Hormone replacement therapy or supplementation has a long history, and hormone replacement has been demonstrated to have many benefits. For women, hormone replacement, when given at the proper time, using the proper hormones and dosing levels, and when monitored properly, can reduce risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, and even some cancers.
Because hormone replacement has become controversial since the publication of the Women’s Health Initiative study (WHI), many women have been afraid of hormone replacement and many doctors reluctant to prescribe it. However, with new information and worldwide data supporting the safety and efficacy of hormone replacement when given properly and monitored properly.
What is pellet hormone therapy?
Pelleted hormone therapy has a long history of use in men, and has become increasingly popular for women. Pellet hormone therapy involves inserting a tiny hormone containing pellet (about the size of a grain of rice) under the skin, usually in the buttocks region, every few months. The pellet releases the hormone slowly throughout that time providing continuous blood levels of the hormone.
The most common hormones found in pellets are testosterone and estradiol, the “male” and “female” hormones, respectively. Monitoring of blood levels and hormone metabolites is an important part of therapy, and additional supplements or prescriptions may be needed to provide the proper hormonal support.
What is the procedure like?
After baseline evaluation including laboratory hormone levels and a full history and physical exam and evaluation of previous hormone replacement dosages (when appropriate), a starting dose is calculated. Ideally, this dosage should be at or just below the calculated dose so that normal levels are not exceeded.
Once the evaluation is complete, the pellets are available, and dosing is confirmed, an office visit for sterile pellet placement is scheduled. Typically, the pellets are inserted under the fat in the buttocks near the hip bones. This process is performed by first cleansing the skin, then numbing the skin and tissue under the skin and making a very small nick in the skin. A sterile hollow needle (trocar), large enough to fit the pellet through, is then placed through the skin and into the underlying fat pad, and the pellets inserted through the needle. The device is then withdrawn leaving the pellets about an inch under the skin.
The skin is closed with a steri-strip surgical tape and covered with sterile gauze which remains in place for 1-2 days. Heavy exercise should be avoided for 72 hours following pellet placement, but normal activity is fine.
Are there any downsides to pellet hormone therapy?
While pelleted hormone therapy can be very satisfying for many women, it is not for everyone. It is absolutely necessary to have a full evaluation and understanding of an individual’s response to hormone therapy.
We begin with a carefully planned and monitored regimen in order to achieve optimal results. Often, the unsatisfying results occur because the dosage was started at an excessively high level and not tailored to the individual. Our philosophy of “start low, go slow” with close monitoring of symptoms and hormone levels tends to create greater patient satisfaction and emphasize safety and tolerability.
Most women do well with placement every 3 months, although some are able to go longer as they metabolize the hormones more slowly. Creating a regimen that is specific to each patient is the primary objective in offering successful pellet hormone therapy.
Dr. Kiley is accepting appointments for new and ongoing hormone replacement therapy consultations including pelleted hormone therapy. This therapy can be helpful when traditional hormone replacement therapy fails to provide satisfactory relief or creates difficulties with consistent use due to inconvenience.
Schedule a Consultation
For more information regarding pelleted hormone replacement therapy, please call the office at 561-701-2841.
There are many menopause symptoms that women tend to push through and ignore (as best they can) because they don’t realize that there is help available. However, when you continually have a sudden urgency to urinate due to menopause, suffer from hot flashes, and simply don’t want to have intercourse with your partner, it can have an adverse effect on your relationships and your self-esteem. We’re here to help you feel confident and sure of your body again, and you can start by not ignoring these three menopause symptoms.
#1: Urinary incontinence
Menopause and urinary incontinence tend to go hand in hand, but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with it! While you may have tried natural methods in the past such as diet changes and exercise, there are a few other alternatives. The professionals at Laser Skin & Wellness have helped hundreds of women in Florida by using safe and effective feminine lasers that improve the functionality and tightness of vaginal walls. One of the best urinary incontinence treatments is called Juliet, and it’s proven to be efficient and has a very short healing time. The procedure is minimally invasive and discreet, and most women only need one session to achieve the results that make them feel at home in their body again.
#2: Lack of sexual desire
Beyond helping with urinary incontinence, the Juliet feminine laser can also contribute to improving your desire to have intercourse again. After menopause, it can be painful, and it can have a negative impact on your relationship. However, the Juliet laser will improve the moisture levels and the elasticity of your vagina, and leave you feeling comfortable again. Many women have found the laser to be successful in rejuvenating the vaginal area even before menopause has started. Whether you’ve had children and want to improve the aesthetics of your vagina, or you have an urgency to urinate because of menopause, ask about the many benefits of this feminine laser at your free consultation.
#3: Hot flashes
Hot flashes can leave you exhausted, and you never know when they are going to rear their ugly head. This can cause you to miss out on some of life’s most memorable events whether you decide to stay home or spend the entire time sitting in a corner self-conscience miserable. Pay attention to what triggers these flashes, and talk to the pros about a weight loss or individualized diet plan that eliminates elements like sugar, caffeine, hot sauce, intense exercises, and stress.
