Almost all women have some facial hair, whether it’s peach fuzz or a few coarser hairs that need to be kept under control. And most have some form of facial hair removal strategy – tweezers in a makeup bag, a tube of hair removal cream, or periodic visits to a salon for a quick wax. But if your facial hair is excessive, to the point where you can’t keep it under control or it causes you significant distress, you may need to consider a more effective solution.
Excessive facial hair in women is called hirsutism, defined by the NHS as ‘excessive hair growth in certain areas of the body’. It is more common among women than men. Aside from being bothersome it can affect self-esteem, with those who suffer from it feeling consumed by the struggle to keep it at bay and maintain a ‘normal’ appearance. Read in full
If you have it, you know how it makes you feel. Facial hair in women can be the source of shame, embarrassment and anxiety. A few stray hairs on your lip or chin are easy enough to pluck or wax, but if you have an excessive amount you may be looking for a more powerful solution.
Unwanted facial hair (also known as UFH or by its medical term, Hirsutism) can be caused by a number of factors. It may be due to hormonal imbalances such as those caused by polycystic ovary syndrome, a medication you are taking, or just your genetics. Whatever the reason, if it’s there we want it to just go away.
Among the range of hair removal treatments available you will find Vaniqa; a cream that uses the active ingredient eflornithine to reduce the growth of facial hair in women. Read on to learn more about whether Vaniqa can help, how it works and how it should be used. Read in full