Pellet Therapy Specialist


Anti-Aging & Functional Medicine located in Portland, OR

A hormone imbalance can dramatically impact your mood, energy levels, and even your ability to maintain a healthy weight. At BioLounge in Portland, Oregon, the team uses hormone pellet implants to effectively control hormone levels in both men and women struggling with hormone imbalances. Pellet therapy delivers hormones in the most efficient way possible, so you can get back to your active lifestyle as quickly as possible. To schedule an appointment with the team, call BioLounge, or book a visit online today.

Pellet Therapy Q & A

What is pellet therapy?

Pellet hormone therapy helps regulate hormone imbalances in your body through rice-sized pellets that the BioLounge team implants underneath the skin in your buttocks. Over the course of three to six months, the pellets — made of bioidentical hormones — gradually dissolve on your own.

Though there are many types of hormone replacement therapy methods, including creams and oral lozenges, pellets administer hormones directly into your bloodstream for immediate relief from a hormone imbalance.

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones have the same chemical structure as the hormones your body naturally produces. Conversely, synthetic hormones aren’t chemically the same as your body’s natural hormones, leading to a heightened risk of side effects, most notably an increased risk of breast cancer in women. When delivered via pellets, bioidentical hormones are the most efficient way to regulate hormone imbalances in both men and women.

Which conditions can pellet therapy treat?

Pellet therapy treats hormone imbalances in men and women. Some of the most common imbalances that pellet therapy treats are:

Low estrogen

Your ovaries make the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Although these hormones play a crucial role in your reproductive development, your ovaries slowly stop producing as much once you reach menopause — when a woman stops menstruating in her 40s or 50s. 

Menopause is a natural stage in life that happens to every woman, but some women experience the symptoms of this decline in hormones more than others. Many women suffer from night sweats, hot flashes, irritability, mood changes, low libido, and vaginal dryness. Pellet therapy can help reduce many of these symptoms.

Low testosterone

Low testosterone primarily affects men as they age, as they naturally begin producing less testosterone after the age of 30. Some men experience many of the same changes that women do during menopause, including low libido. Many men also struggle with erectile dysfunction, fatigue, weight gain, and decreased bone mass. Pellet therapy helps replace lost testosterone to improve hormone imbalance symptoms.

How long does pellet therapy take to work?

A consistent dose of hormones enters your bloodstream immediately after the BioLounge team inserts the pellet into your buttock. Though the pellet begins to take effect within 7-10 days, you can experience relief from your symptoms in as little as two to four weeks. You should notice sustainable results after the first six months, at which time you and your provider can determine whether you need to adjust the dosage.

Pellet therapy is an effective method to alleviate hormone imbalances. To schedule an appointment with BioLounge, call the office, or book online now.

*Individual results may vary.