Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Pellets
What are pellets?
Sterile pellets are a small, cylindrical form of compounded medication prepared using bio-identical hormones. They are used to treat hormone deficiencies and imbalances in both men and women. The pellet is only about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted below the skin in the gluteal or abdominal area during a simple office procedure. The area is numbed using a local anesthetic and a tiny incision is made through which the pellet is inserted using a trocar. Once it is in place, a sterile strip is used to close the incision and covered with an adhesive bandage. Over the course of three to four months, the pellet slowly dissolves as the body draws small, physiologic dosages of the hormone to maintain a more consistent delivery. Once it is dissolved, the procedure is repeated and a new pellet is inserted.
What are pellets used for?
Pellets have been used as a safe, effective way to provide the body with hormones necessary for treatment of a wide variety of conditions. The doctor may prescribe sterile pellets for both men and women experiencing menopause or andropause, and with some common conditions such as:
- Testosterone deficiencies
- Erectile dysfunction
- Urinary problems
- Weight gain
- Low libido
- Menstrual headaches
- Vaginal dryness
- Low libido
- Weight gain
Why use pellets?
One of the benefits of pellets is that they can be used to deliver hormones to the body that are both structurally and biologically identical to the body’s own hormones. Bio-identical hormones such as estradiol (E2) and testosterone are the most commonly used ingredients. They are slowly released over a period of three to four months, allowing for more consistent delivery. Because the pellet is placed beneath the skin, once it is inserted, the body naturally does the rest. Patients do not have to remember to take a pill, apply a cream, or give an injection. They also do not have to worry about getting the pellet removed because it is safely dissolved by the body over time. Once it is dissolved, the next pellet can be inserted by Dr. Stowell.
Are they safe? We order our pellets from a dedicated facilities that comply with both USP and regulations and maintain DEA manufacturing licenses. Very thorough sterility testing is completed, including not only in-house testing, but also testing and verification through a third-party laboratory. We want to ensure that only the highest quality ingredients are used in preparing pellets and that pellet expert pharmacists.
How are they made? For a more natural product, you want to look for sterile implantable pellets that are created by fusing together hormone powder and steric acid, without the use of chemical binders. These compressed pellets are about the size of a grain of rice and should be resistant to breakage and have a consistent color and texture for higher quality results that patients can be con dent in.
How can I be sure they are right for me? After getting your health information, including labs we will prescribe the proper amount for your specific needs. Once they receive our order, they double check for accuracy and completeness and go through extensive safety and sterility testing before shipping it to our clinic. This will allow you to rest assured that the pellet you are receiving is compliant not only with high quality testing standards, but also prepared to meet your needs.
What if I need them immediately? It can be hard to predict when you may need a prescription. Knowing that getting the medication you need when you need it is important, we can have them overnighted.
Sterile implantable pellets are a safe, effective way to get the exact dosage of hormones your body needs for improved health and wellbeing. To find out more about how you could benefit from pellets send us an email (Contact Page) with question or call and schedule to get started.