Bio-identical Hormone Pellet Therapy
Hormone pellets are derived from plants and are structurally identical to the hormones produced by the human body meaning they are bioidentical. Hormone pellet therapy is a treatment for replacing or regulating hormones in males and females, either with forms of estrogen or testosterone or with a combination of hormones. This type of hormone replacement is used to alleviate symptoms of hormonal imbalances such as hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness in women, and low energy, muscle mass loss, and decreased sex drive in men.
BHRT can also have benefits for weight loss and overall health. Hormone pellets are very small implants made of crystallized testosterone or estradiol that a specially trained healthcare professional inserts under the skin. Following insertion, the pellet slowly begins releasing a steady state of hormones over the course of three to six months.
The duration is determined by how fast your body metabolizes the pellet. Our team thoroughly considers each patient’s blood work, genetics, and lifestyle to customize a dosage plan that will benefit your body the most.
One of the benefits of hormone pellet therapy is that it provides a consistent, steady release of hormones, unlike other forms of HRT that can cause hormonal fluctuations. When we prescribe hormone prescription creams, for some patients it can be difficult to remember to apply this cream daily or make sure they are applying it correctly to optimize absorption (results of cream can vary depending on application method and site). Pellet therapy is a great option for patients who are looking for a form of HRT that is effective and easy to manage or patients that have had poor success with topical hormone therapy.