In order to be most effective, hormone replacement therapy depends heavily on a constant release of hormones to steadily regulate the different hormone levels of both men and women. Pellet therapy is a sustainable hormone delivery method that works by addressing the patient’s needs and releasing the hormones slowly into their body. Emmett Plastic Surgery, led by Dr. Jennifer Emmett, board-certified by the American Board of Surgery, and located in Lone Tree, offer BioTE® Pellet Therapy to the residents in and around Denver and Centennial.
Pellet therapy utilizes natural hormones from plant sources in order to replicate the body’s regulated hormone levels. Patients have found using the hormone pellets in conjunction with traditional hormone therapy to be very effective. The pellets are implanted under the skin and constantly release small doses of hormones in order to provide optimal therapy results.
Unlike other forms of hormone therapy, such as those taken by mouth or placed under the skin which sometimes trigger fluctuating hormone levels, resulting in moods swings and energy bursts, BioTE® Medical Hormone Pellet Therapy is the only method of hormone therapy that maintains hormone levels consistently throughout the day. These hormone levels are maintained for three to six months, without the fluctuating side effects.
Because pellet hormone therapy uses completely organic hormones, it is ideal for those patients desiring the benefits of natural hormones and none of the disadvantages of using synthetic hormones.
Pellet implantation is a relatively simple in-office procedure performed by a doctor while the patient is under local anesthesia. The entire procedure takes an average of 5 to 10 minutes. The pellets are inserted under the adipose tissue in the upper buttocks area using a very small incision which is then closed with surgical glue or sterile tape. If placed correctly, the patient should be unable to feel the implants under their skin. Because of the pellets’ placement under the skin, they are able to continuously release a small, consistent dose of hormones which work to keep a patient’s hormone levels in the therapeutic range until the next pellet procedure.
Estrogen and testosterone, gathered from natural plant sources, are the hormones most often given through pellet therapy. Abiding by strict federal guidelines, a compounding pharmacist blends those hormones used in the pellets to the specific level needed for the patient.
These pellets measure only a few millimeters long and are placed in the adipose tissue underneath the skin. When these pellets are placed, they release a constant dose of hormones to closely mimic the body’s natural hormone regulation functionality. The implantation is an outpatient procedure, quickly performed in the doctor’s office.
Studies have shown that, when compared with other hormone therapies, the utilization of hormone pellets has been extremely effective in relieving symptoms of menopause; aiding in bone density maintenance; reestablishing sleep patterns; improving libido and the body’s sexual response; relieving depression, anxiety, and mental symptoms. Pellet hormones have also been used to treat hormone-related headaches as well as symptoms of vaginal dryness, incontinence, and problems with urinating. Additionally, hundreds of studies have shown natural testosterone to be highly effective in the prevention of other health conditions such as breast cancer, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, as well as dementia.
Medical records show a man’s testosterone levels begin to decline once he reaches his early 30’s. Most men should be tested for testosterone levels beginning in their 40’s. Those suffering from a testosterone deficiency may experience lethargy, inability to focus, lack of sexual desire, and/or issues reaching or keeping an erection. Once a deficiency is detected, it is never too late to reap the benefits of hormone replacement therapy.
Pellet hormone therapy helps the body achieve the constant testosterone levels that are usually produced and maintained by the body naturally. Pellet therapy is shown to produce this natural level. Because pellet hormone therapy uses only all-natural hormones, those male patients wanting the benefits of naturally existing testosterone, without the issues that accompany using synthetic hormones, would most benefit. In addition, many studies show testosterone levels of over 800 have preventive effects for many disease states such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and some cancers.
The traditional forms of therapy typically utilized during hormone replacement often produce inconsistent levels of testosterone in the blood, which can have undesired side effects, including mood swings and energy bursts. A therapy which releases varying levels of hormone into the patient’s bloodstream does not have the same benefits long-term as a therapy which releases a constant level of the hormone.
If you live in Centennial or the Greater Denver area and are interested in BioTE® Pellet Therapy, contact Emmett Plastic Surgery.