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The most common form of testosterone replacement therapy is a gel that you must apply to your skin every day. Although the gel can be messy and a bit inconvenient to use, it is a simple and effective choice that works well for many men. However, if the gel isn’t a suitable option for you, there are other types of andropause treatment available at clinics in London. One of these is the testosterone replacement implant.

Testosterone Replacement Implant

What is the Implant?

The testosterone implant is a small pellet that can be placed under your skin. You will need to visit the clinic in London to have the implant put into place by a doctor. It will usually be inserted into your abdomen or buttocks. Once it has been fitted, the implant will gradually release testosterone into your body at the correct dosage for your andropause treatment. If the treatment is a success then you should start to see an improvement in symptoms such as fatigue and lack of libido. However, hormone replacement therapy doesn’t work for everyone. If the implant doesn’t seem to be helping then you may need to discuss other andropause treatment options with your doctor in London.

Pros and Cons of Testosterone Implants

If your doctor has suggested testosterone replacement therapy and you are thinking about getting an implant it is important to discuss the risks and benefits. Here are some of the points you may want to consider:

  • The implant might work for you even if the other options haven’t been able to ease your symptoms or they have caused other problems
  • You only need to have a new implant inserted every 3-6 months, so you won’t need to remember to use the gel or take a tablet very day
  • You may feel uneasy about having something inserted under your skin, in which case a patch or injection may be a better choice
  • Side effects are more common with the implants than for the other types of andropause treatment used in London
  • You will be able to have the implant removed early if you experience any problems