Dr Laurence Kirwan featured in What is Health: Sexual Side Effects Of Propecia

by  on September 3, 2013 in Healthy

A Hair Loss Doctor Discusses Propecia’s Sexual Side EffectsWhile Propecia is the only FDA-approved oral prescription regimen to help halt hair loss in men, use of the medication can pose some sexual side effects, although not permanent, doctors say.

“I call it vitamin P,” says Dr. Sara Wasserbauer, a Walnut-Creek, California-based board-certified hair transplant surgeon, “because taken daily, it strengthens follicles and keeps them growing, which is especially useful in hair transplant surgery cases, where you want to halt any additional hair loss around the newly transplanted area.” Dr. Laurence Kirwan, a plastic surgeon specializing in hair transplants, who recently had his own hair transplant, swears by Propecia. “Propecia stops hair loss from increasing and helps the transplant grafts grow in strong and healthy, so I use it myself.”

Possible sexual side effects of Propecia in a small percentage of men

Propecia (generic, finasteride) is also heralded by young men who want to keep their follicles alive, but it doesn’t come without some side effects, according to Propecia’s own Web site. Although in clinical studies by Merck Research Laboratories, makers of Propecia, these side effects were minimal, they are an important consideration because they are sexual in nature. According to the drug’s Web site, sexual side effects of Propecia can include:

•Diminished sexual desire
•Erection difficulties
•Decrease in semen count
•Breast enlargement or tenderness
•Nipple discharge

Kirwan continues, “As for sexual side effects, I haven’t had any, but if I did, I’d stop taking the medication immediately because the literature shows that the side effects are temporary and would resolve upon stopping Propecia permanently. I can see how men would be terrified, but the small percentage of men this happens to would most likely not be you.”

In contrast, Wasserbauer explains that usually sexual side effects will subside once the body acclimates to the medication, so she suggests waiting it out for a few weeks. Since Propecia causes an increase in testosterone initially, when you begin taking it, your body responds by decreasing testosterone production, which can cause the sexual side effects. “What most men don’t realize, or don’t want to wait for, is that the testosterone imbalance corrects itself after a few days and any sexual side effects will subside, so I advise my male patients to wait it out before discontinuing or giving up on Propecia.”

Current studies on sexual side effects of Propecia: temporary or permanent?

According to Propecia’s Web site, any sexual side effects reversed upon discontinuation of the medication, but recently, a new study, published in the December 2010 issue of Journal of Sexual Medicine, set out to define the sexual ramifications of Propecia use. “Although the adverse side effects of these agents are thought to be minimal, the magnitude of adverse effects on sexual function, gynecomastia, depression, and quality of life remains ill-defined,” states the study’s objective. Following a review of all the literature and studies, the researchers found adverse persistent sexual side effects in a small subset of men.

Experiment with the correct dosing of Propecia for you

Dr. Robert Bernstein, hair transplant surgeon and hair loss specialist at Bernstein Medical Center for Hair Restoration in New York City, advises his male patients taking Propecia who experience any side effects that bother them to perform the following dosing evaluation:

•Discontinue the Propecia until the side effects have gone
•For 2 weeks, take one-quarter pill a day
•If there are no side effects, take one-half pill per day for the next 2 weeks
•If no side effects occur, return to full dose of 1 pill per day
•If you experience side effects, go back to the level that you had no problem and stay at that level for at least 1-2 months before trying to increase the dose again

The bottom line, concludes Wasserbauer, is your own comfort level and paying attention to your body to outweigh any possible side effects against the benefits you are experiencing with Propecia to treat your hair loss.

Naomi Mannino is a freelance writer who writes about health, beauty, and fashion. She is a contributing writer for HairLossDotCom and writes about hair loss treatments and hair loss conditions such as alopecia areata.

Dr Laurence Kirwan’s biography published on WIKIPEDIA gives an overview of his professional achievements and personal ethics.

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Dr. Laurence Kirwan – Cosmetic surgery does give you a boost of self confidence

Interview with Dr. Laurence Kirwan:

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Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery is there to help you feel that little bit better about yourself, you’re potentially trying to fix something that you don’t like about yourself.

If you’re considering going under the knife, you may be happy to know that new research actually reveals that Cosmetic Surgery does boost self confidence.

While Ponce de Leon may not have ever found the Fountain of Youth, Liverpool-born Plastic Surgeon Professor Laurence Kirwan says that one of the keys to feeling young again is the psychological benefits that accompany certain cosmetic procedures.

