Hormone replacement, using pellet implants, is the most effective because data shows that implants, placed under the skin, consistently release small, physiologic doses of hormones providing optimal therapy. Studies that compare conventional hormone replacement and pellets show that pellets provide:
- superior relief of menopausal symptoms,
- maintenance of bone density,
- restoration of sleep patterns,
- improvement in sex drive, libido, sexual response and performance.
Insertion is easy, quick, and relatively painless. A small area on the hip is sterilized and local anesthetic is injected just under the skin. A tiny nick is made in the skin and , using a trochar, the hormone pellets, which are the size of a grain of rice, are inserted under the skin. The small incision is closed with adhesive strips and covered with a band-aid.