Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
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Have you heard of pellet therapy for hormone replacement? No creams or patches or injections. Pellet therapy is a sustainable delivery method for bioidentical hormone therapy. Every four to six months a pellet made of bioidentical hormones is inserted under the patient's skin, usually on the upper part of the buttocks. The pellets, which contain customized levels of estradiol or testosterone, are slowly metabolized over the course of three to four months, releasing the bioidentical hormone in much the same manner as the body’s natural hormones are secreted. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy known as Hormone Pellet Therapy has significantly changed the manner in which both men and women will age. Hormone Therapies and the ongoing advancements in Anti Aging Medicine continue to help improve the quality and the longevity of our lives. Pellet Implantation has consistently proven to be more effective than the oral, intramuscular, and topical modalities for hormone therapies as relates to a variety of conditions such as bone density, sexual dysfunction, psychiatric problems related to mood and cognition, renal and genito- urinary and vaginal complaints, female breast health, triglycerides and lipid panel, hormone ratios and metabolites. Advanced Skin & Vein Care Centers provide Bioidentical Hormonal Therapy at our two locations in Lexington and Georgetown. Consultation with our board certified physician who is specialized in bone, mineral and metabolism will provide you with best treatment outcomes unlike other startup medspa or ones run by mid level practitioner.
Men and Women (Testosterone)
Improved sexual desire, function and performance
Improved bone density
Increased muscle mass and strength
Decreased body fat
Better mood and quality of life
More energy and better sleep
Improve brain function and reduced risk of Alzheimer’s
Better blood sugar regulation and decreased risk of diabetes
More nitric oxide production and more oxygen delivered to cells
Menopausal symptoms (hot flashes, sweating, etc.)
Vaginal symptoms (itchy, dryness, burning)
Difficulties with urination
Bone thinning (Osteoporosis).
Hormone replacement therapy using Pellet Implants is widely accepted as the most effective and the most bio-identical method to deliver hormones in both men and women.
What is the cost of hormone replacement therapy?
Bioidentical hormone pellet therapy is a convenient, proven, and effective treatment for many symptoms of aging, and is superior to all other hormone replacement therapies.
Bioidentical hormone pellet therapy does not take insurance assignment, but we attempt to use insurance for labs before and after the first pellet insertion. We provide the paperwork necessary to receive reimbursement from insurance companies. Fortunately, medical savings accounts generally pay for Bioidentical Hormonal pellet replacement.
For men, the chances are good that their bioidentical hormone pellets will be covered by their insurance long before the next pellets are inserted; usually six months. However, women have more trouble getting reimbursement. This is not fair, but it’s up to patients to pester their insurance company to change this inequity.
Patients save time, money and relationships by replacing hormones in various ways:
Save time spent in other doctors offices waiting for treatment for multiple symptoms.
Save money on copays for the medications you will no longer need for blood pressure, cholesterol, dry eyes, osteoporosis, and anxiety/depression.
Save your job by decreasing poor work performance.
Save your marriage if health and sex are points of contention.
Save money on weight-loss programs as you are finally able to lose weight.
Delay plastic surgery to look younger as pellets immediately improve skin color, tone, and elasticity.
Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, and Dementia—better than the expensive long term care insurance.
Cost of Women's Hormone Replacement Therapy:
The cost for pellet treatment for women who require an average schedule of pellets (3 pellets every four months) is $4.25 per day. That is $1,560 a year. All the costs you avoid (other medication, doctor visits, etc) and the improvement in your quality of life could cut the total cost bioidentical hormone pellet therapy in half, making the cost about the price of a small cup of coffee from Starbuck’s—$2.10/day.
Two consultations are required; one before and one after the first insertion of pellets. After that, consultations are only needed once a year, when they are required by the patient who needs a change in dosage, or to review labs in complicated cases.
Cost of Men's Hormone Replacement Therapy:
The cost per day for men who require an average schedule and amount of pellets (12-16 pellets twice a year) is $7.72/day. However, it’s important to note that men often get their pellets covered by their insurance company because it takes the place of other very expensive testosterone treatments that are less effective, and the cost of ED drugs.
Two consultations are required; one before and one after the first pellet insertion. After that, consultations are only needed once a year, when they are required by a patient who requires a change in dosage or to review laboratory results in complicated cases.
Consultation with Physician (45 minutes) $250
Follow-up pellet consultation with Physician $175
Pellet Insertion – Male $500
Pellet Insertion – Female $450
Per Pellet Fee – Female $60
Per Pellet Fee – 100 mg – Male $40
Per Pellet Fee – 200 mg – Male $60
Specialty lab will charge patient or insurance "if applicable"