As men and women age, hormone levels in the body go down. These include estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. This can lead to certain symptoms that impact the quality of life. Some symptoms are very common to women who are near or past the age of menopause.
At Transformed Med Spa of Frederick, we offer BioTe® hormone replacement therapy to help men and women achieve hormone balance and restore their health. Each person is different, and their needs change over time. Our medical providers design individualized treatment plans to replace hormones according to the hormone levels indicated in specific bloodwork, along with the client's symptoms.
Using our subcutaneous pellet approach to bioidentical hormone therapy, some patients report feeling symptom relief in as little as seven to 10 days, but complete symptom relief may take up to six months.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is the use of hormones made from plant-based sources to identically match human hormones.
The most commonly used hormones for BHRT are testosterone, a form of estrogen, and progesterone. Testosterone is used in both men and women.
Bloodwork is required before the first treatment and six weeks later to determine your dosing, then annually thereafter.
The pellets are derived from yams. Yams have the highest concentration of hormones. They are all natural and bio-identical, meaning they are the exact replication of what the body makes. There are no known allergens associated with yams.
Bio-identical hormone pellets last 3-4 months for women and 5-6 months for men. The absorption rate is based on cardiac output.
The small hormone pellets are typically placed in the hip under a mild, local anesthetic. The procedure takes less than give minutes.
Side effects for women and men are rare. In women, transient breast tenderness lasting 7-10 days may occur with the first insertion. There may be some hair growth or acne in moderation from occurrences from testosterone therapy. Men side effects may include decreased sperm count, decreased testicular mass and possible prostate enlargement. These side effects occur much more frequently with the use of synthetic hormone replacement therapy.
This is an easy transition. Your certified treatment specialist will customize a treatment plan to convert from your current method of hormone replacement to the bio-identical pellet therapy.
Breast cancer survivors and/or those who have a history of breast cancer in their family may still be a candidate for hormone replacement therapy. Your provider will discuss the options during your consultation