Vaniqa is a topical prescription cream that is FDA-approved to reduce unwanted facial hair. Vaniqa works during the growth stage of the hair cycle by interfering with an enzyme in the follicle necessary for hair to grow. This results in slower growth and improved appearance where applied.
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About the Procedure
Vaniqa is available by prescription to reduce unwanted facial hair in women. Unlike chemical depilatory creams which dissolve the hair follicle structure, Vaniqa helps to slow down hair growth and needs to be used in conjunction with other hair removal processes such as shaving or tweezing. Vaniqa is typically applied twice daily with at least 8 hours between each application. Vaniqa is only indicated for use on the face and chin. Do not apply the cream on other areas of the body. Before using the product, remove any unwanted facial hair using your preferred method of hair removal. Be sure to wait at least 5 minutes between shaving or tweezing before applying Vaniqa. Wash hands before and after use. Apply a thin layer of cream to areas with unwanted facial hair, completely rub in the product and leave on for 4 hours. Once the medicine dries, cosmetics and sunscreen can be applied as normal. Only use Vaniqa as directed.
The goal of Vaniqa is to slow down the growth rate of facial hair in women.
What to Expect
Vaniqa is a topical prescription cream that is FDA-approved to reduce unwanted facial hair. Here is a quick for what to expect before, during, and after treatment with Vaniqa.
- Cleanse the area where the medication will be applied
- Complete any hair removal techniques 5 minutes before
- Wash hands before use
- Apply a thin layer of cream to areas with unwanted facial hair
- Completely rub in the product
- Wash hands
- Leave on for 4 hours
- Once dry, apply cosmetics and sunscreen as normal
No recovery needed.
The ideal candidate for Vanqia is female and is experiencing unwanted hair growth on the face.
Not Recommended For
Vaniqa is not recommended for use in children younger than 12 years.
Side effects of Vaniqa may include temporary redness, stinging, burning, tingling, or rash on areas of the skin where it is applied. Folliculitis (hair bumps) may also occur.