How Is Hormone Pellet Therapy Administered?

What are hormone pellets?

Hormone pellets are a type of hormone replacement therapy used to treat a hormone imbalance in both men and women. They are about the size of a grain of rice and contain crystallized and compounded estradiol or testosterone. These pellets are made from organic plant materials, which have identical structures to the hormones we naturally produce in our bodies! The pellets release small amounts of hormone directly into the bloodstream and consistently release hormones for an average of 10-12 weeks after administration. 

How are the pellets administered?

Once your initial consultation is complete, a pellet can be easily administered, and the administration method is quick and painless. The pellet is subcutaneously inserted (inserted under the skin) in the hip or buttock area. The doctor cleans and sterilizes the area where they plan to insert the pellet, administers a local anesthetic to the area, makes a small incision, and uses a tool called a trocar to insert the pellet. The procedure can be done at the doctor’s office and heals quickly, and the pellet should release a consistent dose of hormones for the entire gestation period. 

Why choose pellets over other forms of administration?

While there are other forms of effective hormone therapy, the pellet has an advantage because of its “set it and forget it” administration process. For those who want consistent dosing without the hassle of self-administering creams or supplements, it’s usually the best choice!