Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Recharge Your Health and Life with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Pellet Therapy (BHRT)

At Anderson Plastic Surgery & MedSpa, we start your wellness journey with our symptom checklist and lab work to identify the root cause of your problems. Once we have your lab results, we explore your medical and social history in a collaborative process, learning as much as we can about how you feel. Our team will provide you with an integrated medicine treatment plan that may include pellet therapy, nutraceutical supplements, vitamins, and nutrition guidelines so you can enrich all areas of your life.

Testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone naturally decline over time and can cause mood swings, sexual dysfunction, stubborn weight gain, fatigue, reduced mental clarity and more. Unfortunately, traditional approaches to hormone therapy fail to deliver consistent, long-lasting results.

Most patients prefer BHRT pellet therapy to other forms of hormone replacement therapy due to:

  • Convenience (two to three office visits per year).
  • Consistent, stable results (no roller coaster ride of energy levels or emotions).
  • Safe and natural (produces natural levels of hormones).
  • Superior results!

What is pellet therapy and how does it work?

Pellet therapy, a form of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), is one of the most effective modalities available to deliver bio-identical hormones. Most patients experience superior results over traditional methods of hormone replacement therapy and find pellet therapy is much more convenient than applying transdermal patches, messy creams or remembering to take a pill every day.

After numbing with a local anesthetic, the practitioner injects the prescribed number of tiny pellets (each about the size of a few grains of rice or less) into the fatty tissue underneath the skin. The hormones in the pellets mimic the effects of natural hormones and are slowly released into the bloodstream over time. The in-office procedure typically takes only a few minutes and requires minimal recovery and downtime. On average, patients require two to three pellet injections per year to regain and maintain the hormone levels necessary to feel young, energetic, healthy and vital again.

The pellets are not time released, but instead, they release hormones into the bloodstream based on cardiac output; in other words, based on how physically active or how much emotional stress, good or bad, you may be under. Physically active people will release and absorb more hormones from the pellet (much like the ovaries and testes release hormones under physical or emotional stress), and those with more sedentary lifestyles release and absorb hormones at a slower rate.

What are Hormone Pellets?

The pellets used for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are derived from natural plant sources. Following strict federal guidelines, a compounding pharmacist extracts the precise amount of testosterone or estrogen needed and compounds the hormones into tiny pellets, which are implanted under the skin.

Pellet therapy is a safe, natural alternative to synthetic hormones and is the only form of HRT that closely mimics the natural levels of hormones secreted in the body. With the steady stream of hormones delivered through pellet therapy, common side effects such as mood and energy fluctuations are minimized.

Our hormone therapies have been shown to:

  • Increase energy levels
  • Reduce fat and increase lean muscle
  • Improve mood
  • Reduce depression and anxiety
  • Improve quality of sleep
  • Increase mental sharpness and memory
  • Restore/Increase sexual performance

Find out if hormone replacement therapy is right for you with a complimentary consultation.