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Pellet implants are superior in delivering hormones in both men and women, as research and studies consistently show. They are implanted in the fatty tissue under the skin, from where they release hormones into the body. The pellets release hormones evenly and constantly – in the same way as the body naturally releases hormones. They are your best option in terms of convenience, safety and effectiveness.

The pellet implantation procedure only needs to be done 2-3 times a year, allowing you to live your life like normal. Other hormone replacement options such as creams and pills necessitate daily intake and that you keep a consistent routine. Patches are slightly better than creams and pills, but their level of effectivity varies widely and lowers over time, meaning that you have to keep finding a new patch of skin for the hormonal patch. Pellet implants are the solution for you if you want to take care of yourself and your body and at the same time not have to give it too much thought.

The hCG program at Optimus Health Clinic begins with an initial consultation where we inquire about the health history of you and your family, run all relevant laboratory tests and give you a thorough medical assessment. In this way we can identify how suitable hCG is for you and provide the tailor-made, individualized support that you need to achieve your weight loss goals.

One of the things we consider is your body composition to assure fat loss and not just weight loss – in other words, weight loss which prioritises your overall health and wellbeing. We also consider your particular lifestyle and situation to provide the advice and support that helps you maintain your achieved weight loss.

At Optimus Health Clinic, you will have full and continuous access to our medical staff during and after your treatment, with weekly follow-up visits and on-demand guidance. We also provide additional injections during your hCG treatment: lipotropic injections that assist with the weight loss, and B12/BComplex injections that restore your energy levels. On top of that, our hCG program provides you with nutritional counseling and coaching that supports you in achieving your weight loss goals whilst maintaining your optimal health.*

*Individual patient results may vary as our recommendations are based on results experienced by individual Optimus Health Clinic patients. hCG (human Chorionic Gonadptropin) has not been approved by the FDA for medical weight loss.

Hormonal imbalance is a major risk factor for many diseases. In restoring an optimal hormonal balance, BHRT – or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy – helps reduce the risk of many diseases associated with aging by restoring the hormonal balance. It helps decrease the risk of diseases such as cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, stroke, senility, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, tooth loss and impaired vision as well as diabetes. As hormones go hand-in-hand with emotional and mental wellbeing, the restoration of hormone balance with BHRT also helps restore and improve your general wellbeing, mental clarity and emotional stability.

Despite all of these benefits, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is not a magic trick that will reverse the aging process. The goal with BHRT is instead to maintain optimal hormonal levels and thereby to alleviate the symptoms of aging and reduce the risks of diseases associated with aging. Instead of reversing the process of aging, hormonal therapy helps your body function to its optimal capacity. With BHRT, you will experience increased energy and an improvement of sleeping quality. You will also find it easier to lose weight as well as an improved libido and general wellbeing.

To know which hormones to replenish, how to adjust the hormonal levels for optimal results and how to tailor the therapy to every individual, specialized training and education is necessary. Kenneth Wilgers, M.D., of Optimus health Clinic has undergone extensive training in diagnosing, treating, monitoring and adjusting hormone levels for men and women.

Hormonal imbalance is often treated with synthetic instead of bioidentical hormones. Many of the commonly prescribed synthetic hormones introduce foreign substances into the body that can produce potentially dangerous by-products. These by-products can cause a wide array of side effects as well as lead to more serious conditions such as an increased risk of cancer and heart disease. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, on the other hand, is completely safe and free of the risks associated with synthetic hormones.

BHRT is an increasingly popular alternative to “traditional”, synthetic hormone replacement therapy. Studies have unequivocally shown the long- and short-term health benefits of natural, bioidentical hormone optimization and its reduction of risks associated with aging such as cancer, heart diseases, osteoporosis, stroke, senility and so on.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a safe and effective treatment as the hormones introduced into the body are biologically identical to the molecular structure of your body’s hormones. BHRT is a completely natural way of achieving optimal hormonal balance and free of the risks associated with synthetic hormones commonly prescribed.

In 2014, several newspapers cited a flawed study that implied negative cardiovascular effects of testosterone treatment. This study was retrospective and poorly designed, and it could not be further from the truth. Numerous studies have documented the beneficial cardiovascular effects of testosterone optimization.

Numerous studies have documented no increased risk of prostate cancer with testosterone supplementation. The well-known Harvard urologist Dr. Abraham Morgentaler has devoted a large part of his career to study this issue and found no increased prostate health risks. Rather, prostate cancer is most commonly contracted later in life, when testosterone levels have significantly declined. The risk for prostate cancer is therefore instead lower with testosterone supplementation.

