, the treated area must not be wet or cleaned for about 4 hours after application. You can apply sunscreen or makeup over the treated area, but allow 5-10 minutes to pass prior to application.
Users see visible improvements in as little as 4 to 8 weeks of consistent usage. Vaniqa cream works slowly, so use it with caution and as directed in the packaging. Do not use the product on other parts of the body or use it more often than prescribed. The hair growth will be reduced and the risk of side effects will not occur.
Consult with your doctor should the area of the skin where Vaniqa cream is applied becomes red or irritated.
Apply Vaniqa cream on the affected area twice a day, with an interval of at least 8 hours each. The drug proved effective on affected areas only of the face and chin. The application should be done only in these areas. It is prohibited for use on other parts of the body. The maximum applied dosage used safely in most clinical trials was at 30 grams each month.
The condition will noticeably improve from 4 to 8 months of treatment.
Consistent use will result in reduced hair growth and is required to maintain long term slow hair growth effects. The condition can recur after 8 months of discontinued use of Vaniqa cream. Use of the cream may be discontinued after no visible effects noticed within 4 months of treatment.
Users can carry on with shaving or plucking in conjunction with applying Vaniqa cream for effective hair growth suppression. Cosmetics can be applied 5 to 10 minutes after placing the cream on the face or chin area.
As with any other medication and hair removal treatments, there are some noted side effects for using Vaniqa cream, here are some:
For some, they experience the less common side effects of Vaniqa cream as acne and Folliculitis.
It is strongly recommended that you consult your dermatologist before you start treatment with Vaniqa cream. There is a possible risk that you can be allergic to some of the chemical components found in the cream or it may ran counter with some other medicines and or topical treatments you are having.
Should you have sores, wounds, or cuts in your chin or face, it is directed to stop using Vaniqa cream altogether. The medication is also not suitable for use by pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.
Vaniqa cream is for topical use only. Contact with mucous membrane or eyes must be avoided. A temporary burning sensation may occur when the cream is applied to broken or abraded skin.
If your skin gets irritated or intolerance occurs, reduce the frequency of application to once a day. If any problem persists, consult your doctor immediately.
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