About Hormone Replacement Therapy in Northern California
Decreased hormone levels can affect both men and women.
Although we think of menopause as the end of a woman’s fertile years, the process is gradual.
It can take 4 to 10 years from the time estrogen and other hormone levels drop to the time a woman officially starts menopause. Menopause can lead to hot flashes, decreased energy and libido, difficulty sleeping, vaginal dryness, pain during intercourse (dyspareunia), and changes in the appearance of your skin.
Men can also experience accumulation of unwanted fat in the midsection, decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, and difficulty sleeping.
Who Should Get Hormone replacement therapy
Women who are ideal candidates for hormone replacement therapy in northern California fit the following criteria:
- Any woman who experiences symptoms related to hormonal imbalance such as fatigue, difficulty sleeping, decreased interest in sex, difficulty losing weight, or who notices new onset of fat around the midsection.
How it works
Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, can help reverse or minimize some of these changes.
We can administer hormone replacement therapy as patches which absorb through the skin, or it can be through pellets that are placed under the skin. These pellets release a steady stream of hormones at a safe level, helping reduce some health problems. BioTe® hormone pellets are a form of hormone replacement therapy.
Although studies have shown HRT to be safe, any treatment carries some risks. During your initial consultation, we will review your personal and family history to determine whether you would benefit from hormone replacement therapy and make recommendations based on those findings.
What to Expect
Here’s what to expect when undergoing hormone replacement therapy in northern California.
The BioTe procedure is a quick in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia, whereby hormonal pellets are inserted in the upper buttock through a tiny incision. You may drive yourself home.
After your treatment
You may drive yourself home.
Who is a candidate?
Any woman or man who experiences symptoms related to hormonal imbalance such as fatigue, difficulty sleeping, decreased interest in sex, difficulty losing weight, or who notices new onset of fat around the midsection.
Is there lab work?
At your initial consultation we will review what labs you will need prior to beginning hormone replacement pellets.
How often do the pellets have to be re inserted?
Although there is significant individual variability, pellets need to be replaced about every four months (similar to the timing of Botox injections).
How long before I notice a change in my symptoms?
It may take as little as 48 hours or, in rare cases, as long as 3 weeks.
Can women stay on birth control?
Women who are on birth control should stay on their birth control method, as pellets do not protect against pregnancy.
We are proud to provide this innovative procedure for women and men at Allegro MedSpa of Santa Rosa to give them an improved life. To learn more, schedule your consultation for hormone replacement therapy in northern California.