Hair Removal Treatments
There are many different treatment options for female facial hair removal. They differ according to their method of hair removal and the duration of their effectiveness. If you are trying to decide which method to choose, it is worth bearing in mind the severity of your condition, as mild cases may be best treated by self-administered methods such as shaving or waxing. It is usually advisable to attempt these methods first before attempting a prescription medication or undergoing a medical procedure.
Vaniqa is the name of the prescription medication that is specifically designed to target female facial hair. It is a topical cream treatment that can be applied in a thin layer to the affected area in order to effectively treat facial hirsutism in women. Vaniqa contains eflornithine as its active ingredient. As a prescription medication, Vaniqa has the benefit of being clinically proven to be effective and safe. In addition, as a cream treatment it can be applied discreetly in the privacy of your own home. Many women choose Vaniqa because it is safe and effective, with fewer potential risks than are a possibility with medical procedures such as electrolysis.
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Other medical treatments for facial hair removal
Doctors often prescribe contraceptive pills to women who have not yet experienced menopause and have been diagnosed with hirsutism. This is because contraceptive pills are anti-androgens which can effectively block the androgens that cause female facial hair. It can take up to six months for hair removal treatments like these to become effective.
Other medications which are sometimes prescribed for hirsutism include finasteride, metformin, pioglitazone, rosiglitazone, goserelin and leuprorelin. However, most of these medications are not specifically licensed as being treatments for hirsutism, so only a specialist and not your GP can prescribe them to you for this purpose.
Long-term and permanent procedures
Though treatments like Vaniqa are very effective, they do not provide a long-term or permanent solution to hirsutism. Women who are seeking a more permanent solution may wish to consider an option such as laser treatment or electrolysis. These procedures are not without their risks, but they are a far more long-term solution to hair removal than any other method. Both laser treatment and electrolysis involve damaging the hair follicles, with the former treatment using laser lights and the latter using an electrical current. Both of these methods are potentially dangerous and so it is very important that you ensure your chosen practitioner is fully qualified and licensed.
Short-term female facial hair removal
For milder cases of female facial hair, it may only be necessary to use short-term hair removal methods such as depilation, plucking, waxing, threading, shaving or bleaching. Though these methods will provide you with immediate, effective relief from excessive female facial hair, the effect will not last for very long. In some cases, it will be necessary to shave every day in order to control the excess hair growth. You may also find that any one of these facial hair removal methods causes irritation to the skin.
Buying prescription hair removal treatments online
If you would like to order the female facial hair removal treatment Vaniqa online then you can do so here at HealthExpress. You will first need to complete an online consultation so we can confirm that your chosen treatment will be effective and safe for you. If it is determined that the treatment is not suitable for you, you will not be charged and we may be able to recommend an alternative. To begin the confidential and free consultation process, click on the link below.