Hair Removal (cont.)
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Oral Drugs and Unwanted Hair
If none of these hair removal methods seem to address your particular problems, ask your doctor about oral drugs to inhibit hair growth. Spironolactone is a pill that may slow or reduce hair growth in areas that you don't want hair. It will not get rid of the hair on your scalp and may actually stimulate hair growth on the scalp.
There is a topical cream called Vaniqa, approved by the FDA for the slowing of facial hair growth in women. This cream slows growth, but will not remove the hair. It is applied to the area twice a day. Once you stop using the cream, the hair will regrow.
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