Facial Hair Removal: Understanding Your Options
Learn how the different forms of hair removal can help you get rid of those pesky whiskers -- on your terms
If your physician determines that your facial hair growth results from an underlying medical condition, they may put you on medication. As Waldorf explains: "Oral medications including estrogens, anti-androgens and some insulin-regulation medications can be helpful to reduce hair growth."
Another thing your doctor can do to help the situation is a to write a prescription for Vaniqa cream. The cream, which is the only one that's FDA approved to reduce the growth of unwanted facial hair (UWF), works by blocking a substance deep within the follicle that hair requires in order to grow. After applying twice a day, improvement is usually seen within six months and, according to Waldorf, Vaniqa is "very helpful for patients with hirsutism."
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