Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy has side effects just like any other medical procedure. If you experience slight bruising, or discoloration of the skin around the incision, that’s completely normal!
Realistically, the experience of the health care professional plays a massive role in the overall success of your procedure and certain side effects. For instance, while inserting the pellet you could experience minor bleeding or bruising, discoloration of the skin, and infection and extrusion (pellet working its way out). Even then, these complications are rare.
Women: While incredibly effective, testosterone will NOT make women “grow a penis” no matter how large the dose. That’s just a silly myth. It would also take incredibly high levels of testosterone before affecting a woman’s voice. Testosterone may, however, cause a slight increase in facial hair in some women. In those cases, we just readjust the hormone levels.
Men: Because testosterone stimulates the bone marrow and increases the production of red blood cells, bioidentical hormone therapy may result in a rise in red blood cells. If the hemoglobin and hematocrit (blood count) get too high, a unit of blood may be donated to restore balance.
Women can expect to spend $500 for insertion but the procedure costs $1000 for men. Why? Men need much larger doses of hormones than women. The final price tag will also depend on factors like how many sessions we schedule and how quickly the pellets are metabolized. Typically, pellets need to be inserted about 3 to 4 times a year. All in all, bio-identical hormone therapy, is incredibly affordable, especially when compared with other options. Call the office for more details about payment options.