Biote Pellet Therapy

Originally developed in 1939 for women who underwent radical hysterectomies—and widely used in Europe and Australia—compounded bio-identical hormone pellet therapy is the longest studied form of hormone replacement therapy to date.

Biote seeks to be a leading industry voice for hormone optimization quality and access to information. Human hormones are inherently idiosyncratic, which means that patients need personalized, compounded solutions that offer more flexibility and accessibility than other forms of hormone therapy can offer.

Signs And Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Women

Hormonal imbalances may occur when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. Because of their essential role in the body, even the smallest hormonal imbalance can cause side effects throughout the body.

There are a variety of symptoms of hormone imbalance in women and may include:
Fatigue, Trouble Sleeping, Irritability, Anxiousness, Mood Swings, Night Sweats, Hot Flashes, Weight Gain, Decreased Sex Drive and Discomfort During Intercourse.

Hormone replacement pellets may balance hormones and relieve symptoms.

Research has shown that pellet therapy has helped thousands of people feel their best and achieve hormonal balance. The Biote Method uses bioidentical hormone pellets which contain bioidentical testosterone or estrogen. The pellets are placed subcutaneously in the body and release a continuous stream of bioidentical hormones. Hormone replacement pellets dissolve and are absorbed into the body. With more than 3 million pellet insertions Biote certified providers personalize each dose based on extensive lab work.

The Pellet Insertion Method

During an in-office visit, a patient is brought into the exam room, and the insertion site, usually somewhere around the upper buttocks, is numbed. A small incision is made, and the hormone pellet is inserted. Afterward, the insertion site is covered with a small bandage. The pellet dissolves, and the body absorbs the contents, leaving nothing behind. Every patient’s symptoms are unique, so each journey is customized to fit their needs. Some patients report seeing improvement in as little as four weeks, but full optimization can take up to six months.

Post-Insertion Care

After the pellet-insertion process is complete, it is best to abstain from lower body exercise for a brief period of time. Walking is fine, but more strenuous exercise is not recommended. Showers are permitted, but bathtubs, hot tubs, and swimming should be avoided. After the bandage is removed, you can resume normal exercise and swimming routines.