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What is Hair Removal Cream?

There are many different types of hair removal cream. Some of them work better on certain parts of your body, and if you have more severe unwanted hair growth, you may be able to get prescription hair removal cream such as Vaniqa.

Over the counter hair removal creams are designed to remove hair for aesthetic reasons. The cream should be spread over the area to be treated. The chemicals in the cream, break down the proteins of the hairs. Then, depending on the cream, you scrape off, rinse or wipe away the cream and the hair comes away with it. Over the counter hair removal creams are generally designed to remove unwanted hair from the legs, arms, underarms and bikini line. Some creams may be more suitable for the bikini line than others. If you want to treat female facial hair, the prescription cream, Vaniqa, may be more suitable for you.


Vaniqa contains eflonithine, which works by affecting the enzymes needed for hair growth in each follicle. You apply it twice daily to the areas of unwanted hair, but it can take 2-4 months before you see a significant reduction in the hair growth. Vaniqa is designed to treat female facial hair, particularly if it is thick and dark. Vaniqa is only available via prescription, online or from a doctor.

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