BHRT (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy)
BHRT (Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy) is a non-surgical procedure to optimize hormone levels and improve overall health. Imbalance of hormones can cause multiple symptoms, including reduced libido, low mood, weight gain, and fatigue. As a Biote Certified provider, we provide a hormone pellet therapy to optimize and balance your hormones. Feel happier, healthier, and stronger with bioidentical hormone therapy.
Hormone Optimization Timeline
Everyone’s journey is different, but here is what you can expect for the next year.
1. Initial Blood Draw
You will come to the office and we will draw your blood for the lab. Fasting is not required. On this very first visit, we will assess your symptoms. After a few days, we will get the lab results back and will reach out to you for a consultation. During the consultation, we will discuss lab results, goals, benefits and risks, dosing, and plans for actual pelleting. It is also possible to schedule the consultation and pelleting on the same date if we have your lab results.
2. Actual Pellet Insertion
On the day of in-office pellet insertion, you will wear something comfortable. There is no need to fast or take pain medication in advance. The whole insertion procedure may take anywhere from 15-45 minutes. Most of our clients tolerate the procedure very well with local anesthesia. After the procedure, after-care instructions will be given. Most people note about a week of sensitivity. From there, you should resume normal physical activity.
3. Insertion Site Healed
Males- Leave all dressings in place for 7 days. The insertion site should be healed by 2-3 weeks after getting pellets.
Females- Remove the outer bandage after 3 days and inner Steri-Strips after 7 days. The insertion site should be healed by 2-3 weeks after getting pellets.
4. Follow-up Labs
After 4-6 weeks, you will visit our office again for another blood draw. This is an important step because we want to know how your body reacts to the pellets. There is no charge for this visit.
5. Symptom Improvement
About 4 weeks after the insertion, you will see gradual improvement of your symptoms. If you are not experiencing improvement just yet, remember, pellets can be activated by physical activity, such as walking and yoga. So get moving!
6. Time for the Next Pellet
The second pelleting is crucial in helping to maintain symptom relief and optimal hormone levels. Many patients report feeling the most benefits following their second or even third round of pellets. Recommended every 5-6 months for men and 3-4 months for women.
Initial Blood Draw and Consultation
If you want to start the therapy, book an appointment. We will collect your labs and consult for your hormone optimization.
Male Pelleting Procedure
Actual pelleting procedure after the lab draw. Recommended every 5-6 months.