Enhance your quality of life through Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for both Men and Women.
Our clinically proven strategy is to optimize your hormonal levels using bioidentical hormone pellets that are placed under the skin. The pellets steadily release the hormones, which mimic the body’s natural endocrine system. Your body recognizes the hormones as if it actually produced them, and this allows you to feel young again, bringing you back to a time when your hormones were at an optimal level.
By now you may have heard of Bioidentical Hormones. These are hormones that are biologically identical in structure and function to those your body naturally produces.
As you age, your hormone levels steadily declines leading to many unwelcome effects.
Hormones can be given in many different forms, however hormone pellet therapy is the preferred delivery method. The tiny hormone pellets are inserted just uner the skin in a simple and painless procedure. The pellets will last approximately 3 months for women and 6 months for men, and are slowly absorbed according to the activity and stress level of the patient. Patients that hae been unsuccessful with other forms of hormone replacement have had great success with pellet therapy
The bioidentical hormone pellets that we use at Utah Stem Cells are derived from natural plant based sources. This mans the molecular structure of the hormone supplement is exactly the same a s the hormones produced by your body. Thus, your body recognizes these hormones as if it produced them itself, and do not carry the inherent risks that possibly could be present with synthetic hormones.
The desired physiologic effects attained with pellet insertions are far superior to oral, gel, and intramuscular modes of delivery.
The pellets are able to supply a smooth and steady supply of the desired hormone, and avoid the erratic absorption and wild fluctuations of circulating levels in your blood stream that accompany the aforementioned methods. Your body also recognizes the location of this “depot” of hormones that are slowly released, and can self adjust to draw more of the hormones during times of stress or exercise when needed
With the painless placement of the pellets in the upper buttocks region, you avoid having to remember to rub on messy creams, swallow pills, or take weekly painful injections. Once the pellets are placed you can forget about them, and they last for about 3 months for women and 6 months for men
The cost of our BHRT pellets are significantly less expensive than the other possible delivery methods described above.
The signs and effects of the menopause transition can begin as early as age 35, and in some cases even sooner. Studies have shown that approximately 75% of these women seek some form of lifestyle, dietary or medical solutions to relieve their symptoms. In addition to those entering menopause due to aging, a shocking statistic that one-third of all women in the U.S. have had histerectomy. After their operations these women are prematurely thrown into “surgical” menopause and suffer from the same symptoms.
Millions of men are needlessly suffering from the symptoms associated with aging and their lowering testosterone levels (aka andropause) because they are unaware of the many benefits of bioidentical testosterone therapy. As men age, their testosterone levels decline once they hit 30 and then dramatically drop in their 40s and 50s.
Even younger men in their 20’s and early 30’s
are eager to attain that “competitive edge” in various sporting activities and lifestyle. Testosterone supplementation can provide greater gains in the gym, strength, stamina, and shorter recovery times that have obvious benefits for many endeavors. This is particularly true for those who may have known lower testosterone levels.
The appropriate dose of hormone pellets will be individually selected for you taking several different factors into consideration. These include your age, body type, pre-treatment hormone levels, and the degree/types of symptoms present.
The bioidentical hormone pellets are inserted with very little discomfort under the skin in the upper buttocks region just below the pants line. We use a local anesthetic (usually lidocaine) to numb the skin and surrounding tissue, and then a needle is inserted. The very small hormone pellets (about the size of a grain of rice or Tic Tac) are then placed in the hollow needle and slid into the proper place under the skin, in the fatty tissue. You will barely feel the local anesthetic as it numbs the skin and tissue. Most people describe it as hurting less than a flu shot or drawing blood from a vein for routine labs. You will usually feel no pain at all after the skin and tissue has been numbed, and while placing the pellets through the hollow needle. For a couple of days after the procedure the only discomfort you will experience is similar to that of a mild bruise.You will be able to resume all of your normal activities immediately
following the procedure. We only ask that you avoid any strenuous
activities that specifically target the buttocks muscles for a few days.
We would then have you return to the clinic in 5 weeks for a re-evaluation with the labs repeated. We would review your new hormone levels to see if they are now in the target range and correlate this with the degree of improvement in your symptoms. This helps us determine your correct hormone dosage and adjustments can be made