Hormone Pellets in Boca Raton, FL
Located in Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens, and serving the residents of West Palm Beach and all of South Florida, Sanctuary Medical Center offers hormone pellet therapy and other anti-aging treatments to patients who desire to feel younger and have a more youthful and healthy appearance.
What are Hormone Pellets?
Hormone pellets are a form of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. They are shaped like small grain like pellets and contain either estradiol or testosterone hormones that are placed under the skin to release hormones into your system on a constant basis. When this happens, the physical symptoms associated with aging are alleviated.
How Do Hormone Pellets Work?
The pellets are surgically implanted via a tiny incision in the hip area to gradually emit the proper dose of hormones into the body. It requires the expertise of our anti-aging experts who are trained at not only implanting the pellets but prescribing the precise dose of hormones for each patient.
Does It Hurt to Have Hormone Pellets Implanted?
A local anesthesia is used to numb the area of the incision, so there is no pain.
Are There Any Complications or Side Effects from Hormone Pellet Insertion?
Following the minor surgical procedure, you may experience some light bleeding, bruising or discoloration of the skin, and although very rare, infection and the possible extrusion of the pellet. It is important to refrain from swimming, hot tubs and baths for the first four or five days following the procedure as well as vigorous physical activity for the first 48 hours for women and five to seven days for men. Antibiotics may be given to diabetic patients or those who have recently had joint replacement.
Additionally, there may be some breast tenderness when first starting hormone therapy, as well as some water weight gain, both of which resolve fairly quickly. You may also have some similar effects to that of puberty as your hormone levels begin to normalize.
When Will I Feel the Effects of Hormone Pellets?
As soon as the hormones enter the system and begin to take effect, you may notice that you have more energy and generally just feel better. Additionally, muscle mass and bone density will begin to increase while fatty tissue decreases. You may also see an improvement in tone and texture of your skin and hair as well as an improvement in concentration and memory. Your overall health and sexual health may improve too.
How Am I Monitored While Using Hormone Pellets?
It is necessary to monitor you while using hormone pellets to ensure they are working as intended. We take an initial blood analysis prior to using the pellets then periodically retest your blood to compare with the original lab work.
How Long Do Hormone Pellets Last?
You can expect them to last three to five months for women, and five to six months for men, however; high stress levels, physical activity, some medications and lack of sleep can cause them to absorb more quickly and require replacement sooner than expected. It is important to note that the pellets dissolve naturally over time.
What is the Cost of Hormone Pellets in Boca Raton and West Palm Beach, FL?
The cost of hormone pellets varies with each patient as the pellets are compounded individually based on the needs of each patient. We can discuss the costs and help you determine whether your insurance plan might cover some of the costs.
Additional Anti-Aging Treatments Available:
- Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
- Detoxification Therapy
- Nutrition & Supplements
- IV Therapy
- Perimenopause Therapy
At Sanctuary Medical Center, our four anti-aging experts provide personalized care to residents of Boca Raton and West Palm Beach with state-of-the-art technology for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, contact us today to speak with our friendly staff.