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‘Can I Use Crescina With My Male Hair Loss Treatments?’

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Question: I have been reading about a product called Crescina. Is it any good? Can this be used if I am already using Propecia and High Strength Minoxidil, as it all so has to be rubbed into the scalp?

Answer: CrescinaCrescina contains two amino acids and a vasodilator (product that increases blood supply in the areas of application). Amino acids are the ‘building blocks’ of protein and the ones contained in Crescina are Cysteine and Lysine. Cysteine is also contained in Belgravia’s hair growth supplement Hair Vitalics‘.

There is no clinical evidence to say that these amino acids will individually help towards stabilising hair loss or promoting hair growth and with regard to the vasodilator contained in the formulation; Minoxidil, which works by opening up potassium channels at the areas of application, is the only vasodilator that has been proven to prevent hair loss and regrow hair and I have read reports of other vasodilators that have been tested but none have been found to have the same or similar effects to Minoxidil. The vasodilator in Crescina is not Minoxidil.

Minoxidil and finasteride 1mg are the two only FDA approved, medically proven treatments for the prevention of hair loss, and the HairMax LaserComb is the only FDA cleared, proven device. Used and combined correctly, with individually recommended ‘hair growth boosters‘, these treatments form the most effective hair loss solution available and will prevent hair loss and regrow hair in most men and women (please note: women cannot use Propecia).

All in all I would not advise Crescina as a sole treatment for hair loss but it could perhaps be used as a ‘booster’ to the primary medications (which you are already using).  If you wanted to apply the liquid as well as high strength minoxidil you would have to apply the Crescina and wait about 20 minutes until it is all absorbed into the scalp and then apply your minoxidil.

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3rd October, 2016 at 2:28 pm


I am female 33yr old. Used crescina hfsc 1300 for 3 months 15days continuously with Saturday and Sunday off. First two months I observed good level of hair growth along with each strand of hair quality. Suddenly after 3months 15days hair loss started severely with new baby hair falling. Now I stopped crescina and started minoxidle lotion but falling not stopped. Please suggest me.

4th October, 2016 at 2:29 pm

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Suneetha, you need to speak to the person who prescribed you the treatment as we cannot give you information specific to your health profile given you are not a client. We can tell you, however, that minoxidil can take around three months for its effects to become noticeable and it can also promote increased shedding for some people when they first start using it.

4th May, 2018 at 8:29 am


Hi I am a woman of 25years and i was suggested crescina 100% 500man as it is more effective. Is it safe to use it?

4th May, 2018 at 10:02 am

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Smriti, as per our advice above, we do not recommend Crescina to treat hair loss. As you are not a Belgravia client we would recommend speaking to your doctor or treatment provider for personalised advice, or if you would like to find out about alternative hair loss solutions, please arrange a consultation with us either online or in person at one of our Central London or City of London hair loss clinics

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