A study conducted by the Center for Human Appearance at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found that 87 per cent of patients felt satisfied following cosmetic surgery, with the added benefits of improvements in their overall body image and with the part of their body that was transformed. These women also felt less negative about their body image in both work and social situations.

During a particularly poor economy, Dr. Laurence Kirwan went on to say that this increased confidence could prolong the time a person works, especially when retirement is becoming a less realistic option.

“Another important point worth mentioning is that modern technology has drastically reduced the number of complications arising from traditional forms of some of the most popular procedures,” Dr. Kirwan noted.

Face-lift surgeries such as the SMAS procedure, in which deep facial tissues are tightened and the Skin is re-draped over the face, are generally recognized as being some of the safer plastic surgery options.

With over 30 years of experience as a surgeon, Dr. Laurence Kirwan approaches cosmetic surgery with a scientific eye and an artistic sensibility which strives for perfection and transcendent beauty.

beauty is hard to define but it is instantly recognizable,” he surmised. “A plastic surgeon works from within; changing the framework and re-draping the surface mantle to create beauty.”

However, Laurence Kirwan warned that those who have unrealistic expectations or underlying psychological issues unrelated to their appearance, may experience poor outcomes and disatisfaction.

“Plastic surgery helps you feel better about yourself. It may also change the way people respond to you in a social setting. it doesn’t transform you into someone else,” Prof. Laurence Kirwan noted.

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Dr. Laurence Kirwan in the press:

Polly Vernon meets the A-listers’ favourite plastic surgeon | Life and style | The Observer

Celebrities’ bad cosmetic surgery results not due to luck, noted plastic surgeon

Thermage, a Skin-Tightening Procedure Used by Gwyneth Paltrow Provides an Alternative to Traditional Cosmetic Surgery | Pure Health Magazine

BBC Breakfast Interview with Prof Laurence Kirwan – YouTube – PIP

Laurence Kirwan MD, FRCS and FACS in the US and UK

The Dish: Realtor hobnobs with Witherspoon, ‘Twilight’ star – GreenwichTime

The Dish: Robert Redford spotted on the Avenue – GreenwichTime

A New Face on the Party Scene: Botox – New York Times

Ulrika Jonsson Tells All About Breast Reduction From 32E To 32C | Divas Scribe

Laurence Kirwan named top surgeon for tummy tucks – News – The Good Surgeon Guide

Dr. Laurence Kirwan personal pages and blogs:

Laurence Kirwan MD FRCS FACS | Biography

Laurence Kirwan MD FRCS FACS | about – face lift

Dr Laurence Kirwan: breast enlargement | Plastic surgery for breast augmentation

 Dr. Laurence Kirwan: eye lift | Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery

 Dr Laurence Kirwan: Thermage | Plastic surgery – Aesthetic medicine

Doctor Laurence Kirwan | bio 6 – questions to

Professor Laurence Kirwan | ‘Dame Helen Mirren has definitely had surgery’

Dr. Kirwan MD FRCS FACS | Dr. Laurence Kirwan – About celebrities’ cosmetic surgery

Laurence Kirwan MD | Meet the US/UK breast surgeon

Dr Laurence Kirwan: abdominoplasty | Laurence Kirwan Named Top Surgeon For Tummy Tucks

Doctor Kirwan FRCS FACS | boost of self confidence

Dr. Laurence Kirwan webprofiles:

Dr Laurence Kirwan | about.me

Laurence kirwan – livejournal

Laurence Kirwan – LookupPage

Dr. Laurence Kirwan – Naymz

Plaxo – Laurence Kirwan

Prof. Laurence Kirwan United States – Professional On The Web

Dr Laurence Kirwan on Scribd

Dr Laurence Kirwan – tumblr

Prof. Dr. Laurence Kirwan – Plastic surgeon – Medical Services | XING

Prof. Laurence Kirwan | ZoomInfo.com

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The Madison Board  |  Laurence Kirwan MD FRCS FACS – Plastic surgery – New York, New York 

Professor LAURENCE KIRWAN

• Prof. Laurence Kirwan MDFRCSFACSPlastic Surgeon, is a recognised international leader in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He offers a superior level of knowledge, care and understanding to help patients achieve the improvement they desire.

• Prof. Kirwan has clinics in Harley StreetLondonNew York Manhattan and Norwalk ConnecticutUSA.  He specialises in aesthetic plastic surgery of the facebreast and body.

