If you have a hormone imbalance and need hormone replacement therapy to restore your health and wellness, pellet therapy is one of the best ways to receive your treatment. The professional team at Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center in The Woodlands, Texas, have extensive experience inserting these tiny pellets under your skin, where the pellet steadily delivers your exact dose of hormones for several months. If you need treatment for a hormone deficiency, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Pellet therapy is a type of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. The pellets are made by pressing compounded hormones into small cylinders that are about the size of a grain of rice. Then your provider at Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center implants the pellet below your skin, usually in your buttocks or abdomen.
Once the pellet is in place, it slowly dissolves, gradually and steadily releasing hormones that enter your bloodstream and restore balance. Each patient’s pellets are custom-made to contain the precise dose of the specific bioidentical hormones they need,
Pellet therapy has two significant advantages over other delivery methods:
You receive an ongoing and consistent amount of hormones. As a result, your levels always stay within a normal range, just as they would if your body produced the hormones. By comparison, pills and shots suddenly introduce a large dose that steadily declines, reaching a low level just before it’s time for your next shot or pill. This roller coaster effect does not promote optimal health and wellness.
Pellets last three to four months, giving you the hormones you need without needing to remember to take daily pills, apply creams, or give yourself frequent shots.
The team at Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center prescribe pellet therapy for a wide range of conditions caused by low hormone levels. Pellets can be used to treat conditions such as:
Pellet therapy may also treat some urinary problems such as incontinence that occurs after menopause.
Your provider at Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center applies a local anesthetic to numb the area, then makes a tiny incision and inserts the pellet under your skin. They use a sterile strip to close the incision and cover it with a bandage. Once your pellet dissolves, they simply repeat the procedure to maintain hormonal balance.
Though the procedure doesn’t cause side effects, your provider may recommend avoiding vigorous physical activity for a few days to give the incision time to heal.
If you have questions about pellet therapy or you’d like to learn more about the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, call Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center, or schedule an appointment online.