Pellet therapy offers a convenient, successful, and precise method of hormone therapy that delivers important reproductive hormones derived from natural sources, directly to your bloodstream. In Plano, Texas, the doctors of Herzog Vitality Center provide pellet therapy to alleviate the many bothersome symptoms associated with hormonal imbalance. The small pellets are about the size of a grain of rice and are placed discreetly under your skin in a quick in-office procedure. Learn more by requesting your appointment today.
Frequently asked questions
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HORMONAL IMBALANCE?
Your hormones are important for an array of bodily functions. It’s essential for your overall health that your body produce and release the right amount of hormones at the right time. When these chemical messengers are not in balance, many people can experience symptoms, such as: Fatigue, decreased energy, libido, and muscle mass, weight gain and increased abdominal fat, insomnia, cognitive impairment and memory problems, irritability and mood swings, anxiety and depression, hot flashes and night sweats. Women may be premenopausal, perimenopausal, or postmenopausal, representing the different stages before, during, and after the natural biological transition of menopause, where levels of important female reproductive hormones decline with aging. Men have similar complaints and experience andropause, where levels of important male reproductive hormones drop significantly.
WHAT IS PELLET THERAPY?
Pellet therapy is an innovative method of delivering hormones. Pellet therapy is highly effective and involves the placement of small pellets in the fatty layer under your skin in the upper buttocks or hip area. The pellets secrete the necessary hormones that are steadily absorbed by your bloodstream over time. Pellet therapy delivers biologically identical (bioidentical) hormones in a specific amount for men and women based on factors such as height, weight, and results of various laboratory tests. The pellets are placed in the subcutaneous tissue, where they release a precise dose of hormones, usually over 4-6 months. The pellets are about the size of grain or rice or up to the size of a Tic Tac and are derived from natural sources of plant-based ingredients, soy, and yam. Pellets don’t contain any synthetic or animal-derived substances. The small pellets can be painlessly placed under the skin in a convenient procedure that takes less than five minutes.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I RECEIVE PELLET THERAPY?
Pellets, or implants, contain hormones that are fused or pressed into small, solid cylinders that are about the size of a grain of rice. The pellets are made by professional compounding pharmacists and delivered in sterile glass vials. During your procedure, following a numbing spray, Dr. Herzog injects a local anesthetic and makes a small incision in your upper buttock or hip area. Dr. Herzog uses a special tool called a trocar to gently place the pellets in the fatty layer just below the surface of your skin. After your pellet insertion, you should avoid vigorous exercise and carefully follow the instructions you get from Dr. Herzog. To find out if pellet therapy is right for you, request an appointment.