Hormone Replacement Therapy with Pellets
Biote’s Method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, also known as BHRT, may help avoid unwanted side effects connected with a hormone imbalance, so that you can feel your best at any age. As we age, the production of hormones can be affected. Too much or too little of a hormone can have effects on the body, ranging from moderate to severe. The Biote Method of specialized hormone pellet therapy uses custom-compounded pellets specifically designed to replace the hormones men and women lose over time. During pellet therapy, pellets are inserted subcutaneously into the body in a quick, simple, in-office procedure. These pellets will gradually be absorbed, dispersing hormones throughout the body.
How Can Bioidentical Hormones Help You?
Improve Your Sleep
Increase Your Sex Drive
Address Weight Gain
Increase Your Energy
Balance Your Mood
What is Pellet Therapy?
Biote Certified Providers receive training on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in the form of subcutaneous pellets. These pellets are inserted into the upper buttocks area during an in-office visit after testing is done to determine the exact quantity of the hormone the patient requires. Every dose is customized based on a consultation and extensive lab work to ensure a patient receives the exact concentration of hormones needed. Bioidentical hormones work with the chemistry of the body because they replicate the molecular structure of the hormones that normally occur within the body.
Are there more than one type of Pellet?
Yes, there are two major pellet therapy types: estrogen pellets and testosterone pellets.
What happens during in-office insertion?
During the in-office visit, which only takes a few minutes, patients are brought into an exam room, and the insertion site is numbed. The most common site of insertion is the upper buttocks. A small incision is then made for pellet insertion. Once the pellet is inserted, the insertion site is covered with a small bandage.
How often is insertion needed?
As each patient’s symptoms are unique, so is each patient’s path to hormone optimization. The Biote Method is customized to fit a patient’s specific needs.
How long do Pellets last?
Pellets last up to three to six months depending on gender, weight, absorption rates, and the amount of deficiency or surplus of hormones present within the patient at the time of insertion. Pellets are reinserted between two to four times per year to help keep hormones optimized and balanced and may take up to two insertions before feeling the full benefits.