The most common side effect of topical corticosteroid use is skin atrophy. All topical steroids can induce atrophy, but higher potency steroids, occlusion, thinner skin, and older patient age increase the risk. The face, the backs of the hands, and intertriginous areas are particularly susceptible. Resolution often occurs after discontinuing use of these agents, but it may take months. Concurrent use of topical tretinoin (Retin-A) % may reduce the incidence of atrophy from chronic steroid applications. 30 Other side effects from topical steroids include permanent dermal atrophy, telangiectasia, and striae.
Of course some will always want more and while we advise you stick with just testosterone there are additions that can be made safely. One option would be to stack Dianabol with your testosterone the first 4-6 weeks of the testosterone cycle. Another option would be to stack Winstrol the last 6 weeks of the cycle and depending on your goals this will determine which one of these steroids you choose. It is however not recommended that you choose both as both are highly liver toxic and both could bring too much undue stress to the liver. Sample outlines of such beginner steroid cycles might look like this: