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VANIQA®, California Skin Skin Insititute

You tweeze, shave or wax your unwanted facial hair (UFH) on a regular basis. But, even when you’re with people up close and face-to-face, you may still worry that others will notice since unwanted facial hair is difficult to cover-up.

There are not many choices when it comes to managing unwanted facial hair. At the time of this writing VANIQA® is the only prescription product approved by the FDA and is clinically proven to reduce the growth of unwanted facial hair.* VANIQA® performs by slowing the growth of hair rather then just removing it.* Many women will see improvement within several weeks when used twice a day every day but for some women it may take longer.* With VANIQA®, you’ll feel confident that people won’t notice your UFH, even when you’re up close.*

  • FDA-approved
  • Dermatologist recommended
  • Works in the hair follicle to reduce the growth of unwanted facial hair by blocking an essential enzyme*
  • Works on all hair/skin types*
  • Safe and effective supplemental method you can use with your current unwanted facial hair removal procedures or methods*

How does VANIQA® work?

VANIQA® works right at the source of the problem, in the hair follicle.* It is thought that VANIQA® works during the growth stage of the hair cycle by blocking an enzyme in the follicle that is necessary for hair to grow.*

How do I use VANIQA®?

Use VANIQA® after cleansing and before applying moisturizer, sunscreen or cosmetics. Apply a thin layer of VANIQA® on the affected area of your face twice a day, until it’s absorbed into your skin.

You may want to use VANIQA® once in the morning and once at night as part of your daily skin care routine, since you should wait 8 hours between applications, and at least 4 hours before washing your face again.* Remember, you should continue to use your current method of hair removal.*

How long do I use VANIQA®?

VANIQA® does not work instantly and it takes time for results to become visible.* Using VANIQA® doesn’t mean you don’t have to deal with unwanted facial hair anymore. VANIQA® complements your current method of hair removal by reducing the rate of hair growth, so over time you should be removing UFH less frequently.*

If you don’t apply VANIQA® for an extended period of time, hair will begin growing at the same rate as it used to grow.* Once you resume using VANIQA® twice a day, everyday, hair growth should slow again.*

Are there any side effects?

In clinical trials, some women reported mild and temporary skin irritations such as redness, stinging, burning, tingling, acne or rash.*

If you experience any of the above symptoms for an extended period of time while using VANIQA®, discontinue use and consult your doctor.*

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