What is Hormone Pellet Therapy?
Pellet therapy uses hormones derived to replicate the body’s normal hormonal levels. Patients have found that bio-identical hormone replacement therapy with pellet implants is extremely effective. Implants, placed under the skin, consistently release small, physiologic doses of hormones that provide optimal therapy.
Unlike oral and transdermal forms of therapy — which produce “roller coaster” hormone levels, resulting in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient — the BioTE® Medical Method using bio-identical hormone pellet therapy is the only delivery method of hormone therapy that provides sustained hormone levels throughout the day for up to three to five months without any “roller coaster” effect.
What are Hormone Pellets?
Studies show pellets are one of the most effective ways to deliver hormones in both men and women. To create hormone pellets, a compounding pharmacist fuses estrogen or testosterone into small cylinders.
These pellets, some of which are smaller than a grain of rice, are placed in the fatty tissue beneath the skin and most closely mimic the actions of healthy ovaries and testicles with regard to hormone release into the bloodstream. The hormone pellet implantation is an easily performed and only takes 30 mins at our Cedar Park or Georgetown clinics with Dr. Laurette Smith.
Precise Dosing is Key.
Proper hormone levels are determined by the BioTE® comprehensive bloodwork analysis. Unique dosing is generated for each individual patient, so dosing is customized for what your body needs. Pellets deliver bio-identical hormones directly into the bloodstream 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for up to 5 months. Pills, patches, creams and shots cannot provide a steady delivery of hormones 24/7. Pellets provide a constant supply of hormones that your body recognizes, which significantly reduces the chance of adverse side effects.
Symptoms of Imbalanced Hormones.
Many of these symptoms are accepted as part of aging, but the good news is that they can be improved or even eliminated with the right treatment. You may be suffering from some of these common complaints:
- Difficulty sleeping at night
- Lack of energy and fatigue during the day
- Reduced mental focus and memory
- Moody, anxious or depressed
- Weight gain, including increased fat around the midsection
- Inability to lose weight regardless of healthy diet and exercise
- Decreased muscle strength
- Muscle and/or joint pain
- Reduced sexual desire and performance
Most likely, hormone imbalance is a primary contributor to these conditions.
Feeling Better Starts with a Simple Blood Test. Patients State:
- Regained energy, muscle strength and a greater ability to lose weight.
- Increased mental clarity and feel younger and happier again.
- Improved quality of life while preventing age-related illness.
How To Get Started
3. Schedule your insertion procedure – 20 mins (Many patients do this on the same day as your Consultation)
What labwork is required?
Prior to the pellet procedure, Dr. Smith will review the results of a blood test done to determine your hormone levels. Another blood draw is usually done about four weeks after the first pellet insertion to see if the dosing used was on target for you.You will only need to have your hormone levels rechecked about once a year or if there are any significant changes in your health.
Where can I get my labwork done?
You can have your blood drawn by your primary care provider, or we can provide you with the necessary paperwork for you to have your labwork done at a laboratory of your choice.
Is BioTE covered by insurance?
You may wish to check with your insurance company to determine if hormone replacement therapy is covered by your insurance plan. BioTE® bio-identical hormone pellet treatments are not a covered expense on any insurance plans, and we do not submit insurance claims for this service.
- How often will I need pellets?
For women: usually every 3-4 months. For men: usually every 4-5 months.
- Why are pellets better than creams, patches, shots or pills?
They are pure hormone that is not metabolized into byproducts by going through the liver, stomach or skin. This delivery system allows your body to use the right amount of hormone from the pellet as the blood flow surrounding the pellets picks up what is needed.
- Where do the pellets go?
Because they are pure hormone without fillers or synthetic ingredients, they completely dissolve.
- How long will it take for my body to get back to lean normal?
That depends on how much you exercise and work out, as well as your age. Studies show, testosterone decreases fat and increases muscle and lean body mass. Testosterone also increases your natural growth hormone and therefore will improve your stamina to work out and increase muscle mass.
- I have no libido – what will this do for that, if anything?
Good hormone balance will greatly improve your libido. The addition of testosterone in pellet form can change everything for the better!
- I get horrible headaches – will they help me?
Yes! We have had great success, especially with women who have menstrual migraines, as well as with migraines that appear after age 35.
- Why do I need estrogen?
Estrogen is the most important hormone for a woman. It protects her against heart attack, stroke, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s. It also keeps us looking young and healthy.
- Why do I need testosterone?
Testosterone is the third female hormone and is as essential as estrogen and progesterone. We need this hormone to keep our thought process quick and our libido healthy. It improves bone density, muscle mass, strength and prevents some types of depression. It is also the source of energy and solid sleep!
“I saw a noticeable increase in energy after hormone therapy which really allowed me to live my life again.” Damian, Patient
“I have had hot flashes for over 10 years and have tried numerous conventional hormones and natural remedies without much success. My sex drive was almost non-existent. I was fatigued and depressed. Almost instantly after my first pellet insertion I found relief! I would highly recommend the BioTE® Hormone Replacement Therapy; it’s a life saver!” SF, Patient
“I am extremely pleased with the results of this procedure. Over the past six months I noticed an increased energy level, more restful sleep, mental sharpness and an overall increased activity level. My sexual stamina also improved! I would recommend this treatment to others who want to feel better in every aspect of their lives.”
Disclaimer: Results given in testimonials, reviews, and photos are from real customers, but similar results are not guaranteed. Individual results may vary.
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