Content Approved by Dr Fotinos | Male Excel Blog Jun 23, 2020 6:48:53 AM 13 min read

What are the Advantages of Testosterone Cream?

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Testosterone cream is applied to the skin to deliver a dose of hormone and is available in various concentrations for topical application. The patient applies the prescribed amount of cream to the skin, where it is absorbed, and the hormone enters the bloodstream. It should be used twice daily, in the morning and evening, and over 24 hours mimics testosterone's natural rise and fall throughout the day.

Testosterone cream at the correct dose increases testosterone in patients with lower than normal levels and maintains optimal levels. As you age decreasing testosterone levels are unavoidable, and from 35-40 onwards, male levels decrease by 1-2% every year. Common symptoms include reduced muscle mass, lower sex drive, erectile dysfunction, low testosterone weight gain, and fatigue. Testosterone medication is also prescribed in pills, patches, or injections to increase levels back to normal.

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What is Bioidentical Testosterone Cream?

There are two main types of testosterone available, synthetic or bioidentical hormones. These terms are slightly misleading because they are both manufactured and produced in a lab. The important part is how differently your body reacts to each.

Natural testosterone molecules are like keys to a lock, and they have a 3D shape that perfectly fits the hormone receptors. When these molecules attach to the receptor, it fits perfectly and triggers all the benefits testosterone has on the body.

Synthetic testosterone has a slightly different shaped 'key.' It still attaches to the receptors, but it's not a perfect fit. Hormones that do not fit receptors typically cause uncomfortable side effects.

Bio-identical testosterone has the same shaped 'key' as natural testosterone; therefore, when it attaches to your receptors, it 'unlocks' the benefits in the same way as the natural hormones.

  • Synthetic testosterone does not have the correct molecular structure, so it doesn't quite fit the receptor. As a result, these hormones can cause unwanted side effects.
  • Bioidentical testosterone duplicates the exact structure of the naturally produced hormone. Therefore the body thinks it is the real deal, and your body reacts as it should.

Testosterone Lipoderm Cream

Custom compounded testosterone creams are incredibly useful for patients to suit their particular hormone requirements. Testosterone lipoderm cream is easily absorbed and delivered in 60 Mg 'TopiClick' dispensers. These dispensers have a twist top that makes an audible click sound measuring out exactly 1/4 gram of cream. With 200mg of testosterone per gram, a typical Male Excel dosage usually starts at two clicks in the morning (1/2g) and two in the evening (1/2g).

Absorption rates vary between people. Typically only around 10% of the total hormone in the cream will penetrate and enter your system. 10% may sound wasteful; however, compounding pharmacists calculate this and adjust the cream's strength accordingly. A man usually requires 8-10 mg of testosterone per day, so for a 10 mg daily dose, 100mg of testosterone needs to be applied.

Scrotal application of the cream where the skin is thinner than other body areas is by far the most effective. Studies show that absorption rates are the highest in this area. Be aware that alcohol-based gels available from other clinics are not suitable for use on the scrotum, many people find this form of TRT irritates the skin, and lipoderm creams are preferred.

Advantages of Testosterone Creams

  • Studies show that testosterone cream offers an EIGHTFOLD increase in testosterone bioavailability when applied to the scrotum.
  • Scrotal skin is very, highly absorbent and completely pain-free compared to shots. 
  • The cream is easy to apply at home.
  • A daily lower dose offers optimum testosterone support for your system.
  • Positively affects your cholesterol profile (specifically increasing HDL), the good cholesterol.
  • Creams offer a slightly better increase in dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels. DHT enhances erectile strength, sexual function and desire.
  • Custom compounding offers an affordable option over expensive mass-produced medication.
  • Safe and quality assured: Our partner pharmacy uses the highest quality ingredients and bioidentical testosterone following the strictest guidelines set by medical professionals.
  • US-made: All our testosterone products are traceable and compounded in the USA.

How to Apply Testosterone Cream

Testosterone cream is applied to the groin area once a day to clean skin and left to absorb before getting dressed. It is important to avoid sexual contact for about four hours, particularly if used in the groin area, as suggested. You also must make sure you wash your hands thoroughly after each application.

Precautions With Testosterone Cream

Topical Testosterone creams can cause side effects in women, children, and even pets who accidentally come into contact. If you are pregnant, wish to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding, there is a severe risk to babies. If there has been any contact, wash the area with warm soapy water to reduce contamination. Our advice is that if your partner wants to become pregnant don't use testosterone cream. 

It is vital to keep children well away from possible contamination. Side effects can be severe and include early-onset puberty, aggressiveness, enlarged genitals, frequent erections, excessive hair growth, and acne. It can also cause children's bones to mature faster than usual. Contamination can cause children to stop growing correctly and lead them to be shorter than expected.

Take care when coming into contact with the clothing and bedding of testosterone cream users, as transference is a possibility. However, by using the correct precautions, these risks are avoidable.

  • Do not allow the treated area to come into contact with other people.
  • Cover the treated area 20 minutes after application
  • Don't let others touch clothes or bedding, which has come into contact with creams.
  • Don't stoke animals after application.
  • Wash hands thoroughly after application.

Which Should I Use, Testosterone Cream, or Injections?

Testosterone creams have one massive advantage over traditional therapies, no needles! For most guys, injecting themselves daily for optimum levels is simply a no-go, and the cream is by far the most comfortable option, just as effective and pain-free.

If you have or are planning children, we would not recommend testosterone cream and would point you towards our daily subcutaneous injections to avoid the cross-contamination risks. Testosterone cypionate injections are simple and pretty painless, and the testosterone is self-administered into the outer fat layer in your thigh.

Daily testosterone replacement therapy is far more beneficial than out-of-date therapy with weekly intramuscular injections. If you take a high dose once a week, you end up having spikes of the hormone, which diminish over time until your next injection. A smaller daily bioidentical testosterone dose offers far more consistent levels closer to your body's natural production.

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The information provided on this website is for informational purposes and not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have questions or concerns about your health, please talk to your doctor. Prescription hormones from Male Excel require an online consultation with one of our licensed healthcare providers who will evaluate whether or not you are an appropriate candidate and review benefits and potential side effects with you prior to prescribing.  See Important Safety Information