23 Mar Testosterone Pellets for Men and Women
We know that both men and women can feel the negative effects of low testosterone (if you want to read about how low testosterone impacts women, check out this article). Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) comes in many forms, so people can find the fit that’s best for them. In the past, we’ve compared testosterone injections to creams and patches (click here to read the full post), but there’s another one we haven’t talked about yet: testosterone pellet therapy.
What It Is
Pellet therapy uses—you guessed it—pellets to deliver a steady amount of testosterone to the bloodstream. This method has been around since the 1930s and is increasingly gaining popularity because of its convenience and efficiency.
With testosterone injections, you need to have follow-up visits every 7–10 days. With pellets, follow-up visits are typically every 3–6 months! Plus, you don’t need to worry about applying it everyday like you do with patches or creams. With pellets, you also don’t have to worry about the testosterone transferring to other people. On the other hand, when you’re using creams, you’re instructed to avoid physical or sexual contact until the cream has been absorbed completely, which usually takes about an hour.
Another bonus is that pellets deliver a consistent amount of testosterone to your system. With all of the other methods, you’ll probably feel the effects quickly just after the dose is administered, and then you’ll feel those effects gradually wear off. Pellets aren’t like that. It usually takes about a week for a patient to really feel the pellets working, and then it’s smooth sailing until your next follow-up visit.
What about the Procedure?
One of the main reasons that people are hesitant to try pellet therapy is because of the procedure, but we’re going to be honest with you: it’s not bad. In fact, it feels a lot like getting a shot. If you’re interested in pellet therapy but have concerns about the procedure, schedule an appointment today and we’ll answer any questions you have. We’ll help you figure out if pellet therapy is the best option for you and walk you through the entire process and what you can expect.
For more information about pellet therapy at LT Men’s clinic, click here. If you have any questions or concerns regarding TRT, call us at (817) 416-5698 to schedule an appointment. We’ll test your levels to see whether you’re a candidate for therapy, and if you are, we’ll talk through all of your options for treatment to help you find the best fit for you.