Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, is a treatment intended to slow or reverse many of the worst symptoms of aging by replacing key hormones in the body that tend to decline as people age. The treatment is available for both men and women and is offered in a variety of forms. At Revitalize Anti Aging Centers, however, we’ve found that most patients opt for bioidentical hormone replacement with pellets.
What Are Sustained Release Pellets?
Sustained release pellets are about the size of a grain of rice and implanted beneath a patient’s skin. Once in place, they release the proper dosage of replacement hormones directly into the patient’s bloodstream over three to four months.
Why Do So Many Patients Choose Sustained Release Pellets?
Of all the treatment options for BHRT, sustained-release pellets are typically considered the most convenient because there’s no need to remember daily dosage amounts, or even when to take medication in the first place. Instead, the only action patients are required to take regarding pellets is to visit their anti aging center about once every three to four months to have them injected.
In addition, sustained-release pellets are safer and more assuredly effective because the proper dosage is automatic. Forgetful patients cannot accidentally skip a dose or unthinkingly take a double dose because they forgot they already took one. Plus, the risk of accidental exposure is effectively nil, unlike topical creams or pills that could come into contact with pets or children.
What Other Options Are Available for BHRT?
If patients prefer another method or pellets are not a good idea for any reason, there are also injections and topical gels and creams. A consultation with the doctor will reveal which treatment method is most appropriate for your specific case.
Contact Revitalize Anti Aging Centers
For more information on BHRT or sustained-release pellets, visit our contact page. Our center is in Encino and we see patients from throughout Greater Los Angeles Area and San Fernando Valley including Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, and Beverly Hills.