• Today, Professor Kirwan is widely regarded as an expert in surgery of the face, breast and body, and is credited as being one of the first physicians to practice Botox injections in the UK.

• For the past ten years Dr. Laurence Kirwan has limited his practice to aesthetic plastic surgery of the face, breast and body – apart from his work with charities, where he has donated his surgical skills to perform reconstructive surgery in cases of birth defects and war injuries.

Laurence Kirwan was born in LiverpoolEngland. He graduated in Medicine in 1974 from Manchester University, and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1979.

Dr Kirwan spent over six years training in General Surgery in England, Australia and the United States. To become a Plastic Surgeon he completed residencies at the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado and at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), who also awarded him a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand.

Today, Dr.Laurence Kirwan is widely regarded as an expert in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast and body, and has published many original scientific papers, which can be read on his website: www.cosmeticplasticsurgery.uk.com .  He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Professor of Plastic Surgery of the International School of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at the University of Belgrade.

Prof. Kirwan is a trainer and speaker for Dysport and Sculptra and has given over 10 courses at the Annual Scientific Meetings of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).  ASAPS invited him to present a course on ‘Adjunctive Techniques in Aesthetic Breast Surgery’ at its Annual Scientific Meeting in 2010.  He has also been an invited expert panelist at many other international Plastic Surgery meetings.

Laurence Kirwan believes strongly in sharing his expertise and knowledge in order to raise the general standards of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.  He teaches at the Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Program at New York Eye & Ear Infirmary – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery section – and regularly mentors Plastic Surgeons in training in the UK.

The January 2006 issue of Russian Vogue listed Professor Kirwan as one of the Top 20 Plastic Surgeons, worldwide. He was named one of Tatler magazine’s Top Surgeons in their 2004/07/08/09 and 2010 Cosmetic Surgery Guide and was included in London’s 1,000 Most Influential People report, published by the London Evening Standard in 2007/08/09 and 2010.  Dr.Laurence Kirwan also featured in The World’s Top Surgeons & Clinics, published by Beyond Black Publications and was listed in Debrett’s ‘People of Today’ .

Professor Kirwan has featured in over a 100 magazines and newspaper articles around the world. He has treated many celebrities and was referred to as Ulrika Jonsson‘s surgeon in Hello Magazine and several other publications, having reduced and lifted her breasts as well as performing axilla-plasty on her under arms, which is one of his own procedures. Laurence Kirwan is, however, well known for his discretion in treating many people in the public eye who prefer to avoid publicity.

He has published three books: The Cutting Edge (Artnik, 2004) ISBN 1-903906-22-9, about Plastic Surgery; My Mole Book – a guidebook for children, explaining what happens when stitches or a mole are removed and, My Life So Far, a biography of Ophelia Kirwan, his daughter with Down Syndrome. These are all available either through Artnik Publishers or Amazon.com. He was featured in several others such as Plastic Surgery: The Worlds’ Top Surgeons and Clinics (Beyond Black Publications, 2007)  and The Goddess Guide by Gisele Scanlon (Harper Collins, 2007).

Prof. Laurence Kirwan has published extensively in journals and books related to Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery and taught Instructional Courses and participated in Expert Panels at National and International Scientific Meetings such as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Professor Laurence Kirwan’s philosophy is never to do so much that the patient looks unnatural and never to do too little so that improvement is only in the eye of the beholder. His constant goal is to improve the aesthetics and quite simply create ageless beauty, whether it be a harmony of form or a recreation of youthful features.

Laurence Kirwan is a member of these professional organizations: 

• The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) external link
• The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) external link
• British Medical Association external link

Prof. Kirwan holds these credentials:

• Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery external link
• Specialist Register, Plastic Surgery, Republic of Ireland
• Specialist Register, Plastic Surgery, Finland
• Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England external link
• Fellow of the American College of Surgeons external link
• Professor of Plastic Surgery, International School of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 1996

Hospital affiliations:

• New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, New York USA external link
• Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, Connecticut USA external link
• Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, Connecticut USA external link
• Hospital of St. John & St. Elizabeth, London, England external link
• London Welbeck Hospital, London, England external link
• Princess Grace Hospital, London, England external link

 

Dr. Laurence Kirwan – biography

Professor LAURENCE KIRWAN

Prof. Laurence Kirwan MD, FRCS, FACS, Plastic Surgeon, is a recognised international leader in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He offers a superior level of knowledge, care and understanding to help patients achieve the improvement they desire. Dr Laurence Kirwan’s biography published on WIKIPEDIA gives an overview of his professional achievements and personal ethics.

