Hormone pellet therapy is an excellent treatment modality that ensures a continuous, more physiologic replacement of testosterone or estrogen.
“Clinically, I’ve noticed patients on pellet therapy responding more quickly and evenly compared to the use of daily creams, gels, or weekly injections.” – Dr. Shapiro
Hormone optimization through pellet therapy is equally effective for men and women. Dr. Shapiro offers this procedure to patients who he feels would benefit from this treatment modality for hormone replacement therapy.
Hormone pellet therapy is a form of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). The pellets are the size of a grain of rice and are designed to slowly release testosterone or estrogen over a specific period of time (3-5 months on average). If you’re a candidate for pellet therapy, Dr. Shapiro will safely insert the pellet or pellets under the skin into the subcutaneous fat. This is a PAIN-FREE procedure that takes 10-20 minutes to complete. There is no need for a stitch as the insertion point is covered with a simple bandaid.
After insertion, your body will begin to slowly metabolize the pellet, releasing a steady dose of bioidentical hormones. Most patients begin to feel the benefits of pellet therapy within the first four weeks. As everyone metabolizes these pellets differently, you can expect to feel the benefits anywhere between three to six months.
Dr. Shapiro accurately determines your pellet dose based on your fasting blood work to deliver the best results for you.
When considering pellet therapy at Tribecamed, we will schedule you for a comprehensive, functional medicine consultation with Dr. Shapiro. In that consultation, all your symptoms and medical history will be discussed in addition to an evaluation of your blood work. Dr. Shapiro will review the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy as well as the different treatment modalities.
Patients considering pellet therapy include:
The benefits of testosterone pellets and other hormone pellet treatment options can offer the symptom relief you need. At TribecaMed, our experienced doctor, state-of-the-art facility, and outstanding patient outcomes make us a reliable choice for your hormone pellet therapy. Symptoms of hormone imbalances can make life more challenging, but pellet therapy can provide much-needed relief. Get in touch today to learn more.