Research has shown that men who receive testing and treatment for low T have more muscle, less fat, fewer bone issues, less cognitive decline - and live longer. That means low T isn't just a vanity issue or a sex issue. It's a health issue.
As men, our children, partners, and communities ask us to be there when it matters. We need to live long enough to be there for the big and little moments in our kids' lives. We need to be there to love and satisfy our partners. We need to be there to fulfill our work commitments. That requires strength, dependability, sharpness, and stamina - all things that are negatively impacted by low T.
Let's get real for a second about testosterone. If you're a man over 35 with a TV, a radio, or social media account, you've doubtlessly been bombarded by ads about 'low T’ and ‘local testosterone therapy near me! Ironically, this tends to make some men more skeptical about testosterone replacement therapy - like it's some vanity treatment for other guys who are obsessed with not measuring up, or that guys who buy into it are jumping on the bandwagon. But here's the thing: Sometimes there's a reason for the hype. In the case of testosterone therapy for men, the reason is - because it works.
Erectile dysfunction (ED), low libido, and suddenly putting on more weight in your mid-section despite no changes to your diet or exercise regimen could indicate that testosterone production has shifted, among other signals of low T. If you are feeling weak, fatigued, sluggish, or have a diminished sex drive, particularly in men older than age 35, come see Dr. Whitfield. The most common symptoms of low T that patients may experience include:
How do you test for low testosterone? Dr. Robert Whitfield performs hormonal testing to check testosterone levels in men at his medical practice in Austin, TX. He can test for low T and give you an innovative treatment option that restores your testosterone levels in a way that is low maintenance and consistent, so you can be there when it matters.
Typically, a doctor tests for low T by taking a small sample of blood from the patient’s arm. The sample is then sent to a lab to measure the level of testosterone that is present in the blood. Testosterone levels are highest during the morning, although there may be more fluctuations throughout the day in younger men, compared to older individuals. Because of this, Dr. Whitfield may recommend that you have the blood sample drawn to check testosterone levels in the morning time, before 10 a.m. or so, if possible.
If low testosterone is diagnosed based on a discussion of your symptoms and the results of the low T blood test, there is help. For Austin testosterone therapy, Dr. Whitfield provides his patients with Pellecome, a revolutionary bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) treatment delivered via hormone pellets that are implanted just underneath the skin. These pellets release testosterone that is biologically identical to the testosterone produced by your body.
Pellet hormone therapy is designed to help men struggling with low testosterone levels in order to accomplish the following:
There are no hormone pills to take every day. You’ll just come in 3 to 4 times per year for a fast 20-minute subdermal hormone implant. Other than that, there is no maintenance required, no messy creams to deal with, no bi-weekly injections, and no remembering to have to take pills everyday to balance hormone levels in men. For many men, BHRT is the pathway to better health. With the Pellecome system, you can have more freedom to spend time doing what you love, and less time at the doctor’s office dealing with HRT.
As testosterone production slows with age, men may begin to accumulate fat, lose bone density, and impaired sexual function, such as low libido and erectile dysfunction (ED) associated with low testosterone. Before, men had limited options. Among the most popular was BHRT injection that had to be administered every 1 to 3 weeks.
However, times have changed and a new hormonal delivery system is available to make receiving the appropriate amount of testosterone much easier and more convenient than ever thought possible. BHRT for men is streamlined with the Pellecome system, which provides consistent, reliable testosterone management for a period of up to 3 or 4 months.
Dr. Whitfield prefers Pellecome's pellet-based testosterone replacement therapy to other measures because the time-released pellets provide consistent, dependable testosterone replacement without the drawbacks of other treatment methods.
Pills, patches, and creams add testosterone in bursts, which can result in inconsistent treatment - sometimes too much, sometimes too little. This can lead to mood swings, irritability, and other undesirable results. Pellecome provides consistent testosterone production that mirrors what the body produces naturally for 3-4 months per procedure. The pellets are about the size of a grain of rice and are completely undetectable after implantation. They release testosterone as the body needs it, and even produce more testosterone for periods of strenuous activity like exercising.
Dr. Whitfield believes the less time you have to spend managing your low T treatment, the more likely you will be to stick with it. Pills require you to remember to take them, and a missed dose can throw off your hormone levels. Patches fall off and provide inconsistent results.
Creams are messy and require you to avoid contact with your loved ones (particularly children and pregnant women) to prevent the medication from transferring over to them. With Pellecome, all you have to do is show up to your appointments every few months. Once you go through the implantation process and receive your pellets, you will be good to go until your next visit. No stress. No maintenance.Schedule a Consultation
The Pellecome implantation process is easy, minimally invasive, relatively painless, and can be done at Dr. Whitfield's office in a matter of minutes. Dr. Whitfield applies a local anesthetic to the injection site. From there, he makes a small puncture to the skin and then inserts the Pellecome Needle, which injects the pellets into the subdermal region of the skin. The entire process takes less than 20 minutes. Once implanted, you will receive a controlled dose of the ideal hormones needed to regain health and vitality related to poor hormonal functioning. This provides symptom relief for up to 3 to 4 months. There is no other maintenance required.
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 chest area to a little weight gain to some mild changes in mood that some men say is reminiscent of puberty. These effects will fade over the next few days, and within 2 to 4 weeks after pellet implantation, you will begin to notice positive results, such as better mood, improved mental clarity, enhanced sexual desire, and increased stamina. clarity
Pellecome is a unique hormone delivery system that eliminates the need for daily hormone replacement pills and hormonal creams. It is biologically identical to the hormones that are naturally created by the body.
The Pellecome pellets are inserted with an Re3™ Advanced Pellet Delivery System that has been crafted with the utmost attention to detail to make implantation effortless for both doctor and patient using ergonomically designed insertion tools and a special precision scalpel that ensure the incision is no bigger than it needs to be. BHRT delivery has never been this safe, fast, and convenient.
You don’t have to live with the undesirable effects of low T. Call Dr. Whitfield’s office today to learn if you are a good candidate for testosterone replacement therapy in Austin.
If you suspect you may be suffering from low testosterone, the first step is to come and see Dr. Whitfield. In his comfortable and discreet Austin office, Dr. Whitfield will go over your situation carefully and make sure you actually need hormone replacement therapy. If the test results come back and indicate your testosterone levels are low, then you could be a candidate for Pellecome.
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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