Hair Reduction Cream for Mens
Apply a thin layer of eflornithine cream twice a day (eight hours apart). Rub the cream in well.
You can apply cosmetics over the cream, but wait for at least five minutes after applying the cream before you do so.
It can take about eight weeks of using the cream regularly before you see an improvement.
|Type of medicine||A skin cream to reduce hair growth|
|Used for||Reducing unwanted facial hair for women (if caused by a medical condition or treatment)|
Some hormonal disorders in women can lead to the growth of thick or dark facial hair, called hirsutism. Hirsutism can also be a side-effect of taking some medicines. It occurs either as a result of an increased production of an androgenic hormone (such as the male sex hormone testosterone), or because the skin has become more sensitive to this type of hormone.
When applied to the skin, eflornithine works by blocking the action of an enzyme in hair follicles which is involved in the production of hair. It can be used alongside laser therapy, to help reduce the rate at which unwanted facial hair grows in women who have this problem.
Before using eflornithine cream
To make sure this is the right treatment for you, before you start using eflornithine cream it is important that your doctor knows:
- If you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast-feeding.
- If you are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine or skin cream.