hair inhibitors that work??
There are no over-the-counter topical hair inhibitors that have been demonstrated to work on humans in controlled clinical studies.
Oral medications containing anti-androgens have been shown to inhibit hair growth.
The prescription topical Vaniqa has been demonstrated to reduce hair in about 60% of women who used it on facial hair in a controlled clinical study.
Soy isoflavones (an ingredient in soymilk) have been demonstrated to have an effect on mouse hair under controlled clinical conditions, but they have not been tested under such conditions in humans yet.
The over-the-counter hair inhibitors offered extensively online (Kalo, Ultra Hair Away, etc.) have not proven their claims of temporary hair growth inhibition or permanent inhibition of hair growth. Until they substantiate these claims with legitimate scientific data, consumers should be aware that there is no proof. It’s possible they do nothing at all. We won’t know until they submit their products to scientific testing. Until then, you are paying to be a guinea pig, and you could be wasting your time and money.
[ September 06, 2002, 01:55 AM: Message edited by: Andrea ]
Thanks Andrea. I’m going to ask my doctor about Vaniqa.