One of the most advanced and superior ways to deliver sex hormones into the body is with subcutaneous hormonal pellet therapy. Small sized hormonal pellets are easily and painlessly placed under the skin in a simple in office procedure.
Pellet Therapy can help with many signs and symptoms associated with menopause, perimenopause, andropause, and aging. With hormone pellet therapy, the relief of symptoms can be very profound because of the constant and physiologic delivery the body experiences. Too frequently, patients have experienced the inconsistencies associated with other forms of application such as creams, gels, oral therapy and injectibles without complete relief. Sustained-release pellet therapy quickly changes that.
Hormone pellet therapy is often used by pellet practices to treat sex hormone deficiencies without considering a comprehensive hormonal analysis and looking at all the hormone systems. Comprehensive testing is required to analyze all the sex hormones and their metabolites as well as optimal thyroid balancing and adrenal health. It is vital to address the effects of the stress response, insulin and blood sugar control, and weight management. All this has a powerful effect on human growth hormone for age management. Regenerative Medical Institute, we understand and analyze all of your various hormones and how they interact and influence each other. This assures the best outcomes and results for hormonal pellet therapy to be most effective.
Using a simple minor surgical procedure, an area on the side of your hip will be anesthetized and a small incision is made allowing a small instrument called a trochar to be inserted. The pellets are then painlessly inserted through the trocar and the incision is closed with steri-strips. The whole procedure takes less than 15 minutes.
Once pellets are inserted into the body, they quickly become surrounded by blood vessels called a capillary bed. The blood flow through the capillary bed allows the palate to slowly dissolve based on the cardiovascular demand and blood flow of the body. As blood flows across the pellets, your body will gradually receive hormones as needed. This allows and protects the circadian rhythm which is very important in hormonal therapy. If you are exercising or more active, you will receive more hormone during the stress response. At more sanitary times of the day, your body will naturally deliver less hormones to meet that demand. All of this allows for a natural release of hormones much more resembling the physiological response of the testicles and ovaries.
Yes, a common marketing concept seen in various pellet practices is to increase hormonal pellet dosing to get better effects. This often results in inaccurate hormone delivery. Once pellets are placed in the body, the body will use it based on the blood flow through the capillary bed which is good. If the dose is too high or too low, however, this concept quickly breaks down. The body could easily get too much or too little hormone based on dosing. This is where it requires experienced physicians who are also considering multiple factors including stress, toxicity, detoxification pathways, and complete hormone balance. With correct dosing, your body will use the pellets as it needs until the pellets gradually dissolve.
Pellets typically last between three or four months. The timeframe varies with individual care and is based on personal metabolic rate, exercise frequency and intensity, and stress. For women, the average timeframe is about three months. For men, the average timeframe is about four months but if highly active, three month delivery with slightly reduced dosing gives more consistent delivery. Everyone is different and requires customized care. At regenerative medical institute, we customize pellet therapy in each individual based on their metabolic needs and hormonal demand.
Any type of hormone therapy or medical procedure has the possibility of side effects. Utilizing hormone pellets, pain and irritation at the insertion site is possible, including the very rare possibility of infection. At Regenerative Medical Institute, we will be very open and upfront regarding the possibility of side effects. Experience and the volume of procedures performed is an important factor. At Regenerative Medical Institute, we have 15 years of experience with over 15,000 cases performed giving us expertise in the area of pellet therapy. Any institution that is not giving you full disclosure of possible side effects should be a red flag.
This is a very important question to ask for anyone considering hormonal pellet therapy. At Regenerative Medical Institute, dr. Kenneth Orbeck has been utilizing hormonal pellet therapy for 15 years and has extensive training both as a provider and educator in this area. Dr. Orbeck is a national speaker and trainer for hormone pellet therapy. He is certified by the ABAARM and is a fellow of the american academy of anti-aging medicine. Dr. Orbeck has achieved excellence and is known as an expert in hormone pellet delivery.Schedule a Free Consultation