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Testosterone Cream vs. Testosterone Gel

<p>Testosterone Cream vs. Testosterone Gel</p>
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Testosterone cream and testosterone gel are two types of topical medications that are used to increase the levels of testosterone in the body.

Testosterone cream is a medication that is applied to the skin, usually on the upper arms and shoulders. It is absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream, where it increases the levels of testosterone in the body. Testosterone cream is available in different strengths, and the dose and frequency of application can be adjusted according to the individual's needs.

Testosterone gel is also a medication that is applied to the skin, but it is typically applied to the abdomen or thighs. Like testosterone cream, it is absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream. Testosterone gel is also available in different strengths, and the dose and frequency of application can be adjusted.

Both testosterone cream and testosterone gel are effective in increasing testosterone levels, but there are some differences between the two. For example:

  • Absorption rate: Testosterone gel is generally absorbed more quickly and efficiently than testosterone cream.

  • Drying time: Testosterone gel may take longer to dry on the skin compared to testosterone cream.

  • Application area: Testosterone cream is typically applied to the upper arms and shoulders, while testosterone gel is typically applied to the abdomen or thighs.

  • Cost: Testosterone gel tends to be more expensive than testosterone cream.

When to Choose Testosterone Creams over Gels

There are several factors that may influence the decision to choose testosterone cream over testosterone gel or vice versa. Some of these factors include:

  • Skin sensitivity: Testosterone cream may be a better option for individuals with sensitive skin, as it is less likely to cause irritation compared to testosterone gel.

  • Ease of application: Testosterone cream may be easier to apply for some individuals, as it can be spread over a larger area without the need for rubbing.

  • Drying time: Testosterone cream may dry more quickly than testosterone gel, which can be beneficial for individuals who need to get dressed or apply other skin care products shortly after application.

  • Cost: Testosterone cream may be less expensive than testosterone gel, depending on the brand and strength.

  • Dosage requirements: The dosage and frequency of application may vary between testosterone cream and testosterone gel, and certain individuals may require a higher or lower dosage of testosterone depending on their individual needs.

Overall, the choice between testosterone cream and testosterone gel depends on the individual's preference and their specific needs. A healthcare provider can help determine which option is best for each individual based on thier specific needs and recommend the best treatment option


This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. The information contained herein is not a substitute for and should never be relied upon for professional medical advice. Always talk to your physician about the risks and benefits of any treatment. Nu Image Medical may not offer the medications or services mentioned in this article.