conversation starters for your doctor visit
If you’re hesitant to bring up your facial hair concerns to your doctor, remember, four million women have the same problem, so it’s nothing your doctor hasn’t heard before. The more open and honest you are, the greater the chance you’ll come away with something that will help.
suggested discussion points:
1. How I’m feeling about my facial hair problem…
I feel like I’m managing, but am tired of the constant upkeep
I feel like there must be an easier way
I feel like my unwanted facial hair problem is getting worse
I feel I have no one to talk to about this problem
2. What I’m currently doing to manage my facial hair problem…
I’m currently waxing/shaving/plucking/bleach/depilatory
I have to manage my facial hair daily/bi-weekly/weekly
I change my plans when I feel I’m especially hairy
3. The results I’d like to see are…
I’d like to see less facial hair!
I’d deal with it better if it wasn’t such a constant problem
I would like a more cost-effective way to manage my facial hair
4. My questions are…
What are my treatment options?
What kind of improvement can I expect from it/them?
What could the cause(s) of my facial hair be?
Could I do anything else to improve my facial hair problem?
We recommend you write down your doctor’s answers. And if you have any questions, call.
additional notes about VANIQA®
Some medicines/medical conditions may interact with VANIQA®. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR/PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine, including any facial or skin creams, that you are taking. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, broken skin, sores on the face, allergies, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. Contact your doctor/pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about using VANIQA®.
VANIQA® and Children:
VANIQA® is not for use in children under 12 years of age.
VANIQA® and Pregnancy:
If you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits/risks of using VANIQA during pregnancy. It is unknown if VANIQA® is secreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breastfeeding while using VANIQA®, check with your doctor/pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
You’ll Need to Continue Your Hair Removal Method:
VANIQA® is not a depilatory. You will need to continue your routine method of hair removal while using VANIQA®. You may not see improvement the first month of use. If your symptoms do not improve or become worse, check with your doctor.