Pellet therapy is an effective treatment approach for ensuring a continuous, more physiologic replacement of testosterone or estrogen.
Equally beneficial to men and women, pellets offer patients 100% treatment compliance without the need for messy creams or painful weekly injections.
Dr. Shapiro recommends this quick procedure to patients already on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy who prefer a ‘hands-free approach’ to optimizing testosterone or estrogen.
“I recommend pellet therapy because it provides a quicker, more uniform optimized response over several months compared to the use of daily creams, gels, or weekly injections.”
– Dr. Shapiro
Hormone pellet therapy is a form of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (bHRT). These pellets are the size of a grain of rice and are designed to slowly release testosterone or estrogen over several months (average 3-6 months).
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 approximately 20 minutes and requires a simple Band-Aid (no stitches) to complete.
After insertion, your body will begin to slowly metabolize the pellet, releasing a steady dose of bioidentical hormones over the course of several months.
Most patients begin to feel the benefits of pellet therapy within the first few weeks.
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 options.
Ideal Candidates for 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.