Anti-Aging Hormone Therapy (Pellet Therapy)
Pellets are used to treat hormone deficiencies and imbalances by implanting them in the subcutaneous tissue of the gluteal or abdominal regions in men and women. Sterile pellets are a small and cylindrical dosage form, about the size of a grain of rice, containing compressed bio-identical hormones. They are placed beneath the skin by a health care practitioner, during a simple office procedure. This method of hormone delivery allows the body to slowly draw out small, physiologic doses of the needed hormone, providing for a more consistent steady-state delivery. The sterile pellets typically dissolve over a period of three to four months, sometimes lasting up to six months, and then need to be repeated again.