Testosterone, delivered by pellet implant is the most effective anti-aging, health promoting, disease preventative therapy available.
• Testosterone pellet is superior to other methods of hormone delivery (oral, IM, topical).
• It delivers consistent, effective levels of physiologic hormones unlike other delivery methods that release high and low doses of Testosterone through the day causing a peaking effect that can be disturbing for the patient well-being.
• Its safe profile is incompatible with other methods.
• It is cost effective as the pellets last months.
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Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is customized to each patient based on his or her clinical presentation and lab work.
It is a simple, 30 minute in-office treatment that will last months. No pain, no downtime, long-lasting results, and much safer than synthetic hormones.
Data supports that testosterone pellet implants effectively treat symptoms in both men and women. Implants, placed under the skin, consistently release small doses of hormones providing optimal therapy without adverse effects.
Pellets are made up of hormones (i.e. testosterone) that are compressed into very small solid cylinders. These pellets are smaller than a grain of a bean.
Pellets deliver consistent, healthy levels of hormones for 3-4 months in women and 5-6 months in men. They avoid the fluctuations, or ups and downs, of hormone levels seen with all other methods of delivery. This is important for optimal health and disease prevention. Pellets do not increase the risk of blood clots like conventional or synthetic hormone replacement therapy.
In studies, when compared to conventional hormone replacement therapy, pellets have been shown to be superior for relief of menopausal symptoms, maintenance of bone density, restoration of sleep patterns, and improvement in sex drive, libido, and performance.
Testosterone delivered by a pellet implant, has been used to treat migraine and menstrual headaches. It also helps with vaginal dryness, incontinence, urinary urgency, and frequency. In both men and women, testosterone has been shown to increase energy, relieve depression, increase sense of wellbeing, relieve anxiety, and improve memory and concentration. Testosterone, delivered by pellet implant, increases lean body mass (muscle strength, bone density) and decreases fat mass. Men and women need adequate levels of testosterone for optimal mental and physical health and for the prevention of chronic illnesses like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, which are associated with low testosterone levels.
Even patients who have failed other types of hormone therapy have a high success rate with pellets. There is no other “method of hormone delivery” that is as convenient for the patient as the implants. Implants have been used in both men and women since the late 1930’s. There is significant data that supports the use of testosterone implants in both men and women to be therapeutic and safe.
Hormone deficiency is a common cause of hair loss. Testosterone – Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a highly effective hair restauration treatment. Hair becomes thicker and less dry with pellet therapy.
Some patients begin to “feel better” within a few days while others may take a week or even a month to notice a difference. Diet and lifestyle, along with hormone balance are critical for optimal health. Stress is a major contributor to hormone imbalance and illness. Livia Manner, FNP-BC will provide you with anti-aging recommendations to optimize your hormone therapy.
The pellets usually last between 3-4 months in women and 5-6 months in men. The pellets do not need to be removed. They completely dissolve on their own.
Hormone levels may be drawn and evaluated before therapy is started and during the Men must notify their primary care physician and obtain a digital rectal exam each year. Women are advised to continue their monthly self-breast exam and obtain a mammogram and/or pap smear as advised by their gynecologist or primary care physician.
The price for the pallet insertion is between $400 and $1,100 depending on the dose of the hormone and the number of pellets needed. Men tend to need a much larger dose of testosterone than women; therefore, the cost is higher. Pellets need to be inserted 2 to 4 times a year depending on how rapidly a patient metabolizes hormones.
When compared to the cost of drugs to treat the individual symptoms of hormone decline, pellets are cost effective.