There are many reasons that women seek out hormone replacement therapy; however, one of the primary reasons is to alleviate perimenopausal and post-menopausal symptoms. Menopause is usually not something that is seen or experienced in a positive light. In fact, it is often something that is dreaded. Due to the hormonal imbalances that occur during menopause, a woman’s overall quality of life and wellbeing can often be negatively affected.P erimenopause/menopause can start anytime between ages 30 and 50. During this time, the ovaries begin functioning differently, effectively causing them to produce less estrogen. The effects of this often results in several symptoms. Some that are uncomfortable include:
• Less consistent, predictable periods
• Decrease in sex drive
• Mood swings
• Hot flashes/night sweats
• Weight gain
• Loss of muscle mass
SottoPelle® is a type of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with a unique and effective delivery system. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses artificial hormones that are identical—on a molecular level—to the hormones found in the body. Hormone replacement therapy will essentially return the body to a regular level of hormones to alleviate the symptoms of menopause or other causes of hormonal imbalance.
There are several different delivery methods for different hormone therapies, including injections, pills, creams, and patches. However, SottoPelle® uses tiny pellets that are no larger than a grain of rice to deliver the bioidentical hormones.
The SottoPelle® therapy is designed to each individual’s needs to provide the best results. The pellet is implanted just below the skin, and patients will see an improvement in symptoms quickly. Also, this type of delivery system will reduce hormonal surges and/or drops that are often associated with other delivery systems.
At the Skin & Vein Center, we understand how beneficial hormonal therapy can be. We also know that each individual is different, as are his or her needs. When you choose the Skin & Vein Center for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, we will evaluate your case to establish the best treatment or therapy to get you back to feeling your very best, while addressing any possible side effects. If you want more information, we invite you to give us a call today to schedule a consultation. We will explain this exciting therapy and help you determine if it is right for you.