Testosterone pellets provide an even, steady release of testosterone over a period of months. It requires a quick, relatively painless, in-office procedure every 3-5 months and then you don’t have to think about it again until the next office visit. At the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic we offer testosterone pellet therapy to help you fight the signs and symptoms of aging.
Testosterone is an important hormone for both men and women. For both sexes, the benefits of testosterone therapy include:
- Increases energy levels
- Increases libido
- Protects against heart disease
- Reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes
- Reduces anxiety
- Improves cognitive function including increased clarity and focus
- Reduces depression
- Reduces the risk of bone loss or osteoporosis
- Increases weight loss
- Improves lean muscle mass
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
- Testosterone pellets (subcutaneous implant)
- Testosterone topical cream or gel
- Testosterone injection
- Testosterone skin patch
- Testosterone oral tablet
Testosterone pellets are placed under the skin by the physician. The pellet provides a consistent level of testosterone for up to 5 months. Because of the consistent blood levels, testosterone pellets are the preferred method of bio-identical testosterone replacement therapy. The Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic is one of the few clinics in the region that provide this beneficial therapy.
Testosterone topical gel or cream is compounded by an authorized pharmacy and applied under the arm, on the abdomen, or in some cases it is applied to the genital area. This type of bioidentical testosterone therapy is perfect for individuals that want to avoid using a needle.
Testosterone injections are a once a week intramuscular injection given by the patient.
Testosterone skin patch is applied once a day, in the evening.
Testosterone oral tablet is placed in your gum or cheek twice a day where is dissolves and absorbed into your blood stream.
Testosterone pellets versus other delivery methods
Testosterone pellets are very small, measuring approximately 9 millimeters in length and 3 millimeters in diameter. They are implanted under the skin, usually in the buttocks area near your hip, where they slowly release testosterone over a period of 3-5 months.
Other methods of testosterone replacement such as creams or gels, require daily application which can be difficult for some to remember. Injections can be painful and difficult to self-administer and both topical and injectable methods can be inconvenient when traveling. Consistent dosing can also be an issue with these methods.
Some of the adverse events of testosterone therapy are due to the peaks and troughs of testosterone dosing when using topical or injectable testosterone therapies. Particularly, with injections, the testosterone level is initially very high but then become very low before the next injection. These roller coaster type changes in testosterone levels will negatively impact the benefits of testosterone therapy, effecting your mood, libido and energy levels. The highs and lows can also result in excess estrogen levels in both men and women.
Benefits of the testosterone pellet include:
- More convenient than other methods
- Does not cause skin irritation like some gels or creams
- Does not require daily dosing
- It provides a steady release of testosterone and helps you avoid the peaks and troughs of other types of dosing
- Frequently the pellet is more cost effective than other methods of delivery
The Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic
The Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic in Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama is Central America’s most experienced Age Management Clinic. Our clinic combines proven methods of preventative medicine with the most advanced technology to help you slow down the aging process and fight age-related disease.
Proper hormone balance is vital to a healthy mind and body. After comprehensive testing, the anti-aging experts at the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic will develop a customized treatment plan specific to your goals and needs. If you have low levels of testosterone consider the testosterone pellet. Contact us today to learn more.