Hormones are responsible for controlling many functions of the body, from weight gain to libido and even menopause symptoms in women.
Sometimes causing disruptive symptoms that leave patients looking and feeling older than they would like. Both genders notice the pronounced changes that hormones during puberty have on the body in the teen years. However, after puberty, hormones tend to level out. At a later age, significant hormonal changes again occur, both in men and women, often as a result of the aging process.
Women begin to experience early menopause starting around age 40, while men in their 30s, 40s, and beyond may notice the effects of slow testosterone production as it affects sex drive. An unfortunate side effect of improper hormone levels is the tendency to store excess fat, particularly in the midsection, regardless of a person’s gender.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can benefit patients that are experiencing hormone disruption by bringing balance to hormone levels within the body. While over-the-counter, low-dose hormone supplements and creams may be available, it is a gamble to attempt to adjust hormones without having specific testing done to know exactly which hormones need adjusting and how much. Dr. Robert Whitfield, an Austin plastic surgeon, can help you discover what is going on inside your body so that you can receive physician-approved hormone replacement medications that will alleviate your symptoms safely.
HRT comes in many forms. Prescription medications such as oral pills and HRT creams are available, as well as hormone injections, biologically identical hormone replacement (BHRT), and the latest and arguably the best hormone replacement method in Dr. Whitfield’s medical opinion — pellet-based subdermal implants.
Pellecome hormone replacement therapy delivers a controlled dose of hormones to help balance the hormonal disruption that some individuals experience. The unique thing about the Pellecome treatment is that it is a form of BHRT, which is bio-identical to the hormones naturally created by the endocrine system within the human body. The pellets are implants and provide a sustained, consistent release of the hormones you need to feel well.
Hormonal changes throughout a woman’s life can lead to significant disruption within the body. Pellet therapy may be used to reduce visceral body fat and relieve symptoms of menopause in women. As an effective remedy for hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and night sweats, an Austin Pellecome BHRT treatment makes a meaningful change to the lives of women facing the unfortunate effects of low estrogen levels.
Pellet hormone therapy is an ideal way to help women balance hormone levels in order to:
Should Dr. Whitfield determine that hormone replacement is right for you, you will receive your Pellecome implant in a simple, minimally invasive procedure. It takes less than 20 minutes to complete and can be done right in Dr. Whitfield’s office.
Dr. Whitfield makes sure the process is as pain-free as possible by applying a local anesthetic to the incision site. He makes a small puncture to the skin, which allows the ergonomic Pellecome Needle to reach the subdermal layer of the body and inject the Pellecome pellets.
Following the implantation, your wound will be dressed with a bandage, which should be removed 24 hours after the procedure. You can shower at that time, but avoid baths, swimming, and hot tubs for 2-3 days to reduce the risk of infection. A little bit of redness and swelling is expected, and the wound should heal with little to no scarring.
Following your initial implantation, you will notice some changes for a few days as your body adjusts to the new hormones. These can range from tenderness in the breasts to a little weight gain to some mild changes in mood that some men say is reminiscent of puberty. These will fade over the next few days, and within 2 to 4 weeks you will begin to notice positive results, such as better mood and increased stamina. The results only get better with time as your body makes use of the controlled dose of hormones.
Your Austin pellet hormone therapy involves a simple insertion process. It is carefully inserted under the skin by Dr. Robert Whitfield by injection. The subdermal implantation process takes place just 3 to 4 times per year, and the whole insertion process takes just 20 minutes on average.
Consultation with Dr. Whitfield is at the beginning of every hormone therapy journey. In the privacy of his Austin office, Dr. Whitfield will go over your body goals and help you determine whether hormone therapy is right for your situation. He will go over the changes that are possible with hormone replacement and what you can expect as you go through the process.Schedule a Consultation
With pellet-based hormonal treatments, patients do not have to worry about applying messy hormone creams or taking oral medication daily. This is a huge advantage, as the precise amount of hormones are delivered in a steady stream without the patient having to lift a finger or remember to do anything. For Austin patients that lead busy lives, this is a major benefit.
Pellecome is a unique hormone delivery system that eliminates the need for daily hormone pills and creams. It is biologically identical to the hormones naturally present in the body. Pellecome is inserted with an Re3™ Advanced Pellet Delivery System made with the utmost attention to detail to make implantation effortless for doctor and patient. Ergonomically designed insertion tools and a special precision scalpel ensure the incision is no larger than it needs to be. BHRT delivery has never been safer, faster, or more convenient.
Sitting down for a talk with Dr. Whitfield is the first step on the path to the body you want. No matter your desired results, Dr. Whitfield’s years of experience and research into the latest developments in plastic surgery will help you along your journey. Contact us for a consultation today, and you’ll see why Dr. Robert Whitfield is widely regarded as a “Texas Super Doctor.”
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