As a registered nurse, Kristy’s treatment is performed with precision and attention to your personal needs.
Pellet Hormone Therapy
Effective hormone replacement therapy is the latest and most effective treatment to steadily regulate hormone levels in men and women. Pellet therapy offers a natural, sustainable delivery method by gradually releasing bio-identical hormones into the body, producing results that are natural and comfortable.
What Is Pellet Hormone Therapy?
Our West Palm Beach Pellet hormone therapy utilizes hormone implants derived from natural plant sources to replicate the body’s normal hormonal levels, restoring normal function and alleviating symptoms associated with reduced hormone production. Many patients find that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with hormone pellets is extremely effective, easy, and comfortable. These hormone implants, inserted under the skin, consistently release tiny, physiologic doses of hormones, providing optimal therapy.
Pellet hormone therapy – in contrast to conventional oral and transdermal forms of hormone therapy – does not produce mood and energy fluctuations for the patient resulting in the “roller coaster” effect. BioTE® Medical Hormone Pellet Therapy is the only method of hormone therapy that releases small, consistent, sustained hormone levels throughout the day, without any “roller coaster” effect, and provides results for four to six months at a time.
BioTE® Medical Hormone Pellet Therapy is completely natural, and pellet hormone therapy is ideal for patients who want the subtle, natural benefits of hormone therapy, without the drawbacks and side effects of synthetic hormone therapy.
How Does Pellet Hormone Therapy Work?
BioTE® Medical Hormone Pellet Therapy is a simple outpatient procedure performed directly in our office under local anesthesia. The treatment takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes in total. The pellets are inserted subcutaneously beneath the fatty lining of skin in the upper buttocks using a tiny, inconspicuous incision. The incision is then sutured with surgical glue or sterile tape strips. Patients generally cannot feel the implants under their skin. Hormone implants release continuous small, physiologic doses of hormones, keeping a patient’s hormone levels within a comfortable therapeutic range until the next pellet procedure.
What Are Hormone Pellets Made Of?
BioTE® Medical Hormone Pellet Therapy uses a natural plant-based form of estrogen and testosterone. A pharmacist compounds the estrogen and testosterone used in the pellets, in adherence to strict federal guidelines and regulations.
The pellets are smaller than a grain of rice and are inserted into the fatty tissue beneath the skin. The hormones released are designed to closely mimic the function of healthy ovaries and testicles releasing hormones into the bloodstream. The implantation procedure is safely and quickly performed as an outpatient therapy in our office.
Benefits Of Pellet Hormone Therapy For Women
In studies, pellet hormone therapy has been shown to be more effective for relief of menopausal symptoms than conventional hormone replacement therapy, treating such symptoms as maintenance of bone density; restoration of sleep patterns; improvement in sex drive, libido, sexual response and performance; alleviation of symptoms of depression, anxiety, irritability, and mood swings; and many other symptoms such as night sweats, hot flashes and fluctuations in physical energy. Pellet hormone replacement has been effectively used to treat a migraine and headaches associated with hormone fluctuations during perimenopause. Pellet therapy also reduces such symptoms as vaginal dryness, incontinence, and urinary urgency and frequency. Additionally, hundreds of studies show natural testosterone to provide significant protection against conditions such as breast cancer, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia.
Benefits Of Pellet Hormone Therapy For Men
Many men notice declining testosterone levels beginning in their early 30s, and most should be tested around 45 years of age when treatment for testosterone deficiency often becomes necessary. Symptoms of testosterone deficiency in men include fatigue, lack of mental acuity, loss of libido, and difficulty achieving or sustaining an erection. Other symptoms may include depression and mood swings. For many men, the joy of living seems to decline. Many men feel that their lives improve dramatically once they begin hormone replacement therapy.
West Palm Beach Pellet hormone therapy restores sustained testosterone levels that would be produced by normally functioning testicles. BioTE® Medical Hormone Pellet Therapy is the only therapy of its kind that consistently produces and sustains the natural level of testosterone that keeps men active and healthy. The use of totally natural testosterone means that pellet hormone replacement is ideal for men wanting the benefits of a natural hormone, without the drawbacks of a synthetic. Many studies have shown that optimal testosterone levels in men prevent many conditions such as cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, prostate cancer, osteoporosis, and more.
While traditional oral and transdermal hormone therapies produce “roller coaster” blood levels of testosterone, resulting in mood swings and energy fluctuations BioTE® Medical Hormone Pellet Therapy have no such side-effects because the hormone is delivered gradually and consistently throughout the day.
How Much Does BioTE® Pellet Therapy Cost in Palm Beach Gardens?
Palm Beach Facial Plastic Surgery currently works with CareCredit® to provide our patients with convenient financing options. Within a few hours of applying, you can be pre-approved for your BioTE® pellet therapy treatment.
Dr. Murphy is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He specializes in facial plastic surgery procedures, such as lip augmentations, facelifts, rhinoplasty, and chin augmentation. Our aesthetic nurse practitioner specializes in skin rejuvenation treatments, such as IPL® Photorejuvenation, permanent makeup, and liquid facelifts. She can also work with you to find skin care products that help you maintain healthy, beautiful skin.
Meet our advanced registered nurse practitioner, Kristy Levin
Kristy Levin, ARNP; MSN administers the full range of non-surgical and injectable treatments to our clients. A Florida native, she graduated magna cum laude from The University of Florida in 2002 with a master’s degree in science and nursing, officially launching her career as a highly skilled advanced registered nurse practitioner.
Exclusively focused on non-surgical facial rejuvenation, Kristy leverages the power of fillers, BOTOX injections, laser hair removal, laser vein treatments, sclerotherapy and IPL to realize her patients’ cosmetic goals. Her conservative, thoughtful approach to these treatments allows her to enhance your features in an understated way – without changing the characteristics that make you, you. In addition, she routinely attends training courses to further hone her expertise and ensure that our patients have access to the latest innovations in non-invasive cosmetic care.
We invite you to schedule a consultation at our Palm Beach Gardens office today, and let esteemed facial plastic surgeon, Mark R. Murphy, M.D., help you create the enhanced appearance you deserve.