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Hormone Pellet Therapy

What Is Hormone Pellet Therapy?

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Annette Brooks

Every function in your body, from your digestive system to your mood regulation, is influenced in part by hormones. Your health and well-being depend on your hormones being balanced, but, hormonal imbalances are common and can be triggered by everything from chronic stress to normal changes in the body. 

Symptoms of hormonal imbalance can be difficult to spot but can have a profound effect on your quality of life. At Balle Bliss Luxury Medical Spa, we offer hormone pellet therapy, which can address hormonal imbalances by giving you a steady stream of the hormones that you need. In particular, we offer Biote® BHRT therapy. This therapy comes with many benefits and a reduced risk of side effects, making it perfect for many of our patients in Cypress, TX.   

Understanding Hormones and Hormonal Imbalance

Hormones are chemicals that are produced in your endocrine glands. Once produced, they travel through the bloodstream and direct the function and growth of tissues and organs throughout the body. Hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone, are best known for their role in sexual function, but they do much more. They support growth and development, metabolism, mood regulation, sleep cycles, weight control, energy levels, and much more. 

When these hormones are out of balance, they can wreak havoc on your health. Some of the most common symptoms of hormonal imbalance include:

  • Unexplained weight gain or loss
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Irritability and anxiety
  • Long-term fatigue
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Hot flashes
  • Changes in the menstrual cycle
  • Reduced muscle mass
  • Acne or other skin changes

What Is BHRT and Hormone Pellet Therapy?

BHRT, or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, is a treatment that can rebalance your hormones. While BHRT can be administered using a variety of methods, we use BHRT pellet therapy. This involves inserting a small pellet containing customized amounts of hormones into your skin. These pellets slowly release a controlled amount of hormones into the bloodstream over the course of several months to continually promote hormonal balance. 

After the pellets have dissolved, new pellets can be inserted as necessary to continue providing treatment. This treatment can be used to alleviate symptoms of menopause, andropause, and other forms of hormonal imbalances in both men and women.

A Deeper Dive into Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy differs from traditional hormone replacement therapy in that it uses hormones that are chemically identical to those that our bodies naturally produce. Because they are designed to match our body’s natural hormones, this results in a much lower risk of side effects. The hormones in BHRT pellet therapy are derived from plant sources such as soy or yam and are modified to be bioidentical.

Biote® Hormone Replacement Therapy: A New Standard

At our practice, we offer Biote hormone pellets for our patients who are in need of hormone treatment. Biote is a leader in hormone replacement therapy and specializes in pellet therapy using bioidentical hormones. Biote’s hormone pellets allow you to have a consistent dose of hormones over the course of several months without having to take daily medications or receive frequent injections. 

This form of BHRT therapy begins with a close look at your hormone levels. Once we see the results of your tests, we can develop a personalized treatment plan to fit your needs. Biote and our clinic by extension both have an emphasis on individualized treatment because no two patients are the same. Each treatment is completely customized based on what you need. With Biote, we want you to have energy and health during all of life’s transitions. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

How Often Are Treatments Needed?

The frequency of your hormone replacement treatments will depend on your unique needs, your hormone levels, and your body’s response to the treatment. Typically, women will need to come in every three to four months to have a new pellet inserted. Men can sometimes go a little longer in between appointments, with treatments needed every four to six months. We will check in with you often to assess the results of the treatment and to determine whether any changes need to be made to your treatment plan.

What Is the Procedure Like? 

Our patients find BHRT therapy to be an easy and painless process. Once the correct dosage has been determined and we have received your customized pellet, we can insert it into your body. This is done by making a tiny incision in your thigh or buttock area and gently pushing the pellet into place using a trocar. 

The area will be numbed using a local anesthetic, so you won’t feel the procedure. The incision is so small that no stitches are necessary. We will cover the area with Steri-Strips and a bandage, which will stay in place for a week or so after the treatment. Then the procedure will be over, and you will be free to go about your day as normal. 

How Long Does It Take to Notice Improvements?

Everyone is different when it comes to the results of this treatment. Some people may feel relief after several hours while it may take others four weeks to begin feeling a difference. Other improvements may take as long as six months to begin to take effect. 

Improve Your Health With BHRT Therapy

At Balle Bliss Luxury Medical Spa, we want our patients to be able to age gracefully without having to experience negative symptoms such as hot flashes, fatigue, or decreased sex drive. If you have noticed these symptoms in yourself and suspect a hormonal imbalance, you can contact us for our BHRT treatments in Cypress, TX. You can contact us through our website or by calling (281) 758-2777.