The FaceBar Aesthetic Medicine is a Biote Certified Provider in Pasadena, MD. We at The FaceBar Aesthetic Medicine have chosen to partner with Biote because we believe our patients deserve the best – Biote is one of the only hormone optimization companies actively contributing to furthering the science behind hormone optimization.
How Does Hormone Optimization Work?
BioTE® is a form of pellet therapy. This means that pellets containing hormones are placed below the skin to consistently deliver hormones to the body. These hormones are bioidentical, meaning that the body cannot distinguish a difference between natural hormones and the hormones delivered by BioTE®, making the treatment highly effective.
The Importance of Hormone Balance
Most women see a significant drop in estrogen and testosterone during menopause, while many men may experience a similar phenomenon relating to testosterone, known as andropause. Low testosterone levels in men can lead to excessive tiredness, mental confusion, loss of libido, and difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection. Bio-identical hormone pellet therapy helps restore a man’s natural testosterone levels. Plus, since the hormones are delivered to the body at a consistent rate right for the patient’s body
Hormone Imbalance Symptoms for Women:
- Night sweats*
- Hot flashes or flushes*
- Decreased sex drive*
- Weight gain*
- Trouble sleeping*
- Mood swings*
- Low mood*
- Discomfort during intercourse*
Hormone Imbalance Symptoms for Men:
- Low sex drive*
- Loss of muscle mass*
- Increased body fat (especially in the waist area) *
- Decreased bone mass*
- Mood changes*
- Low mood*
- Brain fog*
- Elevated blood sugar*
- High cholesterol*
Who is a Candidate for BioTE®?
BioTE® bioidentical hormone therapy is especially beneficial for patients dealing with symptoms of hormonal imbalance due to the natural aging process.
Did you know that women begin to experience hormone imbalance as early as their mid-twenties? Our Providers recommend hormone optimization for women in as early as their 20’s who experience symptoms such as decreased libido (sex drive) , menstrual migraines, insomnia, depression, weight gain, and thyroid imbalance. Hormone optimization can help alleviate many of these symptoms.
Your plan may include:
- Estrogen and Testosterone Therapy
- Progesterone Optimization
- Thyroid Optimization
Through menopause, women experience symptoms including fatigue, mood swings, trouble sleeping, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and more. This is due to significant hormone fluctuation; in particular, low testosterone levels can contribute to these issues. Patients who are experiencing these menopause symptoms can often benefit from BioTE®.
Men also experience declining testosterone levels, resulting in fatigue, erectile dysfunction, weight gain, moodiness, and decreasing muscle strength. Treatment with BioTE® can help these patients feel energetic and youthful again.
What to Expect
Before you undergo hormone optimization therapy, our Practitioners will ask you to complete a blood test to review your hormone levels. The appropriate treatment can then be selected to relieve your symptoms. During the treatment, the pellets are injected into the body via a small incision every 3-4 months for women, or every 4-5 months for men. BioTE Hormone Replacement Therapy starts working within 7-10 days as the bioidentical hormones enter your bloodstream. Many patients feel a difference right away, and for others, it takes a few insertions.
How Long Do BioTE® Pellets Last?
Pellets will eventually dissolve and safely be absorbed by the body over time, meaning that patients will need to have new BioTE® pellets inserted to continue symptom relief. How frequently you require new BioTE® pellets depends on your specific symptoms and needs as well as factors including your age, activity, and stress level. Dr. Sweat can make a recommended treatment plan for you during a consultation.
On average, BioTE® pellets will last about 3-4 months for women and 4-5 months for men.
The Practitioners at The FaceBar Aesthetic Medicine have all undergone advanced training in hormone therapy in order to provide patients with the latest options. We are prepared to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of hormone therapy and assist you in finding the best treatment for you.
To learn more about bioidentical hormone therapy, schedule an appointment at The FaceBar Aesthetic Medicine in Pasadena, MD. Call our office at 443-781-3195 or schedule an online appointment.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.