Facial hair is a common problem for post menopausal women, suffers of PCOS and some other conditions as well. Are you frustrated by spending hours removing facial hair every day only to have it grow back way to quickly? If you said yes to that question you may want to consider using Vaniqa. If you are wondering does Vaniqa work? Keep reading and decide if it sounds like its right for you.
What is Vaniqa?
Vaniqa (also known as Elfora cream) is an FDA approved topical prescription hair growth inhibitor. It will not remove hair like a depilatory. It is used to reduce the amount of time it will take for the hair to grow back. It is intended to be used alongside another hair removal method. It works by blocking an enzyme in the hair follicle that is responsible for hair growth.
The goal is to decrease the amount of time you spend removing hair and more time between treatments.
How do I use it?
Wash and dry your face. Apply Vaniqa to areas of unwanted facial hair and rub in like a moisturizer. Apply it twice per day. The best times are when you get up in the morning and before you go to bed at night.
Are there any side effects?
Vaniqa is relatively safe but some users have reported having problems with skin irritation. Complaints include dryness, acne and temporary itching, burning at rash at the application site. If you are allergic to parabens this cream is definitely not for you.
How long will it take to see results?
This definitely requires patience and is not a quick fix. It can take as long as 2 months to see results. Any successful results are not permanent. If you stop using it your facial hair will go back same growth time as before you started using the cream.
Anything else I should know?
The biggest drawback of using Vaniqa is the price. This stuff is expensive, It is available in 2 sizes. The smaller 30 gram tube costs between $77-$80. The larger 45 gram tube costs between $160 and $200.
My insurance here in the US refused to co pay for this claiming it was a vanity issue. Who ever made that decision clearly does not have this problem and does not know what its like to deal with this issue every day. Hopefully that will start to change. Being a woman with noticeable facial hair growth can cause anxiety and psychological issues.
Does this stuff work?
So this is the number one question that most of you want to know. The disappointing answer is maybe. Fifty percent of women that have used Vaniqa as prescribed voiced that they were happy with the results. The other fifty percent said it did not do anything for them.
Have you used Vaniqa?
Where you happy with the results or was it a waste of money?
Speaking of money, did your insurance help pay for it?
Leave any of these answers and any or questions you might have in the comments below.