PELLET THERAPY (BHRT)
Hormone Pellet Therapy Houston, Texas
Pellet therapy at Dr. Sharon Aesthetics is the preferred delivery method of bio-identical hormone therapy, due to it’s effectiveness and longevity compared to other forms of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Hormone imbalances can greatly affect your quality of life and we strive to achieve your health and wellness goals by using the most effective treatments.
Here at Dr. Sharon Aesthetics, Houston, Texas we strive to offer you the best FDA-approved products.
Pellet Hormone Replacement Therapy
Pellet implants contain bioidentical hormones, meaning that they are chemically identical to the ones found in our bodies. Hormone pellets contain either estradiol or testosterone and are similar in size to grain of rice.
The use of hormone pellets ensure the longevity and consistent delivery of balanced hormone levels, allowing patients to feel the benefits of Hormone Therapy for 24 hours a day, over a period of several months.
Insertion of Hormone Pellets is a simple procedure that is done under local anesthesia. During treatment, pellets are inserted in the fatty area under the skin through a small incision in the upper buttock or in the love handles. Sterile-tape strips are then used to close the incision.
Patients typically do not feel the implants under the skin, and it is recommended to refrain from exercise for a few days to allow the incision to heal properly.
Is Pellet Therapy the right choice for me?
Depression, brain fog, insomnia, muscle loss, low sex drive, and low energy are some of the symptoms pellet therapy can treat. Aging conditions like menopause and perimenopause can cause hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and weight gain in women. Postmenopausal women experience a wide range of symptoms, including hair loss, low libido, and irregular menstrual cycles. This is related to the levels of hormones in the body.
A dangerous symptom postmenopausal women can face is the loss of bone density. BHRT can slow this down, ensuring the strength and longevity of the bones, preventing conditions like osteoporosis.
We also offer Testosterone pellets. The effects of aging on men, known as andropause, are caused by fluctuations in testosterone levels. As a result, they can cause many of the same symptoms. Therefore, the effects of testosterone replacement can help retain muscle mass, cognitive and energy levels and restore sex drive.
Bio-Identical Hormones are derived from plant estrogen and are chemically identical to the hormones naturally found in our bodies.
How long pellets last and getting new ones
Pellets typically last between 3-5 months for women, and 5-6 months for men. Some factors that may influence faster pellet absorption rate include high-stress levels, physical activity, medication, and lack of sleep.
As a result, the insertion of new pellets may be required sooner. Pellets naturally dissolve into the body during absorption, and the next treatment typically is inserted on the opposite side of the body, alternating the incision site every time.
Moving forward with BHRT pellet Therapy
Lab testing can help determine if you are a candidate by revealing any hormonal imbalances that may be causing your symptoms. If you are deemed a candidate for bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Sharon Smith will create an individualized BHRT plan based on your lab results, current symptoms, and medical history.
Contact Dr. Sharon Aesthetics here in Houston, Texas so we can arrange your lab test and free consultation.