The hormones typically considered for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at NeoGen Clinic:
– Estrogen
– Progesterone
– Testosterone
– DHEA
– Thyroid
– Melatonin
– Pregnenolone

  1. Initial consultation: you meet with our medical professionals to discuss your medical history and that of your family, your wellness goals and health concerns as well as the benefits of BHRT for you.
  2. Serum level testing of initial hormone levels where we determine whether you suffer from a hormone imbalance and if restoring your hormone balance with BHRT will resolve your health and wellness concerns.
  3. Follow-up consultation to discuss results and recommend a treatment plan tailored to your situation.
  4. Hormone prescriptions written and any questions or concerns answered.
  5. You begin bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
  6. Repeat serum testing to ensure optimal hormone levels have been obtained.
  7. Follow-up consultation to discuss results, review the treatment and recommend any necessary changes in the continuing treatment.

HORMONE OPTIMIZATION (PELLETS)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO GET PELLET IMPLANTS?2021-03-28T02:56:02+00:00

Typically, pellet implants last for 5-6 months in men, requiring two visits per year, and 4-5 months in women, requiring 3 visits per year.

IS THE BHRT PELLET IMPLANT PROCEDURE PAINFUL?2021-03-28T02:56:42+00:00

The pellet implant procedure only takes a few minutes and is a quick, painless and simple process. Using a mixture of Lidocaine, Epinephrine and Sodium Bicarbonate to numb the area we are working on, we make sure that inserting the implant is completely pain-free for you.

HOW SOON CAN I EXPECT TO SEE RESULTS WITH A BHRT PELLET IMPLANT?2021-03-28T02:57:20+00:00

With BHRT pellet implant, women usually begin to feel better in 48-72 hours, although it can take up to two weeks for some to feel the difference. Men usually feel the difference within 1-2 weeks. It is important to remember that for complete wellbeing, a healthy lifestyle goes hand-in-hand with hormone balance. This means a balanced diet and regular exercise, something we can help you with here at Optimus Health Clinic.

Hormonal imbalances often take months or years to develop, so getting your body back on track cannot be done overnight. With a BHRT pellet implant, you can expect results within the first two weeks after the first procedure, but for lasting, optimal results the therapy has to be continued. Many patients feel a pronounced change first after the second round of therapy, as it takes a few months for the hormonal balance to be fully restored.

DO I NEED TO PLAN FOR ANY DOWNTIME AFTER THE BHRT PELLET IMPLANT PROCEDURE?2021-03-28T02:58:12+00:00

The few days after the procedure, we recommend you take it a little easy and avoid heavy exercise. For women this time is 72 hours, and for men 5-7 days. When you let your body rest after the procedure, you ensure that the tiny incision can heal properly and avoid the pellet coming out.

DOES INSURANCE COVER BHRT WITH PELLETS?2021-03-28T02:58:33+00:00

Many insurance companies reimburse patients for bioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy, but not all. Our practitioners can help you with the necessary paperwork for insurance coverage.

HOW LONG CAN I EXPECT TO CONTINUE THE PELLET THERAPY TREATMENT?2021-03-28T02:58:59+00:00

There is no direct answer to this question as we treat patients of all ages and in all circumstances. We decide together with you how long your treatment needs to be for optimum results, making you feel and look better, and experience the protective benefits of balanced hormones. Book a free initial consultation with our specialists for an evaluation of your situation.

HOW DO YOU DETERMINE WHETHER PELLET THERAPY IS A GOOD OPTION FOR ME?2021-03-28T02:59:29+00:00

During your initial consultation we inquire about your wellness goals, your family health history and concerns for your health. We also perform a thorough medical exam and laboratory tests to establish the root cause of your health issues, determining whether you suffer from hormonal imbalance and if this will resolve your concerns. If you are diagnosed with hormone imbalance, we will prescribe you an integrated treatment plan based on your particular health situation.

DO WOMEN STILL BENEFIT FROM HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY AFTER HOT FLASHES HAVE SUBSIDED AND MENOPAUSE SET IN?2021-03-28T02:59:59+00:00

Research has shown that hormonal imbalance is linked to increased risks for cancer, osteoporosis, stroke, thyroid disorders, diabetes, heart diseases and other health issues related to age. Declining health is considered the norm during perimenopause, menopause and andropause – the male equivalent of hormone depletion. We claim that declining health and feeling unwell does not need to be the norm. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy such as pellets and our other treatments is the solution, increasing your overall wellbeing and health.

