Testosterone Therapy

Internal Medicine & Family Medicine located in Toluca Lake, CA
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Testosterone Therapy services offered in Toluca Lake, CA

Testosterone therapy once involved weekly doctor visits, making it inconvenient to keep your testosterone levels consistently healthy. Fortunately, there’s now a better solution: Premiere Medical Center offers Testopel®, implantable testosterone tablets that last up to three months. The procedure takes just 15 minutes at the office in the Toluca Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Call for an appointment or schedule your consultation online now!

What is testosterone therapy?

Testosterone therapy is a way to restore the body’s male hormones when levels are lower than they should be. Men lose about 1% of their testosterone per year after age 40. Testosterone loss can lead to disruptive symptoms, including: 

  • Reduced sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction 
  • Decreased energy
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Lowered motivation
  • Lowered self-confidence
  • Increase in body fat
  • Reduced muscle bulk

Men may also experience reduced bone density because of low testosterone, increasing the risk of bone fractures and a loss of height. 

Fortunately, you can maintain your testosterone levels and avoid these issues with testosterone therapy.

How does testosterone therapy work?

Premiere Medical Center offers Testopel, a treatment at the forefront of testosterone replacement today. It’s a far more attractive alternative to weekly injections in the doctor’s office. 

Testopel comes in pellet form. It releases testosterone steadily to help you reach and maintain comfortable hormone levels. The Testopel pellets are smaller than the width of a dime. 

To insert the pellets, your medical provider cleans a site on your abdomen or hip and makes a small incision. They place the pellets into the subdermal fat layer underneath your skin. A tiny adhesive wound closure bandage goes over the incision (no stitches needed). 

The Testopel insertion process takes only about 15 minutes. You may experience minor tenderness for a few days after Testopel insertion, but you’re provided with post-procedure instructions for optimal insertion site care.

How long does testosterone therapy last?

Testosterone replacement therapy with Testopel lasts up to three months. Most patients visit Premiere Medical Center four times a year to keep their testosterone levels stable. 

Am I a good candidate for testosterone therapy?

You could be a good candidate for testosterone replacement therapy if you’re struggling with the effects of testosterone loss, such as low libido and energy levels. 

The practice’s on-site laboratory performs blood tests to check your testosterone level, and your provider uses this information to determine whether you’d benefit from Testopel pellet therapy. 

Dosage is adjustable based on your specific hormone levels, ensuring that you get the amount of testosterone you need to feel strong, motivated, energetic, and youthful again. 

To learn more about testosterone therapy and how it can help you, call Premiere Medical Center  or use the online scheduling tool now.