Bio-identical hormones refer to hormones molecularly identical in the structure and function of hormones produced in humans. Synthetic hormones are engineered not matching exact hormone structure by the body.
The pellets are compounded according to the highest industry standards, using the best quality botanical ingredients available. One the pellets are inserted, a steady, low dose of natural hormone flows directly into the blood stream whenever the body needs it. This is the only method that allows the body to control the release of hormone—raising levels when more hormone is needed and decreasing it when requiring less.
We see our female patients about 3-4 times per year. Our males patients 2 times per year.
Most female patients report they begin to experience improvement within several days of receiving their pellets. Testosterone pellets may take three weeks to express their benefits for men and women.
Each hormone pellet is slipped painlessly under the skin, typically in the hip. A mild local anesthetic is used and the procedure takes less than 10 minutes.
After your pellet insertion, you need to refrain from lower body exercises for3 daysfor female patients and 1 week for male patients. Patients also need to avoid baths, hot tubs, swimming for 3 days.
We do not bill health insurance at our clinic. Payment is due at the time of service. However some insurance companies may cover this procedure. It is up to you to check with your insurance company. We will provide you a receipt with codes that insurances use for reimbursement.
For new and follow up patients the charge is $90 which covers your office visit and consultation with a physician. It does not, however, cover the cost of the medication(s) that you pick up at your pharmacy. All refill requests and follow ups require an office visit with a Balanced Body MD provider to monitor weight loss and possible side effects.
That is strictly up to the pharmacy where you pick up the medication(s). Every pharmacy is different.