Pellet Therapy

What are bio-identical hormone pellets?

They are derived from a natural plant source of soy and hand compounded to be biologically identical to human forms of estradiol and testosterone.

How often will I need pellets?

You are unique; so are your results.  However, on average, the effects of pellet therapy can last between 4 to 6 months depending on your metabolism.

Pellets deliver consistent physiologic levels of hormones and avoid the fluctuations of hormone levels seen with other methods of delivery.

How does the doctor know what I need?

Blood tests determine each patient’s specific hormone deficiencies.  Each patient gets the precise dose that will help balance their hormones.

Why do hormones decline?

The glands that produce our hormones do not regenerate  This results in our glands producing fewer hormones every year after the age of 30.  With pellet therapy, the body is given back what it can no longer produce.

What is the procedure like?

A tiny pellet is slipped painlessly under the skin, typically in the posterior hip. A mild local anesthetic is used and the procedure takes less than five minutes. Once the pellet is inserted, a steady low dose of natural hormone flows directly into the blood stream whenever the body needs it. The body can then control the release of the hormone just as it did when the ovaries or testicles were working normally.

What are the risks involved?

Pellet-based hormone replacement therapy has an extremely low incidence of side effects.  These will be discussed at length during your initial consultation.

The hormone pellets, estradiol or testosterone, are pressed or fused into tiny solid cylinders. These pellets are a bit larger than a grain of rice yet smaller than a ‘Tic Tac.’ A licensed compounding pharmacist makes the pellets and delivered in sterile glass vials made here in the United States.