Hormone pellets in Arizona are the best, most natural way to deliver hormones in both men and women. Implants, placed under the skin, consistently release small, physiologic doses of bio-identical hormones providing optimal therapy. Today we’re dispelling the most common myths regarding this popular treatment.
1. It will be painful.
The testosterone pellet insertion procedure is fast and painless. The only part the patient feels is the initial injection of a shot of lidocaine to numb the area. After the injection, the area of insertion is completely numb, and patients don’t feel a thing.
2. Women can’t take testosterone.
Not true! Testosterone is a major hormone in both men and women. It helps keep the mood, energy levels, sex drive, and bodily functions working smoothly in women.
3. Testosterone will make my skin break out.
Acne can develop with testosterone therapy as it makes your skin oilier. This is dose-related and only happens with a few people.
4. Testosterone will make me mad all the time!
This myth comes from the use and abuse of illegal steroids. Hormone pellets in Arizona are natural anti-depressants and generally have a positive effect on moods.
5. I’ll get big and bulky.
Testosterone replacement therapy will not cause big, bulky muscles. When properly prescribed and monitored, it will produce lean muscle, less fat, and faster recovery from exercise.
6. Testosterone will make my voice deeper.
A lot of people remember how their voice changed during puberty and worry they are going to experience a big change while on testosterone. However, chances are if you’ve gone through puberty already your voice is as deep as it’s going to get!
7. I will lose my hair.
Hormone pellets in Arizona will not make you lose your hair. Hair loss is due to the shrinking of hair follicles and the sensitivity of your hair follicles is determined by genetics, not testosterone.
8. Testosterone pellets aren’t safe
Not true! The ingredients in pellets are FDA-approved and the process of making the pellets is regulated by the State Pharmacy Board. In addition, the distribution of pellets is regulated by the DEA and respective State Pharmacy Boards.
9. Testosterone pellets aren’t natural.
The pellets are made from wild yams and soy which have the highest concentrations of any substance. They are pure and considered bioidentical to what our bodies produce.
10. The procedure takes a long time.
Our skilled and certified doctors insert the hormone pellets in Arizona in as little as 3 to 10 minutes. Women take less time as fewer pellets are inserted. The entire visit takes approximately 30 minutes to review labs and aftercare.
11. It costs too much money
Pellet prices are approximately the same as injections, pills, and creams for the period of time covered.
12. The downtime is very long.
The pellet procedure is simple. Women have a three-day bandage to cover the area over the small insertion to ensure sterility. Women generally feel nothing after the procedure. There is no downtime except no cycling or lunges for three days.
13. These pellets will stay in my body.
The hormone pellets in Arizona are 100% pure hormones and get completely dissolved into the bloodstream over a period of time, generally from 4 to 6 months.
14. I can’t use pellets because I’m already taking cream/pills/shots.
Pellets are an alternative to taking testosterone injections or creams and an alternative to taking estradiol pills or creams. You can change at any time.
This treatment option is popular for a reason – it works! If you would like more information regarding hormone pellets in Arizona or want to know if they are a feasible option for your hormone replacement therapy, call our office today to schedule a consultation.