Frequently Asked Questions About Hormone Pellets
Hormone pellet therapy is a type of hormone therapy that involves inserting grain-sized pellets underneath the skin to release the needed amount of hormones by the body. Here are some of the frequently asked questions about it:
- How does pellet therapy differ from regular hormone replacement therapy? It uses pellets that are inserted under the skin in the fatty tissue area every 3 to 4 months. They slowly and continually release hormones to the woman’s body and the ups and downs of other therapies are avoided.
- Why does pellet therapy works better than oral hormone therapy? Patients feel a boost in their energy, mood, and libido. They seem to be feel younger and they tend to be more active as well.
- How are the pellets inserted? The skin is numbed with a local anesthetic and a small incision will be made where the pellet will be inserted. The entire procedure may last 10 to 15 minutes and one resumes normal activities immediately.