Hormone Pellet Therapy 101: General Info, How it works, and Frequently Asked Questions

Our bodies all experience a wide range of changes as we age. The changes can be immense and life-changing, from gray hair to wrinkles and internal changes that cause our bodies to function in different and diminishing ways. Hormone levels are one of these changes that can drastically change how you feel, think, and consider yourself. Hormone Pellet Therapy in NJ at DrC 360 is one of the ways of halting this type of hormonal change as we age.

In this post, we discuss hormone pellet therapy, what it is, how it works, who it is intended for, and whether or not it might be the right fit for you, depending on your goals, wants, and needs. At DrC 360, we believe that you can grow old with grace, still enjoying the things you love. Hormone pellet therapy is often used to give the body what it needs to keep you feeling yourself, both mentally and physically.

What Is Hormone Pellet Therapy?

Hormone pellet therapy is a treatment meant to supply the body with hormones that have diminished the body over time. These compounds are naturally found in the human body in smaller and smaller quantities as we age. Treatment aims to increase patient energy levels and prevent health concerns related to low hormone levels, allowing them to live a more normal life, enjoying the activities and mental state of their younger, more hormone-rich selves.

How does hormone pellet therapy work?

The hormones are compressed into a small pellet that is inserted into the body. The pellet slowly releases hormones at a steady rate so that the body has a stable and constant supply to keep it balanced. Once the pellet has fully dissolved, another one can be easily inserted into the body. The treatment is safe and FDA-approved, and it produces very few side effects.

How long does it take to start working?

Hormone pellets are absorbed slowly into the skin and start making their way into the body. Patients tend to feel a change in symptoms after two to three weeks, which become more robust with time.

How long do hormone pellets last?

Hormone pellets are designed to slowly release the desired hormone in a safe dosage over time. Full results may not become apparent until about eight weeks have passed. We continue to monitor and make any adjustments necessary to dosage. New pellets will not be required to keep results until several months have passed.

The pellet should provide hormones for a period of:

  • Six months for men
  • Four months for women

Which hormones are used?

The most common hormones needed are estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. The production rates of these hormones start to decline for patients in their thirties, which is when imbalances can start.

Preparation for hormone pellet therapy

There is little to no preparation needed from patients before treatment, but we must conduct various tests to ensure it is the proper treatment for each individual.

What issues can be related to low hormones?

It's essential to understand the symptoms related to hormone changes in the body. Some of these symptoms include:

  • Depression
  • Lower sex drive
  • Memory loss
  • Trouble focusing
  • Mood swings

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms with age, hormone pellet therapy may be an option. The best way to know for sure is to book a private consultation with Dr. Anthony Cavazos to discuss your symptoms and the best resolution for them.

Hormone Pellet Therapy in New Providence, New Jersey

DrC 360 offers hormone pellet therapy to those it is a good fit for based on various factors. Book a private consultation today to discuss symptoms and your goals to see if this is the right fit for you. DrC 360 is dedicated to helping patients find their best quality of life through safe and minimally-invasive options.