Hormone Replacement Therapy

Skinsation Medical Spa

Cosmetic Surgeons & Medical Spa located in Goodlettsville, TN

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. In addition to helping with hormone-related symptoms, HRT may also help slow cellular degeneration and improve declining immunity. At Skinsation Medical Spa in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, Dr. Nadja Colon and her team of experts offer advanced HRT services, including state-of-the-art hormone pellets. If you’re in the greater Nashville area, call or book your appointment online today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

HRT is a simple way to give your body a supplement of the reproductive hormones that it’s no longer making at the same levels. At Skinsation Medical Spa, HRT is available in the form of a topical cream, an injectable, or an implantation pellet.

For women, HRT usually involves a customized prescription for estrogen and progesterone to help alleviate the symptoms of menopause, while at the same time minimizing some of the health risks associated with it.

For men, HRT means taking a testosterone supplement. After the age of 30, testosterone levels begin to decline slowly and steadily. Low testosterone levels can cause a decrease in strength and endurance, a lack of energy, and a low sex drive, among other symptoms.

What are the benefits of hormone therapy?

Women who take a customized HRT prescription can get relief from a wide range of menopause-related symptoms, including:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness and discomfort during intercourse
  • Weight gain and slowed metabolism
  • Mood changes and sleep problems
  • Dry skin and thinning hair

Because the risk of osteoporosis increases as estrogen levels decline, HRT can also help preserve bone density to help protect against osteoporosis.

Men who take testosterone typically experience the following benefits:

  • Improved body mass index (BMI)
  • Increased lean muscle mass
  • Improved mood and energy levels
  • Increased sex drive
  • Improved erectile function

What are bioidentical hormones?

Made from all-natural plant sources, bioidentical hormones are identical in molecular structure to the hormones that your body makes. Because your body can’t tell them apart from its own hormones, they function in the exact same way as your natural hormones.

Conventional HRT involves the use of synthetic hormones, which are structurally different than your natural hormones. This may be why conventional HRT is sometimes associated with unwanted side effects.

What are hormone pellets?

Hormone pellets are an advanced form of hormone replacement therapy that involves implanting a tiny cylinder of bioidentical hormones under your skin. Once the pellet is in place, it continuously releases small doses of hormones.

Pellets are designed to deliver consistently and keep your blood hormone levels stable; each one typically lasts for three to five months.

Hormone pellets are custom made to properly address individual hormone deficiencies. The implantation process is a quick in-office procedure that involves local anesthetic and a small incision, either in your lower abdomen or upper buttock.

*Individual results may vary.