Frequently Asked Questions


Why are pellets superior to shots or pills?

The estrogen and testosterone found in the pellets are biologically identical to the hormones made in your body. This means that your body recognizes the hormones in the same manner as if they were produced by you. Consequently, no byproducts are created during the metabolism of the hormones resulting in unwanted side effects.

How long will it take to work?

It typically takes 3-4 weeks to experience the full effect of the pellets and you must be re-inserted every 3-4 months for women and 5-6 months for men before symptoms recur.

How long do pellets last?

Approximately 3-4 months for women and 5-6 months for men. Depending on the amount of exercise, stress, and sleep, the pellets may dissolve quicker and require you to receive more pellets on the next insertion.

Where are pellets inserted?

The pellets are placed in the upper outer quadrant of the hip just below the skin.

I’m not menopausal. Can I take testosterone?

Yes. Testosterone levels begin to decline before menopause and should be replaced when women begin experiencing symptoms. In men, your levels of testosterone, estrogen and progesterone start to decline in your 30s. We will test your levels to determine the appropriate dose.