( Eflornithine Hydrochloride)
Eflornithine is the first topical drug for the treatment of unwanted facial and chin hair. It does not remove the hair but rather slows its growth. The cells surrounding the base of each hair (called the hair follicle) undergo rapid growth and maturation as they transform into hairs. Certain proteins called polyamines are needed for this rapid cell growth and differentiation, and the production of these polyamines depends on the activity of an enzyme, ornithine decarboxylase (ODC). Eflornithine is believed to block ODC and thereby slow the growth and differentiation of the cells within the hair follicles.
Each gram contains:
Eflornithine Hydrochloride Monohydrate
equivalent to Anhydrous
Eflornithine Hydrochloride 139mg
Cream base q.s
Best for: Back, chest, arms, and legs. The skin around the brow and the genitals may be too sensitive for this hair removal treatment.
How long it takes: Half to one hour, though the compounds sit on the skin for about 5 minutes.
Visible effect sets in 2 months of use.