Prescriptions: Quite Possibly this Century’s Answer to Hair Removal
In a society which is obsessed with conforming to the ‘correct’ aesthetical codes, pills that miraculously ‘cure’ any imperfections are saturating the pharmaceutical store’s shelves. Pills which can make you
slim, pills which can stave off baldness, and pills which can eradicate acne are readily available.
In a culture where possessing smooth bodies and faces has also become synonymous with beauty, the hair
removing industry is rife with competition and it was almost inevitable that the day would arrive when there would be pills available to help remove unwanted hair from our bodies. And they do make sense.
Why mess about with painful, lengthy, expensive and messy ways to remove unwanted hair from the body when you can simply pop a pill once a day and achieve arguably better results?
How prescription oral medications are an effective method of hair removal
There has been a lot of dedication and research carried out to understand how prescription drugs can influence the hair on our bodies. Many such medications, which have been tried and tested, have shown
encouraging results, and in most cases, they have significantly reduced hair growth and in some cases have even stopped hair from growing on the skin.
Although taking such prescriptions as a means to curb
hair growth on our bodies is deemed to be a safe and effective method of hair removal, as with all medications, because of the possible side effects, it is vital that you consult the advice of a doctor
before you start taking prescription oral hair removal pills or creams.
Oral Prescriptions versus prescription creams
Prescriptions to aid hair removal are not confined to tablet form and are also available in creams. ‘Popping a pill’ is less time consuming, less messy and more convenient, although for those who do not like
the thought of ingesting hair removal drugs orally, or cannot swallow pills, medication creams may a more desirable option.
The advantages of oral prescriptions as a method to control excess facial and body hair
The fact that popping pills is completely painless has to be a welcome change to many of the other eye-watering, knuckle-clenching methods of hair removal. Whilst most hair removal treatments are only
temporary, oral prescription drugs can permanently stop facial and body hair from growing.
Another big advantage of this method of hair removal is that there is no mess involved and there is no need for
any equipment. All that is required is the medication and a glass of water! Oral prescription hair removal pills are indisputably the least time consuming of the hair removal methods. Apart from the initial
consultation with a doctor, swallowing a pill each day, literally takes seconds – a far cry from wrestling with razors and waxing strips or patiently waiting in a salon waiting room for hours on end.
other so-called ‘permanent’ methods of hair removal are limiting in their capabilities of what color and texture of hair it can remove, prescription medications are less discriminating on such issues and
are capable of removing all colors and textures of body and facial hair.
The disadvantages of hair removal prescriptions
Unwanted side effects are the biggest disadvantage of prescriptions as a method of removing unwanted body hair. These side effects vary from drug to drug and from each individual taking the medication.
Some prescription pills and creams cause irritation and redness of the skin, whilst others can affect the menstrual cycles of women. Moods can also be affected by some prescription drugs.
To minimize the
chances of any side effects, be sure to inform your doctor of any allergies you may have or any other medications you are taking, as this will influence the doctor’s decision of which drug to prescribe you.
Another disadvantage of prescription hair removal medications is that it does not work ‘over night’ and it can take time for your body to adjust to the chemicals and for the drugs to start working. An
alternative hair removal method is therefore usually required before the medication starts to ‘kick in’.
Because of the ambiguous nature of hair removal prescriptions, which can vary greatly between
individuals, it is fairly difficult to assess the effectiveness of such drugs. One researcher reported that there were a high number of ‘false positives’ being given by doctors assessing patients taking
Vaniqa, the popular hair removal prescription cream.
The different types of medications which are known to reduce hair growth
Vaniqa is a popular prescription cream that effectively reduces the growth of unwanted hair on the face and the body in women. It is the only prescription product which has been approved by the Food and Drug
Administartion (FDA), as a way of curbing and preventing excessive hair from growing on the skin. What makes Vaniqa so effective is that it not only removes the hair but it also slows the growth down
considerably. Many women have said to have seen positive results in as little as four weeks whilst using Vaniqa.