How Sottopelle® Pellet Therapy Can Make Menopause Manageable

You’re not alone if you’re frustrated by the occurrence of hot flashes. Up to 75% of all women experience these sudden increases in body temperature that can come without warning. While hot flashes are the most common symptom of menopause, they’re often accompanied by headaches, mood swings, vaginal dryness, and fatigue. Living with menopause can make you feel frustrated and out of control as these erratic symptoms take over your ability to function normally. 

While each woman experiences menopause differently, symptoms occur because menopause marks the end of menstrual periods. At this stage, your ovaries make less estrogen and progesterone, the hormones that regulate your menstrual cycle. As production of these hormones changes, your body reacts to the imbalance. For some women, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can ease symptoms by returning hormones to balanced levels.

Sottopelle® Pellet Therapy is a form of HRT called bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). BHRT offers the benefits of HRT in a natural compound. Menopause specialist Lena Speck Hopkins, MD, of Harlingen, Texas, is an expert in the administration of Sottopelle Pellet Therapy for the relief of common menopause symptoms. Dr. Speck Hopkins has the knowledge and experience necessary to help you balance your hormones with BHRT.

What is Sottopelle Pellet Therapy?

Replacement hormones come in two types: bioidentical and synthetic. Bioidentical hormones are natural compounds derived from plant estrogens. These compounds are called “bioidentical” because they have the same molecular structure as those made by the human body versus traditional synthetic or pharmaceutical forms of hormones. Sottopelle Pellet Therapy includes natural compounds in BHRT to help women regain the hormonal balance lost in menopause.

How does Sottopelle Pellet Therapy work?

Sottopelle Pellet Therapy uses pellets about the size of a grain of rice. The pellets work by releasing a consistently low level of bioidentical hormones over several months. The gradual delivery system helps keep your body balanced and in the same state that it would exist with your natural hormones. 

Dr. Speck Hopkins implants the pellets in a quick in-office procedure. You’ll receive a local anesthetic before she makes a small incision in your skin near your hip or on your buttocks. She implants about 10 pellets under your skin at a precise location. 

Following implantation, the pellets provide a steady amount of hormones in a dosage that’s right for you. The pellets release these hormones for up to six months after implantation.

What are the benefits of Sottopelle Pellet therapy?

Sottopelle Pellet Therapy can help increase levels of hormones that drop during menopause. For some women, restoring this balance can help reduce or moderate the following symptoms:

Find out if Sottopelle Pellet Therapy can provide relief from your menopause symptoms and help you feel in control of your body again. Schedule an appointment or call our office for a personal consultation.

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