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    Derma roller with Testosterone gel?

    Would using a derma roller micro-needling device prior to application, increase the effectiveness of testosterone gel?

    If so, would it be better to use a shorter needle length to create "pockets" of gel in the upper skin levels for prolonged absorption, or a longer length which might help get the active ingredient into the blood-steam quicker?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Welcome to the Underground.

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    Originally Posted by deeb View Post
    Would using a derma roller micro-needling device prior to application, increase the effectiveness of testosterone gel?

    If so, would it be better to use a shorter needle length to create "pockets" of gel in the upper skin levels for prolonged absorption, or a longer length which might help get the active ingredient into the blood-steam quicker?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Originally Posted by deeb View Post
    Would using a derma roller micro-needling device prior to application, increase the effectiveness of testosterone gel?

    If so, would it be better to use a shorter needle length to create "pockets" of gel in the upper skin levels for prolonged absorption, or a longer length which might help get the active ingredient into the blood-steam quicker?

    Thanks in advance.
    I don't think getting the active ingredient into the bloodstream quicker would necessarily have any benefit. However, I think the best way to possibly increase absorption is to warm the area you will be applying the gel to to open up the pores. Take a really warm shower and dry off completely, also make sure your skin isn't still sweaty/clammy from the shower and then rub the gel in really well. Different people absorb the gels at different percentages but that should help anybody to absorb a bit better. When I used to use gel I got mid 600 ng/dl with just 2 pumps of 1% Androgel.
    But if you are that concerned about it just change to injectable and go for the best possible method.

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    Throw the gel in the trash,
    Get some pins and some real test!
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    It’s uncharted waters, but I can tell you that when I was using a transdermal my absorption always sucked in the summer months. Dragon’s advice is solid, but I will also say that the difference between transdermals and injecting is night and day. Also, don’t know your situation, but I started with the creams because needles made me nervous . You get over it once you see how good you feel and I could never imagine going back. Pharmaceutical reps push the gels so more doctor push them as well. Injections are really better though.
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    Not really, that stuff absorbs no matter what, but know that the gels really aren't that good.

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    Felt like my levels were a roller coaster with gels. I convinced my doc to give me both and still ditched the gel.

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