1 doctor weighed in:
What's transdermal administration of hormones?
1 doctor weighed in

Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine
In brief: Via the skin
Steroid hormones can go right through the skin and be absorbed into the capillaries of the dermis.
This actually is the most preferred delivery method. This way the first pass liver effect is avoided by entering the skin and systemic circulation first. Lower risks of clotting disorders have been shown with transdermal delivery.

In brief: Via the skin
Steroid hormones can go right through the skin and be absorbed into the capillaries of the dermis.
This actually is the most preferred delivery method. This way the first pass liver effect is avoided by entering the skin and systemic circulation first. Lower risks of clotting disorders have been shown with transdermal delivery.
Dr. Michael Fox
Dr. Michael Fox
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors