What are Hormone Pellet Implants?
This unique method of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) uses an exact copy of hormones as produced by the ovaries. Pellets are placed under the skin, which assures absorption and adequate blood levels more consistently than creams, gels or patches. The pellets are compounded by a licensed pharmacy from FDA-approved hormones. However, subdermal placement of hormones for the uses described here does not have separate approval from the FDA.
Once implanted, the highly compressed pellet releases the hormone over many weeks, maintaining steady blood levels. This feature makes it desirable, as it minimizes fluctuation in hormone levels.
Hormone Pellet Implants Types
Four hormones are available for use in the pellet form.
I would be happy to discuss the risks and benefits of non-oral HRTs as compared to oral forms and to answer any questions you may have.