Pellet Therapy FAQs
We understand that making important decisions about health can be intimidating and worrying, but our friendly certified BioTE providers are here to address any concerns patients may have. What is the process certified BioTE® Medical providers use to help patients? Read our FAQs to learn more.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

BioTE® Medical provides training on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in the form of subcutaneous pellets. We offer training on two kinds of pellets: both estradiol and testosterone pellets. These pellets are inserted into the upper buttocks area during an in-office visit, after testing has been done to determine the exact quantity of the hormone the patient requires. Every dose is custom created based on a consultation and extensive lab work to ensure that a patient receives the exact concentration of hormones needed.

Bioidentical hormones, such as the ones used in training by BioTE Medical, work with the chemistry of the body because they replicate the molecular structure of the hormones that normally occur within the body.

Pellets last three to six months depending on gender, weight, absorption rates, and the amount of deficiency or surplus of hormones present within the patient at the time of insertion. Pellets are reinserted between two to four times per year to help keep hormones optimized and balanced.

Bioidentical hormones, such as the ones used in training by BioTE® Medical work with the chemistry of the body because they closely replicate the molecular structure of the hormones that normally occur within the body.

Yes, there are two major pellet therapy types: estrogen pellets and testosterone pellets.

Estrogen pellets are small cylinders that are custom compounded and composed of estradiol, a form of estrogen. Estrogen pellets may relieve emotional, reproductive, and non-reproductive symptoms. The most common administration for estrogen pellets is to address the uncomfortable symptoms of aging in women.

Testosterone pellets are small cylinders made of custom-compounded testosterone. The testosterone pellets may relieve a variety of health issues including low mood, anxiousness, low libido, and weight management.