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    How To Self-Administer Testosterone Injections

    Posted: June 9, 2023

    Self-administering testosterone injections can help get your testosterone back in balance. Though it may sound daunting, this procedure is easy and safe when done correctly—and the benefits could be significant. 

    In this article, we will explain the step-by-step instructions for completing injections safely and key tips for avoiding common mistakes. If you are experiencing symptoms of low T, we can help you put the power of hormone treatment into your own hands. We offer convenient options through at-home programs where your testosterone self-injection supplies are shipped right to your door.

    If you suspect you have low testosterone and want to take control of your own healthcare needs, book an appointment now with our healthcare providers. Let us help you find effective solutions for managing your low T symptoms.

    Treat Low T with Testosterone Injections

    Man hiking with woman after self-administering testosterone injections

    Self-injected testosterone is a convenient and efficient way to treat low testosterone.

    Testosterone injections have been shown to increase muscle mass, improve mood, and stimulate sexual function, making them an effective treatment option for those experiencing low testosterone.

    Self-injected testosterone is a convenient and efficient way to receive the necessary treatment for low testosterone levels. This method allows you to administer injections yourself in the comfort of your own home, without having to visit a healthcare provider every time. However, an initial in-person consultation with your provider is required to determine your proper dosage and administration schedule. 

    Self-Injections are Simple and Convenient

    Many people dislike needles and would avoid them if they possibly could, but administering injections is not as difficult as you may think. We provide support from the start so you can learn the process with the guidance of one of our healthcare providers. For your first treatment, we will administer the testosterone injection to demonstrate the procedure. At your second appointment, you will have the opportunity to administer your own injection while being coached through the steps. We endeavor to set you up for success so you can develop a weekly routine at home on your own or even with the assistance of your partner. Our goal is to empower you to take your health into your hands. 

    Unlike many other testosterone prescriptions that require you to draw your specific dose from a larger vial each time, our convenient system includes syringes pre-loaded with your precise dose, so there is much less risk of dosing errors. Your monthly supply will arrive in a self-contained box that is easy to use at home or while traveling. Our self-injection program also includes an app that you will use to track your blood pressure and overall health on injection days.

    Standard Steps for Successful Self-Injections

    When it comes to administering self-injections, it is crucial to follow standard steps and best practices to ensure the safest and most effective results. 

    1. Wash your hands. To reduce the risk of infection, keep your hands clean when giving an injection. Wash them thoroughly with antibacterial soap and water.
    2. Identify your injection site. If injecting into the hip, choose a site either in the top left corner of the left glute or the top right corner of the right glute. These sites have ideal access to muscle tissue. For injection into the thigh, choose a site in the middle of the thigh nearer the outer side of the leg. Do not inject on the inner thigh as there are important blood vessels and nerves.
    3. Prepare the injection site. Use a sterile alcohol pad to wipe the immediate area around where you intend to inject. This kills bacteria on the skin and prevents infection.
    4. Get the syringe ready. Pick up the syringe with your dominant hand. Remove the cap from the needle. Hold the syringe with the needle pointing up and push the plunger slightly until a drop of liquid appears at the end of the needle.
    5. Pinch your skin. Use your non-dominant hand to pinch a 2 inch fold of skin at the injection site.
    6. Insert the needle. Hold your loaded syringe like a dart at a 90-degree angle above the sterile injection site. Quickly plunge it in. 
    7. Release the pinched skin. Once the needle is inserted, let go of the skin so you can use your free hand to depress the plunger.
    8. Adjust needle placement as needed. Before depressing the plunger, draw back on it slightly. If it draws blood into the syringe, it has hit a blood vessel. Pull the syringe back up about ¼ of an inch without removing the needle entirely. This moves it out of the blood vessel and into the muscle.
    9. Inject the medication. Push the plunger down at a steady, controlled speed without forcing the medication in quickly. 
    10. Pull the needle out quickly. Press around the injection site with a sterile cotton swab as you withdraw the syringe. This helps prevent the emerging needle from pulling on the skin and causing extra pain.
    11. Safely dispose of the syringe. Follow the directions included with your syringe to properly dispose of the needle in an appropriate container. 

    Following these steps for self-injections can help ensure an efficient and successful testosterone treatment.

    Self-Injection Mistakes to Avoid

    When it comes to self-injecting testosterone, there are some important tips and warnings to keep in mind to ensure a safe and effective procedure. 

    • Always follow the dosage prescribed by your healthcare provider.  
    • If you experience any unusual symptoms or reactions after an injection, seek medical attention immediately. This could include swelling or heat at the injection site, or a high fever. 
    • Store your testosterone and supplies properly to prevent contamination or damage. 
    • Use the correct size of needle for the appropriate injection site—needles for hip injection are 1.5” long and those for thigh injection are 1” long.
    • Do not inject in the same spot every time because muscles can harden from repeated injections in the same location. 

    Testosterone Injections Shipped Directly to You

    Our TRT program is designed to simplify your experience with testosterone injections. We understand that you have a busy schedule, which is why we make the process as effortless as possible for you. Our program offers the convenience of pre-filled syringes that are shipped directly to your home. You do not have to worry about scheduling appointments or taking time out of your day to pick up your injections. Our clinical team works diligently to ensure that everything is properly prepared and sent out to you in a timely manner. With our self-administered program, you can focus more on your health and less on the logistics of receiving your testosterone injections.

    Support from Your Team at Low T Center

    Low testosterone symptoms can seriously affect your day-to-day life, and testosterone self-injections can help make a significant difference in your well-being. That’s why we offer ongoing support from our team, so you can feel confident about self-injecting testosterone. With consistency and proper administration, testosterone injections will soon become part of your regular routine, helping you to feel great and improve your quality of life. 

    At Low T Center, we make the process as simple and convenient as possible. Our clinical team is available to guide you through the process and help you achieve your health goals. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to answer any questions that you may have regarding testosterone replacement therapy. Don’t hesitate to take control of your health today—contact Low T Center for a consultation today!

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