You'll complete a short online health assessment and select your preferred treatment. If you're unsure, our in-house GPs can also recommend the best treatment for you.
Our in-house GP prescribes appropriate treatment
Our doctors will review your order, issue your prescription and pass it straight to the Alpha XR pharmacists to be dispensed
Delivered to your door or collect from store
Free Standard delivery is included and next day delivery starts at just £3.99.
OR you can collect from any Alpha XR store with a pharmacy after just 4 hours.
Security & Confidentiality
We take precautions that other online providers don't, in order to provide you with a convenient and discreet service.
Most of our doctors and staff are based in our headquarters in London, some other members of the team work remotely. The access to your data is restricted on a “need-to know” basis and available via VPN only to ensure optimum security.
Your information are hosted on AWS and Rackspace servers in the EU, both ISO 27001 compliant and submitted to the strictest security requirements.
UK based customer call centres - in case you ever need to contact us.
Medicines and goods delivered in discreet packaging.
Vaniqa cream reduces unwanted facial hair in women. This means you’ll need to tweeze/wax/shave less, however Vaniqa is designed to be used alongside these hair removal methods. It contains the active ingredient Eflornithine.
Vaniqa blocks the action of a chemical that the body uses to grow hair. You apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected areas in the morning and at night after washing your face. You apply it before you put on any suncream, moisturiser or make-up.
It takes between four and eight weeks to have a noticeable effect. If you stop using Vaniqa, its effects will wear off within eight weeks, by which time your hair will go back to growing the same as it did before you used it.
Vaniqa needs to be used twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. Clean and dry your skin before applying the cream. Apply a thin layer of Vaniqa cream and rub it in gently, until there is no residue left. Wash your hands after applying the cream.
Leave at least five minutes after shaving or using any other hair removal method before you use Vaniqa. Avoid washing the affected areas for four hours after application.
Wait at least five minutes before applying make-up, sunscreen or a different lotion on the areas you have treated. Avoid contact with the eyes, lips and mouth. If you accidentally rub Vaniqa cream into your eyes or mouth, rinse thoroughly with plenty of water.
Vaniqa slows hair growth - you may still wish to use your usual hair removal method in addition to your treatment.
Most women can use Vaniqa. However, you must not use Vaniqa if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the cream. The cream is not suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should tell your doctor if you have any problems with your kidneys or liver. It is a medication recommended for adults only.