Written by Dr. Adam Patel - Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Expert - February 20, 2023
How Long Do Hormone Replacement Pellets Last?
Hormone replacement pellets, or “pellet therapy”, are a form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that can be used to treat hormonal imbalances associated with menopause. It involves inserting tiny pellets containing hormones into fatty tissue just beneath the skin. The hormones are slowly released over time which provides consistent and effective relief from symptoms caused by low production of sex hormones such as estrogen and testosterone.
Hormone replacement pellets can last for up to 4-6 months before needing to be replaced. Factors such as body type, activity level, and metabolism may affect the length of time these pellets last in each individual case. People who have higher metabolisms typically need pellet replacements sooner. It is important to discuss your specific needs with an experienced medical professional prior to undergoing pellet therapy so you can get an accurate estimation of how long your hormone replacement pellets will last.
The insertion process for pellet therapy is relatively quick and simple and does not require any downtime or recovery period afterwards. During the procedure, tiny incisions are made in order to insert the hormone-containing pellets just under the skin's surface in a fatty layer near the buttocks or abdomen area. The entire procedure usually only takes a few minutes and most people find it quite comfortable due to local anesthesia being used throughout the process.
Benefits of hormone replacement pellets include longer-lasting relief from menopause symptoms than traditional treatments such as creams or pills since their slow release prevents sudden drops in levels of hormones like estrogen and testosterone during treatment. Studies have shown that this method also leads to improved compliance rates since patients don't need frequent monitoring or follow-up visits while they are on treatment. This can greatly reduce overall cost and inconvenience compared to other forms of HRT, helping people save both time and money in the long run when looking for relief from symptoms related to menopause or low levels of sex hormones such as testosterone or estrogen.
At BHRT Pro Center we offer hormone replacement pellet therapy options tailored specifically for our patients' needs by experienced board certified endocrinologists who specialize in hormonal imbalance treatment using bioidentical hormones inserted through pellet therapy techniques that help achieve optimal outcomes safely & conveniently without any downtime required post-treatment.* We understand that every patient has unique requirements when it comes to their prescription needs which is why our endocrinologists work closely with them throughout their treatment plan journey towards achieving hormonal balance & symptom resolution as soon as possible.* Contact us today for more information about our pellet therapy options available atBHRT Pro Center !*