Bio-identical hormone replacement pellet therapy is a treatment that uses small hormone pellets to replenish lost hormones due to the natural aging process. The hormone pellets are made are created to perfectly match the human hormones that they are working to replace. The SottoPelle® pellet therapy method is the preferred pellet therapy method because of it’s higher rate of efficacy and we select pellets that are pure and of high quality. At Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health & Wellness, we use SottoPelle hormone therapy to help both women and men feel better during the aging process.

Understanding Pellets

Hormone pellets are used to treat hormone imbalances. The pellets are implanted subcutaneous, or just below the skin surface, to help balance out hormone levels in the body. The pellets are slightly larger than a grain of rice, and they slowly release hormones into the body to allow for better hormone delivery than other hormone replacement therapy methods.

Benefits of Pellet Hormones

As hormone levels change, a lot of regular body processes also change. Unfortunately, aging tends to have a negative effect on bone density. When using SottoPelle, hormone levels tend to be very stable, which helps prevent the decrease of bone strength that many people experience as hormone levels drop. Many people—women in particular—develop osteoarthritis as they age, and this condition is related to bone density and strength. This means that taking hormones, especially pellet hormones, can decrease the risk of osteoarthritis.

The costs associated with any bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can vary. In many cases, insurance carriers only cover the cost of labs and office visits, not the therapy itself. SottoPelle treatment pricing is very similar to other methods.

Finding the Right Dose

In the past, the methods used for delivering hormones were wildly inconsistent. Additionally, these hormones weren’t properly mimicking the hormones that the body naturally produces. Hormone pellets, such as SottoPelle, deliver a more consistent amount of hormones in an ongoing manner as your body needs them. Since the pellets provide steady blood serum levels over time, they tend to be the best way to manage hormone replacement.

Before the pellet is inserted into your body, you will need to have bloodwork done to determine how much of the hormone you need. After four weeks of treatment, you will have bloodwork done again to ensure that you are getting the proper amount of the hormone from the implant. If you aren’t getting the correct amount of the hormone, your provider can work out a better dosage for you.

Pellet Implantation

SottoPelle hormone pellets need to be implanted. The pellets are slightly larger than a grain of rice implanted just under the skin of the buttocks in the subcutaneous fat during an in-office procedure that takes just a few minutes. The implantation process may be slightly uncomfortable, but it isn’t painful.

Women will tend to need pellet re-insertion every three to four months, while men will need re-insertion every six to seven months.

At Mirabile M.D., we recommend SottoPelle pellet hormone method to our male and female patients that need hormone replacement therapy without a “roller coaster” feeling that could affect their personal lives. To learn more about SottoPelle, contact us today at 913-888-7546.