Hormone pellets are an excellent way to maintain optimal hormone levels via the most convenient and reliable delivery system. They are placed under the skin using local anesthesia in a 15 minute minor office procedure. Although skin creams and injectibles work, the blood levels from these modalities fluctuate. Hormone pellets deliver the most consistent blood levels of hormones. Pellets completely dissolve in 4-5 months and then need to be replaced.
Testosterone pellets Smaller than a “tic tac” larger than a grain of rice. Men usually require between 10 and 16 pellets implanted under the skin in the area of the upper buttock. Pellets dissolve slowly over 4-5 months sustaining optimal testosterone levels
Testosterone alone or combined with Bi-est (Estradiol plus Estriol) Only two small pellets are required under the skin in the area of the upper buttocks. The procedure takes about 15 minutes and is painless after injection of a local anesthetic
Note: If Bi-est pellet is used, cyclical Progesterone needs to be taken two weeks each month by oral capsules or vaginal suppository at bedtime