A hormone imbalance in your body can have a variety of side effects and symptoms. The BioTE method of hormone replacement therapy can help relieve those symptoms.
It takes approximately 30 minutes or less to insert the pellet(s).
What it treats:
The incision site may be sore and/or bruised for a few days.
Soaking baths, hot tubs, or pools and strenuous gluteal exercises should be avoided for up to 3 days for women and for 7 days for men.
BioTE® Medical offers a method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) using pellet therapy. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a way to replace the hormones men and women lose over the course of their lives. Unlike synthetic hormones of the past, BioTE’s bioidentical hormones have the exact molecular structure of hormones that the body naturally produces. The pellets are also made from naturally occurring products.
BioTE® therapy alleviates symptoms that men and women face as they age. These symptoms include, but are not limited to, fatigue, mental distraction or “brain fog”, decreased libido, weight gain, dry skin, decreased muscle and bone mass, mood swings, and overall decease in energy.
BHRT pellets are subcutaneous implants that are inserted in the gluteal/hip area. They are made of custom compounded hormones and binders that hold them together. Every batch of hormones is inspected and tested by the FDA for consistency and purity at the 503B pharmacy from which they are ordered. It takes approximately 30 minutes or less to insert the pellet(s).
Pre-procedure labs are required in order to determine the correct dosage for symptom relief. Post-procedure labs are drawn 6 weeks after pellet insertion for women and 4 weeks after pellet insertion for men. A booster pellet may be required if there is not optimal relief from symptoms.
Benefits from BHRT last approximately 4 months for women and 6 months for men depending on activity and lifestyle.
A local anesthetic is used to numb the area where the pellet will be inserted. For women, a small band-aid is placed over the incision which is approximately ½ inch. For men, the incision is larger (approximately 1 inch in length) due to the larger pellet size needed for insertion.