Interestingly most men who seek testosterone replacement therapy think that this is the only option. For those who are interested in doing self injections, there is a training session where Dr. Bissoon will teach you how to perform self injections safely. This session takes about 10-15 minutes.
Treatment with injections is a better option; a shot of testosterone is usually performed 1-2 times a week based on the dose. Dr. Bissoon does prefer twice a week dosing with smaller doses to avoid extremely high and low levels. The down side is the hassle of self injection and the pain associated with the shot. In addition to the pain associated with the injection there may be some pain form the actual testosterone –which is rare.
Injectable testosterone is in an oil base and can produce some muscle soreness after injections. The oil base allows for the testosterone to be time released for 7-10 days. With testosterone injections, the injection sites can be rotated between injections. There is also the potential to develop a skin infection at the injections site-which is why we do an injection training session. This is extremely rare if you follow the injection technique as taught.
Many men prefer this option and it is the most popular option. This is a good option for men who are married or are involved in a relationship, men with small kids and single guys.