Center for Women's Health and Aesthetics
Aesthetic medicine & Board certified Obstetrics and Gynecology in Tyrone, GA.
Bio Identical hormone pellets are made of hormones extracted from plant sources and provide a mean of delivering hormones that are structurally identical to the hormones produced by the body.
Pellets are inserted under the skin and dissolve steadily over the course of several months. This type of hormones bypasses the liver and does not have any adverse effects on the body’s clotting factors like synthetic hormones do. Studies have shown no increase in the risk of thrombosis after Bioidentical hormone pellet use. The hormonal effect is typically felt after a few days by some but may take longer to appear in some individuals.
BioIdentical Hormone Pellet Therapy
What are the Symptoms of a Hormone Imbalance?
Ranging from mild to severe, the symptoms of an imbalance in hormones are frustrating and can affect your everyday life. Some of the symptoms of hormone imbalance include:
- Low Self-Esteem
- Heavy, irregular, or painful periods
- Low Libido
- Decreased concentration
- Weight Gain
- Unstable Blood Sugar
- Brain Fog
- Mood swing
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Low Blood Pressure
- Hot flashes
People affected by these conditions often find relief with bio-identical hormones pellets.
How getting Bioidentical hormone therapy works
Schedule an appointment.
Fill out a health intake form.
Come for a consultation with our doctor.
At your first visit, you will be charged a fee that covers your consultation, blood work, pellet hormone and the insertion. At your subsequent visits, you will not be charged any consultation fee. But you will pay only for the lab work and new pellets (every 3 months for women and 4 months for men).
Get your blood drawn (you may bring labs done within the past 3 months), but if incomplete, you will need new blood draw.
Before pellet insertion
Getting BioIdentical hormone pellet therapy requires two appointments. Your first appointment include a consultation with the provider where your overall health is discussed and blood work is done. The second one a week or two later is to review your bloodwork and have the pellet placement.
Please arrive fasting (water is fine) if possible before your blood is done.
Before your pellet placement appointment, avoid the following for 2 days prior to treatment:
–Heavy alcoholic beverages
–Anti-inflammatory medications including aspirin
–Vitamin E, fish oil or flaxseed oil
As these can cause bruising and bleeding.
After pellet insertion
Your insertion site will be covered with two layers of bandages.
The outer pressure bandage may be removed at any time after 24 hours or sooner if it gets wet.
The inner layer is either waterproof foam tape or steri‐strips. They should be removed after 3 days.
We recommend putting an ice pack on the insertion area 2-3 times for about 20 minutes each time over the next 4 to 5 hours.
Do not take tub baths or get into a hot tub or swimming pool for 3 days for women and 7 days for men. You may shower but do not scrub the site until the incision is well healed (about 7 days).
No major exercises for the next 3 days for women and 7 days for men (running, elliptical, squats, lunges).
The insertion site may be uncomfortable for up to 2 weeks. If there is itching or redness you may take Benadryl 25-50 mg orally for relief.
*Caution: benadryl can cause drowsiness! So do not drive if you feel sleepy after taking benadryl.
You may experience bruising, swelling, and/or redness of the insertion site which may last from a few 1-3 days up to 2 to 3 weeks.
You may notice some pinkish or bloody discoloration of the outer bandage. This is normal.
If you experience bleeding from the incision, apply firm pressure for 5 minutes.
Please call if you have any bleeding not relieved with pressure (not oozing), as this is NOT normal.
Please call if you have any pus coming out of the insertion site, as this is NOT normal.
Remember to go for your post‐insertion blood work 6 weeks after the insertion (for men) and 4 weeks (for women).
Most women will need re‐insertions of their pellets 3-4 months and men 4-5 months after their initial insertion.
Please call as soon as symptoms that were relieved from the pellets start to return to make an appointment for a re‐insertion. The charge for the second visit will only be for the insertion and not a consultation.