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Buy Vaniqa for facial hair after your online consultation for hair removal

11.5% 60g
1 tube (60g) (£74.99)

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What is Vaniqa?

Vaniqa (eflornithine) is a popular and effective prescription medication that is used as a treatment for reducing excess female facial hair. This treatment comes in the form of a topical cream, which is applied to the affected facial area to effectively reduce the amount of excess hair and minimise the visibility of the facial hair growth. Vaniqa contains the active ingredient eflornithine, and usually shows visible results within four to six weeks.

How does Vaniqa cream work?

The active ingredient contained in Vaniqa, eflornithine, affects an enzyme called ornithine decarboxylase in order to treat facial hirsutism. Ornithine decarboxylase is present in the hair follicles and is necessary for them to grow. By blocking the action of this enzyme, the eflornithine is able to significantly reduce and slow the growth of new hair.

Effect of eflornithine in hirsutism

It can take time for the treatment to take effect and it's therefore recommended that you continue using it for at least eight weeks. If you do not see any improvement after four months, you should speak to your doctor. Each tube has enough to last for four to six weeks of treatment.

What are the benefits of Vaniqa?

Vaniqa is clinically proven to reduce the growth of excessive facial hair in women, with results visible within two months. A particular benefit of this hair removal medication is the fact that it comes in the form of a cream, meaning it is very easy to apply it directly to the affected area.

Many women choose this treatment option as it is a far less expensive than a medical procedure such as electrolysis, and is considered to be very safe with a low risk of side effects. The treatment is dispensed in a tube, which contains a four- to six-week supply of the cream.

Vaniqa cream is especially useful for women who menopausal or postmenopausal. As the hormones start to shift during this period, it is more likely that women who are more sensitive to the hormones that promote facial hair growth, will experience an increase in it. It is thus very effective at reducing the appearance of facial hair in women, especially those experiencing menopause.

How do I use Vaniqa cream?

Vaniqa should be applied directly to the affected area on the face, whether on the chin, cheeks, or above the lips, in a thin layer twice per day. You should leave a gap of a minimum of eight hours between applications and make sure the application site is clean and dry. If you notice some irritation at the point of application, such as some mild stinging or burning, you should reduce the number of applications to once per day. If this does lead to improvement, you should contact your doctor for further advice.

It is important to continue taking the cream as indicated in the instructions, and you should see positive results within eight weeks. If you have been using Vaniqa for four months and have not seen an improvement, you should contact your doctor, as they might be able to recommend an alternative form of treatment.

You should wait for at least five minutes before applying sunscreen or makeup to the face. Wash your hands thoroughly after you have applied the cream.

It's also important to remember that this female facial hair reduction cream is only for external use on the face and should not be used on the arms or legs.

What dosages are available with Vaniqa?

At HealthExpress, we provide the standard 11.5% eflornithine Vaniqa cream in a 60g tube. These quantities have been specifically designed by the manufacturer in order to maximise efficacy whilst simultaneously minimising potential side effects as much as possible.

Are there any side effects of Vaniqa cream?

Like any prescription medication, there is a very small chance that the Vaniqa facial hair reduction cream could cause some very mild side effects. These should not cause you any more bother than a mild irritation and should not cause any adverse health complications or last for very long.

The most common side effect is acne, however, you could also experience some irritation on the face, ingrown hairs, dry skin, cold sores and changes in skin pigmentation, among others. If you are concerned about any negative reaction you are experiencing, you should discuss them with your doctor.

More common Less common Rare
Acne (very common) Ingrown hair Skin tightness
Dry skin Swelling Cysts
Itching Dermatitis Blistering
Rash Numb lips Worsening of hair growth

What are the precautions/interactions to be aware of with Vaniqa?

It is available for use by most women suffering from hirsutism although there are certain limitations that may prevent use. These include:

  • Women under the age of 18 should not use Vaniqa cream
  • Women with decreased kidney or liver function
  • Women who are currently pregnant or breastfeeding

For further information about the side effects, precautions and interactions of the cream, please refer to the patient information leaflet. This can be found included with your medication, as well as available for download at the bottom of this page. Men are not prescribed to use this treatment although it has not be documented to have any negative effects.

How do I buy Vaniqa online safely?

Vaniqa female facial hair reduction cream is available to buy online at HealthExpress. We offer a simple and secure ordering process, which begins with a brief online consultation. This allows one of our doctors to assess whether this medication is suitable for you to use. Once this has been verified, you will be issued with a prescription, which will then be filled and dispensed by our pharmacy. We offer a next day delivery service, so you can ensure you will receive your treatment as soon as possible.

Vaniqa info
Product nameVaniqa
Active ingredient(s)Eflornithine
Lowest price£74.99
Trustpilot rating4.7/5
Trustpilot reviews111
AvailabilityIn 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 dosage(s)11.5% 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
Breastfeeding/pregnancyNot recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives

Note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s.

Vaniqa FAQs

Is there a generic for Vaniqa?

Yes, the generic alternative is known as Eflornithine which is the active ingredient.

What does Vaniqa cream do?

Vaniqa cream reduces the amount of a certain protein that is needed for hair growth.

Does Vaniqa work for PCOS?

Yes, Vaniqa can reduce excessive hair growth in women suffering from PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome).

Is Vaniqa safe?

Yes, Vaniqa is a clinically proven hirsutism treatment and has been licensed for use by the UK regulatory body for medicines (MHRA).

Can I get Vaniqa on the NHS?

Yes, Vaniqa is sometimes prescribed on the NHS.

How much is Vaniqa?

The price of Vaniqa cream will depend on where you purchase it from. You can see our prices for Aldara at the top of the page.

Does Vaniqa work on blonde facial hair and 'peach fuzz'?

Yes, Vaniqa works on blonde facial hair and 'peach fuzz'.

How long does a tube of Vaniqa last?

1 tube of Vaniqa (60g) should last you around 2 months.

Does Vaniqa cause hair loss on your head?

No, Vaniqa should not cause hair loss on the head. If you are experiencing severe and/or sudden hair loss, you should speak to your doctor as soon as possible.

Does Vaniqa work on coarse hair?

Yes, Vaniqa can reduce the growth of coarse hair.

Can Vaniqa be used on other body parts?

No, Vaniqa should only be applied to the face and chin.

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Pack of 60g Vaniqa®11.5% Eflornithine cream Excellent 4.7 111 patients have reviewed Vaniqa on Trustpilot
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  • I used this product before lockdown and it was excellent, I was surprised as I’ve been plucking chin for years, dark hair as well as light. Within 2 weeks it was slowing, after 2 months I was hardly doing it at all. I was using only once a day because it’s quite expensive but a tube would last at least 3 months with fantastic results

  • Great product. Wish I bought it years ago. Already seeing great results after 4 weeks. Well recommended!!! Buy!! Buy!!! Buy!!!

  • Great product. Been using years and really does what it says on the tin.would recommend

    Carmen B
  • Excellent!! Was a super quick service, easy to use , no difficult questions, very pleased, cheapest around as well.

  • Quite expensive, takes some time to work, but with regular use facial hair is now fine rather than dark & course

    Lorraine B
  • This product does work if used as instructed & continuous use. Be patient if new to this product

    Lynn C
  • Just got this product and started using immediately. Best price I found online.

31 May

Early days, but think it's a bit expensive x

28 Mar

Seems to work

The G
08 Feb

Amazing, seeing incredible results already only been using for it a week!

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