Eflora Cream Use and How Does it Work?

by | Nov 5, 2022 | Facial Hair | 0 comments

Eflora cream is used for the reduction of unwanted facial hair in women. Over 20 million women in the United States have excessive facial hair caused by the following factors:

  • Genetics
  • Menopause and the normal ageing process
  • Use of medications
  • Medical conditions such as androgen excess disorder and polycystic ovarian syndrome

Women with unwanted excessive facial growth often deal with low self-esteem and embarrassment. Eflora cream slows the rate of hair growth and is often prescribed in combination with other hair removal strategies to maintain hair-free skin. 

How effective is Eflora cream

Research studies show that the longer Eflornithine is used, the better it works. 

Certain hormonal issues in women can contribute to the growth of dark facial hair called hirsutism. This condition can also be a side effect of taking some medicines. It happens either due to increased androgenic hormone production or because the skin has become more sensitive to androgenic hormones.  

When applied to the skin, Eflornithine Hydrochloride, the active ingredient in the medicine, blocks the activity of certain enzymes in hair follicles, which are involved in hair production. It can be used with laser therapy to help reduce the rate at which unwanted facial hair grows in women with hirsutism.

Before using Eflora cream 

To make sure, Elornithine is the right formulation for you, before you start using it, your doctor must know the following if you are:

  • Pregnant or trying to conceive or breastfeeding
  • Using any other medicinal product. This includes the ones you bought without a prescription and herbal products.
  • Have you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicinal product or a topical formulation

How to use Eflora cream

  1. Before you initiate the treatment, read the prescription provided by your doctor. It will give you more information about Eflora cream. If you have any doubts, check with your doctor. 
  1. If you have just shaved your hair or used a hair remover, leave for at least five minutes before you apply the eflornithine preparation. This helps to reduce any burning sensation which could otherwise occur.
  1. Apply the medicated cream twice daily to the affected areas of your face or chin. One should leave at least eight hours between the two applications. Apply only a thin layer of cream and rub the formulation well into the skin. Try not to get any formulation near your eyes or mouth, as it may bring irritation. 
  1. After applying the cream, you should rinse your hands to remove any medicine left on your fingers, but if possible, avoid washing your face during the following four hours. 

Getting the most from your treatment

Eflora cream is not a depilatory cream. If you are using it, you may need to continue with your usual hair removal routines. There are several ways to remove unwanted hair, including waxing, electrolysis, waxing, hair removing creams, shaving, plucking and laser therapies. Your dermatologist will advise you about which of these are suitable for you to use alongside Eflornithine.  

Important information

Eflora cream should only be applied topically on the skin. If someone swallows it accidentally, go to the emergency department of your nearest hospital. Take medicine with you even if it is empty. The medicine is prescribed to you. Never share it with people, even if their condition matches yours. Do not keep expiry date medicine. If you have any doubt about this medicine, ask your doctor. 

If you wish to apply makeup to the areas of the skin to which you have already applied the medicated cream, wait for at least five minutes before applying the cream. 

For results, you must see the cream regularly. Treatment takes up to eight weeks before you begin to see the full benefits of using it. If there is little improvement after four months of regular usage, please talk to your dermatologist, who will review your condition. 

Men or girls should not use eflornithine cream 18. 

Along with the intended effects, medicated creams like Eflora can cause unwanted side effects, although not everyone who uses it experiences them. The undesired effects often improve as your body adjusts to the new topical medication but do talk to your dermatologist if any side effect continues or becomes troublesome. 


Eflora cream is used to slow down unwanted hair growth on the face and under the chin in women. It should not be applied to hair on other parts of the body. The Eflora cream has the active ingredient Eflornithine, which blocks the certain enzyme needed for hair growth in the skin. It does not remove hair or cause the hair to fall out. For best effects, use it under the supervision of a dermatologist.

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