Bioidentical hormones are products that replicate the hormones naturally produced by the body. These products are constructed from natural occurring ingredients such as plants, which are then processed to become “bioidentical” to naturally occurring hormones.
Types of Bioidentical Hormones
There are several different types of bioidentical hormones, including progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, DHEA, melatonin, and pregnenolone.
Is There a Difference Between Synthetic and Bioidentical Hormones?
Both synthetic and bioidentical hormones are created in labs; however, the main difference between the two is that synthetic hormones are not identical to those that are found in the body. Bioidentical hormones match the natural hormones to a molecular level. Additionally, bioidentical hormones are recognized by the body as naturally occurring, while synthetic hormones are not.
Who Can Benefit from Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
Both men and women can benefit from bioidentical hormone therapy. Women can benefit before, during, and after menopause to balance out the hormone levels that can cause symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, and night sweats.
Men can benefit from hormone therapy as they age and/or their testosterone levels lower. This can help as men enter andropause (male menopause). Testosterone therapy can help restore energy levels, muscle mass, sex drive, mental focus, and treat other symptoms.
How are Bioidentical Hormones Administered?
Depending on the product, bioidentical hormones can be delivered orally, injected, or as a topical cream.
Another bioidentical hormone replacement therapy product is SottoPelle, which features a unique and effective delivery method. SottoPelle is administered in the form of tiny pellets—no bigger than a grain of rice—that are implanted just beneath the surface of the skin. SottoPelle pellets are thought to be one of the more natural ways to deliver hormones to the body.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy from Skin & Vein Center
At the Skin & Vein Center, we understand the benefits of hormone therapy. We also understand that each individual is different. We will evaluate your case to establish the most effective course of therapy to help you get back to feeling young and vibrant!
We invite you to call us today to schedule a consultation where we can discuss the various options that are available to you and help you find the one that will work the very best in your individual case.