Prof. Kirwan has clinics in Harley Street, LondonNew York Manhattan and Norwalk Connecticut, USA.  He specialises in aesthetic plastic surgery of the face, breast and body.

• Today, Professor Kirwan is widely regarded as an expert in surgery of the face, breast and body, and is credited as being one of the first physicians to practice Botox injections in the UK.

• For the past ten years Dr. Laurence Kirwan has limited his practice to aesthetic plastic surgery of the face, breast and body – apart from his work with charities, where he has donated his surgical skills to perform reconstructive surgery in cases of birth defects and war injuries.

Laurence Kirwan was born in Liverpool, England. He graduated in Medicine in 1974 from Manchester University, and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1979.

Dr Kirwan spent over six years training in General Surgery in England, Australia and the United States. To become a Plastic Surgeon he completed residencies at the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado and at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), who also awarded him a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand.

Today, Dr.Laurence Kirwan is widely regarded as an expert in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast and body, and has published many original scientific papers, which can be read on his website: www.cosmeticplasticsurgery.uk.com .  He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Professor of Plastic Surgery of the International School of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at the University of Belgrade.

Prof. Kirwan is a trainer and speaker for Dysport and Sculptra and has given over 10 courses at the Annual Scientific Meetings of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).  ASAPS invited him to present a course on ‘Adjunctive Techniques in Aesthetic Breast Surgery’ at its Annual Scientific Meeting in 2010.  He has also been an invited expert panelist at many other international Plastic Surgery meetings.

Laurence Kirwan believes strongly in sharing his expertise and knowledge in order to raise the general standards of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.  He teaches at the Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Program at New York Eye & Ear Infirmary – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery section – and regularly mentors Plastic Surgeons in training in the UK.

The January 2006 issue of Russian Vogue listed Professor Kirwan as one of the Top 20 Plastic Surgeons, worldwide. He was named one of Tatler magazine’s Top Surgeons in their 2004/07/08/09 and 2010 Cosmetic Surgery Guide and was included in London’s 1,000 Most Influential People report, published by the London Evening Standard in 2007/08/09 and 2010.  Dr.Laurence Kirwan also featured in The World’s Top Surgeons & Clinics, published by Beyond Black Publications and was listed in Debrett’s ‘People of Today’ .

Professor Kirwan has featured in over a 100 magazines and newspaper articles around the world. He has treated many celebrities and was referred to as Ulrika Jonsson‘s surgeon in Hello Magazine and several other publications, having reduced and lifted her breasts as well as performing axilla-plasty on her under arms, which is one of his own procedures. Laurence Kirwan is, however, well known for his discretion in treating many people in the public eye who prefer to avoid publicity.

He has published three books: The Cutting Edge (Artnik, 2004) ISBN 1-903906-22-9, about Plastic Surgery; My Mole Book – a guidebook for children, explaining what happens when stitches or a mole are removed and, My Life So Far, a biography of Ophelia Kirwan, his daughter with Down Syndrome. These are all available either through Artnik Publishers or Amazon.com. He was featured in several others such as Plastic Surgery: The Worlds’ Top Surgeons and Clinics (Beyond Black Publications, 2007)  and The Goddess Guide by Gisele Scanlon (Harper Collins, 2007).

Prof. Laurence Kirwan has published extensively in journals and books related to Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery and taught Instructional Courses and participated in Expert Panels at National and International Scientific Meetings such as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Professor Laurence Kirwan’s philosophy is never to do so much that the patient looks unnatural and never to do too little so that improvement is only in the eye of the beholder. His constant goal is to improve the aesthetics and quite simply create ageless beauty, whether it be a harmony of form or a recreation of youthful features.

Dr Laurence Kirwan’s contact informations

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 Dr. Laurence Kirwan: eye lift | Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery

 Dr Laurence Kirwan: Thermage | Plastic surgery – Aesthetic medicine

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Dr Laurence Kirwan | about.me

Laurence kirwan – livejournal

Laurence Kirwan – LookupPage

Dr. Laurence Kirwan – Naymz

Plaxo – Laurence Kirwan

Prof. Laurence Kirwan United States – Professional On The Web

Dr Laurence Kirwan on Scribd

Dr Laurence Kirwan – tumblr

Prof. Dr. Laurence Kirwan – Plastic surgeon – Medical Services | XING

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