BioTe Hormone Therapy
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are a way for our patients to battle the effects of endocrine changes as they age. Menopause in women is one of the most well-known of these biological processes. However, there is another common condition known as andropause. Not only can andropause cause symptoms in both women and men, but it can also affect younger patients, as early as their 30s. Over time, the condition can worsen and symptoms can become more aggressive. We can also assess thyroid hormone levels and other markers in the human body that can be adjusted back to normal.
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What Issues Can Bioidentical Hormones Fix?
Some of the most common problems Skintology MedSpa by Dr. Jennifer Walden’s hormone therapy can help with are:
- Tiredness and low energy
- Fogginess/mental confusion
- Decreased ability to focus
- Decreased memory
- Difficulty sleeping
- Decreased libido
- Weight gain
- Decreased muscle mass
What is BioTE Hormone Therapy?
BioTE hormone therapy is a form of bioidentical pellet hormone replacement that safely and effectively manages the symptom of hormone imbalance. Dr. Klesaris inserts tiny pellet implants under the skin, where they gradually dissolve as they release small doses of hormones to meet the body’s physiological needs.
BioTE® Clinical Grade Nutraceuticals
BioTE’s nutraceutical product line has been carefully created to supplement and support bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Featuring micronutrients that help promote a healthy hormonal balance, these nutraceuticals are an important part of ensuring a complete approach to healthier aging. BioTE clinical-grade nutraceuticals provide important nutritional support for vitamin and mineral deficiencies that may have created health deficits that have often been accumulating for years. BioTE nutraceuticals deliver improved, personalized outcomes for those patients with health deficits resulting from poor food quality, poor food choices, stress, health conditions, excessive alcohol intake, and drug nutrient depletion.
Call us today to schedule an appointment and we can work with you to create a personalized and precise patient care plan using nutraceuticals to ensure that your body is receiving the support that it needs to function at optimal levels.
Protect & Restore the Endothelial Glycocalyx Arterosil®
HP is the only product clinically proven to protect and restore the endothelial glycocalyx. The endothelial glycocalyx is the protective non-stick lining of the veins and arteries that inhibits cholesterol and other particles from adhering to or penetrating the endothelial wall.
Single-Strain Probiotic for Healthy Digestion
BACILLUS COAGULANS can help restore digestive balance. Utilizing a well-tolerated strain, this probiotic is strong and stable enough to survive stomach acid, retain its potency in the intestines and is an excellent choice for acute events and recovery, such as antibiotic use.
Healing & Recovery Peptide
BPC-157 is an orally bioavailable peptide that helps promote healing and recovery in muscles, tissue, and joints. Short for body protecting compound, this peptide may also help fight inflammation and improve gut health.
DEEP SLEEP is a high-quality sleep complex that can help you get a restful night's sleep. This proprietary blend of natural herbs and plant extracts works synergistically with melatonin to help calm the mind and promote a night of deeper sleep.
Hormone Balance & Detoxification Support
DIM, short for diindolylmethane, is a compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and kale. DIM SGS+ helps stimulate a more efficient metabolism for estrogen, meaning it can help regulate the ratio of healthy to less healthy estrogen.
Antioxidant & Hormone Support
CURCUMIN-SF provides powerful antioxidant support that may help reduce inflammation in your muscles and joints caused by stress, overwork, and exercise. CURCUMIN-SF offers an ultra-concentrated form of curcumin in a proprietary blend to increase absorption by 29x the normal rate.
Thyroid Support with Iodine, Zinc, & Selenium
IODINE+ provides three essential trace minerals (iodine, zinc, and selenium) your body needs to maintain optimal thyroid health. Your thyroid depends on iodine to produce vital hormones that regulate your energy levels, metabolism, and overall health.
Learn More About BioTE Nutraceuticals:ADK 5 & 10 Essential Vitamins A, D3, & K2
ADK delivers highly bioavailable forms of three essential vitamins—A, D3, and K2. The ingredients in ADK work together to promote absorption and use inside the body. The result is a potent supplement that supports a variety of functions that help promote bone, heart, and immune health. ADK 5 contains 5,000 IU (125 mcg) of vitamin D3 per capsule, and ADK 10 contains 10,000 IU (250 mcg) of vitamin D3 per capsule.
HAIR RESCUE: ACTIVATE
Peptide Hair Growth Complex
HAIR RESCUE: ACTIVATE helps encourage hair growth at a cellular level. This specially formulated topical serum was created to help stimulate hair growth and reduce issues commonly associated with hair loss. HAIR RESCUE: REPAIR Hair Follicle Peptide Serum HAIR RESCUE: REPAIR helps strengthen and keep the hair you have. This specially formulated cosmeceutical was created to help retain hair follicles and promote thicker, fuller hair.
Collagen Stimulating Peptide Serum
LUMINATE helps improve the health and appearance of your skin. This powerful collagen-stimulating peptide serum combines three fast-acting peptides (GHK-Cu, Argireline, and Leuphasyl) to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and promote firmer, healthier skin that glows.
5-MTHF & Active B Vitamins for Methylation Support
METHYL FACTORS+ provides five essential methylation nutrients—5-MTHF (methyl folate), vitamin B6, vitamin B2, vitamin B12, and betaine. Methylation is a biochemical process that impacts your body's ability to regulate cardiovascular, neurological, reproductive, and detoxification systems.
