The aging process ushers in a variety of unwanted changes, many of which are a direct result of declining reproductive hormone levels. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a natural treatment that addresses the effects of the hormonal changes that women and men commonly experience during the aging process, including weight gain, fatigue, and mood swings. At Cosmetic Surgery Center in Oklahoma City, anti-aging specialist Dr. Trent Fogleman offers comprehensive HRT services, including advanced hormone pellet implants. To learn more, call or book your appointment online today.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) uses a supplement of the reproductive hormones to counteract the common symptomatic effects caused by hormonal imbalances. By giving your body a personalized supplement of the hormones it lacks, HRT can help you successfully navigate common age-related changes.
Although HRT is widely available as a pill, a skin patch, a gel, a cream, or a spray, Dr. Fogleman offers only the most advanced, controlled form of HRT available — the implantation pellet.
For women, HRT typically involves a customized prescription for estrogen and progesterone to address symptoms related to menopause. HRT can help menopausal women find complete relief from a variety of symptoms, including:
For men, HRT comes in a testosterone supplement. In addition to helping aging men boost their metabolism and become more energized, testosterone HRT can provide the following benefits:
As a physician who strives to keep up with the latest advancements in anti-aging medicine, Dr. Fogleman is proud to offer bioidentical hormones.
Derived from natural plant sources, bioidentical hormones mimic the structure and function of your natural hormones, which enables them to function as intended in your body.
Unlike synthetic hormones, which differ structurally from your natural hormones, bioidentical hormones are safer, more effective, and far less likely to cause unwanted side effects.
Unlike other forms of hormone therapy, implantation pellets are designed to deliver consistently and keep your blood hormone levels stable.
Hormone pellet implantation is a quick, in-office procedure that involves a local anesthetic and a small incision, either in your lower abdomen or upper buttock. The doctor places the pellet under the fatty lining of your skin, then closes the incision with surgical glue or sterile-tape strips.
You may experience significant symptom relief within a couple of days, or it may take slightly longer to feel the beneficial effects. You can expect your HRT implant to last three to five months before it needs to be replaced.