|Vaniqa||Eflornithine||Antiprotozoal||Women over 18 with excessive facial hair growth (hirsutism)|| |
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 suffers 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 a 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 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 treatment
- 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:
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:
How can facial hair be treated with creams?
There is a cream on the market, Vaniqa cream, which is especially 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.
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!