Hirsutism, or excessive hair growth, is the excessive growth of dark, thick and coarse hair in an individual (usually female) in a male pattern. This commonly affects areas such as the upper lips and chin, as well as central chest, midline of the stomach, lower back, buttocks and front of thighs. Hirsutism affects approximately 10% of women in Western societies and is more common in those of Mediterranean or Middle-Eastern descent.
Treatment options for hirsutism where there is no underlying cause (about a quarter of women) or in association with polycystic ovary syndrome (the most common cause in pre-menopausal women), include self-care, physical treatments, and in the case of this service, medical treatment.
How the French Pharmacy can help:
This service aims to provide a treatment (Vaniqa Cream 11.5%) option for women suffering from excessive facial hair after a consultation either face to face or Remotely with our Pharmacist.
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.
Price: £80 consultation + 1 tube of 60g