Hormones control almost all of your body’s basic functions. These biological messengers help your cells communicate and keep your body, mind, mood, and sex drive in balance.
As we age, our hormone systems don’t function as optimally or become unbalanced, leading to serious effects on physical and mental health and well-being—not to mention the effects on your marriage and other relationships.
At Southlake Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, we help men and women find a balance in their hormones and feel more like themselves again. We can achieve this with natural hormone therapy in Southlake.
Keep reading for answers to all your questions about natural hormone therapy in Southlake.
Natural hormone therapy in Southlake involves the implantation of BioTE® bioidentical hormone pellets beneath the skin, usually in the fatty tissue of the hip, buttocks, or rarely, abdomen.
Unlike the natural hormone therapy we use at Southlake, traditional hormone therapy from other clinics relies on hormones from sources like the urine of pregnant horses (seriously!) and other synthetic, lab-produced hormones. These hormones have subtle differences from the ones produced by our bodies and can produce unintended effects when put into a human body.
Bioidentical hormones are chemically identical to the hormones already naturally produced by your body. This means that the hormone can function optimally and requires no additional synthesis or processing by your endocrine system.
Additionally, natural hormone therapy in Southlake is advantageous because we can more effectively monitor your hormone levels during your treatments. Monitoring is necessary during hormone therapy to ensure you’re staying in balance. The BioTE pellets are recognized as your own hormones, whereas standard (synthetic) hormone replacements do not show up on standard lab tests. Therefore, you have no idea if you’re actually balanced or not—you have only your feelings to rely on.
The pellets we use are provided by BioTE® Medical, a compounded hormone manufacturer who has helped thousands restore balance to their hormones. Based on your blood work and unique hormone levels, we can create a totally customized approach to natural hormone therapy in Southlake for you with the BioTE pellets.
If you have experience with other methods of hormone therapy (e.g. pills or creams), you may have noticed serious side effects or a “roller coaster” of emotions and symptoms. This is because other methods do not effectively control how quickly your body receives the hormones, resulting in hot flashes, nausea or dizziness, appetite changes, and more.
Instead, natural hormone therapy in Southlake works best with the use of BioTE’s compounded hormone pellets, which are slowly absorbed by your body, and allow for more even administration of the hormone(s) your body needs—when it needs them.
If you have not been feeling yourself lately, a hormone imbalance could be to blame. Even if you haven’t yet experienced menopause, hormone imbalance can still cause a variety of physical and emotional issues in your everyday life.
Southlake Plastic Surgery & Med Spa helps countless women restore the balance within their bodies and fight the symptoms of hormone imbalance.
After learning about their body’s hormone levels and where they may be deficient or unbalanced, many women have an “Ah-ha!” moment where their symptoms make sense.
We will create a customized treatment plan and select which hormone(s) will be most beneficial to you with natural hormone therapy in Southlake. These all-natural, bioidentical hormone pellets are inserted in subcutaneous fat under the skin and release hormones evenly for 3 to 6 months before you need to make an appointment for another insertion.
Within a week of pellet insertion, many women notice major improvements in their hormone imbalance symptoms, including energy levels, sex drive, mental clarity, acne breakouts, and more.
By balancing their hormones with natural hormone therapy in Southlake, women can also reduce their risk for heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, and increase their overall thyroid health!
Learn more about hormone therapy for menopause→
Since men and women have different endocrine organs and cycles, they experience different hormonal imbalances. The main contributors to male hormone imbalance can be age, diet, activity level, stress, genetics, certain medications, or conditions like prostate cancer.
For men, natural hormone therapy in Southlake with BioTE pellets may be the best treatment option for an imbalance.
Hormonal creams are dangerous because traces of product remains on the hands after application, meaning that everyone you touch一your wife, kids, or pets一after using the cream receives a small dose of testosterone. At first, these low doses may not be problematic, but long-term exposure can have consequences for your loved ones.
Additionally, injections or pills typically deliver uneven doses, or too much at once, causing more symptoms than they relieve.
After natural hormone therapy in Southlake from Southlake Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, men report feeling more energized, they notice better sexual function, and they begin to feel more like their youthful selves.
Our BioTE pellets can reduce a man’s risk for Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, Low Testosterone (Low-T), Parkinson’s disease, and it increases overall thyroid health.
Read about our Low-T treatments in Southlake→
When you decide to treat the symptoms of your hormone imbalance, Southlake Plastic Surgery & Med Spa is your best choice!
Our physician and staff have years of experience in medical aesthetics, with a particular passion for helping men and women look and feel their best with treatments like CoolSculpting®, HALO™ laser, and natural hormone therapy in Southlake.
The first step in your consultation for natural hormone therapy is discussing your symptoms and running labs to determine your current hormone levels. Within a few days, we will have the results and invite you back to the office to go over them with you.
After we go over your labs with you, we will make a recommended custom treatment plan and address any of your questions or concerns about natural hormone therapy. If and when you decide BioTE is right for you, the pellets can be inserted quickly and painlessly in our office.
A small area on your buttocks, abdomen, or thigh will be cleansed and then numbed with a local anesthetic. Once you are numb, we make a small incision at the insertion site and place the pellet directly into the fat under the skin.
There are no stitches required once your pellet is inserted. We simply bandage the area and your hormones will begin to balance within 3 to 7 days. The effects of the pellet typically last 3 to 6 months.
Depending on your unique hormone levels and your symptoms, your provider at Southlake Plastic Surgery & Med Spa will make a recommendation for how often you need to return to our office for another pellet insertion.
Bioidentical hormone pellets, like those we use to offer natural hormone therapy in Southlake, are considered one of the safest and most effective delivery methods for balancing hormone levels.
General side effects of any hormone replacement treatment include:
In an effort to minimize or avoid these side effects, we provide regular, comprehensive hormone testing to ensure that we are bringing your hormone levels to the proper balance with our natural hormone therapy in Southlake.
A hormone imbalance can occur in anyone at any age. When these important chemicals are not balanced, it can throw you completely out of whack and seriously impact your daily life and relationships. Furthermore, hormone imbalances put you at serious risk for developing serious conditions like heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and more.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of hormone imbalance that we have mentioned, come to Southlake Plastic Surgery & Med Spa for testing. We can help put together a treatment plan that works for your lifestyle and will get you back to feeling your best. Use our Virtual Consultation tool or contact us to get started!
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