Hormone Optimization Therapy

Primary Care Practice & Aesthetic Clinics located in Richmond, VA
Hormone Optimization Therapy

Hormone Optimization Therapy services offered in Richmond, VA

Hormones begin to wane over time, wreaking havoc on the body and your state of mind, but you don’t have to accept these symptoms as inevitable. The team at Advantage Primary Care in Richmond, Virginia, offers Biote® bioidentical hormone optimization pellet treatment for women and men to help them find balance again. The process is fast and simple, so call the Advantage Primary Care office today or book a consultation online within minutes.

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What is hormone optimization?

Advantage Primary Care uses both hormone replacement pellets and oral medications to balance your system.  Pellets are a small, implantable delivery system for hormones.  The Advantage team uses rigorously tested Biote pellets to ensure each patient receives the best results possible from their bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).  Pellets are great because there is no messy cream or spray and you don't need to get a shot every week.  Typically, the pellets are placed every 3 to 6 months.

Would I benefit from hormone replacement pellets?

Your body produces a wide variety of vital hormones to function properly, which means you’re likely to notice symptoms when they’re out of balance or no longer produced in sufficient amounts. 

Hormonal fluctuations are common as people age, and this can cause weight gain, brain fog, and headaches in anyone. Hormonal imbalances can lead to additional symptoms, such as:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Dry skin
  • Vaginal dryness and painful sex
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle weakness and metabolism changes
  • Decreased libido
  • Poor Sleep
  • Fatigue

Hormone replacement pellets offer an effective solution that doesn’t interfere with your lifestyle.

What can I expect from the hormone replacement pellet process?

After your comprehensive consultation and lab work, the Advantage Primary Care team determines whether you’re a BHRT candidate. The implantation process, where the team inserts the pellets into the upper buttock area, is quick and straightforward.

What should I do after the placement of a hormone replacement pellet? 

You’ll need to take it easy and adapt your lifestyle a bit for a few days after implantation. Avoid exercises that strenuously involve your glutes, such as spinning, squats, or lunges. To keep the area dry and clean, avoid soaking in a bath or hot tub. 

Some redness and swelling around the small incision are normal as your body heals and absorbs the pellet, and you can treat the discomfort with a cold compress.

When will I experience the results of my hormone replacement pellet? 

While everybody is unique, you should notice a difference within a few weeks. The changes are gradual, and some days will be better than others, but most patients observe a gradual uptick in their physical, mental, and emotional health.

Most see full benefits within 4-6 weeks after pellet placement. After four months, you can return for your next implantable dose of Biote hormone therapy.

Keep communicating with the team throughout the process so they can adapt your care as needed, and you can expect follow-up lab work to see how well your hormones are optimized.

Schedule your initial consultation by calling the Advantage Primary Care office or booking an appointment online today.


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