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hormone replacement

BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

What is Bio Identical Hormone Therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) replaces hormones similar to the hormones our bodies produce naturally. 

Will I need a referral?


What is the procedure like?

There are two different techniques used for hormone replacement; Capsules or Pellet Therapy. At The Vitality Centers, we strongly encourage Pellet Therapy which involves implants that are placed under the skin that release hormones into your body. The pellets, which are a little larger than a grain of rice, contain hormones (either estradiol or testosterone depending for men or woman) which are pressed or fused into very small cylinders. Pellets are then inserted under the skin through a small incision (either lower abdomen or upper buttocks) with local anesthesia. The incision is then closed with sutures or sterile tape strips. 

Do I need to reschedule for removal of pellets?

The pellets are replaced approximately every 3 to 5 months. They do not need to be removed because they are dissolved by the body. 

What to expect after the procedure?

To avoid the pellets from working their way out of the body, there are post-op instructions one must follow. After the insertion of the pellets, vigorous physical activity, bathing and swimming should be avoided for approximately 5 days. A shower may be taken as long as the incision isn’t scrubbed until it is well healed, after about a week.

When will I feel results?

Patients can begin to feel relief starting anywhere from 48 hours up to 2 weeks after the pellets are implanted. 

What might occur after pellet insertion?

Fluid retention, swelling of the hands or feet, breast and nipple tenderness, mood swings and irritability, facial breakouts, hair loss, or hair growth.

BHRT Benefits


How will BHRT benefit a male?

• Treat symptoms of Andropause

• Increased sex drive 

• Increased Erectile Function

• More focused

• Reduced fatigue

How will BHRT benefit a female?

• Reduced fatigue

• Treat symptoms of menopause

• Increased sex drive

• Less hair thinning

• Reduced hot flashes

• Less dry skin

• Improve sleep

• Reduced bloating