BioTE Hormone Therapy in Key West, FL – Keys Med Spa
From how you look to how you feel, hormones are an essential part of how the body functions. As the body ages, hormone levels change, and hormonal imbalances can occur. Since hormones are critical for proper body functioning, imbalances can lead to mood changes, diminished sex drive, and even serious health consequences.
BioTE provides effective hormone using an innovative subcutaneous pellet system. Ask Dr. Peterson or Tammy Bufano, our RN, if a BioTE in hormone replacement therapy in Key West is right for you. The Keys Med Spa team invites you to contact our office today to learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement with BioTE pellets. More about us.
Hormones are regulatory substances that act as messengers in the body. They help to regulate many body functions, which is why proper hormone levels are needed for the body to work correctly.
While there are many different hormones in the body, two of the most important are estrogen and testosterone. These hormones can be restored through testosterone replacement therapy and estrogen replacement therapy.
Estrogen is a hormone found in both men and women. It is responsible for bone health, cholesterol metabolism, and skin quality. In women, estrogen plays an important role in sexual development and functioning.
As you age, your hormone levels will fluctuate; women experience a sharp decrease in hormone levels during perimenopause and menopause, and men begin to experience a slow and steady reduction in testosterone levels starting in the early 30s or 40s. Restoring these hormones to more youthful levels helps to slow aging and increase vitality.
Key West BioTE for Hormone Replacement
BioTE bioidentical hormone therapy combines high-quality, bioidentical hormones with a unique pellet delivery system to revitalize your hormone levels.
Bioidentical hormones are human made but are very similar to the hormones your body produces. Since these compounds are nearly identical to the hormones naturally produced by the body, our bodies absorb and process them easily.
BioTE’s pellet delivery system provides the body with a continual stream of hormones, ensuring these hormones are readily available as your body needs them. Pellets are placed beneath the skin and dissolve over time to deliver bioidentical hormones into the body in a steady, constant stream. After the hormones are absorbed, there will be nothing that needs to be removed.
what is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
There are many potential benefits of hormone replacement therapy. Your benefits will depend on your body’s individual needs and may include:
- Increased bone strength and density
- Thicker, fuller hair
- Improved sleep
- Better mood
- Fewer menopausal symptoms
- More energy and stamina
- Increased libido
Men and women often exhibit different symptoms when experiencing hormonal imbalance. Men often complain of low sex drive, elevated blood sugar, and brain fog, while women report hot flashes, weight gain, and painful intercourse.
The unique dosing method for BioTE hormones ensures that each patient achieves an optimal dose of hormone therapy and maximum improvement in their symptoms. Extensive pre-testing is performed to dial in on the exact amount of BioTE needed. Each pellet is custom-created for the patient that receives it.
BioTE Insertion: What to Expect
Before receiving BioTE hormone replacement therapy, you’ll meet with Dr. Peterson or Tammy Bufano to discuss your health and medical history. We will conduct lab tests to determine your hormonal needs so we can create your fully customized treatment pellet. You will then schedule an appointment date and time with our friendly staff.
On insertion day, we’ll clean a small area on the buttocks to use as the insertion site. Our team places the pellet through a small incision in a short, in-office procedure, which typically only takes a few minutes. The site is then covered with a small bandage.
Patients can leave our office almost immediately afterward. There is no downtime required after this quick and convenient procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions About Key West Hormone Replacement
BioTE is a self-pay procedure. Patients can pay for their treatment using cash, check, credit card, or Care Credit.
BioTE is personalized by each patient, so your costs will depend on the specifics of your treatment plan. We’ll provide a detailed cost estimate during your consultation.
Patients often report an improvement in their symptoms about four weeks after their very first BioTe treatment. Many patients can achieve lasting relief from hormonal imbalance with two quick treatments per year, but this varies from patient to patient.
A skilled BioTE provider who has specialized training will carefully administer your pellets. At Keys Med Spa, the BioTE procedure is performed by Dr. Peterson.
BioTE hormone therapy is ideal for all patients experiencing a hormonal imbalance. We have both male and female BioTE patients and can provide hormone replacement and optimization for both estrogen and testosterone.
Pre-treatment testing helps us to find the exact dose of bioidentical hormones needed in your BioTE pellet. Blood testing is performed to determine hormone levels.
We recommend that patients limit lower body exercises until their bandages are removed. Gentle movements like walking are fine, but more strenuous lower body exercises like running and weightlifting should be avoided. Patients should also avoid soaking in water, including swimming, baths, and hot tubs. Most patients can safely return to exercise within several days of their treatment.
The BioTe pellets are made from bioidentical hormones and other easily absorbed compounds. They are entirely absorbed by the body, leaving nothing behind to remove later.