What is BioTE?
As both men and women age, they often face difficulty balancing a healthy lifestyle and optimal hormone levels. Hormones are powerful natural chemicals produced in the endocrine glands that travel through the bloodstream to stimulate fundamental physiological responses. As we age, our hormone production changes, and hormonal imbalances can cause a variety of negative symptoms. Dr. Standefer and our Nurse Practitioner, Taylor, are trained and certified by BioTE® Medical to provide bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) with pure human identical hormone from BioTE® Medical to help patients balance their hormones and lead healthier, happier lives.
BioTE® is safe and effective hormone therapy with no harmful side effects. If you have any of the following symptoms you may be a candidate:
- Irritability and mood swings
- Extreme fatigue
- Difficulty sleeping
- Low sex drive
- Memory loss
- Mental fog or confusion
- Joint aches and pain
- Night sweats and/or hot flashes
BioTE® Hormone Therapy has been shown in research studies to:
- Reduce the risk of diabetes
- Reduce risk of heart disease
- Prevent and/or improve bone mineral loss
- Prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
- Increase energy
- Increase lean muscle & bone mass
- Assist in the loss of belly fat
- Provide for a general sense of well being
Before your procedure, you will receive a complimentary consultation to evaluate your symptoms and complete necessary lab work. After we receive the results, we will decide which hormone balancing therapy will best suit your unique needs.
The procedure only takes about five minutes. The pellet is inserted under the skin of the fat pad of the buttocks using a small incision. Over time, it will slowly dissolve on its own while releasing a combination of the hormones you need. Because the incisions created are very small, there is minimal scarring.
Recovery for women usually takes three days, while it takes men closer to one week. During this time, any activity that involves using the muscles of your buttocks or immersing yourself in water is prohibited, but you can shower at any point following implantation. A single pellet can typically last three to four months for women and four to five months for men.
The cost of BioTE® Hormone Therapy depends on the patient’s unique needs. Financing options are available. After a complimentary consultation discussing your needs, we can provide you with an exact cost.