Testosterone Pellet Therapy Procedure
Testosterone pellet therapy is nothing short of a little miracle pill and Denver Hormone Health is proud to offer testosterone pellets to both men and women.
In Studies, Pellet Therapy Has Been Proven Superior For:
- Relief of menopausal symptoms
- Maintenance of bone density
- Restoration of sleep patterns
- Enhanced sex drive
- Increased sexual response and performance
All with no to minimal side effects.
What Are Testosterone Pellets?
Denver Hormone Health only uses pellets from a certified, compounding pharmacy, that have undergone rigorous third-party testing for sterility, potency (strength), efficacy and for endotoxins/toxins.
Pellets are bio-identical to the hormones in your body. They are then concentrated, pressed, and fused into tiny cylinders that are implanted under the skin, typically in the upper buttock area.
Custom Pellet Strengths
Testosterone, Estrogen, and Progesterone pellets are available in a wide range of strengths that allows your doctor to individually optimize your hormone levels to attain maximum health benefits. This allows your doctor to custom tailor a treatment to your unique needs. -Rather than using a “one size fits all” approach.
Once implanted, hormones are released at a consistent level, mimicking the bodies own natural endocrine system, and last for approximately 4 to 5 months.
Where Does The Testosterone Come From?
Derived from soybeans and yams, these pellets are biologically identical to human forms of testosterone. This makes for a much more natural and effective integration into your body.
Pellets are also completely biodegradable which allows them to be absorbed without leaving an irritating residue.
Because of their steady and slow time-release dosing, there are minimal side effects and biological similar to your body’s natural hormones. Pellets truly are the ideal option when it comes to hormone replacement therapy.
Testosterone Pellet Benefits:
- Increased Energy
- Increased Sex Drive
- Increased Lean Muscle Mass
- Depression Relief
- Anxiety Relief
- Increased Memory Retention
- Improved Sleep Patterns
- And much more…
Patients often begin to feel the effects of the pellet implants within the first 24 – 72 hours with full results occurring in less than three weeks. Click here to read our patient testimonials.
FAQ’s About Hormone Pellets:
What are hormone pellets?
Pellets are naturally derived from yams or soy and pressed into small cylinders roughly the size of a grain of rice.
Why is pellet therapy prescribed over other hormone therapies?
Unlike other forms of hormone therapy, pellets allow for a slow and steady release of the hormone being administered over approximately a 4 month period, helping to avoid the hormone peaks and valleys experienced with topical or oral treatments. They are also bioidentical to human hormones, and therefore do not increase the risk of blood clots associated with conventional or synthetic hormone replacement therapy.
How long do the pellets last?
Pellets typically last from 3-4 months in women, and 4-5 months in men. The pellets completely and naturally dissolve on their own; so there is never any need to have them removed.
How long until patients feel the effects of the pellets?
Patients often feel the initial effects of the pellets within the first 24-72 hours, with full results within 3 weeks. The efficacy of the treatment depends largely on the diet, lifestyle and stress levels of the patient.
Are hormone pellets safe?
Providing hormone therapy that is safe is the number one priority for Denver Hormone Health. Our staff takes extra precautions to ensure that the pellets we use are as safe and effective as possible. All of the treatments/therapies that are offered through Denver Hormone Health are extensively and thoroughly tested for safety, efficacy and quality. Denver Hormone Health will not, under any circumstance, compromise our patient’s safety and care for anything else.
Does pellet therapy have any side effects?
Because of their natural and bioidentical nature, pellets have very few side effects. Some patients may experience breast discomfort or nipple tenderness that usually disappears in several weeks. In very rare occasions the implant site may become inflamed or mildly infected and responds to antibiotics. There is also an occasional increase in facial hair growth or mild acne, which is easily managed and alleviated with adjustments to dosage.
How are hormone levels monitored during treatment?
We monitor hormone levels by drawing labs before treatment begins. Tests typically include, but are not limited to, PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) in men, Testosterone, LH (luteinizing hormone), blood count, liver profile, Thyroid hormones (TSH), Vitamin D, DHEA, and Estradiol. Testing in women may also include FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone), and Progesterone.
Blood and hormone levels are typically re-tested up to three times per year. The frequency of hormones testing depends on the needs and treatment plan of the individual. This allows our practitioners to ensure that hormone levels are optimal for each patient.
Men must also obtain a digital rectal exam once a year to monitor their prostate levels. Women are advised to undergo annual mammogram and PAP smear testing as determined by their gynecologist, and continue with monthly self breast exams.
Will insurance cover pellet treatment?
Some insurance companies cover the cost of treatment while others do not. Please note that we do not take or file insurance; however, we will support you in submitting a claim to your insurance company by providing you with paperwork, paid receipts, proper insurance codes,and other necessary documentation. This paperwork can also be used when submitting claims to your Flexible Health Care Spending Account. It is recommended that you contact your insurance company prior to treatment to see if they reimburse.