Both men and women experience a drop in hormones with age, typically between 40 and 50. Hormones play an important role in regulating the functions of the body and your mood and overall wellness, so a hormone imbalance can cause a lot of bothersome symptoms. With hormone therapy pellets, the hormone balance can be restored to improve wellness in men and women as they age.
Hormone therapy pellets are a form of age management offers at Cosmetica Plastic Surgery and Anti-Aging. Using bio-identical hormones, we attempt to replace the hormones that the patient is lacking to help them find relief from the side effects of aging. For men, this involves restoring testosterone levels. For women, we want to increase estrogen and sometimes progesterone that is lost during the menopause years.
Bio-identical hormone pellets are derived from plants and are an identical molecular match to the body’s natural estrogen or testosterone. The pure estradiol and testosterone are bound together with a human fatty acid, stearic acid. The bio-identical estradiol and testosterone are compressed into small, cylinder pellets that can be placed into the body’s fatty layers. These pellets are between the size of a grain of rice and a Tic-Tac. After being placed, the body can naturally absorb the pellet, administering a steady supply of hormones to the bloodstream.
Hormone therapy can be adjusted to meet the unique needs of men and women. Men and women typically expereince some of the same side effects when it comes to hormone imbalances including a lack of energy, weight gain, irritability, decreased sex drive, and an overall decline in mood and wellness. These symptoms typically begin in a person’s 40 and 50s. For men, this is due to a natural testosterone decrease known as andropause, and for women, a decrease in estrogen with menopause. Some women may even require hormone therapy if the ovaries were removed.
Hormone therapy pellets are administered through a tiny incision in the patient’s hip or buttock. This is done using a tiny incision and the use of local anesthesia for your comfort. The small pellet is then placed into the fatty layers of tissue where it can be easily absorbed.
There are many benefits that come from hormone therapy with bio-identical hormone therapy. Once the hormones are in balance, patients can expect relief from their symptoms with improved mood and though clarity, easier time losing weight, protection against bone loss, improved sleep cycle, and improved overall wellness.
At Cosmetica Plastic Surgery and Anti-Aging, we will meet with you and listen to your concerns and symptoms of aging. Together, we can come up with a treatment plan for you to balance your hormones and improve the negative side effects of andropause or menopause.