Dana Brownell, MD
Medical Spa & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Westport, CT
Consistently experiencing a low mood, low sex drive, or problems with memory and concentration could indicate that you have a hormone imbalance related to your age or menopause. At Westport Medispa in Westport, Connecticut, Dana Brownell, MD, and her team provide bioidentical hormone optimization with BioTE® pellets. To learn more about the treatment and to see if it’s right for you, call Westport Medispa today.
Bioidentical Hormone Optimization Q & A
What is bioidentical hormone optimization?
BioTE is a brand of bioidentical hormones for bioidentical hormone optimization, which many people consider as they grow older. Bioidentical hormones are more similar in structure and function to your natural hormones than synthetic hormones.
As you age, your sex hormones (estrogen and progesterone for women and testosterone for men) fluctuate, and eventually, the levels drop significantly. Some women approaching menopause and some aging men experience troublesome symptoms as this occurs, which you can treat with BioTE hormones.
In addition to bioidentical hormones, BioTE makes a line of nutraceuticals. Their various nutraceuticals contain different nutrients to restore balance to your mind and body. Dr. Brownell and her team can help you decide if nutraceuticals could benefit you and explore the options in depth.
How do I take BioTE hormones?
BioTE hormones come in the form of pellets that Dr. Brownell inserts beneath your skin during a simple in-office procedure. If you’re a woman, you’ll get an estrogen pellet. If you’re a man, you’ll get testosterone.
Before inserting your pellet, Dr. Brownell numbs the area near your upper buttocks. She then makes a small incision in the area and inserts your hormone pellet before covering the incision with a bandage.
The pellet dissolves naturally over time, releasing a steady stream of hormones into your system. You might see results in as little as a few weeks with the optimum results around six months.
Dr. Brownell prescribes the lowest possible hormone dosage to you that will effectively provide relief without putting you at risk for hormone therapy complications.
Should I consider bioidentical hormone optimization?
Dr. Brownell might recommend BioTE hormone therapy for you if you experience symptoms of a hormone imbalance, especially if those symptoms significantly impact your life. Many symptoms of hormone imbalance are possible for men or women, including:
- Low energy or fatigue
- Sexual dysfunction
- Weight gain
- Mood changes
- Decreased bone density
The symptoms vary from person-to-person: If you have additional symptoms, Dr. Brownell can tell you whether or not they’re linked to your hormone imbalance and help you decide whether or not bioidentical hormone optimization is necessary.
After hormone therapy, you may notice a higher sex drive, clearer thinking, less irritability, and more energy to get through the day.
BioTE is a leading producer of bioidentical hormones for imbalances related to aging or menopause. To find out if you’re a good candidate for BioTE hormone therapy, call Westport MediSpa today.