How long before hormone pellets take effect? add

Every patient’s symptoms are unique, so each journey after BioTE® hormone pellet insertion varies. Some patients report seeing improvement in as little as one week, but full optimization can take up to 6 months. Many patients report feeling the benefits after the second insertion.

What are the side effects of BioTE® hormone pellet therapy? add

Bothersome side effects after BioTE® hormone pellet therapy are uncommon. Some women will report:

  • Hair loss (1%)
  • Unintended hair growth (e.g. facial, arms)
  • Acne
  • Oily skin
  • Vaginal spotting (if uterus present)
  • Mood swings

What are BioTE® pellets made of? add

BioTE® pellets are made from yams or soy. Believe it or not, these vegetables contain steroid molecules that are used to create estradiol and/or testosterone. So rest assured that BioTE® pellets are 100% vegan.

What should I expect after the BioTE® pellet insertion? add

Everyone has a different experience after BioTE® hormone pellet insertion. However, you should expect to see improvement in:

  • Hot flashes (suddenly feeling very warm) and/or night sweats
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Fatigue
  • Dryness, thinning, and possible irritation of the vaginal walls
  • Vaginal yeast infections
  • Low sexual desire
  • Mood swings/ irritability
  • Dry skin
  • Brain fog
  • Weight gain, mainly in the waist, hips, and thighs
  • Feeling depressed or anxious

Long-term, other benefits of BioTE® hormone replacement therapy include:

  • Stronger bones
  • Lower risk of dementia
  • Lower risk of breast cancer

Where can I buy BioTE® supplements? add

You can purchase BioTE® supplements right here on our website (account creation required)! We have an online store through BioTE® that offers high-quality, medical-grade supplements. We believe it’s important to put only high-quality products into your body.

What are my limitations after BioTE® pellet insertion? add

It is recommended not to do lower body exercises or other strenuous activity for at least 3 days following pellet insertion. Walking should not be a problem, but more vigorous activity is not recommended. Hot tubs, bath tubs, and pools should be avoided, but showers are allowed.

You may remove the outer bandage and gauze after 48 hours. Against your skin is a layer of SteriStrips that may fall off on their own or can be removed after 3 days. You may resume normal activity once the bandage is removed.

What does a BioTE® insertion feel like? add

The BioTE® hormone pellet insertion process for women is usually easy. First, you are brought into the exam room and asked to lay on your side on an exam table. The insertion site, usually somewhere around the upper buttocks, is numbed and cleaned. A small incision is made, and the hormone pellets are inserted with a small trocar.

Afterward, the insertion site is covered with a small bandage. The pellets dissolve over time, and the body absorbs the contents, leaving nothing behind. We will have you go to the lab for another blood draw 5-6 weeks following your first pellet insertion to measure your hormone levels again. We will then have a follow-up appointment to assess how you are feeling 6 weeks following pellet insertion.