Facial Hair Removal


If you suffer from excessive hair growth, which is called hirsutism, you can get Vaniqa cream prescribed with Apomeds, provided that you are suited for it. Vaniqa contains the active ingredient, eflornithine, which stops hair growth at the root. Vaniqa is a prescription cream. With Apomeds, you can get a prescription filled online by licenced doctors and buy Vaniqa cream safely and conveniently. Apomeds connects you to experienced physicians and a mail-order pharmacy, which sends you the Vaniqa cream within 48 hours.

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How it works

  • select medication 1
    Select your treatment
    Select the treatment you need.
  • fill in questionnaire 2
    Fill in a short questionnaire
    Each questionnaire will be reviewed by EU-licenced doctors, which includes all questions that are required to safely prescribe you the medication.
  • delivery to your door 3
    Delivered to your door
    The EU registered pharmacy will send your medication with a trusted courier service and discreetly packed directly to your door.

What is hirsutism?

The word hirsutism stems from Latin and means hairy. It is a term that is used when women exhibit typically-male hair growth. It develops through a change from vellus hair (peach fuzz) into terminal hair (long hair) and can be genetic, hormonal or a side effect of medication. Those different factors can elicit an increase of androgens and thus the hair on the body grows in a masculine way. It is especially common among oriental women to have prominent hair growth, but even in Europe and among fair-skinned and Nordic women, this kind of disturbance can be found. If the cause is a hormonal dysfunction, it is called polycystic ovarian syndrome. Almost every other women suffer from PCOS, which occurs with too much male hormone, and causes weight- gain and facial hair. Chin stubble is also a common sign of it.

Which areas of the female body are affected?

Strong, long hair can grow around the jaw, upper lip and on the chin. Unlike a peach fuzz, this growth is often dark. Strong hair growth can also affect the belly, thighs, the nipple margin, and the bottom.

How does facial hair develop in a women?

Increased release of the enzyme, ornithine decarboxylase, results in a strong hair growth. The enzyme is located in the hair follicle and stimulates hair growth. The cause for this can be hormonal, medicinal or genetic.

Why do women want to remove their facial hair?

Nowadays, it is not desirable for a woman to be hairy. On the contrary, it is considered attractive for women to have no body hair. Facial hair is frowned upon and is viewed as masculine. Even a single loose hair on the chin gives many women headaches. Luckily, there is a help. Hirsutism is not uncommon at all and about 5-10% of all women suffer from it.

Different methods of facial hair removal

There are different kind of methods for hair removal. But first, it is important to find out the cause of the excess hair growth. If the reason is genetic or too much male hormone, then the following could help:

  • A birth- control pill for the alignment of the hormones
  • Long-term laser treatments
  • Creams that inhibit the enzyme responsible for the hair growth
  • Hair- removal with the help of waxing, tweezing or threading
If the reason for the excessive hair growth is because of a certain medication, the physician should be consulted and the next steps should be reviewed together. If it is possible to change the medication, that should be done before the beginning of any hair removal method.

The following medications can contribute to an increased hair growth:

  • Steroids
  • Cyclosporine
  • Phenytoin

Which birth- control pills help with reducing excessive facial hair growth?

A lot of contraception pills have an anti-androgen effect. For example, the following combination pills that are carried by Apomeds are recommended:

  • Yasmin
  • Microgynon
  • Cilest
  • Ovranette
  • Loestrin

How can facial hair be treated with creams?

There is a cream on the market, Vaniqa cream, which is specially developed for women with excessive hair growth in the face (throat, chin, upper lip). The active ingredient, eflornithine, acts directly on the hair root and inhibits a certain enzyme that is responsible for the hair growth. Facial hair reduction can, therefore, be guaranteed.

Vaniqa cream

Facial hair is removed effectively with Vaniqa, the only approved cream against hirsutism. The active agent, eflornithine, decreases the effect of the enzyme ornithine decarboxylase, which is found in the hair follicle and stimulates hair growth. Vaniqa stops the growth process completely or reduces it.

Buy Vaniqa online

You can comfortably choose Vaniqa on our website and you just need to fill out an online questionnaire, which will be reviewed by a physician. You will receive a prescription if you are suited for the cream, which will be sent from a mail-order pharmacy, in a discreet package, to your home. It doesn’t get any easier than that!

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