Bio Identical Testosterone Pellet Therapy for Men Charleston SC
Testosterone Pellet Therapy for Men
As we age, the body’s natural ability to produce testosterone begins to decline. Testosterone therapy for men replaces what is lost to the aging process, restoring vitality, rejuvenating prowess and rebuilding ability and stamina.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy utilizes hormones that are an identical match to the body’s naturally produced hormones. The pellets are customized to suit your exact hormone deficiency, replacing what the body is not able to naturally produce. In this way, your natural hormone levels are stabilized without the fluctuations in level, mood, and energy that can be caused by other forms of hormone replacement therapies.
What to Expect
The testosterone pellets are slightly smaller than a grain of rice. A local anesthetic is applied before the pellet is injected into the fatty tissue under the skin. From its secure location, the pellet will slowly dissolve over about four months’ time, releasing the hormones into the body in a controlled manner, providing a steady boost to your hormone levels and improving vitality and energy levels. Since the bioidentical hormones used in BHRT exactly match the body’s naturally produced testosterone, there is no adverse reaction to the therapy.
Benefits of Testosterone Pellets
Men’s bodies naturally produce testosterone. It supports energy, passion, mood, and vitality. By equalizing testosterone levels, it’s possible to restore vitality, strength, stamina and mood. Most men will find their strength returning, as well as a boost in sexual and physical prowess. Metabolism may also be improved, making it easier to control weight and gain lean muscle.
Is It Right For Me?
Come in today for a consultation. We’ll take a full medical evaluation and determine what your exact levels are and where you may need supplemental support to bring your hormones to their optimum levels. An individual treatment plan will be devised to address y our specific concerns and needs. Regain your stamina, vitality, and performance. Come in to discuss testosterone hormone replacement therapy for men today.
Bio Identical Hormone Pellet Therapy FAQ
Q: What are Testosterone Pellets?
A: Testosterone Pellets are natural implants composed of testosterone. Using strict federal guidelines, a compounding pharmacist compounds and fuses hormones into pellets about the size of a grain of rice.
Q: Why Pellets?
A: Patients seeking bioidentical hormone therapy in many cases find that pellet therapy is the most convenient and consistent method of delivery. Pellets deliver steady levels of hormone throughout the course of treatment, mimicking the natural secretion process of the body. Patients do not experience the hormonal fluctuations that may be seen with other delivery methods.
Pellets, in many cases, are the preferred method of testosterone therapy since it is natural, painless, and produces quick results. Pellet implantation has consistently proven to be an effective hormone therapy method to boost sex drive, libido, sexual response and performance in men.
Pellets are exclusively available for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, further reducing risks associated with synthetic (traditional) hormone therapy.
Q: How and where are pellets inserted?
A: Pellets insertion is a simple and painless procedure completed during a short office visit. After local anesthesia is administered, the pellets are inserted underneath the skin in the upper hip area through a small incision which is then closed with a piece of medical tape. The discomfort level has been compared to a standard blood draw.
Q: Are there any side effects or complications from the insertion of the pellets?
A: An expert healthcare professional can determine the correct dosage of hormones to be administered for the patient’s unique needs so there is minimal risk of complications or side effects. Patient may have slight bruising or discoloration of the skin at the site of the insertion. Rare complications, such as infection and extrusion of the pellet may occur. It is recommended that men should not participate for up to 5 days to ensure the pellet does not work its way out of the skin.
For men, testosterone could cause an elevation in the red blood cells. If this is the case, a unit of blood may be donated to decrease the blood count.
Q: Why haven’t I heard about Pellets?
A: Hormone replacement using testosterone pellets has had great success in the United States since the 1930s. Pellets were a popular mode of hormone administration until the 1970s when the introduction of oral patented commercial products became mainstream. Even though the popularity of pellet therapy declined, the use and research of pellet implants continued throughout Europe and Australia where pharmaceutical companies continue to produce pellets. Advances have been made in the process of pellet therapy in the last 10 years and the benefits of pellet implants for hormone replacement are more realized leading to the current surge in popularity in the U.S.
Q: Do men need hormone therapy?
A: Beginning in their thirties, men may notice a decrease in testosterone levels and may even become testosterone deficient, showing signs such as bone loss, lack of sleep, moodiness, and sexual dysfunction. Men should be tested when they begin to show signs of testosterone deficiency to avoid long-term effects on health and quality of life. At the age of 50, most men experience symptoms of low testosterone that impair their lifestyle and/or overall health. By the age of 70, a man’s testosterone is a mere fraction of what it was in his twenties.
Testosterone pellets have been shown to increase energy, relieve depression, boost sexual function, increase sense of wellbeing, relieve anxiety, and improve memory and concentration among men with low testosterone.
Q: What if my primary care physician or my gynecologist says that there is ‘no data’ to support the use of testosterone implants?
A: Busy practitioners usually do not take the time to read the research on bioidentical hormone therapy. It is important for the patient to seek the guidance of a physician who is an expert in bioidentical hormone therapy and consult with a doctor who has specialized knowledge and skills in pellet therapy.
Q: Will hormone therapy with testosterone pellets help with hair loss?
A: An inadequate amount of testosterone can cause hair loss. Testosterone pellet therapy can help stimulate hair regrowth and patients have found that their hair becomes thicker and less dry with sustained hormone levels.
Q: How long until a patient feels better after pellets are inserted?
A: Some patients may experience noticeable differences within a day or two, however more evident results are often observed within one to two weeks. As always, a healthy diet and exercise are vital components to any treatment plan for optimal improvement of overall health.
Q: How long do testosterone pellets last?
A: Pellets usually last three to five months for men. Since the pellets dissolve on their own there is no need for them to be removed.
Q: How are hormones monitored during therapy?
A: Hormone levels are drawn and evaluated before therapy begins—every patient receives a customized treatment plan. Levels of estradiol and testosterone are evaluated before therapy is initiated in both men and women. Men will need a blood count taken as well to ensure follow up levels remain stable after implantation. Patients on hormone therapy should maintain routine appointments and follow-ups with their attending physician.
Q: Will insurance cover the procedure?
A: Some insurance companies do cover pellet therapy. Patients are advised to contact their insurance company to determine eligibility of coverage.
Q: Can a patient be allergic to the implants?
A: Since the components of the pellet are derived from natural plant sources, there is little to no risk of allergic reaction to the pellet. Very rarely, a patient will notice redness and itching at the site of the implant. Most often this problem is caused by a reaction to the skin adhesive or medical tape used to close the incision.