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Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

Hormonal imbalances can occur at any time, often without you knowing it. These imbalances can result in bizarre symptoms and side effects that may leave you wondering why you are no longer feeling like yourself. Unfortunately, hormonal imbalances can be incorrectly diagnosed and are often masked by medications targeting anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Hormonal imbalances can be caused by factors such as aging, diet, and stress levels, and they occur in females when there is either too much or too little hormones produced by the endocrine system. Pellet therapy involves inserting a small pellet into the body that helps correct this imbalance and allows you to feel like yourself again.

Do You Desire...

  • To feel well again
  • Healthier, younger-looking skin
  • To have more energy
  • Less painful menstrual cycles
  • An increased sex drive
  • To reduce body fat and increase muscle tone and mass

Benefits of Pellet Therapy

  • No need to take a daily pill and refill at the pharmacy
  • No need to worry about applying gels or patches
  • Achieves more stable hormone levels in your body

Preparing for Your Pellet Therapy

Women considering pellet therapy should experience hormonal imbalance symptoms but otherwise be in good health. Before you start your course of treatment, you will be required to have a consultation with Dr. Agullo to evaluate your hormone levels and determine if pellet therapy is right for you.

Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance

If you have two or more of these symptoms, you could be struggling with a hormonal imbalance:

  • Debilitating fatigue
  • Poor concentration or memory lapses
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Decreased muscle tone
  • Weight gain
  • Dry, thin skin
  • Mood swings
  • Decreased sex drive/libido
  • Painful intercourse
  • Debilitating PMS

Pellet Therapy Procedure

  • Our pellets are FDA approved
  • They contain hormones that are identical to ones produced by the human body
  • These pellets are plant-based and not synthetic
  • Insertion is quick and easy
  • The pellet is typically inserted under the skin on the upper hip above the buttocks
  • Pellets are smaller than a grain of rice
  • A natural way to overcome hormone deficiencies

Maintaining Proper Hormone Levels

  • The pellets release bio-identical hormones into the bloodstream continuously
  • Effective for three months
  • Noticeable results within one week
  • Hormone levels remain consistent throughout the day
  • Patients experience improvement with menopause, depression, anxiety, low sex drive, heart disease, and PMS


Most patients return to their normal activities immediately. Patients can drive themselves after the procedure. You can resume exercise within seven to 10 days of pellet insertion. It takes about one week for the pellets to activate and for you to notice the effects. Most pellets last three months and will need to be replaced four times a year.

While experiencing the symptoms associated with a hormonal imbalance may be a sign that you have an imbalance, this is not always the cause; many different conditions can cause these symptoms. If you are experiencing multiple symptoms and cannot find another explanation for them, see your doctor right away to determine if your hormone levels may be responsible.

Any adult woman can benefit from pellet therapy. Pellet therapy can reverse hormone-related complications in both early and later adulthood. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Agullo at Southwest Plastic Surgery to determine if you may be a candidate for pellet therapy.

No; most adult women of any age can experience the benefits listed above with hormone replacement therapy.

Pellet therapy for hormonal imbalance is FDA approved and safe. While rare, some side effects are possible after the first treatment. These can include:

  • Weight gain
  • Tiredness
  • Acne
  • Headaches
  • Breast tenderness
  • Cramping
  • Bloating

The initial consultation to determine if you are a candidate for pellet therapy is $100. During this consultation, labs will be drawn. You may choose to pay for your labs out of pocket ($350) or through your insurance. The cost for the application of the pellets is $500 for most women. Follow-up labs are done six weeks after and cost $100 or can be submitted through insurance.

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