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Your Guide to Testosterone Therapy For Trans Men 

At Physician’s Rejuvenation Centers, we understand that every person is on their own unique journey when it comes to health, wellness, and identity. 

That’s why we’re here to empower you on your path to hormone wellness with testosterone therapy.

What is testosterone therapy?

Testosterone therapy, also known as testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), refers to administering supplemental testosterone medication when your body is unable to produce adequate amounts on its own. 

For trans men seeking gender-affirming care, testosterone therapy can help stimulate the physical changes associated with male secondary sex characteristics. This may include deepening of the voice, increased growth of facial and body hair, redistribution of fat mass, and increased muscle mass and strength. 

Along with the physical effects, testosterone therapy can have positive impacts on mental and emotional wellbeing for trans individuals by helping to align their outer physicality with their inner gender identity.

How Can Testosterone Therapy Benefit You?

At our cutting-edge facilities, testosterone therapy offers you a way to align your physical characteristics with your true gender identity as a man. With a personalized treatment plan, you can experience the empowering effects of hormone optimization, including:

  • Developing a more masculine appearance and physical traits
  • Feeling greater alignment between your mind and body
  • Reducing gender dysphoria and related anxiety/depression
  • Improved self-image, self-esteem, and confidence
  • Enhanced quality of life and overall well-being

What’s the process for starting testosterone therapy?

The first step is scheduling a consultation about hormone therapy for transgender patients with one of our caring medical providers. 

We’ll review your goals for gender transition, perform needed health evaluations, and discuss considerations like preserving fertility. Once medically cleared to begin testosterone treatment, we’ll work with you to determine the optimal regimen based on your lifestyle, goals, and health profile.

To start the process, a standard initial low dose testosterone protocol is prescribed along with follow-up monitoring and testing. The dose is then gradually increased within a safe range to achieve the desired results for your transition over months and years. 

Throughout your treatment, we emphasize open communication about the changes and progress you’re experiencing so your care plan can be tailored to your needs.

What results can be expected from testosterone therapy?

The degree and rate of physical changes from testosterone therapy depends on many factors like genetics, age, dosing, and the length of treatment. However, most trans men begin noticing some effects within the first few months.

To give you a better idea of the typical timeline, here is an overview of the changes that are commonly seen at various stages of treatment:

Time PeriodExpected Effects
1-3 monthsInitial voice changes, periods stop, increased sex drive
1-6 monthsSome increased body/facial hair, oilier skin
6-12 monthsVoice drop plateaus, more hair growth, fat redistribution
6-24 monthsIncreased muscle, hairline maturation
24+ monthsContinued masculinization

Keep in mind that maximal physical changes can take 2-5 years. With expertise in transgender hormone therapy, we’ll work closely with you through every stage of your transition and help you set reasonable expectations. Patience and trust in the process are key.

Our Integrated Approach to Your Wellness

Every individual is unique, which is why we devote extensive time to understanding your specific goals, needs, and health background before creating a customized testosterone therapy protocol.

Options for administration include injections, transdermal gels/creams, patches, and more. We’ll help you determine the optimal delivery method and dosage, balancing efficacy with your comfort level.

Take the First Step Toward Your Authentic Life

We know exploring medical transitioning is an incredibly personal decision requiring time and reflection. When you’re ready to learn more about testosterone therapy, we’re here for you. Reach out today to schedule a private consultation.

At Physician’s Rejuvenation Centers, your holistic well-being is our top priority. We’re here to support you physically and emotionally on your journey to hormonal balance and a life lived authentically as your true self.