Bio-identical hormone creams, gels, sprays and patches of varying strength (individualized for each woman’s needs) are commonly used for estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.

Topical gels or bio-identical hormone cream are applied with a pre-measured dosage to the stomach, inner thighs or inner arms and are absorbed through the skin, directly into the blood stream. Some gels or creams are designed for vaginal use. Patches, like bio-identical hormone cream and gels, allow direct skin absorption throughout the day.

It is common for a combination of options to be used for menopause treatment or the treatment of other hormone imbalances.