Very rarely, a patient will develop local zone of redness (3-8 cm) and itching at the site of the testosterone implant. There is minimal or no tenderness and no other sign of infection. Most often this problem is caused by a reaction to the skin adhesive applied before the steri-strip or to the tape adhesive itself.

In conclusion, testosterone therapy by implantation of pellets is a safe and effective method of hormone therapy for both men and women. Continuous administration of hormones by pellets is convenient and economical for the patient. Pellet implantation has consistently proven more effective than oral, intramuscular, and topical hormone therapy with regard to bone density, sexual function, mood and cognitive function, urinary and vaginal complaints, breast health, lipid profiles, hormone ratios and metabolites.

In addition, unlike oral synthetic testosterone and anabolic steroids, there is no adverse effect to your health from testosterone implants.