Results from testosterone injection vary from patient to patient.
You may begin to see results from your testosterone injections in the first few weeks of treatment.
Testosterone injections are designed to have cumulative effects over the course of your therapy. It can take up to six months to achieve all of the potential benefits of testosterone replacement. Many of the benefits, however, from Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) will likely be noticed shortly after initiating treatment.
There are many life changing benefits of testosterone injections. The kind of results you can expect from your program of testosterone injections depends on many factors, such as:
Your testosterone level at the time you started testosterone replacement therapy
Your particular type of prescription for testosterone replacement therapy
The skill and experience of your provider of testosterone replacement therapy
Testosterone replacement therapy can be prescribed in a number of different ways. Generally speaking, however, we have found that our patients can expect the best results from testosterone injections.
There are many life changing benefits of testosterone injections. The kind of results you can expect from your program depends on many factors, such as: your age, your gender, your weight and the skill and experience of your provider of testosterone replacement therapy.
When Can I Expect to See Results From Testosterone Injections?
If you are diagnosed with low testosterone, and you begin a regimen of testosterone injections, there is no question that you can expect some life-changing results! However, there are a few things you need to understand about what to expect from testosterone injections.
First of all, if you have a friend or family member who has taken, or is taking, testosterone injections, do not expect that you will have the same results as theirs. When prescribed correctly, almost every patient who is taking testosterone injections for low testosterone will see some positive benefits. However, since testosterone replacement therapy, is prescribed based on your particular set of symptoms, and tailored to your unique needs and lifestyle, everyone’s results from testosterone injections will vary.
The other thing that testosterone injection therapy patients need to keep in mind is not to expect overnight results. While many patients will start to see some improvements in the very first few days after starting testosterone replacement, testosterone injections are designed to have cumulative effects over the course of your therapy. This is why testosterone injections are prescribed for the first time, usually for at least six months.
Since testosterone replacement therapy is prescribed based on your particular set of symptoms, and tailored to your unique needs and lifestyle, everyone’s results from testosterone injections will vary.
How Soon Can I Expect Results From Testosterone Injections?
Over the course of your six month program, you can expect progressive improvements in your sexual performance, your stamina, your physical strength, your mental acuity, and your emotional well-being.
As stated earlier, testosterone injections are the most effective when they are prescribed based on your unique symptoms, goals, and lifestyle. Over the course of your treatment, you will see improvements in each of the mental and physical areas mentioned above. The first noticeable sign most men report, is improvement in sexual function, such as a return of spontaneous erections, and stronger more sustainable erections. Next, emotional states seem to improve. Patients report feeling calmer, less irritable, and an improve ability to focus on tasks and problem solve.
Again, while results will vary, here is a break down of the kinds of results you can expect as you complete each monthly period of your testosterone injection therapy.
What to Expect During the Course of Testosterone Injection Therapy
From Week One to Week Three. A good number of patients taking testosterone injections start to enjoy a better sex life during the first few weeks of treatment. This is usually followed by more restful sleep. In these first few weeks you will likely notice improved memory, and will find it easy to not only focus on individual tasks, but also, to more effectively multi-task. Major improvements in stamina and physical strength will typically come much later, however even during these first three weeks of taking testosterone injections you can expect to feel like you have more energy.
The End of Month One. By the end of one month of taking testosterone injections, you will likely feel much different from when you started your testosterone replacement therapy. You will feel stronger and like you have more energy. Your moods, your emotional stability, and your cognitive abilities, will all be significantly better then when you started.
Month Two. As you enter and complete the second month on testosterone injections, everything you experienced in the first month, especially sexual function and virility, will continue to improve. Men in month two report that they feel more confident, have more self-esteem, and can compete on a more competitive level — physically, mentally, and emotionally — with other men.
Month Three. By month three of taking testosterone replacement shots, this is when you will really begin to not only feel better, but look better. By the end of month three, look in the mirror, and you will likely see a leaner, thinner, and more muscular version of yourself. With TRT, addition of muscle occurs due to an increase in muscle protein synthesis. Other benefits i.e. improved texture to the skin and hair will result in a more confident youthful appearance.
Month Four. Now that you are into the fourth month of testosterone injections, you will be fitter, stronger and more mentally alert than you have likely been since you were many years younger. Men who play team or other sports, report doing much better at whatever sport it is during this time. Strength, endurance and coordination all return to their peak levels, after four months of taking testosterone injections. If there was an activity you had to give up before you starting taking testosterone injections, this is the best time to take it up again, or even try something new!
Months Five and Six. As you come to the end of your course of testosterone injections, you should be very pleased with all of your results and with the man you have become. The most important thing you can do now, is discuss with your doctor how to keep and maintain all of the positive improvements and many health benefits that have resulted from your six-month program of testosterone injections.
Are There Any Risks to Taking Testosterone?
If you are wondering what you can expect from testosterone injections, it is also only natural that you would wonder about any risks or side effects of testosterone therapy. When you work with a reputable provider of testosterone therapy, the risks are small, and the side effects of testosterone injections are rare. A very small percentage of men taking testosterone injections have experienced side effects such as acne, difficult or disturbed sleep, swelling or tenderness or the breasts, or ankles, and skin issues such as acne. However, these side effects of testosterone are very rare and can usually be abated by simply adjusting your dosage of testosterone injections. Prior recommendations dating back to the 1940’s discouraged use of TRT following prostatectomy for prostate cancer with the thought that increased testosterone levels would result in increased risk of cancer growth or recurrence. This resulted in much fear in the medical community for many years about the use of testosterone replacement. More recently, a number of studies from Spain, Italy and the University of California, Irvine, have contradicted those dated findings and have actually demonstrated benefits from TRT with improved post surgical outcomes, faster healing and reduction in cancer recurrences.
How Can I Expect the Best Results of Testosterone Injections?
Expecting to get the best results from your testosterone therapy, has a lot to do with who you choose as your prescriber of testosterone injections. Our doctors and clinicians have decades of experience in providing men with low testosterone, customized hormone replacement therapy programs to help them achieve their personal best at any age.
While many patients will start to see some improvements in the very first few days after starting testosterone replacement, testosterone injections are designed to have cumulative effects over the course of your therapy.