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Vaniqa is a prescription only cream clinically proven to reduce unwanted facial hair & slow hair growth for women. Buy Vaniqa online from Click Pharmacy today.

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Vaniqa 11.5% Cream

Vaniqa cream reduces unwanted facial hair growth in women.

Medication features:

  • Treat excessive facial hair in women
  • Contains the active ingredient eflornithine
  • Comes in the form of cream

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Vaniqa Prices

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Medicine Quantity Price
Vaniqa 60g 1 x 60 g tube £69.99
Vaniqa 60g 2 x 60 g tube £139.99
Vaniqa 60g 3 x 60 g tube £208.99

Delivery charges

Orders approved by our medical team before 3pm Monday – Friday are dispatched the same day via Royal mail. All orders are sent using a tracked and signed for service. Orders are not dispatched on weekends and bank holidays.

Royal Mail 1st Class | £3.95

Delivered within 1-3 working days. Excludes bank holidays. A tracked service with signature required on delivery.

Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed before 1pm | £6.95

Delivered within 1 working day before 1pm. Excludes Sundays and bank holidays. A tracked service with signature required on delivery.

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Buy Vaniqa Online UK

You can order Vaniqa online in the UK from our registered pharmacy. Complete the online medical assessment to be reviewed by one of our prescribers. If approved, your medication will be dispensed by our pharmacy team for next day delivery to your address.

About Vaniqa

As a woman, unwanted hair growth on the face or under the chin can be a distressing problem and one which can have a detrimental effect on mental health and day to day life.

Hirsutism, which results in the growth of thick, dark, excess hair in women in areas such as the face, chest and abdomen, is caused by excessive levels of male hormones known as androgens, or by increased sensitivity to these hormones. Vaniqa is the only prescription cream on the market which has been clinically proven to treat this issue by reducing hair growth from the roots, offering long-lasting results.

Vaniqa can help you:

  • Successfully managing facial hirsutism
  • Boosting your confidence
  • Improving your appearance

Vaniqa Summary Information

Type of medicine

Facial hair treatment

Use

Reduces unwanted facial hair growth in women

How it works

Inhibits enzyme necessary for hair growth

Active Ingredient

Eflornithine

Directions of use

Topical, applied twice daily

Available strengths

60g

Side effects

Common side effects include burning like sensation, itching, stinging, redness, swelling, irritation

Storage

Room temperature

Generic

No

The information provided in the summary table is for reference only. It is important to consult a qualified healthcare professional before starting any facial hair treatment, including Vaniqa.

How effective Is Vaniqa Cream?

The nearly 60% of women who had a successful outcome from the Vaniqa trial were graded as being ‘clear/almost clear’, demonstrating a ’marked improvement’ or ‘improved’.

How does Vaniqa work?

There is 13.9% of the active ingredient eflornithine in Vaniqa. This penetrates to the base of the hair follicles and interferes with an enzyme that is responsible for growth.

Other treatment options

Vaniqa is the only clinically approved hair reduction cream on the market at present, but depending on the reason for your hirsutism and whether you are pre or post menopausal, another potential treatment could be the use of oral contraceptives.

Since hirsutism is often caused by excessive levels of male hormones (androgens) then, in some cases, the contraceptive pill can help women who have not yet gone through the menopause to reduce the hair growth by blocking the androgens and their effects upon the female body.

Your doctor or specialist may prescribe you with these medications if they feel they could benefit you and reduce the effects of the hirsutism.

What causes Female Facial Hair?

Women contain male hormones (androgen) along with female hormones (oestrogen) in their system. And, when there is an excess of the male hormone in their system, it tends to cause female facial hair. Female facial hair or hirsutism in women occurs due to the effect of the increased circulation of androgen on hair follicles. Sometimes, it is due to the increased hormone sensitivity in the hair follicles themselves. 

Female facial hair may be genetic. It is common in South Asians. In addition to this, medical conditions can also cause it, most commonly Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Note that tumours and menopause can cause it, too. Hirsutism can occur due to a rare side effect of some prescription medicines, as well.

Before using Vaniqa for facial hair removal, it is crucial to consult your GP first in order to ensure that there are not any underlying medical complications. An underlying medical condition is much more likely in the following cases:

  • Hirsutism or facial hair has developed way too quickly over the span of a few months or years
  • Menstrual problems
  • Other male hormone effects, like thinning hair over the scalp, and temples, symptoms of balding, or deepening of the voice
  • Obesity or diabetes
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How should I take Vaniqa?

Vaniqa is applied in a thin layer to the affected parts of the face and the adjacent areas twice a day and at least eight hours apart unless otherwise directed by your GP or Click Pharmacy doctor.

Wait at least 5 minutes after performing your usual hair removal technique, e.g. shaving, and then apply the cream. It must be rubbed in gently and thoroughly, and the area should be left unwashed for at least four hours after application.

How long do I use Vaniqa cream for before I notice a difference?

It usually takes between eight weeks and four months to see results, but a difference in the amount of hair can be apparent after as little as four weeks. If you haven’t noticed a difference between four and six months, you should stop using the cream and return to your GP or book an appointment with your doctor at Click Pharmacy to discuss other options.

Side effects

You may experience a number of side effects from using Vaniqa Cream. These side effects are often mild and improve over time as your skin learns to adapt to the product. Common side effects include:

  • Burning like sensation
  • Itching
  • Stinging
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Irritation

If any of these side effects worsen, you should stop using Vaniqa Cream and seek medical advice from a GP or pharmacist as soon as possible.

Can I use Vaniqa whilst pregnant or breastfeeding?

Vaniqa has not been trialled sufficiently enough in pregnant or breastfeeding women to declare it safe to use due to the potential that eflornithine could be secreted to the baby and/or in to the milk. As such, it is recommended by Vaniqa that an alternative form of hair removal is used during this time.

Who is not suitable to use Vaniqa

It is crucial to make sure that you do a patch test before applying the treatment directly to your face. Check out suitability before using it properly. In addition to this, individuals with a history of kidney or liver disease should avoid using the treatment. 

Consult your pharmacist or GP before using Vaniqa. Although there are not any side effects associated with Vaniqa Cream, it may be in your best interests to make sure that it is suitable for you.

Note that typical skin preparations may irritate the skin. For instance, you should not use particular acne treatments or eczema moisturisers while using Vaniqa.

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Order your medication in a few clicks. Our process is easy, fast and secure.

Step 1

Short Medical Assessment

Fill out a questionnaire so our prescriber can assess if the treatment is suitable for you.

Step 2

Select Preferred Medication

Choose the medication you require from the range offered by our online pharmacy.

Step 3

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