Topical Vs. Injection Delivery For Male Hormone Replacement

If you're considering bioidentical male hormone replacement therapy, you'll have a choice between three main forms of delivery. Two are topical and one involves injections, and as you've likely guessed, each has some distinct benefits and issues. These delivery methods work for different people, and which one you choose really depends on your skin and your ability to stick to a schedule.

Topical Lotions and Patches

Topical treatments include lotions, usually in gel form, and patches that stick to your skin. The advantages to these treatments are that they're easy to apply, and you can do them yourself without having to visit a doctor each time. You do need to apply them daily, however, which means that if you tend to forget items on your to-do list easily, you could end up forgetting to apply the hormone treatments.

Disadvantages include potential skin irritation from the adhesive on the patches -- you can avoid that by using the gels instead -- and the fact that you have to rotate the application sites. However, if irritation isn't a concern for you and you don't mind changing the application site each day, then these topical treatments could be a great choice for you. If you're worried about forgetting an application, you can always set a reminder on your phone or create some sort of note system so that you are reminded to apply the treatment when you wake up, for example.

Hormone Injections

Hormone injections are the other type of treatment. These, obviously, are shots, so you should be OK with needles and such for this type of treatment. These have to be done by a doctor, which means setting up appointments and dealing with getting the treatments done at a certain time, rather than on your own schedule.

Despite that, these shots only need to be done every few weeks, which can be great if you don't want to deal with daily reminders. There's nothing topical to worry about, except maybe a small bandage at the injection site. The treatment is much longer lasting than what a lotion or patch would provide.

Your best bet is to contact a doctor who can administer the shots or prescribe the gel or patches and discuss the treatments before deciding. Bioidentical hormone treatments for men could be very helpful, and you want to be sure you choose a delivery method that gives you the best chances of having a successful treatment. Learn more about mens bioidentical hormone therapy today. 

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