Pellet Therapy Q & A
What is pellet therapy?
Pellet therapy is a convenient and low-maintenance form of hormone replacement therapy that involves an under-the-skin implant. During an easy procedure at the Center for Wellness and Hormonal Balance, Dr. Revilla places a small dissolvable BioTE® bioidentical hormone pellet beneath your skin through a tiny incision.
Over time, the pellet gradually releases hormones into your bloodstream. It releases them consistently, so you don’t experience fluctuations that can lead to intermittent flare-ups of symptoms from low hormone levels.
The bioidentical hormones in BioTE hormone pellets are chemically identical to hormones your body produces naturally. That means they won’t have an adverse effect or cause new symptoms. Based on lab test results, Dr. Revilla decides on a dosage before placing the pellet under your skin.
Since the pellets dissolve slowly, you don’t need to replace them often — you only need to come in about two times a year for males and 3 times for females.
What are the options for pellet therapy?
Center for Wellness and Hormonal Balance offers pellet therapy with bioidentical hormones for men and women. People of both genders can lose hormones with age and experience symptoms as a result. Dr. Revilla may recommend:
Pellet therapy for men
Pellet therapy for men is for low testosterone. Testosterone naturally declines with age, and extremely low levels can cause depression, anxiety, low libido, and decreased bone density, among other concerns.
Pellet therapy for women
Pellet therapy for women treats symptoms of menopause that arise because of decreasing levels of estrogen and progesterone. Bioidentical hormones for women can treat symptoms like irritability, fatigue, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, and night sweats.
How does pellet therapy compare to other types of hormone therapy?
There are other ways of taking hormones to treat low testosterone or symptoms of menopause, but pellet therapy has distinct benefits. Compared to synthetic hormone injections, pellet therapy carries far fewer side effects and risks for your health, like heart problems or pulmonary embolism. Plus, men don’t need to get 52-104 injections over the course of one year.
Compared to hormone creams and topical products, pellet therapy is low maintenance. You have to apply those products every day, and you must be careful about transferring the product to others you touch throughout the day.
To schedule an appointment for a pellet therapy consultation, call at Center for Wellness and Hormonal Balance or book online today.
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