When you’re ready to get relief from the symptoms of menopause, then contact the experts at Laser Skin & Wellness today. We’ve proudly been improving the health and beauty of women in Boynton Beach and the surrounding areas for years, and look forward to hearing from you! Simply call 561-641-9490, fill out our contact form online, or swing by our locations in Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens to make an appointment for a no-obligation, free consultation to learn more!
There is a lot to enjoy when you live in Florida from the beaches to the sunshine to the laid back atmosphere. However, if you suffer from female urinary incontinence, then you may not be noticing the beautiful scenery and community, you may spend your time looking for the nearest bathroom. If you find yourself struggling with this issue and see no end in sight, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of Laser Skin & Wellness’ complimentary consultation. Here are a few myths that may have stopped you in the past from making that appointment, and we’ll set the record straight, so you make the best decision for you.
There isn’t an effective and safe female urinary incontinence procedure
Some people still believe that there isn’t an effective female urinary incontinence treatment. However, there is a minimally invasive procedure called Juliet that is quick and painless and has helped thousands of women with issues such as dryness, incontinence, and intercourse pain. The technology is state of the art, and the feminine laser treatment is designed to restore the natural PH and rejuvenate the vagina.
Pushing through the discomfort is better than the alternative
If you think that you have to push through the discomfort, leaks, and avoid events because of your urinary incontinence, then you aren’t alone. Some women simply accept this as a natural part of aging and they don’t want to hear that they’ll need a complicated surgery or treatment to take care of it. Our female urinary incontinence solution is fast and requires three days of recovery time that involves avoiding intercourse or participating in high-impact activities. The recovery time is short, as well as the amount of time you’ll have to spend in the office.
Every woman’s body will go through the same urinary experience
While some women will go through similar experiences as they age, none will be identical. If you have a female friend that goes through urinary incontinence, and you’ve discussed the way you feel and the situations you go through due to the discomfort and leaks, that’s great. However, be mindful that you don’t continually compare your symptoms to theirs. You want to get a female urinary incontinence treatment that’s right for you. You may have a friend that has much lighter and easier to manage the symptoms, and you don’t want to base your treatment decisions on them.
The female urinary incontinence cost isn’t worth it
The female urinary incontinence price doesn’t compare to the experience of feeling your symptoms reduce, and you getting to take back your life. Enjoying time with family and being confident at public events is invaluable. If you’re ready to learn more about the costs of the Juliet treatment, then contact the specialist at Laser Skin & Wellness by calling 561-641-9490, or filling out our contact form online. Your free consultation is waiting for you at our offices located in Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens, FL!
Urinary incontinence is something that many of us don’t have an open dialogue about because it can lead to embarrassing situations, and you may feel that you’re out of control. However, you shouldn’t feel alone because millions of Americans suffer from this involuntary form of urinary leaks, and the majority of those are women.
Some of the main times this occurs are after childbirth and menopause, but one in four women past the age of 18 will suffer from bladder control problems. If you’re searching for a female urinary incontinence treatment, here are a few methods to help improve and manage the symptoms.
#1: Invest in a minimally invasive treatment
Juliet is a feminine laser that gets quick and painless results, and all of our appointments are entirely confidential. This effective treatment for urinary incontinence works to restore the connective tissue and the mucosa that allows your natural PH to be restored. The entire procedure will be virtually painless and often takes less than fifteen minutes. You’ll enjoy benefits such as more control over urinary leakage, improved vaginal dryness, fewer itching sensations, and less or no pain during intercourse. And these are just a few of the advantages that come with this vaginal rejuvenation treatment.
#2: Individualize your diet and exercise routine
Being at a healthy weight will help you manage urinary incontinence. However, you’ll want to focus on an individualized exercise plan that improves the muscles that help you to stop urinating. Also, your diet should incorporate plenty of water and avoid liquids like soda, alcohol, citrus juices, and caffeinated beverages. While you do want to stay hydrated, you’ll want to be mindful when you drink to prevent leaking from occurring. The fuller your bladder is, the more likely you’ll feel the urge to go.
If you’re looking for a urinary incontinence treatment for elderly women, you’ll find that diet and exercise changes will often be paired with a secondary treatment such as a feminine laser such as Juliet. In fact, women of all ages may see positive results when they find complimentary treatments for bladder control issues beyond a healthy lifestyle.
#3: Pay attention to your bathroom schedule
You can train your bladder to work with your bathroom schedule if you know what it is. You can start by keeping a journal and post the times that you urgently have to run to the bathroom or end up leaking. If you tend to go every three and a half hours, then set a timer and go to a bathroom every three hours instead of waiting for the urge to strike.
#4: Use your complimentary consultation
If you have any questions about new treatments for incontinence and want to learn more about ways to manage it, contact the professionals at Laser Skin & Wellness. We respect your confidentiality and health and are here for you every step the way. Simply contact us at 561-641-9490, or visit our locations at Lake Worth and Palm Beach Garden. Don’t just sit on that free consultation – use it today to see the difference we can make!