Expected Physical Changes with Testosterone HRT

Each and every body is different, and the effects of Testosterone HRT are just as unique per body. Lower doses correlate to slower changes, and higher doses correlate with faster changes, though exact timing is depending on the person!

Body showing physical changes of testosterone HRT

The main changes expected with testosterone HRT:

  • Deepened voice
  • Changes to monthly periods/regular bleeding
  • Facial and body hair growth
  • Increased muscle mass/strength 
  • Body fat redistribution from hips and thighs, may increase around the abdominal area, or gut
  • Clitoris growth/bottom growth (by 1-3 cm)


Other changes are possible.

Side effects may include increased skin oiliness or acne, and possible baldness or hair thinning.

Other changes that may occur without well-defined time expectations may include: increased libido, coarser skin, increased sweating, increased appetite, weight gain/fluid retention, mild chest tissue atrophy, weakening of tendons, and thickening of facial bone structure.

Again, each and every body is different, and these changes don’t map exactly the same from person to person. How slowly or quickly these changes occur depend greatly on the individual person on:
HRT Route & Dosage.

With the different routes and dosages of testosterone, there are a lot of ways to find the one that fits best for each individual body. For those ready to get started with FOLX for Testosterone, the process begins here. For existing FOLX members with questions about dosage, don't hesitate to schedule time with a clinician. And for those who’ve just got some more questions, read up on testosterone here, and feel free to reach out to us at support@folxhealth.com.