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The Best Areas to Intramuscularly Self-Inject Testosterone

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

intra injections 6234The Best Areas to Intramuscularly Self-Inject Testosterone Testosterone injection is done intramuscularly. What this means is the shot must go directly into the muscle by penetrating the skin and subcutaneous (under the skin) tissue. Intramuscular injections are quickly absorbed and are the only option to use when more massive doses are required than can be absorbed cutaneously (through the skin only). They are also needed when the injection of the drug is too uncomfortable to be administered subcutaneously. The third reason for intramuscular injection of testosterone is that this method allows the drug to disperse from the injection site at a timed, precise rate. The most common areas used for intramuscular injections are the buttocks, the side of the thigh, and the deltoid region (shoulder). Why these areas? Because these muscles are dense. Also, these areas contain large numbers of muscle fibers and fascia (the connective tissue that engulfs the muscles), which gives the testosterone injection a sizable surface area for absorption. Besides, these muscles are significant, and that means they enjoy a continual, massive flow of blood which will transport the testosterone to the tissues. Another benefit of injections into these areas is that there is enough muscle area … Read more »