20B Multi-Strain Probiotic for Healthy Digestion
MULTI-STRAIN PROBIOTICS 20B can help restore digestive balance. It contains 20 billion active cultures per capsule to support good gut health and a strong immune system. Every strain used in the formula is well-researched and identity-verified and has been genetically characterized and properly classified for safety and assurance.
NAD+ & Aging Support
NMN COMPLEX combines Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN) with Resveratrol and Pterostilbene to give your body the building blocks it needs to maintain healthy NAD+ levels. Low levels of NAD+ can make you vulnerable to low energy, cognitive decline, and other early indicators of aging.
OMEGA 3 + CoQ10 EPA/DHA
Fish Oil With CoQ10
OMEGA 3 + CoQ10 combines EPA and DHA from fish oil with CoQ10 to support heart and brain health. Our DHA and EPA are extracted from the purest fish oil sources available through molecular distillation to ensure the removal of cholesterol and contaminants, including PCBs and heavy metals.
Healthy Aging Support
SENOLYTIC COMPLEX can help protect and rejuvenate your body at a cellular level. As you age, your body accumulates dysfunctional senescent cells that contribute to poor aging, slowed tissue repair, and low energy. Senolytic compounds help eliminate these cells before they become a problem.
SERENE provides a natural way to help relieve stress and anxiety when you need it most. This supplement contains a potent extract derived from magnolia tree bark, dihydrohonokiol-B (DHH-B), that can provide on-demand mood support.
Who Can Benefit from BioTE Hormone Pellet Therapy?
Because BioTE is carefully crafted using completely natural substances, this treatment can be ideal for adults of all ages who are interested in optimizing their hormones without synthetic substances.
Candidates for hormone pellet therapy are typically experiencing at least one significant symptom of hormone imbalance. While a large number of patients are middle-aged, hormone pellet therapy can also correct hormone imbalances caused by early menopause, hysterectomy, and other conditions.
Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Right For Me?
We will order a variety of labs to assess your endocrine system and hormonal state, as well as take a detailed history and perform a targeted physical exam. Our expert practitioners have practiced in this area of BHRT, diabetes, weight management, and vitamin supplementation for many years.
What are BioTE Hormones Made Of?
BioTE hormone pellets are made of all-natural plant derivatives containing estrogen and testosterone. They are made by a compounding pharmacist using strict federal guidelines for safety and efficacy. Carefully formulated with consistent doses of estrogen or testosterone, each pellet mimics the actions of healthy ovaries or testicles in terms of hormone “production.”
How does BioTE Hormone Pellet Therapy Work?
BioTE hormone pellet therapy is a minor procedure that is easily performed in our office. Dr. Klesaris administers a local injection of anesthetic into the upper, outer buttock. Tissue numbs quickly after one or two injections. She then makes a tiny nick in the skin and uses a small instrument to insert an appropriate number of pellets into subcutaneous tissue.
Each pellet is smaller than a grain of rice, so can be easily inserted into this area, where necessary hormones are absorbed as the body requires. Every patient’s hormone optimization is unique. However, hormone pellets generally begin working in 7 to 10 days. This means that, from that time, the pellets release a consistent dose of bioidentical hormones for absorption into the bloodstream. Some patients begin to notice a difference in symptoms in 2 to 4 weeks. Full optimization can take approximately 6 months.
What are the benefits of BioTE?
People of often surprised when they realize how many of their physical complaints can be traced to hormone imbalance. BioTE is beneficial because this system is simple, safe, and effective. Within a few weeks, patients may enjoy better sleep, better mental focus, more energy, increased libido, and other physical improvements. Additionally, BioTE is a “set-it-and-forget-it” type of treatment. There are no pills to remember to take or cream to apply. Once implants are inserted, they continually release hormones at a steady rate until they fully dissolve. This delivery method prevents highs and lows based on surges in hormone release, which means fewer side effects.
The insertion of hormone pellets is convenient and comfortable. Patients can expect to return to most normal activities immediately after their appointment. The treatment area is covered with a bandage for approximately one week but this should not inhibit comfortable movement.
One of the most significant benefits of BioTE hormone pellet therapy is that the hormones used to make pellets are bioidentical. They behave similarly to the hormones made by the body. They can do this because they are structurally the same as human hormones. Patients appreciate that the hormones in BioTE pellets are derived from plant sources, not equine sources.
How Long Does Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Take?
For male patients, our doctor usually recommends four to six months. Therapy for female patients is slightly shorter, usually three to five months.
Are there any side effects of BioTE bio-identical hormone replacement therapy?
During the first two rounds of hormone pellet therapy, men may experience minor side effects such as testicular shrinkage, increased hair growth, acne, or mild fluid retention. These are considered normal and should be temporary.
Women treated with hormone pellets may notice temporary swelling or fluid retention. If a woman still has her uterus, she may experience minor spotting if treated with estrogen pellets. This side effect may be managed with progesterone, an oral hormone supplement that is taken in the evening with food. Additional side effects include acne and hair growth, both of which can be easily treated.
Why Choose Skintology
At Skintology Medical Spa, we are proud to stand out from other cosmetic practices. We offer a variety of treatments to give you the precise look you want. As part of our treatment options, we use the trusted and proven treatment, Bioidentical Hormone Therapy. However, our specialists work with you to ensure that Bioidentical Hormone Therapy is the proper treatment to give you the results you want. Contact us today to set up your appointment!