April 02, 2010
Vaniqa cream is the first topical medication for women with is indicated for unwanted facial hair treatment.
Vaniqa has launched on the pharmaceutical market since the year 2000 after exhaustive testing and clinical trials to meet with FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval.
Just exactly what is Vaniqa cream?
Vaniqa is the brand name for a cream containing 139mg/g of eflornithine hydrochloride. It took the name "eflornithine hydrochloride 13.9%" and was sold under the brand name - Vaniqa. Currently there are a wide range of medication which contain eflornithine hydrochloride 13.9% made by Ajanta (Elyn) and other generic manufacturers like Cipla, Cadila and others. The pharmaceutical industry developed this drug into a cream which can stop hair growth.
How to use Vaniqa cream?
Simply rub Vaniqa cream into the facial area you treat, for example, the upper lip. Do this twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening.
You should wait for the cream to dry before you use any other cosmetics on the facial area.
What does it do?
Vaniqa helps to disable the mechanism for hair growth in the hair follicle. Remember, that Vaniqa does not help to remove unwanted hair, rather it only helps stop to stop the growth.
This cream is a hair growth retardant. It slows down the growth of facial hair, thus making hair removal sessions using waxing, sugaring, tweezing, and threading easier and less frequent.
When will I see results?
Although everyone is different, a fair average seems to be a reduction in hair growth after one to months if Vaniqa is used twice daily. Give it six months using patience and persistence before you make a final decision on how effective it is.
Are they any side effects?
Although this cream is available on prescription only, it has passed extensive safety tests and been through many clinical trials in order to get the approval of the FDA.
The only side effects reported were irritation on the skin, a little swelling or redness, on the part of just a few who participated in the tests. If any severe Vaniqa side effects occur during the treatment seek medical attention immediately.
What is the success rate?
In the clinical trials, around 58% of the women who used it reported a decrease in hair growth. This means a fairly large proportion did not see a difference. Hence, Vaniqa may not work for everyone. The idea is to try it and see for yourself as each individual is different in the way they respond to medications.
Are there any limitations?
Yes, this cream is intended only for women. Also young females under 12 years of age should not use it. The medication is not supposed to be used in men. There is not enough data to prove Vaniqa cream is safe for pregnant or nursing women so women should be aware of that.
To summarize: For women concerned about unwanted facial hair, Vaniqa cream could be just what they are looking for. If they prefer to do their own hair removal sessions at home using tweezers, or waxing and sugaring pastes and strips, Vaniqa cream is an ideal complement as it reduces actual hair growth.