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Hormone Pellets

How to Choose the Right Hormone Therapy

Hormone Pellets vs. Injections

There are many ways to deliver bioidentical hormones, and the method of delivery is as crucial as the treatment itself. 

Here at Hormones by Design, we have been offering our own crafted Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for over 20 years with great success. And we specialize in tailored hormone injections given once a month.

Recently, using pellets has become a popular treatment for hormone imbalance, and our New Braunfels clinic does offer hormone pellets.

Yet, when deciding which treatment to choose, it’s important to understand the differences between hormone pellets and injections.

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What are Hormone Pellets?

Bioidentical Hormone Pellets Explained

Pellets are small cylinders (about the size of a grain of rice) that contain hormones in a solid form. They are made from estrogen or testosterone and can treat both men and women.

Pellets are a potential option for men seeking testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). In women, estrogen or testosterone pellets are typically used to treat symptoms of hormonal imbalance.

The doctor performs a short surgical procedure (a small incision) to implant the BHRT pellets under the skin. They are commonly placed into the fat tissue of your hip or upper buttocks. 

What are the risks of implanting pellets?

As with any surgical procedure, implanting BHRT pellets comes with risks. These include infection, bleeding, scarring, and damage to the surrounding tissue.

If the implantation site becomes infected, the pellets may be expelled with the infection. You should not take a bath, get in a hot tub, or go swimming (in a pool, river, or at the beach) for at least two weeks after implantation.

Discuss these risks with your doctor before deciding whether to have the implant procedure.

Can BHRT pellets be removed?

No. Once implanted, pellets are not meant to be removed. They dissolve over time and gradually release hormones into the bloodstream.

One advantage of pellets is that they don’t have to be taken daily like pills, which makes them convenient. However, once they are placed under the skin, you are stuck with them for three to four months.

Hormone Balancing

Bioidentical Hormone Injections

Hormone injections deliver hormones straight into your bloodstream. This is a fast and effective way to address hormonal imbalances.

Injections are our preferred method of treatment here at Hormones by Design. We specialize in crafting a unique hormone injection for each of our female patients. The needle is so tiny, you barely feel it and it is over in just a few seconds.

We create and administer our injections every three to four weeks. Your specific dose is based on your lab work and, most importantly, your symptoms. Unlike dosing with pellets, we can adjust the dose up or down as needed at every visit.

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Why Choose Injections over Pellets?

While hormone pellets are small, they still require an incision, considered minor surgery. That incision still has to heal and can be somewhat painful for a day or two. 

With an injection from a small needle, it feels like a slight pin prick and within a few seconds it is over and that is that. No pain, no fuss. 

Once you are on a stable dose, there is no appointment necessary. You can walk in and you are done and out in 5 minutes. We also offer extended hours to make it easy to drop by.

Precision and Control

Injections precisely match hormone dosage to the body's needs. This precision ensures you're getting exactly what you need to feel your best without the guesswork.

Flexibility and Responsiveness

Your body's hormone needs can change over time, and injections offer the flexibility to adjust quickly. This means your treatment can evolve with you, ensuring continuous balance and well-being.

Convenience and Comfort

Injections minimize the need for repeated procedures and the discomfort of surgical insertions. Modern techniques make injections quick and almost painless, fitting smoothly into your routine.

Personalized Treatment Plans

Our approach to hormone therapy is as unique as you are. Injections allow us to craft a treatment plan that adapts to your changing needs, ensuring personalized care at every step.

What one Patient had to say...

“I have switched over from hormone pellets every 3 months to the monthly injections at Hormones by Design. I have been so pleased with the customer service and the virtual medical appointments with Madison. I feel heard and appreciated here and it is obvious that they have my wellness in mind with each interaction. I highly recommend their services.” – Kelley M

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Schedule Your Consultation

Ready to take the next step towards hormonal balance and improved well-being? Contact us to schedule a personalized consultation.

Our specialists are eager to develop a tailored treatment plan that meets your needs. We will listen and help you through all the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause.

Choosing bioidentical hormone injections offers precision, flexibility, and personalization in your journey to hormonal balance. Let us support you in taking the first step towards a healthier, happier you.

Our locations in Austin, San Antonio, New Braunfels, and Waco all specialize in hormone injections. Reach out today, and let’s explore how hormone therapy can enhance your quality of life. Click here to view our locations and give us a call.