Bio-Identical Hormones in Sewell and Voorhees, NJ
A small, relatively painless incision is made by a physician or nurse practitioner who is extensively trained in the insertion technique. Our practitioners are not only very well trained in insertions, they are experienced in giving every patient the dose of hormones specifically calculated for their needs. After numbing the skin with lidocaine, the pellets are placed in either the hip or abdomen. No stitch is needed. A small Band-Aid and pressure dressing are placed over the pellet site. The Band-Aid is removed in 3 days, while the pressure dressing is removed the day of the procedure. After receiving the pellets, you can shower, but you are asked not to exercise for 2 days so as to avoid the pellet coming back out of the skin.
Other than slight bruising or temporary discoloration of the skin, complications of the pellets are rare and can include minor bleeding, infection, and possible extrusion.
Once a patient’s hormones are corrected, they should have more energy, sleep better, and feel happier and more like their younger self. Most patients can experience improvement in muscle mass and bone density, and they will have more strength, better memory, and be able to multitask more efficiently. Patients may lose weight more easily and notice overall improvement in physical and sexual health.
Pellets do not carry the same risk of breast cancer as do oral synthetic estrogens like Premarin, nor do they increase the risk as the chemical progestins do. In fact study findings support that balanced hormones are actually breast protective.
The effectiveness of the pellets usually lasts 3 to 4 months in women and 4 to 5 months in men.
At Re-Vita’ Life we are firm believers in the use of progesterone, which is a natural bio-identical hormone that can be used as an oral sublingual capsule or cream. Progesterone has many beneficial effects such as increased sleep, natural diuretic, enhanced thyroid function, and much more.
Hormone blood levels will be drawn and discussed before therapy is started. We will follow these levels closely the first year of therapy to design the best treatment regimen for the patient’s needs. Once levels are normalized labs will be repeated yearly.