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What is Vaniqa?

Vaniqa is a prescription cream which can be applied to areas of skin that are affected by excess facial hair. It is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of unwanted hair slowing down hair regrowth.

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 medication reduces rate at which hair grows, but it does not permanently eliminate its growth, so hair removal is still necessary. Vaniqa can be used to help manage the growth of unwanted hair and improve your appearance overall. This can help improve confidence and reduce the need for expensive permanent expensive treatments and the hassle of removing hair every day.

You can buy a 60g tube of Vaniqa online at euroClinix in a dose of 11.5%.

What are the benefits of Vaniqa?

Vaniqa has been clinically tested and proven to effectively treat excessive facial hair growth in women within four to six weeks of use. Because it is a topical cream, applying the medication is straight forward and easy. It is also a cheaper alternative to other hair removal methods, such as laser hair removal or electrolysis.

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 fully functioning hair growth is slowed down to a rate that is more manageable over longer periods of time.

Vaniqa has been proven clinically to provide a short and longer term solution to excess hair growth symptoms in women. As it is applied topically and straight to the affected area other hair growth such as on the head and eyebrows will not be affected. This medication should not be used during pregnancy because it is not yet medically proven to be suitable for use during this time.

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 do I use Vaniqa?

A thin layer of cream should be applied twice per day to the desired area of skin. There should be 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 or in quantity, and if this still continues consult your doctor for more information.

Vaniqa is dispensed in a tube, 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

What precautions should I be aware of?

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.

In the unlikely event you do notice any signs of allergic reaction including swelling around the face, lips, mouth tongue or throat you should discontinue use and seek medical attention immediately.

What are the side effects of Vaniqa?

As with all prescription medications, Vaniqa may cause some side effects, although many are not serious and may subside over time.

The most common side effects include:

  • Skin irritation, such as dry skin, itching, rash, or redness
  • Hair loss
  • Inflammation around the hair shaft
  • Stinging, tingling or burning sensations on the skin

If any side effects are particularly concerning, consult your doctor immediately.

Can I buy Vaniqa online?

You can buy Vaniqa online at euroClinix after a free, quick 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, you can buy and receive Vaniqa as early as the next working day.

On orders made before 4.30pm, you will receive your Vaniqa medication the next day. All packages are 100% confidential so you can get Vaniqa delivered to any location in confidence to begin treating hirsutism.

Note: You must complete a short online consultation so that our doctor can ensure that the treatment is suitable for you. The above pricing should only be used as a reference. The final decision to issue this treatment lies with the prescribing doctor.

Medically reviewed by Dr. Caroline Fontana Written by our editorial team Last reviewed 02-02-2024
Vaniqa information
Product nameVaniqa
Active ingredient(s)Eflornithine
Trustpilot rating4.5/5
Trustpilot reviews74
AvailabilityOut of stock
DescriptionVaniqa is a topical cream that provides effective hair removal for women and slows down the production of facial hair
ExemptionSubject to medical prescription
Available dosage11.5% Null, 60g
ApplicationWomen over 18 with excessive facial hair growth (hirsutism)
UsageApply to the affected area 2 times per day
Drug classProgesterons
Alcohol consumptionSmall possibility of causing side effects, ask your doctor
When breastfeedingNot recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives
When pregnantNot recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives
Vaniqa reviews
Pack of 60g Vaniqa®11.5% Eflornithine cream Excellent 4.5 74 patients have reviewed Vaniqa on Trustpilot

Further reading

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