Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Fluctuating hormone levels associated with aging can get the best of you, leading to irritability, plummeting energy levels, and stubborn increases in body fat. However, looking and feeling like you did in your 20s isn’t out of reach when choosing BioTE® bioidentical hormone therapy. To find out more about this healthy aging treatment, call the team at Bopp Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery at their office in Metairie, Louisiana, or book an appointment online.
What is bioidentical hormone therapy?
Bioidentical hormone therapy is when you receive hormones that have the same chemical structure as the hormones your body produces naturally. Bioidentical hormones come from plant sources, instead of being synthesized in a lab.
The technology of BioTE involves small pellets containing hormones placed directly underneath the skin. Pellets for women are created differently than those manufactured for men, as men often require higher levels of testosterone.
What are benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy?
BioTE pellets keep hormone levels consistent to avoid spikes and drops associated with oral and topical (applied to the skin) treatments. Because bioidentical hormones are just like those your body naturally produces, you’ll experience fewer side effects.
In women, hormone pellets can:
- Improve memory lapses
- Reduce hot flashes
- Lower fatigue
- Improve sexual desire
- Boost lean body mass
- Reduce feelings of depression
- Improve bone density
- Increase mental clarity
Men often reap similar health benefits, such as:
- A boost in sexual desire
- Increases in sexual performance
- More energy
- A better mood
- Increases in muscle mass
- Increase mental clarity
How are bioidentical hormones administered?
Dr. Felix and Barbara Bopp at Bopp Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery clean your skin, numb the injection site with local anesthetic, and insert the bioidentical hormone pellets underneath your skin.
Because the incisions are tiny, you won’t need stitches, and the treatment only takes a few minutes. Pellets release the right amounts of hormones into your body at a steady pace to avoid up and down emotions.
How often should I receive pellets?
The board-certified team at Bopp Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery reviews results of your blood tests to determine the appropriate dosage, and how often you should receive new pellets (which might be anywhere between three and six months).
It depends on your initial hormone levels, your sex, how stressed you are, and your activity level. If your energy suddenly begins to plummet, it might be time for another round of therapy.
When you’re ready to get hormone levels back on track and look and feel like you did in your 20s, call the office of Bopp Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery.