Written by Benjamin Lee - Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Consultant - January 24, 2023
It depends on the individual and the specific type of testosterone cream being used. Generally, it can take anywhere from a few days to several months before one experiences any sort of significant effects.
Testosterone is an essential hormone that is produced naturally in the body by both men and women. It helps regulate growth, sexual development, metabolism, mood, and other functions. When levels are lower than normal due to aging or other factors, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is often used as a means of counteracting the decrease in hormones.
One form of TRT is the application of topical testosterone cream directly onto the skin. This method has become popular in recent years due to its convenience and relative safety compared to other forms of TRT like intramuscular injections or implants.
There are many different types of testosterone creams available on the market today but all work essentially in the same way; their active ingredient enters through the skin and attaches to receptors that allow for absorption into the bloodstream for use by cells throughout the body. This process can be slow but is usually accelerated when a higher concentration of ingredients are used. In addition, some creams may contain substances designed to help speed up this absorption process even more.
The time frame for experiencing results varies greatly depending on the individual’s metabolism and usage habits; however, most people will begin to notice at least some degree of improvement within a few days after starting treatment. Others may need additional time before noticing any changes while some may respond more quickly than others. The average time frame for becoming fully “dialed-in” with your dosages will usually take 4 weeks or longer since hormones need adequate time to build up their level within your system before peak performance can be achieved.
As with any type of medication or supplement, there are potential side effects that come with using testosterone creams such as acne, hair loss, increased aggression, etc., although they tend to be less prominent than those associated with other forms of TRT like injectables or implants due mainly to their lower concentrations of active ingredients per application site. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns about possible side effects prior to beginning treatment as everyone responds differently based upon their own personal health needs and history.
Overall, topical testosterone cream is an effective way for men (and women) suffering from low testosterone related symptoms such as fatigue or decreased libido/sexual desire to increase their hormone levels without having to resorting to invasive procedures like intramuscular injections or implants – plus there’s a much shorter waiting period before users begin experiencing results! If you’re looking for a safe and convenient option then BHRT Pro Center might be right for you! Our clinical team provides comprehensive services including free consultations where we evaluate your current health status/needs while helping you decide which course(s) are best suited moving forward – so don't hesitate - schedule an appointment today!