CAN BHRT WITH PELLETS CONTRIBUTE TO WEIGHT LOSS?2021-03-28T03:01:02+00:00

Pellets, and other BHRT, are not magic potions for weight loss. However, an optimized hormonal balance helps other efforts to lose weight as your body responds better to your diet, exercise and lifestyle. Balanced hormones increase your energy, improve the quality of your sleep, help you gain muscle mass, recover the fat burning metabolism and decrease cortisol – the hormone that causes belly fat and type 2 diabetes. Combined with a balanced diet and exercise, BHRT can therefore help you lose those pounds you have been trying to lose for so long.

CAN BHRT WITH PELLETS IMPROVE MY SEX LIFE?2021-03-28T03:01:26+00:00

Sexual dysfunction and a lowered sex drive are most commonly caused by a hormone imbalance and low testosterone or estrogen levels. As BHRT balances your hormone levels, most of our patients report a significant improvement to their sexual function and libido. Our pellet therapy can help not only your personal wellbeing, but also that of your relationship.

WHAT TREATMENT DO YOU RECOMMEND TO ENHANCE HORMONE OPTIMIZATION?2021-03-28T03:02:28+00:00

We tailor our suggested treatments to your personal needs: to your wellness goals, health issues and hormonal imbalance. Testosterone and estrogen can be supplemented with pellet therapy, but many patients also benefit from progesterone and thyroid optimization. We sometimes recommend appropriate detox and weight loss programs, probiotics, nutritional supplements, IV therapy and other treatments to enhance your hormone optimization. Set up an initial consultation with us to find out which treatments can benefit you.

I HAVE HEARD THAT WOMEN CAN NEED ESTROGEN AND PROGESTERONE SUPPLEMENTATION, BUT DO THEY NEED TESTOSTERONE AS WELL?2021-03-28T03:00:33+00:00

Yes, women need testosterone supplementation as well. The decline in estrogen and progesterone levels puts women at risk for health issues such as ovary failure, osteoporosis, heart diseases, colon cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, tooth loss and impaired vision, Parkinson’s disease and diabetes. These risks decline when estrogen and progesterone is supplemented, for example with pellet therapy. However, women also may need their testosterone levels to be replenished. A testosterone imbalance in women affects general wellbeing, mental clarity, libido as well as muscle tone and mass. The balance of testosterone and estrogen is crucial for the brain and gut as the two combined produce serotonin – the hormone of wellbeing, happiness and emotional balance.

CAN BHRT WITH PELLETS HELP ME LOOK YOUNGER?2021-03-28T03:02:00+00:00

The simple answer is yes. Balanced hormone levels are key in healthy skin and that glow of youth. For example, testosterone aids oil production in the skin which allows it to hold moisture, making your skin softer and silkier. It is also a natural blood vessel dilator, helping the blood flow to the skin. It is moisture and blood flow in the skin that contribute to the rosy, vibrant complexion associated with youth. For women, wrinkles and saggy skin are a direct cause of low estrogen levels and thereby a decline of collagen. Estrogen and collagen go hand-in-hand and it is collagen that plumps the skin. When your estrogen levels decline, the result is wrinkles and sagging skin. Prevention is key here, as optimizing hormones and keeping a hormonal balance as early as possible is crucial to maintain the healthy, glowing skin of youth.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF BHRT WITH PELLETS?2021-03-28T03:03:01+00:00

Risks associated with the insertion of pellets include minor bleeding or bruising, local discoloration of the skin, infection and extrusion of the pellet. Apart from a slight and passing bruising and skin discoloration, these complications are very rare. The more common side effects from BHRT, sometimes avoidable with decreasing doses of therapy, are increased hair growth and skin breakouts after the first round of therapy. This is because the body needs to get used to the increased oil production in the skin, especially if the hormonal imbalance has been the norm for a long time. You may want to change your skin care routine from heavy anti-aging products to lighter, oil-free skin care lines as your skin now can provide this anti-aging skin care naturally.

ARE THERE ANY HEALTH CONDITIONS THAT PREVENT ME FROM GETTING PELLET IMPLANT BHRT?2021-03-28T03:03:23+00:00

Currently there are no known health conditions that prevent you from undergoing bio-identical hormone replacement therapy with pellet implants. As long as you have a hormonal imbalance, pellet therapy is a great solution. However, we carefully look over your medical history and situation, tailoring our approach to your specific situation. For example, patients who are estrogen-positive breast cancer or prostate cancer survivors, the therapy has to be modified accordingly.

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