Female Hormone Replacement in Rochester
Female Hormone Pellet Therapy
We are proud to be one of the first in Rochester offering hormone pellet therapy to assist women in naturally balancing their hormones. The pellets are about the size of a grain of rice and derived from natural sources which embody the molecular structure of hormones found in the body. The pellets are inserted under the skin in a simple in-office procedure. Over the next 3 months following the procedure the pellets are naturally absorbed into the body at a controlled rate providing optimum hormone levels.
Hormonal Imbalance Symptoms For Women
- Low libido
- Lack of orgasm
- Sleep disturbances
- Mood disturbance
- Menstrual changes
- Menopausal symptoms
Bio-identical Hormone Therapy
Bioidentical hormones are manmade hormones derived from plant estrogens that are chemically identical to those to the human body produces. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are among those most commonly replicated and used in treatment. Bioidentical hormones come in various forms, including:
BHRT is typically used as people age and hormone levels drop, particularly for women who are in perimenopause or menopause. It’s used to increase the levels of the hormone that have dropped and improve moderate to severe menopause symptoms, including:
Loss of interest in sex or pain during sex
In addition to helping with symptoms, hormone replacement therapy may also reduce your risk for diabetes, tooth loss, and cataracts. There is some evidence that it can help improve skin thickness, hydration, and elasticity, and even reduce wrinkles.
Estrogen is the hormone that controls a woman’s monthly cycle. It is the hormone that causes a young girl’s development into an adult during puberty. It creates changes, such as growth of the breasts, hair in the pubic area and under arms, as well as the beginning of menstruation. Even after the puberty phase is completed, estrogen continues to work, helping control menstruation cycle, protecting bone health and keeping cholesterol in control. Estrogen is also crucial to fertility.
Why is Estrogen needed?
Menopause is defined as the natural decline in female hormones released by the ovaries, this includes estrogen. This can also occur in women who have had surgical removal of the ovaries, lack of reproductive hormones or radiation therapy.
Menopause is a stage in a woman’s life that puts her body in flux in various ways. Hormones that have been regulating a woman’s reproductive cycle, sex drive and mood decrease. This natural process often has a negative impact on a woman’s overall quality of life.
Symptoms of Low Estrogen
Irregular or absent menstrual cycle
Decline of sex drive
Reduced weight gain
Helps prolong life span
Improved mental clarity
Reduced vaginal dryness
Improved overall well-being and health
Why is Progesterone needed?
Progesterone is given with estrogen to women who still have their uterus. When a woman enters menopause, her endometrial lining no longer sheds every month. As a result, progesterone is given to prevent endometrial cells from growing.
Symptoms of Low Progesterone
Promotes weight loss
Helps fight depression
Helps protect against breast cancer
Improves against endometrial cancer
Improves overall well-being and health
Aids in improvement of menopausal symptoms
Our medical team have designed a safe and proven program for our patients to maximize life-changing benefits, including:
Increased muscle mass
Improved sexual performance
Helps with cholesterol
Improves skin tone and elasticity
Increases energy and stamina
What to Look for in a Quality Treatment Protocol
Not all bioidentical hormone treatment are created equal. In order for treatment to be safe and effective, the bioidentical hormones must be administered as part of a quality treatment protocol that includes:
Treatment for all hormones affecting aging
Personalized dosages tailored to your exact needs
Safe delivery methods
Ongoing lab testing and monitoring
Oversight by a board-certified doctor
At Vitalize Medical & Aesthetics, our bioidentical therapy includes these safeguards and more. Using the results of lab tests and your description of your symptoms, we’ll work hard to optimize your hormone levels so you can look and feel your very best. Treatment is always convenient. With just a few office visits, most of the time, you can self-administer your treatment at home. Unlike some treatment providers, we don’t just write prescriptions and abandon you. Instead, we will stay in close communication with you to make sure your treatment remains safe and effective, and make any necessary adjustments.