Hormone replacement using pellet implants has been used with great success since 1938. Over 70 years of research has illustrated the benefits of pellet implants in administering bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) in both men and women.
Pellet implants deliver consistent, steady state of decline, physiologic levels of hormones. Fused pellet implants are compounded using biologically identical hormones, Estradiol or Testosterone. The hormones are pressed or fused into very small cylinders about the size of a grain of rice.
These pellets are inserted subcutaneously (under the fatty lining of the skin) during a relatively simple in-office procedure in the upper buttocks through a very small incision. The incision is then closed with surgical glue or sterile-tape strips. The pellets do not need to be removed; they are completely dissolved by the body.
The pellets typically last between 3-5 months, depending on how rapidly the hormones are metabolized. Some patients begin to feel symptom relief within 48 hours, while others take up to two weeks to notice a marked difference.
Pellet implants have been shown to improve:
- Cardiovasular Health
- Sex Drive and Libido
- Headaches and Migraines
- Hot Flashes
- Mood and Depression
- Joint Aches and Pain
Before starting any hormone replacement therapy, patients should work directly with Dr. Robertson to have hormone testing done to evaluate their personal hormone profile. Once pellets have been inserted, hormone levels will be reevaluated prior to the insertion of the next round of pellets.